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03/08/22 : 1920's/Early 1930's OHV/CS1 Rocker Adjusters and Pushrod Parts - Work In Progress: 

I just thought I would let customrs know, we have started work on manufacturing Rocker Adjusters and pushrod parts for many of the OHV and Walter Moore CS1 models from the mid 1920's through to the late 1930's. 

Eventually I hope to also manufacture pushrod tubes and fittings for most OHV models, but this might be some time away - all in stainless steel.

For the earlier rocker adjusters (see picture below) - I would be interested if anyone has seen an example like the one below - on the right, this was lent to me by a customer - from his 1932 OHV engine, but I suspect it is not original Norton - has anyone else seen one like this?  The ones centre are late 20's CS1/OHV type.

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I would also be interested to see original examples of the 1920's OHV adjusters, which had a similar design - but a ball foot, rather than flat pad - and were fitted at the front of the rocker arm - to fit in the pushrod. 

You can email me at paul.norman@racingvincent.co.uk, thanks in advance

Best wishes

Paul Norman

13/07/22 : Norton Sump Plugs Galore!: 

Hi Everyone, I have spent the last month or two machining Norton single cylinder Sump Plugs - both for engine and gearbox, of the main types I believe were fitted bettween 1930 and 1961 - and in many variations, including lockwired and 'machined head' (racing) types.  They are all now listed in a rather substantial single Item listing - with a drop down of all the variations, spare washer/seals and an accompanyning table of information - listing the fitment of each, to the best of my knowledge.  

At this point, all the 1/4 BSP type are in brass (an original finish sometimes) - but I will be looking to get many of them satin nickel plated in the next 2 months - so just drop an email or note when ordering if wishing to reserve a 'plated' example.  And also - feel free to contact me if you know of other variations, see them here:

Item 1101-xx: ​Norton Engine and Sump Plugs: Norton Single Sump Plugs Variable Listing

 

27/06/22 : Latest Newsletter And June Update: 

Hi Everyone, 

Latest Spring/Summer Newsletter available here, showing our latest new products, and lots of restocks of popular parts that had gone out of stock.  I could not get everything on, so will be doing a smaller 'Part 2' as well in the next two weeks:

Newsletter No37: Spring Summer 2022 - Part 1

 

14/06/22 : New Youtube Video - 1939 M30 Manx Build Part 4:

Well, I am still working on the latest Newsletter - with a few interesting new parts, and many re-stocks . . . but in the meantime I have managed to upload the next video in the 1939 Manx M30 project build, please find it here - and give it a 'Like' if you can stay awake through it!, thanks:

Youtube - 1939 Manx M30 Build - Part 4: 1939 Manx M30 Build - Part 4

17/05/22 : Magneto and Electrical Section Updates:

Among other re-stocks, I am currently making new batch's of a number of small parts from our magneto section, I will be updating the relevent stock counts, and Steph contacting customers waiting, as soon as they are complete. 

I have also been listing some other new electrical items that came in some time ago, but i have not had a chance to list them until now.  As normal, i have tried to take as many photographs as possible and give more background detail than you might find for similar items elsewhere.  Having now done this, I notice our original electrical/magneto section was starting to look quite cluttered . . . so I have now split out our original magneto section, to just include BTH/Lucas magneto parts and HT parts - and created a new Electrical Category for all other electrical parts - you can find it here:

New Norton Electrical Parts Category:        Norton Electrical Parts

 

16/05/22 : New Youtube Videos - 1939 M30 Manx Build and VSCC Mallory:

I have finally got round to putting together an updae on my 1939 Manx project - mainly an update on the chassis build work done in 2021 - before I move on to the Manx engine work I have been doing since Nov 2021.  I will try and add further updates much quicker than I have been doing recently.

Additionally, I published some photos and video footage from a really nice Mallory VSCC (Vintage Sports Car Club) meeting I attended last year - showing how the 3 and 4 wheel vintage brigade enjoy a day out:

1939 Manx 500cc Build Video:             Pre War 1939 Manx Norton Build - Part 3

VSCC August 2021 Mallory Meeting:      VSCC Aug 2021 Mallory Mtg

 

05/05/22 : General Update - Including New Parts and Re-Stocks Update:

I am pleased to say that both Steph and I have now fully recovered from Covid and our office is back open (at least it is to Steph . . . she does not like me going in it!) and processing customer orders normally.

