Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

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Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by DAM » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:50 pm

Looking for any info or pictures of Excelsior JAP 500cc TT bikes, in particular 1932 machines.
I have got a fair bit of info and a small pile of pictures already, but am unable to find a picture showing details of the missing rear frame section of my bike, which bears a works experimental frame number and has one of the JOR engines made in 1931 for the TT bikes.
Any help would be appreciated as I have had the bike for 3 years and still haven't fount the info I need.


I've got this -
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Which I think is this bike from the 1932 Senior TT
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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by wilko » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:41 am

If you become impatient waiting for parts, just shove the motor into a BSA B31 rigid in the meantime. We did!! Image

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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by Velton » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:16 pm

You've probably already found this image - 1934 Excelsior TT.
Would it be significantly different?

LSIOR 500 TT 1934
432 x 428 - 63k - jpg
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For some reason my attempts to "cut and paste" are not working.
I just "Google image"d Excelsior 1932 TT

Do you have the rest of that black and white photo?
It seems to have been cut off at the crucial point in that image.
Just being old doesn't make it a "Classic."

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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by DAM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:40 pm

Thanks Velton,
Yes I already have pictures from both sides of that bike, I actualy have quite a few pictures of Excelsiors from 1929 to 1934.
The picture with Syd Crabtree and the clerk of the course is the only picture I have come across of my bike (I'm confident it is my bike as all other pictures I have show a different frame configuration), hence the ongoing search for more pic's/ info.

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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by DAM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:47 pm

wilko wrote:If you become impatient waiting for parts, just shove the motor into a BSA B31 rigid in the meantime. We did!!


I dont realy want to seperate this engine from the bike as the frame was a one off experiment and the engine looks to be one of about four left. I,m happier preserving it and slowly getting it back together.

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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by ClassicMcNut » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:09 pm

By the picture it looks like an Albion seperate gearbox you have there. Somewhere in my shed I have a 3 speed (I think) Albion gearbox with the large sprocket in it. No kickstart mech but all the gears are there. Let me know if you are in need of it and I'll try and remember to bring it to Bodmin with me.I believe it came off of an Excelsior but not sure which model. I bought it for my 1933 98cc Ex as I needed the kickstart mechanism for it.
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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by DAM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:08 pm

Yes It's an Albion gearbox , if yours is off a 98cc Excelsior or similar it wont fit my bike,
A 500cc racing engine would need something a bit stronger.
Here's a pic of the gearbox i am planning to use.
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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by DAM » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:23 am

Still looking for any information or photographs of Excelsior J.A.P's.

There must be something out there :!:

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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by Hooli » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:32 am

try again in 6 months when some bloke called DAM has built his ;)
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Re: Wanted Info on 1930's Excelsior JAP's

Unread post by DAM » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:21 pm

I'm not getting time to work on this, so the front frame and forks are now going to be sent out for a complete re-tubing.

So it looks like I'm taking Mrs DAM to Hastings for a weekend in the near future, and will just happen to have the bit's in the boot to drop off ;)

This is where I'll be taking them.
http://www.jake-robbins-vintage-engineering.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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