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Author Topic: 1958 Enfield identification  (Read 974 times)

ReJect

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1958 Enfield identification
« on: May 04, 2012, 05:09:17 PM »
Bought the frame, tank, forks ,and engine of an enfield i was told was a 1958 made in britain Royal enfield 350cc.. beyond that i dont know anything. wondering if i could get help identifying the bike, and if the numbers in the pictures are the serial numbers or not? Any info on the bike would be great. Thanks.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 08:07:50 PM by ReJect »

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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 05:18:07 PM »
rest of the pictures
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 06:58:11 PM by ReUser »

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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 05:40:31 PM »
The stamped numbers are probably the serial number, depending on who stamped them ;) The cast ones are a casting number.
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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 06:54:58 PM »
The transmission is a 4 speed with a pointer showing it is presently in neutral.
The lever is the Royal Enfield neutral finder that can shift the transmission directly into neutral from any gear.
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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 06:59:25 PM »
I love the snap ring on the breaker cover...
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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 01:42:58 AM »
very cool stuff,

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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 02:23:58 AM »
UK based REOC may be able to help.

 They are the custodians of the original factory records and do provide a machine dating service to members.
( English to American translation;  factory record search by VIN )

http://www.royalenfield.org.uk/index.php?PageName=machine_dating

 REOC has a branch in California too.
http://www.royalenfield.org.uk/index.php?PageName=branches_usa

I hope this helps.
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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 07:14:15 AM »
It all looks correct to me.
I can't swear it's a 58, but it's definitely post-1955 Redditch, so it could be from 58.
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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 09:20:48 PM »
The stamped number on the headstock is the frame number (VIN), and the stamped number on the gearbox is the serial number for the gearbox.
I'm not sure where the engine number on the singles is stamped, but on the twins it's on the left side of the crankcase right under the left hand cylinder.
Enfield matched engines and gearboxes, and the number of the gearbox was stamped on the front of the right hand engine case (at least on the twins).
The UK REOC is very interested in acquiring numbers for existing bikes, whether running or not, for a database they're accumulating.
PM me and I'll give you the email address of the REOC president who you can send your pictures to. He'll send you a reply with the year of manufacture, and the date your bike left the factory.
He's been very helpful to me in identifying several old frames and twin-cylinder engines I have in my collection.

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Re: 1958 Enfield identification
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2012, 10:49:24 AM »
Frame number 15401 is from a 1957 Indian Woodsman.
The engine number is stamped on the left hand side crankcase, parallel to front edge and reads from top to bottom.
I expect it to be a 4 digit number, but please advise as it is not recorded in the factory ledgers.
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