We have also been busy in the last 3 months continuing with major re-stocks of many of our more popular parts - i.e. mudguardss, wheel rims and spokes and many of our specially CNC manufactured Norton and Douglas parts.

I too am very busy on our CNC machine and am trying to manufacture new batch's of some of our popular out of stock items - and will continue to do so as fast as I can.

I will endeavour to get a Newsletter out to cover these re-stocks, and numerous smaller new parts, in the next four weeks - but keep an eye on our online catalog, I am updating it constantly 

Best Wishes

Paul Norman

07/04/22 : Family Illness - Covid - Office Closed, But Online Orders Can Still be Placed:

Please note - my daughter Steph (who manages all customer orders) tested Positive to Covid 2 days ago, and our office is now closed, we will not be processing any new customer orders for the next few days. 

You can still place online orders - BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE WILL NOT BE PROCESSING THEM UNTIL OUR OFFICE IS OPEN AGAIN - I will post another update here when I know more, apologies in advance.

For anyone that has already paid for Invoiced orders this week - I will be contacting you to provide an update tomorrow (once I have visited our office myself).  If you have already paid for an order, and need an update - I can be contacted on paul.norman@racingvincent.co.uk  . . . but please only email me if regarding orders already paid for, thank you.

Best wishes

Paul Norman

 

06/04/22 : New Mudguards Batch Now In - and other Re-Stocks: 

We are currently re-stocking a large quantity of our 'Out of Stock Products' (and have been all through February and March). 

For those that have seen that our competition mudguards (in Steel and Alloy) have been out of stock for some time - These came back into stock this week (and also a new bracket type) - they can be found in our 'Fork and Wheels' Section as normal:  Fork and Wheel Section

I will issue a Newsletter showing all recent Re-Stocks in mid April (hopefully!)

Please note though - my daughter Steph (on our Sales email) is ill again this week, and therefore may not be answering emails or processing new orders for the next few days - please bear with us, as always.

Best Wishes

Paul

 

8/03/22 :  Paypal Invoicing Introduced: 

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I am pleased to let our customers know that we have now introduced Paypal Invoicing for all online orders - and from 7/3/22 this will be the method we use to invoice all orders.  We still accept direct bank payments and cheques as before, for those customers who are already paying that way, but our new process will have the following benefits:

  • When your order is ready - we send you a Paypal Invoice by email - which has a link allowing you to pay online through a Paypal payment gateway - quick and easy
  • As well as being able to pay from an existing paypal account (if you have one), this method also accepts payment from most standard Debit and Credit cards
  • Attached to the Paypal Invoice, we will also provide a finalised electronic copy of your online order - including postage breakdown and any 'Stock Outs' information
  • This method offers all the normal benefits of Paypal protection
  • For those that prefer - we will still continue to accept direct bank transfer or cheque

We have introduced this payment change in response to custmer demand - as we understand many customers are used to the quick and easy methods of making payment online.  The nature of our business means it is not practical to take payment at the time the order is placed - but we hope customers will agree this will make paying for Orders far easier ongoing, and please let us know what you think of it in hte coming weeks

Best wishes

Paul.  MArch 2022

 

14/02/22 : Family Illness Update - Catching Up Orders and Emails: 

Hi Everyone, my daughter Steph will be back at work on 14/2, after recent illness - and processing Customer Orders on our normal 'sales@racingvincent.co.uk email this week.

However, for the next week you may also receive order updates from myself (on paul.norman@racingvincent.co.uk), as I have been helping with orders while Steph was ill - so will continue with these for the next week, as we are still very busy and approximately 2 weeks behind.

Apologies if you have not received an update to an order yet - but hopefully you will understand why.

Finally, while Steph was ill - we also bought in additioinal help (which might continue part time) - with a new member of staff - Mick, on a new email 'sales_2@racingvincent.co.uk - at the moment, this will be just to help contact people in the order backlog - but if you receive an email from Mick - then this is why.

