Latest News : RacingNorton E-Shop Update:
24/05/19: Latest News
I am pleased to say that for customers wishing to place new orders - we are now back to normal, following some weeks of family illness. I will shortly be posting our latest newsletter, updating on new and restocked parts, as well as those still in progress. Please remember though that Steph who does the mail order is not in the office every day - but tries get back to customers as quickly as possible, normally within 2 - 3 days of placing an order.
If you have an order outstanding for long term out of stocks, and need an update - again, dont worry about emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org - as sometimes we are ourselves are waiting longer than we expect for some parts to be re-manufactured
Paul Norman and Steph Norman
Phoning: As a final note - I notice I am getting occasional phone call queries on my mobile phone. Although I know this may be normal for some small businesses - I am sorry, but will never take phone calls from numbers I do not recognise - as my phone is supplied by my main 'day' job and I only take calls I recognise for that job.
Therefore if you do wish to contact us for information, please email through the normal process or email@example.com email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you do not get a reply - just try again, as we often get more query emails than we can reply to and they will occasionally get missed. Thx.
29/03/19: Latest Update - New Parts and Re-Stocks
As you can see from the update above, January and February 2019 has been a difficult time for us with some serious illness to various members of the family and some time having been spent visiting hospitals. Some of this is ongoing, so may not be able to dedicate as much time to this busy as would be ideal.
However, we have not been idle by any means and many restorcks and new part development has continued, here are some of the main updates :
- RHP Main Engine Bearings: Very limited stock of new RHP Main Engine bearings - for both SOHC and OHV/SV models. Expensive but have been very difficult to find. See both SOHC Bearing and ES2 Sections for relevent model bearings back in stock 20/3/19
- Rocker Pads: New stock of Std, +2 thou, +5 thou sizes back in stock 20/2/19: Cambox Section
- Valve Collets: New stock of 11/32", 3/8", 5/16" valve collets back in stock 19/2/19: Head and Barrel Section
- SOHC Engine Bolts: We have now created a new catalog section to show all the different engine bolts we have recently CNC manufactured, including in-depth information of their specification and which models they are to fit. We still have a few further variations to list, email on sales email if any you require are not shown. They are in the following new section: SOHC Engine Bolt Section
- SOHC Petrol Taps (with Sump) - Latest Update: Many customers have been asking about these. Unfortunately my normal manufacturer through serious illness is now unable to make them. In the last two weeks I have taken back the stainless steel material that was with him and am writing the CNC programs to attempt to make them in-house. However, I do not expect them to be ready for sale for at least 2 months (if all goes well). Please email normal sales email for updates and apologies for anyone waiting for these, but unfortunately unavoidable
- SOHC Vertical Shafts: This is another long term new product manufacture. We have now had a small batch of 500cc standard length shafts made, just awaiting the slots to be milled in these. If all goes well these should be available in the next 4 - 6 weeks
Many other parts constantly being re-stocked or Work in Progress. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want an update on any particular part, but please bear in mind current circumstances and allow at least a week for a reply to be received, if you do not get a reply - please just email again, thanks.
16/12/18: Latest Update - Valves: New Stock (inclduing 5/16" Stem)
Hi Everyone, just to let you know a large restock of G&S SOHC valves has just come in. This include all popular sizes and variations for both 350cc and 500cc models - I have just spent the last weekend unpacking and bagging them! For those customers already waiting for a particular valve on backorder - Steph should be sorting through these and contacting you in the next two weeks, but please email us if you want to check on our normal email@example.com email.
Finally, we have also had a batch of 5/16" stem valves commisioned - as fitted to later SOHC Manx engines and early DOHC engines - these are available in 4 variations. Go to our Head and Barrel section to see all valves (but note we will also be updating the drop down listings of some of these as well in the next two weeks): Head and Barrel Section
Engine Bolts and Nuts: The other latest update is to let customers know we have been hard at work for the last 3 months CNC machining Norton SOHC hex head engine bolts of all types - for both 350cc and 500cc engines in stainless steel. We are about 80% completed on these - but many are already completed, I just need to prepare the listings and photographs, which I will be doing as time permits over the Xmas period. However, if you wish to enquire before they are listed - normal email: firstname.lastname@example.org. for more details. As well as the correct BSC threads, they also have correct style Norton heads - for both International and early Manx models. Not cheap, due to the setup and effort of small batchs - but v nice!
