1955 Norton 750 Cafe Racer (auction)
- June 22, 2017
- Category: Other
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This sharp looking Cafe Racer is built with the engine from a 750cc Norton Atlas.
The engine is completely rebuilt including crank (ground and balanced by T.C. Christionson), super blend main bearings, pistons and rings (4th over), MAP (NASCAR) valve guides and Black Diamond valves, It has a stock Atlas cam and the carb is from a Harley.
The gearbox was rebuilt and upgraded with a custom built primary chain guard.
The clutch hub should be disassembled and the roller bearings greased from time to time because it runs an o-ring chain in a dry case.
When I built the rear wheel I used a conical rear hub from an OIF Triumph 750. Both wheels have stainless spokes and nipples and Eccel rims. The fuel and oil tanks are from the Tank Shop in England.
The frame was found at a motorcycle junk yard. The builder only had the the rare wide line frame when he started, so he had to scrounge up everything else. The frame numbers indicate that it started life as a 1955 Norton Mod. 88. The Mod 88 was a 500 cc bike, but he didn’t have the engine.
The bike has NEVER been raced, although the builder of this bike rode it all over the state. He won several shows with the bike and ALWAYS rode it to the events. The Triumph guys hated that!!!!
He built the bike in 2002