We are also in the process of re-stocking many of the popular parts .. . so please follow this homepage for regular updates - as I will try and provide visibility as these come in

Best wishes

Paul 

14/2/2022

 

29/01/22 : Latest Newsletter And January Update: 

Hi Everyone, 

I have finally got the latest Newsletter done, and as always - it took longer than expected, but it does have quite a few newly manufactured parts in it, that came in over the December and Xmas period, you can find it here:

Newsletter No36: December 2021/January 2022

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Also, just to let all our customers know - although Ssteph (my daughter) is now better and back at work, dealing with customer orders - we are still in 'catchup' mode from pre-Xmas orders - and January has been particularly busy with new orders - so thank you very much for your custom, but please just be aware we may still be taking a few days to get back to you after placing your order

Best Wishes all,

Paul Norman

29/01/22

 

07/11/21 : Latest Newsletter Now Out: Numerous New and Restocked parts:

Hi everyone, I have held off with any smaller updates for the last 2 weeks, becaue I wanted to get the next Newsletter out - which shows all our latest updates . . . finally got that done and posted today.

Hope there is something of interest for most of you, and more parts already coming in for next Newsletter, which I aim to get out in the next 3 weeks . . . so keep an eye on this page for the next update, thx Paul:

 

Newsletter No35: Autumn 2021

 

07/09/21 : Post August Break Update and New parts:

Steph and I are now back from a few days holiday break last week - and Steph is catching up on orders - please bear with her if you are waiting for an update on anything - as it has been a busy last month this end, thanks.

From my part - a few days in Norfolk also gave me the chance to start the next Newsletter and also a couple of new RacingVincent articles . .. I will try and get them published by the end of September.

So - back to the grind myself this week, with lots of new parts and re-stocking keeping me busy as well!

Latest new part are Wheel Bearing Lock Rings:  Wheel Hub Lock Ring

25/07/21 : Upright Gearbox Filler Plugs and Others WIP:

We have just completed a nice batch of polished stainless steel gearbox filler plugs for upright gearbox's, including the racing and Inter type for lockwire.  Link for these is here: Upright Gearbox Filler Plugs                                                                                                                     Gearbox_Filler_Plugs_200

We also have a number of re-stocks in - for SOHC engines, we have just had new batch's of 3-Part rocker adjusters (Item 0060), Imperial rocker cages/rollers (previously obsolete - Item 0059F) and hairpin top cup plates (Item 0284). For original Amal TT and RN carbs we also have a number of parts now re-stocked, see the relevent catalog sections for updates.  New TT slides, Gardengate plunger fastenings and many other parts are also WIP, and will be covered in the next Autumn Newsletter. 

29/06/21 : 1920s (Walter Moore) CS1 Valve Cups Now Avail: 

We have just completed the batch of 'Conical' type Valve Spring Cups shown in our last Newsletter.  They are of the type originally fitted to Norton OHV singles and Walter Moore Type SOHC engines in the 1920's - CNC patterned from original items (now almost impossible to find).  We also offer two types of correct valve springs to fit these as well.

You can now find them here in our catalog: 1920's SOHC/OHV Valve Cups

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21/06/21 : Summer 2021 Newsletter 

See below the link to the Summer 2021 Newsletter, with lots of new parts and re-stocks. This originally started as the 2nd part of the Spring Newsletter, but as new updates have been added . . . it has now slipped into Summer!:

Newsletter 33 Part 2: Summer 2021 

 

01/05/21 : Upright Racing ('Works' Type) Gearlevers - Now Available

We have finally completed and listed the first batch of these very pretty and difficult to find alloy gearlevers to fit upright Norton gearbox's - to fit Norton Internationals and Pre-Featherbed Manx Nortons, they can be found here:

Alloy Racing Gearlevers

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16/04/21 : Spring 2021 Newsletter (Part 1) - at last . . .

See below the link to the first part of our Spring 2021 Newsletter, with about 70% of our new product updates, re-stocks, and some catalog update information:

Newsletter 33: Spring 2021 (Part 1)

I am still working on Part 2 of the Newsletter, which has a few new interesting products listed (not yet available on catalog), which should be available here in the next two weeks.

Best wishes

Paul 

15/04/21 : Business as Usual, Re-Stocks and Product Update

I have just noticed that our pre-Easter holiday update was still showing today (despite updating it over a week ago!  . . . that's my story Gov, someone must have changed it back!).

Anyway, regardless, I just wanted to let customers know that Steph has been back in the office for over a week and we are processing orders as normal.  Also, we have had a number of re-stocks come through in the last 4 weeks - and with so many updates, I have split the latest Spring 21 Newsletter into 2 parts - the first part I am looking to publish here tomorrow.