Best wishes and Merry Xmas
22/11/18 New Products/Products Back in Stock:
November Product Updates:
Remote Needle and Prayer Book Spring to Fit Amal RN racing Carb. New batch manufactured in house, with price reduced because of this: Amal RN Section
Norton SOHC Magneto Chains - Now back in stock: Timing Case Section
Norton OHV/SV Magneto Chains - New Listing: OHV/SV Section
Edwardian Belt Drive - Belt Rim Retaining Bolt Set (for Douglas and similar models: Douglas Section
October Product Updates:
Norton OHV phospher bronze Valve Guides. Continuing to expand OHV range - now in stock: OHV/SV Section
Norton Gearbox LH sprocket retaining nut - fits all 1930's-50's gearboxs/models: Gearbox Section
September New/Restocked Product Updates:
Norton Single Models (Rigid and Plunger) Lucas wiring looms: Electrical Section
Exotic Wood Douglas Gearknobs and Gearchange Gate Bolts: Douglas 2 3/4hp Section
Back in stock - Stainless 2BA cheesehead electricalscrews (first batch went very quickly : 2BA Cheesehead screws
July - August New/Restocked Product Updates:
Braced and Unbraced handlebars now back in stock (but limited quantities): Controls/Handlebars Section
Bellmouths/Bellmouth Rings to fit Amal TT/RN/GP carbs (Short/Med/Long): RN Carb Section (and TT/GP)
Norton OHV Valve and Valvegear. Side Valve (SV) valves all now in stock: OHV/SV Section
If you have any queries on parts you are waiting for, or trying to find for your SOHC (or OHV/SV) Norton, email us on our normal email@example.com email
15/04/18 Latest Newsletter - New and Restocked Parts:
Hi Everyone, a very busy last few months both manufacturing and restocking, following a difficult 2017. See our latest Newsletter below:
Newsletter 28 - Spring 2018 (posted 15/4/18)
Paul Norman. 15/10/2017
14/06/17 Previous Newsletter Here:
To see the latest new products, what is back in stock and just a general Spring 2017 update, see latest Newsletter poster here:
Newsletter 27 - Spring 2017 (posted 25/5/17)
Site Status: We Are Currently Open
But please read our Terms of Business from 2017:
20/1/17: We have re-opened for the New Year, but may only be open for limited periods of time each month – dependent on the level of orders we receive, as myself and our staff are only able to do this Norton Parts business part time.
My daughter Stephanie manages the office and the mail order side of the business (part time) – so you should see her reply to most emails. She is very friendly and efficient – but is not a motorcycle person – so please bear this in mind when emailing on our Sales email. We try very hard to keep our customers informed, but because of the number of orders we receive - sometimes it may take time to come back to you, but all orders placed will get responded to, please bear this in mind when placing orders - after an automated acknowledgement email, it may take some time - but we will respond to you when Steph gets to your order, thank you.
Please read the notes below, particularly regarding where to send differing email requests - this is really important, as if not sent to right address they will not get replied to
Paul Norman, January 2017
If we are closed: the ‘Items’ button on the left of the screen will not be present - to prevent items being ordered. If this is the case – please read the note below for opening times. It means we are dealing with a backlog, of orders and will take your email address and email you so you know when the catalog is back up – to ensure you are prioritised as the next person in the queue.
Here is our latest Newsletter, summarising 2016 and an update on on latest news: Newsletter26
Please Read our Terms and Conditions before placing any order
It is very important you do this and fully understand them to avoid any disappointment:
Online Orders Already In Progress
If you already have an order in progress – it will be being processed as normal. If you wish to enquire on your order progress use the normal mail order email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catalog Opening Times
If you wish to place a new order and want further information on when we will next be open, then please email the following address: OpeningTimes@racingvincent.co.uk
If you have a technical enquiry or want technical help – please email at the following address: TechnicalQueries@racingvincent.co.uk
But please remember – as well as this business, I work in a full time day job and only have very limited time available left for answering your queries. Therefore, I can only answer these queries as I have time available (and as I work very long hours in the day job, I am unable to take phone calls, sorry). If I have not replied back in two weeks, do not take offence – just try again!
Please do not send technical queries to any of the other email addresses – they will be ignored without exception.
Sorry – but we are only open part time, and already at capacity just dealing with customer’s existing orders on the ‘Sales’ email – therefore anything else sent to that email address will be deleted, I hope those of you that have already placed orders will understand the reason for this - we want to ensure we can prioritise what time we have to completing your orders