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Comet vin numbers

benly60

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Hello I'm trying to identify the vin numbers on an elderly friends Comet. Front frame is RC.1.18840.C Rear frame is RC.1.9520 Engine number F5AB/2A/4255 Gearbox G97F50 Any help greatly appreciated. cheers....Simon.
 

A_HRD

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Simon,

The engine gearbox units are from 1950, but the 2 x frames are from 2 different donor Comets probably both of 1951 vintage.
By the way, I suspect you have one too many 'figure ones' in your first frame number. It probably should read RC/1/8840/C.

Peter B
Bristol, UK.
STILL WANTED: SERIES 'A' Front Frame
 

Howard

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Have a look on thevincent.com website. That should give you a starting point.

H
 

benly60

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Non-VOC Member
Hello I'm trying to identify the vin numbers on an elderly friends Comet. Front frame is RC.1.18840.C Rear frame is RC.1.9520 Engine number F5AB/2A/4255 Gearbox G97F50 Any help greatly appreciated. cheers....Simon.
Simon,

The engine gearbox units are from 1950, but the 2 x frames are from 2 different donor Comets probably both of 1951 vintage.
By the way, I suspect you have one too many 'figure ones' in your first frame number. It probably should read RC/1/8840/C.

Peter B
Bristol, UK.
STILL WANTED: SERIES 'A' Front Frame
Thankyou Peter. I knew it's was built up but didn't know what was what. It's quite a nice bike and is currently for sale here in Australia. Good luck with the Series A front frame. Hens teeth I suspect. All the best.
 

Albervin

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There is also a Comet, non matching numbers, at the Shannons auction in Sydney on Monday.
 

Bill Thomas

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Hello Peter, I am sure you would have thought about it, But what about a New !! frame from Aus', Could you use your rear frame number to register it ? Cheers Bill.
 

A_HRD

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Hello Peter, I am sure you would have thought about it, But what about a New !! frame from Aus', Could you use your rear frame number to register it ? Cheers Bill.

Bill, Thanks for trying to help! Unfortunately, the original rear frame came (from Canada) with the number ground off. I have the skills to cast/machine/tube/braze a new front frame myself, but add that to the NEW crankcases and the VOC would be unable to help and the DVLA would have apoplexy, blow a fuse and probably self-destruct (hmmm, there's a happy thought….).

What I want is a historic tax disc; I have no wish for a modern plate or Q-Plate. With an original front frame, I'll have a complete Series 'A' with mostly original parts with the exception of the crankcase. A Series 'A' logbook from a deceased machine would be a great help too! Anyone?

Thanks for the thought though, Bill.

Peter B
Bristol, UK
STILL WANTED: Series 'A' Front Frame
 
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