Best wishes

Paul and Steph

19/02/21 : New Douglas 2 3/4hp Parts - Interim Update

I have finally got a few more of our recently manufactured new Douglas parts listed this week.  You can find them here:

Douglas 2 3/4hp (and 4hp) section

10/02/21 : New and Restocked Products - Interim Update

First of all Happy New Year everyone, and apologies we have not porvided any updates since Xmas.  Actually - it has been a very busy but troublesome December/January/Feb  . . . because of mechanical issues with our CNC machinery (which I have now fixed myself - partly due to Covid lockdown), but this has not stopped us being busy in lots of other areas as well.

Since my last update we have had many restocks and new parts in - and I am trying to get a new Newsletter out - which I will post here, but I am pleased to say the CNC machine is now fully back in action, and catching up on a big backlog of Norton and Douglas parts.

For the moment, a couple of things to mention:

- 0911 : CH1 SOHC Engine Cheesehead screw sets:  We completed a new batch last week and Steph will be emailing those waiting next week, but if you want to look and order they are here:

0091: SOHC Engine Cheesehead Screw Set

We have also continued to add lots of new gaskets - particularly OHV and SV single cylinder gaskets.  I still have some work to do on this section yet, but here it is so far:

Gaskets and Gasket Materials

And as mentioned above, I am now very busy on a backlog of CNC manufactured parts and a new newsletter to list some of these.  However, in the next week we should be offering Norton laydown gearbox complete cheesehead fastener and domed nut kits - email us on normal sales@racingnorton.co.uk email if you want more info on these

Best wishes

Paul

26/12/20 : Festive Greetings and Xmas Card

Merry Xmas everyone.  We were working up to Xmas eve and managed to get our last postage out on Wed 23/12 ok.  Steph is reasonably up to date - but will now be on holiday for a few days  . . . so please excuse us if we do not email you back for a few days  . .. I guess she deserves a holiday!

I did try and send out a Xmas card to all those on our Newsletter list last night . . . but unfortunately the number of email addressed blocked up my email . . . so here is a link to it instead: 

RacingNorton Xmas Card 2020

I have been updating our catalog over the last two weeks with a number of new items - and will be making them visible over the next week, almost done - but was on Xmas dinner duty yesterday!  Hope you all had a good (if quiet) Xmas . . . Santa bought me some new powertools (he must have seen my Santa Wishlist!).

And finally - I got my CNC compressor repaired this week after a couple of recent breakdowns - so hoping to be back making parts in next few days - OHV engine unions and Cheesehead screw sets high on list!

Happy New Year all,

Paul  

 

21/12/20 : Last 2020 Postage - Covid and Brexit Updates

Please note - We have been extremely busy for the last six weeks and have been trying very hard to get all customer orders picked as quickly as possible - particularly those for customers in the EEC.

Our last postage run this year is planned for Wednesday 23/12/20 (and we are already at capacity for processing all orders received as at 19/12/20 to hit that postage run).  

However, although we are doing everything we can to get as many orders ready for posting on 23/12 - we cannot guarantee that with the current European Covid travel restrictions being imposed from today - that EEC countries will be allowing imported goods inwards, before 1/1/21 (where Brexit Import Tariff's may apply).

Please bear this in mind - and out of respect to all our valued European customers, if you wish to cancel any online orders already placed but not yet paid for - email us immediately on sales@racingvincent.co.uk.

Best wishes 

Paul Norman

17/12/20 : Latest Products and Further Updates

Just to let customers know we are in the process of adding more new parts and I will try to provide a latest  Newsletter over the Xmas period.

However as an interim update, since our last update we have added some additional washers and seals, some additional carburettor parts and have just had a new stock of CNC manufactured Bigend and Cambox quills, including those to fit 1938-59 OHV/SV models, which can be found here: OHV and Side Valve Section

04/12/20 : Latest Products and General Update

Hi everyone - hope you all well. 

First of all - just to let you know we have been extremely busy this last month and Steph (who does all the mail orders and customer emails), is trying her very best to get all the orders dealt with - but please be aware, she is struggling to respond to all your emails as quickly as normal.  Please bear this in mind when emailing or placing orders - we will get back to you as quickly as we can - but apologies if any delay.

And also, just to let customers know - we have just listed a whole selection of new single cylinder gaskets, to go with those we already sell.  Particularly - we have now expanded our range of OHV and Side Valve gaskets. 

