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Shadow Comet

chankly bore

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Someone knows what are the engine numbers of Shadow Comet made in 1951?

As Alexander Pope said, "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" so I'm trying to get rid of the little I have. The Meteor 500c.c. model was the equivalent in tune to the Rapide. The Comet, with its higher compression and bigger carburettor was nearly" Half a Shadow". Maybe you have just heard of, or seen, a Comet that has black painted crankcases. Now, if you know of a genuine Grey Flash, tell me, but DON'T LET ANY OTHER BUGGER KNOW heh,heh. F5AB/2A/7945 since 1950 P.S. JOIN THE CLUB.
 

b'knighted

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chankly bore The Comet said:
The Comet is much more than half a Black shadow - it is a Black Shadow minus one cylinder. To halve a Shadow you'd have to lose a wheel, one fork leg, half the seat, etc.. Try running a Shadow with one spark plug missing. I bet it wouldn't match a Comet.
 

greg brillus

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If you hook up a piece of hose from the missing plug to the carb of the running cylinder, would this give you a "Blown Comet"..... :)
 

Martyn Goodwin

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Nope....
To loose a shadow all you eed is VERY bright light :)[

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QUOTE=b'knighted;39294]The Comet is much more than half a Black shadow - it is a Black Shadow minus one cylinder. To halve a Shadow you'd have to lose a wheel, one fork leg, half the seat, etc.. Try running a Shadow with one spark plug missing. I bet it wouldn't match a Comet.[/QUOTE]
 

redbloke1956

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Nope....
To loose a shadow all you eed is VERY bright light :)[

M
QUOTE=b'knighted;39294]The Comet is much more than half a Black shadow - it is a Black Shadow minus one cylinder. To halve a Shadow you'd have to lose a wheel, one fork leg, half the seat, etc.. Try running a Shadow with one spark plug missing. I bet it wouldn't match a Comet.
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My Comet is so fast it doesn't leave a Shadow :)
 
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