I made a list for the newsletter that duplicates some itemised above, but with some valuable extra contacts.
In view of the time to edit to one list, I copy the extended new list whole and hope you will excuse duplication.
We recently had a call from an owner in USA. He said it was becoming more difficult to find small companies who could take on the small specialised jobs required by owners of historic vehicles. He said that bigger companies were committed to production flow and could not consider such disruptive jobs. He said that the UK was lucky in having a “Cottage Industry” that could cater for such needs.
To start this off, I will compile a list of suppliers who I have used personally and can vouch for the quality of the product and the fairness of the price. This is not to suggest that others are not equally deserving, but only that I personally have no experience of their service.
The first supplier I should recommend is for sheds. Stan Thomas claims that Scott Motorcycles were conceived as a way of promoting the sale of sheds. He claims that it was recognised that every Scott would need a shed in which to spend many snug years whilst they were being “restored” He claims that this gave great satisfaction to many who were seeking a purpose in life, and that the satisfaction was in the journey, rather than the arrival. Indeed many feared the evil day when the “restoration” would be complete. The Scott shed was an alternative to the shed on the local allotment. A cosy retreat in which to pass endless happy days. The “good lady” (or “her indoors”) is very happy with this arrangement, as she knows exactly that her spouse is quite beyond the reach predatory females or other fascinations.
However, we are now entering an era where a new generation of owners are not content to be mechanical monks, but wish the zest of the open road, the next horizon, the thrill of riding a well prepared bike on good roads in blissful scenery. (Try the A68 south of Edinburgh!) And More!! We wish to introduce you to each other, to savour new friendships, to know that you are not alone in enjoying the Scott fellowship -----of the road!
As our Newsletter is for those who have embraced the internet, we give website links or email address, unless the supplier has no internet connection.
Magnetos New Self generating electronic. Vintage appearance
BT-H Magnetos Ltd Leicestershire UK
Magnetos Rebuilder and spares BTH Lucas etc.
Independent Ignition Supplies
Special ignition systems
Rex Caunt Racing
NGK Co We use NGK spark plugs in our racer with complete confidence. Check out this website for info
And this one for the UK
Rev Counters Electronic. “Scitsu” Pick up from HT lead. Vintage in appearance, works with mags.
Dawson Harmsworth Ltd.
PO Box 3606
Sheffield S6 2YZ
Tel UK 0114 233 7460
Scott big end roller plates
Laurie Erwood (SOC member)
Tyres, oil, all types of accessories
Ken Inwood. Hersham Racing Service
173 Hersham Road,
Hersham Nr Walton on Thames
Tel UK 01932 229 547
Amal Spares plus Classic British Bike Spares
Scott Radiators New and repair
John Hodges Darrad Radiators
Dynomometer setting up and tuning
Dave Holmes Operating a dyno is not enough. For good setting up you need a water brake dyno and a really skilled engine specialist who can interpret the readings. Absolutely the best way to set up any engine. Coventry UK
T Johnson (Cables) G.B.
Hard Chrome plating including bores
Michrome Electro Plating Coventry UK
Engineering Patterns for quality replacement castings. Melton Mowbray UK
Tony Pacey ( Tony has made my patterns for 35 years – says it all!)
Brake Linings, Clutch linings, British bike spares.
Supreme Motorcycles Earl Shilton UK
Authentication of Scott Motorcycles by SOC Registrar. Send details and photo by post with SAE
John Underhill Leicester UK
74 Greengate Lane,
Leicester. LE4 3DL
Aluminium Castings. Top quality floor moulding in high strength aluminium. Heads, barrels, cases etc.
Accrite Aluminium Ltd.
Unit 10, South Leicester Ind Est
Beverage Lane, Ellistown,
Leicester LE67 1EU
Tel UK 01530 263 038
Aluminium Castings. Traditional 3 man skilled aluminium foundry. They do not pour high strength alloys, but are specialists in odd single items and can often make a duplicate of a sample without having a new wooden pattern. Ken Lack and myself have used them for years for covers, guards, etc.
Victoria Street Foundry Ltd.
Leics LE7 8LF
Tel UK 0116 260 8100
Iron Castings including Malleable iron brake drums etc
Metalcast (Bilston) Ltd
93 Wolverhampton Street
Bilston WV14 0LU
Piston Rings Made to order
22 Hawkstone Road
Manchester N45 7PJ
Tel UK 0161 766 4487
Engraving Leicester UK (He engraves degree graduations on our flywheels and crank screws)
15 Ruskin Avenue,
Leics, LE7 2BY
Tel UK 0116 260 5998
Scott Owners Club Spares Scheme (Please note the SOC Spares Scheme can only sell to SOC members)
Scott Engine and transmission rebuilding Specialist in 2 speed gears
5 Norton Lees Square
Sheffield S8 8SP
Tel UK 0114 281 1250
Scott Engine and Transmission rebuilding
14 Hazel Beck,
Yorks. BD16 1LZ
Tel UK 01274 567 528
Scott Engine and Transmission rebuilding
Sam Pearce Motorcycles
Scott Engine and Transmission rebuilding, New sports engines etc. Any challenging engineering project.
Scott technical information on website
This is our offering as a start. We have tried to avoid the more specialised suppliers, so if you have a problem that is not covered here, please enquire from firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask your help to enlarge this section for the sake of all, so send in your recommendations worldwide.