I am just in the process of re-organising our 'Gasket/Seals' section (and will need to do more in next two weeks) - but most of our new selection can now be found here:

 Revised Gasket Section (including many OHV/Side Valve Gaskets:  Gaskets and Seals Section

Best wishes 

Paul and Steph

28/11/20 : Latest Products and Restocks - Timing Covers And Much WIP

Hi everyone - hope you all well.  Just wanted to update customers that our SOHC timing covers with provision for a rev clock drive are now back in stock - including a few of the 'Works' type in magnesium.  You can find them here:  Timing Case Parts

 We also have many other parts newly re-stocked, with lots more still WIP - I will list in the next Newsletter

Here are a few of the new parts which we are shortly going to be uploading onto the Online Catalog:

- Gaskets - OHV/Sidevalve/Carb: we are just listing a whole section of new gaskets, with background info

- Pre-War Style Rev Clock and Speedo Cables - Black rubber sheathed cables girder forked and comp bikes

- Mid/Late 20's OHV/Walter Moore CS1 Valve Springs and cups

- Douglas/Veteran 1/8" thread petrol taps with filter unit

- Some OHV/SV Timing case parts - including postwar Quills and Cheesehead Screw Sets

Lots of other stuff on the go, but also continuing to re-stock many of our out of stock items all the time - please accept our apologies if you are waiting for anything, some parts are still being impacted by Covid . .  . or just not enough hours in the day!

Best wishes and keep well everyone

Paul and Steph Norman

27/10/20 : Latest Products and Restocks - Headrace Sets and Other Parts

We now have frame/fork Headrace sets available and listed - two types; those to fit Girder fork fitted frames and those to fit postwar Telescopic fork fitted models, find them available here: Fork Part- Headrace Sets

Also, we have just had a new batch of SOHC Rocker Bearing sets in, available here: Rocker Bearings

15/10/20 : Latest Products and Restocks - Newsletter No:32

Hi everyone, finally got the latest Newsletter published - as you will see, we have been busy and also have numerous re-stocks and new products still in then pipeline.

I will look to post more interim updates over the coming weeks

Best wishes all,

Paul

Newsletter No32 August/September 2020

12/07/20 : June/July Newsletter No:31 - Latest Products and Restocks

Numerous product updates - Clutch, Girder Fork, Valve Springs etc, See them in this interim Newsletter here:

Newsletter No31 June/July 2020

30/05/20 : V-Log 4 Update: 1939 M30 Project - Plunger Cleanup

Next short V-Log published - cleaning up rear plungers and fitting these and grease nipples to newly painted 1939 M30/Manx project bike, see it here: Video and V-Log Page

28/05/20 : DOHC Seat Cover Kits to Fit early '50's Featherbeds - ltd qty avail

We have just completed assembling the seat kits to fit DOHC Featherbed Manx Norton humped seats, copied faithfully from an original seat, as shown in our latest Newsletter below.  Only limited quantity available, so we wanted to offer them to regular visitors here first.  Find them here:

DOHC Seat Cover Kits

23/05/20 : Latest Newsletter No:30 (at last!)

Finally managed to finish and publish the Newsletter I started back in February!, See it here:

Newsletter No30 Spring 2020

12/05/20 : V-Log Updates 

I have posted a couple of short V-logs yesterday - the links are on our video page:

Video and V-Log page

 And also just a reminder that Steph is on holiday this week, returning Monday 18th May.  She will respond to any new orders received this week then, best wishes, Paul. 

04/05/20 : New Items and Re-Stocks

We now have air adjuster kits back in stock to fit original Amal TT, RN and GP carbs - which are based on the original distinctive items, including cable adjusters which are now also sold seperately:

Parts to Fit Original TT/RN/GP carbs

26/04/20 : New Youtube Video - Taverners Trial and Video Page

I have finally got round to posting on Youtube a VMCC Taverners Trial I spectated/observed at back on 1st April - just before Coronavirus hit the UK.  For the Norton folks it includes some footage of my mate Manuel on his nicely original and well setup Norton 500T.  l have added a new 'Video' webpage which can be seen on the list on the left, or the link below, which I will add to in the future: 

RacingNorton Youtube Video Link Page

23/04/20 : Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update and Re-Stocks

Hi everyone, hope you and your families still well - and getting to work on some of your home motorcycle projects, if nothing else!

