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SteveL

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here's a few clues ...
1. it's a 2 stroke (ok, not exactly a thumper)
2. it's an off roader
3. has 2 wheels (obviously)
4. has rudimentary clutch & gears

Moto63

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 08:51:38 AM »
Eerr... dunno but I’m going with something from the eastern block. CZ, MZ, hossack.... can’t think of anymore 😉
Name withheld to protect the innocent 😇

CrazyFrog

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 09:29:02 AM »
Yep, I'm going for a CZ moto crosser...
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themoudie

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 12:13:34 PM »
Field Marshall tractor or crawler, 5,000cc single! ;D And, if you have the right one the timber winch on the back!  ;D ;D

Keep troshin' bor!

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 12:16:39 PM »


Rokon ?
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Classic efi squadron blue, gilera 150, Terrot 125 and a Vespa !

johnr

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 01:46:38 PM »
puch magnum? you didnt say that it was a big bike.... or even a bike, allen scythe? that ticks all the boxes too. im going for something agricultural like a rotovator mower or scythe.

iansoady

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 02:46:24 PM »
I think you may be right about the Allen Scythe. Wonderful machines - I spent a year working for Birmingham Council repairing horticultural machines and my favourites were the Allen and the Howard Gem rotovator. The Allen was quite terrifying if the clutch wouldn't release and it took off across the workshop with everyone jumping out of the way to avoid having their feet amputated at the ankles.
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SteveL

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2020, 03:05:39 PM »
well done JohnR ... it's an Allen Scythe :-) ... pics to follow ....   I couldn't stretch to a field marshall Bill, nor the space for one :-)

CrazyFrog

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2020, 04:18:00 PM »
Sounds like fun - I look forward to progress reports and piccies. There's an interesting write up in one of the classic mags about a guy who put a 1200cc JAP side valve V twin (from a railway inspection trolley!) into a pre war Norton frame. Lovely looking thing.
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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 04:24:40 PM »
it was the 'rudimentary clutch and gears' that swung it......

iansoady

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2020, 04:30:54 PM »
You can come round and cut our grass when you've done it.....
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Moto63

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2020, 05:06:01 PM »
So come Steve. What prize does John get for guessing it correctly?
Ps..well done John 👍🤘

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2020, 05:32:34 PM »
working on it  ;)

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2020, 05:57:15 PM »
an allen scythe starter motor?
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 also known as a length of frayed sash cord with a knot at one end....

Moto63

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Re: my new thumper restoration .... prize for who guesses what it is ...
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2020, 06:28:08 PM »
working on it  ;)
Does that mean you’re working on the restoration of said Allen scythe, or the prize for John? 🤣👍