Clubman Racing Accessories P. Until this problem is resolved fiberglass tanks are unavailable. We expect to have a limited number of aluminum tanks of the same pattern as those shown below in the near future.
All alloy tanks are not equal and we have heard of, and seen, to many deficiencies in the more readily available alloy tanks. We prefer to buy from suppliers that have proven themselves to us, even if the supply is erratic. Norton's very successful "Manx" single cylinder racer provided the styling inspiration for many of the 60's cafe racers with the original "Tritons" being Triumph engines fitted in a Manx rolling chassis.
The "featherbed" frames and forks of the race and street models were very similar, so adapting Manx cycle parts to street models was easy. The style became so popular that "Manx" tanks and seats were offered to fit a variety of BSA and Triumph models.
The Manx style has lost none of its appeal with time and is still the most popular vintage cafe look. Manx 5 Gallon Pattern Tank - A fiberglass copy of the factory Manx tank that has been modified to fit the Commando frame. The tank features a Monza type filler cap, outlets for two petcocks and recesses at the front section for increased hand to clip-on clearance.
It mounts using the same method as the stock tank and is available with your choice of a bright red or black gel coat finish. A Commando with this tank is shown on the "Customer Bikes" page. MC Cafe Seat - With a style that is a mix of Manx and Production racer, this is currently the only seat available for use with the Manx tank.
Thickly padded, it is fully vinyl covered and trimmed with red piping. Like many other current English made seats, it requires fabrication of mounting brackets.
Aluminum Front Fender -We offer two aluminum front fenders that are suitable for most British models and can be mounted with our "Y" brackets to most Norton and Triumph models. Both fenders are factory polished i. It has the more round profile of the two and a radius of approx. Radius is also approx. Suitable for most 18" tires and the 3. A taller version introduced when a 4. Aluminum Rear Fender - A reproduction of the Roadster fender in aluminum with no holes drilled in it so it can be cut to the length desired.
Manx Fly Screen - Norton's Manx racers had brackets on the frame aft of the shocks to hold the side racing numbers. This is a reproduction of the late style nosepiece the factory supplied as a mounting location for the required front number.
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It is supplied in a black, gel coat finish and includes a small Plexiglas windscreen. Norton Triumph Universal. Handlebars and Levers. Norton Belt Drives.Our new 2.
Our new tank has a radiused neck and our box type tunnel the same as our other Wideline tanks. This is a non cutaway type tank. Please state make and model of engine in your frame when ordering. All our tanks come with a very highly polished finish. This tank will fit a Road Wideline and Manx frame.
This is a non cut-away type tank. Please state the make and model of your engine that you are fitting to your frame. The lower part of the sidewalls are double skinned giving a high degree of strength, coupled with the new radiused neck section this design not only looks better, but is more practical for special builds.
Comes with our box type tunnel and radiused neck. This tank will work fine without indents. Made specifically for a Manx frame will not fit a Road Wideline frame. The tank is baffled inside. As with all our tanks it is made from 2 mm aluminium and has our box type tunnel. All our paintwork is oven cured. All of our paintwork is oven cured. The strap comes highly polished and complete with stainless steel fasteners and a specially moulded rubber backing for the strap.
The rubber backing gives excellent protection to the alloy gas tank when fitted. All parts are stainless steel and the strap itself is marine grade.
This strap is suitable to use with all of our petrol tanks, simply cut the strap down to the required length. We have designed a new toggle that has very fine adjustment via a screw located under the locking arm. The kit consists of the toggle assembly, catchplate with stainless threaded rivets and cap nuts, and your choice of 3 strap designs, solid, circle, and club. We have designed a new Manx toggle that has very fine adjustment via a screw located under the locking arm.
This mount comes complete with a stainless steel cap head bolt, washers and nyloc cap nut to secure the toggle back plate to the bracket. This is a new addition to our toggle mounting bracket range. The solid mounting bar is threaded each end and comes complete with stainless fasteners ready to bolt into your frame.
It should be located on the brackets where the rear subframe bolts to the main cradle. This is a weld-on lug kit for welded Wideline frames. Kit consists of 2 steel lugs, stainless cap head bolt, 2 washers and a nyloc cap nut. If you want to use our Manx toggle strap assembly instead of a Road Wideline strap assembly, you will need to weld these lugs on to your frame, or, use the NRP MT assembly shown above.The silver, black, and red livery of the Manx Norton gas tank is instantly recognizable, and evokes nostalgic memories of the victorious racing of the machines that they adorned.
The example pictured here carries a deeper, forgotten significance to the history of the Norton marque. Only one photo of the mounted tank is known to exist, taken as Rex warmed up his Norton in preparation for the Northwest After the race, the tank all but disappeared. After having success locally, and at the behest of Works rider, Artie Bell, McCandless gained the attention of Norton race chief, Joe Craig, and began development of a duplex cradle frame to be used with his swingarm.
