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Serie A

Michel

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Hello,
I need an information about the Comet Serie A (from 1938).
Does the rims were genuine painted (black with red lines) or not ?
Thank you for your reply.
Michel.
 

A-BCD

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Some early Vincent HRDs had all-black rims, but I think all the Series A models had chrome or alloy rims. The black centre with red stripes was a post-war measure due to chromium shortage.
 

A_HRD

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Michel,

A standard A Comet would have had all chrome wheel rims. But if a customer specifically requested alloy rims at the ordering stage, he would have got them. Same as he would for other go-faster mods available at that time.

Peter B
Bristol, UK.
 

Robert Watson

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I'm with A_HRD on the wheels. They would have polished the edges but left the raised center bit as rolled before chroming. This giving a polished edge and a somewhat duller center. That for a Comet or Rapide, however I think some Meteors would have had black painted rims ????? so make sure it is a Comet. I find quite often if it's a single, it automatically is called a Comet (as most Post war ones were) but prewar there were lots of Meteors.

Jeeez Robert -- shut up
 

Albervin

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To extend Robert's piece a bit: there are a lot of Cometeors around too so check the engine AND frame numbers.
 

Michel

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Mine has engine number C497 and frame number D1418 out of factory end 1937, first registration 12 september 1938. It's a Comet, isn't ?
 

Michel

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Good evening everybody,
Now I need an other information. What's the right colour of the tank: red or maroon or bordeaux ? Do you know the present reference of this colour ?
Thanks a lot.
Michel.
 

A-BCD

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I bought some Lechler Dark Crimson cellulose and added a dash of black to it !! Colour is about RAL 3005. I think others have found a Ford colour that is about right.
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Simon Dinsdale

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Good evening everybody,
Now I need an other information. What's the right colour of the tank: red or maroon or bordeaux ? Do you know the present reference of this colour ?
Thanks a lot.
Michel.

If you go half way down the page linked below on Series A the discussion changes to tank colours.
http://www.vincentownersclub.co.uk/showthread.php?3206-Series-A-info-please/page2

I used Ford Imperial Maroon code AZ which appeared to match some maroon that was on the underside of my tank. Now was that the original paint? who knows. I have seen some series A painted bright red which looks too bright to me but may be right for some.

Heres a photo of my bike using the Ford Imperial Maroon.

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Cheers
Simon
 
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