- Aluminium top tank bracket fitted to all Racing International and Plunger Manx racing frames, but narrower than the standard type made for a Manx petrol tank, these are intended for an International type petrol tank
Every now and again I like to throw in a 'Ringer' item just for fun - and this item could be described as that - a Norton item that Norton's never made!
It is in fact a front tank bridge, to fit the Racing International/Manx type frame, but in this case it is shorter than standard - the width being that of a standard roadgoing Norton International tank, rather than the wider Manx type. I had a few of these made when recently having a new batch of Manx tank brackets made, as last year I was contacted by a customer who had this predicament - he was rebuilding a Manx chassis, but only had an International tank to fit on it. I am currently rebuilding a pre-war roadgoing Inter around a Racing Inter frame, so have the same problem - so will use one of these shorter bridges. All other dimensions are identical to the Manx style bracket normally fitted to the Rigid/Plunger Manx frame