The development quite literally changed the industry and raised the bar on what handling could be gained from a racing machine. The correct tank was later fitted to that bike before it was sold on, and this tank, by default, became part of the illustrious Team Obsolete collection. Through aged and heavily faded paint, you can see every detail of its construction, with each panel being cut, hand formed, and welded into position, creating a functional work of art.
It has heavily relieved top panels and was originally fitted with foam padding so the rider could comfortably tuck down out of the wind. A special thanks to Rob Iannucci and the Team Obsolete crew for the access and permission to feature this amazing piece of history, and for preserving and racing all these historically significant machines. Your data security is important.
All alloy tanks are not equal and we have heard of, and seen, to many deficiencies in the more readily available alloy tanks. We prefer to buy from suppliers that have proven themselves to us, even if the supply is erratic. Norton's very successful Manx single cylinder racer provided the styling inspiration for many of the 60's cafe racers with the original Tritons being Triumph engines fitted in a Manx rolling chassis. The "featherbed" frames and forks of the race and street models were very similar, so adapting Manx cycle parts to street models was easy.
The style became so popular that "Manx" pattern tanks and seats were offered to fit a variety of BSA and Triumph models. The Manx style has lost none of its appeal with time and is still the most popular vintage cafe look. Manx 5 Gallon Pattern Tank - A fiberglass copy of the factory tank to fit either slimline or wideline frames. The tank features a "Monza" type filler cap, outlets for two petcocks and recesses at the front section for increased hand to clip-on clearance.
Mounting can be either by strap as used on the Manx or by bolting it in place as was done on the street models. Stocked in a bright red, black, or a metallic silver gel coat finish. This tank is shown mounted on our vintage racer on the "Customer Bikes" page. HD Slimline Manx Seat - This version differs from our other Manx seats in having a heavy-duty base, thicker padding for more comfort and a rear hump angle that more closely follows the original Manx shape.
Mounting bracket fabrication is required. See the "Cafe' Seat" page for additional photos. Manx "Sprint" Tank - Lighter and more compact than the full size Manx tank, this is a fiberglass version of the Lyta tank used for short circuit racing in the 60's and is ideal for modern vintage racing.
Fits both slimline and wideline frames, requires strap mounting, has a single petcock outlet and is fitted with a "Monza" alloy filler cap. It is stocked in bright red, black and metallic silver. Several vintage racers using this tank can be seen on the "Customer Bikes" page. Manx Racing Seat - Our most popular version of the Manx seat, it's available for either slimline or wideline frames and is often adapted to other makes.
The padded fiberglass base is fully covered with a textured vinyl and trimmed with red piping. Additional photos and specs are shown on the "Cafe' Seat" page. Not all seats are available at all times - Email for availability.
You must supply the required bolts and paint but we do include instructions. When ordered with a seat, we will custom fit the main brackets for you. This is done by brackets welded to each loop and a section of tubing that runs between them, it all being held together with a long steel stud. To fit our Manx seats the outer tubes on these brackets must be removed and the stud either shortened and rethreaded or replaced.
We offer a replacement stud in stainless steel that comes with short nylock nuts and stainless washers. Tank Strap Kit - When we started strap-mounting tanks we soon discovered the straps were never the right length. To correct this problem we created our own strap kit. The strap itself is of stainless steel and made in two pieces so the correct length can be obtained. A stainless hook to engage the toggle is mated to the strap with stainless steel rivets.
Stainless steel screws and nuts which you can replace with pop-rivets if you desire to connect the two pieces of the strap are included as is a rubber backing for the strap.
The current production toggle is true to the original Manx pattern with the exception of the center handle which now has straight sides instead version illustrated which is no longer available.
Installation requires fabrication or purchase of a mounting bracket that must be welded to the frame. Toggle Mounting Bracket - A steel tube with a pair of mounting tabs drilled to accept the clevis pin that goes through the bottom of the Tank Toggle and holds it in place.
Includes a stainless steel clevis and cotter pin to attach toggle.This is it - the most famous Cafe Racer tank of them all. The historic 5 Gallon Manx. Designed for the world-famous Manx TT Race and now recognised worldwide.
This tank is available with or without indents for clipons - also available with a carb cutout if required. We make this tank for the Wideline and Slimline Featherbed frames as well as for a bespoke base for the genuine Manx frame.
This tank is designed to be mounted using a strap over the tank - straps and frame rubbers etc. This price includes a full polish to a mirror finish, 1 or 2 tap bosses as required, and a Monza cap of your choice 2" or 2. Email us at tabfueltanks yahoo. All our fuel tanks are handmade to order from aluminium sheet using time honoured techniques.1962 Norton Works Daytona 88 racer
This means that no two tanks we make are actually the same, making each and every TAB tank unique. We are delighted to ship internationally. Please contact us at tabfueltanks yahoo. You can read our terms and conditions here. We often have items available for instant purchase and dispatch via the Buy Now!
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