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Author Topic: Norton Dominator 99  (Read 576 times)

Offline goldy

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Norton Dominator 99
« on: Jul 09, 2019, 20:41:32 »
Just when I thought I was happy with my motorcycle fleet....I did it again.

Picked this up last week from a friend who is moving and doesn't want want to drag it along with him. I'm not planning on starting this until later in the year, but when I do I'll start regularly posting. Most of the machine is "there" although I will have to fabricate, or purchase some missing items.  It's definately going to be a full restoration...too many of these things have been turned into Domiracers, not many of the original machines around any more.   
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
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Offline pidjones

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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #1 on: Jul 09, 2019, 21:00:21 »
Good on ya for planning a restore. I have a '79 GoldWing that I plan to restore over the next couple winters. I expect it to be much harder than the restomod.
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Offline Maritime

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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2019, 09:47:55 »
Good on ya for planning a restore. I have a '79 GoldWing that I plan to restore over the next couple winters. I expect it to be much harder than the restomod.

it will be because there are some bits if you don't have them, they are hard to find in good shape if at all.
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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2019, 10:04:32 »
Nice score. hard to see what you really have until you remove all the layers of dust and dirt.
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CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #4 on: Jul 10, 2019, 14:08:06 »
I'm looking forward to this.  Neat bike.

Offline Rider52

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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #5 on: Jul 10, 2019, 15:04:27 »
Great find! I am not exactly what you would call a brit fan, but I would love to have that project in my garage.
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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #6 on: Jul 13, 2019, 08:25:00 »
Uh huh. Yup. Subscribed.

Offline goldy

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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #7 on: Jul 23, 2019, 20:53:33 »
Ok...I couldn't wait to get started...wanted to see what was under all that rust and grunge...and get the wheels back under it so it would be easier to roll around the shop. 
The front fender really surprised me as it cleaned up very well, in fact, so well that I don't think I will bother replacing it, the back fender was the same story. Primary cover was not such a happy tale, but I do have the option of painting it black. The wheels will need new spokes and rims, but I already have the rims; picked them up for a very good price at the local swap meet a couple of years ago. The engine turned out to be seized, but I let it soak for a couple of weeks before removing the head and giving the piston crowns a smack with a piece of hardwood and a 2lb hammer...they broke free and then the cylinders were removed to to reveal a really clean looking crankcase...camshaft is in perfect condition. My son helped me get the front end, rear shocks and wheels under it, so now I can shove it around when it gets in the way. I'm not sure what I'll do next, probably remove the engine and transmission, then they will be ready and waiting whenever I am.
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1975 XS650 Yamaha

Offline goldy

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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #8 on: Aug 14, 2019, 20:12:01 »
Engine and transmission are now out of the frame along with the oil tank and battery box. Going to need to get the cylinders sleeved as they are messed up from being seized and are at their last overbore...ether that, or I'll try to locate a second hand set that still has some life in 'em. The crank needs a regrind too,  being 0.003" out of round, but at least this will be it's first regrind. So far, everything else looks good to go.  Got some spokes on the way to fit the new SS rims I already had in stock...they were a sweet deal at our autumn swap meet a few years ago at $80.00 for the pair. 
« Last Edit: Aug 14, 2019, 20:14:32 by goldy »
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1975 XS650 Yamaha

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Re: Norton Dominator 99
« Reply #9 on: Aug 14, 2019, 23:15:55 »
Sleeves in that barrel might be a problem if teh barrels are iron like a Trumpet, but if they are alloy, that's the way to go.