Just to let you know we are still operating from home, and although some items are in limited supply - as we have some suppliers closed, we also have had the opportunity to re-stock on many other parts and I am still manufacturing most days.  I will be issuing a Newsletter shortly . . but only so many hours in a day and I am pretty slow at that stuff . . . as the regular customers know!

However, as an interim update - just before COVID lockdown I was able to source some RHP twin row bevel bearings (Item 0005) - which are now virtually unobtainable, as we had gone out of stock again in late 2019 (and actually, having spent a long time searching - thought this could be it this time - and RHP have confirmed they will not make more) .  So - I am sorry the price is so high, but read the update in the listing for why that is - and at least we have this essential bearing in stock again

And also wanted to let customers know - we have just completed a new batch of 0248/0248B crankcase One Way valves and breather unions - which have been out of stock for some time, Steph will contact those customers we know are waiting for them.  For anyone not sure, one way valves were fitted to most single cylinder crankcases, and are often replaced mistakenly with straight through breathers if they get chewed or clogged.  I am not sure how effective they work on all engines . . . but are the first thing I ask customers to check when they say they have oiling issues!

Find them here :-Item 0248: A2/707 Crankcase Breather OneWay Valve

Thats it for now - Keep Well Everyone, stay in if you can and stay safe!

Paul and Steph

 

06/04/20 : Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update and Other News

We hope you and your families are keeping well in these difficult times.  We have had some very nice emails and well wishes from you - from all around the world - so want to share those positive vibes and wish all of you and your families continued good health and hope that like us - you are  taking the opportunity to take joy from the little things at home - like those household tasks that you have been putting off, or (as in my case) - the occasional disappearance into the workshop to play with your favourite 2-wheeled girlfriend!

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We are still up and running - but as you would expect, Steph is now working from home - she is back living with us and using my home office, we are only visiting our main commercial office to pick stock up . . . I have been pushed out of my home office you see here and now have to use my little downstairs living room for my own work . . . she has even employed a Minder to make sure I don't come in to disturb her - Meet Milo the new RacingNorton employee and Guard Dog . . . look carefully and you can even see he is wearing a tee shirt and big gold chain round his neck . . . to show he has atitude.  You may also notice that the office 'dress code' has gone down a level . . . it seems dressing gowns are now the new 'smart casual' - but I am ok with that, and just glad that we can still keep operating and adapt to the current restrictions.  

The last few weeks for us have been very busy - with lots of new parts being manufactured or re-supplied, and I want also to thank many of my external suppliers - who have been facing their own challenges and temporary close-downs, but have helped us in resupplying many out of stock items - and I am trying to get a Newsletter out to list all of these.

So finally, we would like to just say again - keep well and stay at home if you possibly can - and join us in thanking all of those essential services that are still operating and doing all they can to help those less fortunate than us.

Best wishes

Paul and Steph Norman (and Milo!).  

 

 

Update to Payment Terms & Conditions -  April 2020:

Please note that from May 2020 we will be asking customers whose orders are in excess of £200 to pay by electronic bank transfer in preference to Paypal.

Although we understand Paypal is very popular and convenient, their charges are far greater than other payment methods, which currrently we are having to sustain.  If customers do still want to pay by Paypal (on those order of £200 or more), we will accept it - but will add a small overhead charge to account for that additional cost (which we do not take account of in our retail margin).

We will also still accept cheques (although it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a bank branck office that is open to accept them!), and we are also looking at how to accept Visa Debit card, given that we only invoice the customer once the order has been picked - which our Web Shop is currently unable to deal with.

If you have any questions or concerns about payment methods - please email us on sales@racingvincent.co.uk

 

Homepage format change - October 2019:

If you previously visited this page you will know we also listed previous newsletters and a history of recent changes.  This was replicating the information we also held on the New Products and Restocks page.

So going forward - every 3 months (approximately!), we will clear down recent reststocks and previous Newsletters link from this homepage, but the full history of both will be available from this page:

New Products & Restocks

 

Site Status: We Are Currently Open 

But please read our Terms of Business from 2019:

20/10/19:  We are currently open and operating as normal, but please bear in mind we are only a small business - operated by just myself and my daughter Stephanie - who deals with all the online orders.

Apologies in advance, but we can only take new orders through this online website - as it generates all the order paperwork.

Once you have placed an order online, Stephanie will contact you back by email (normally within 5 days) to confirm the order has been placed and will be dealt with as soon as possible, but bear in mind that at busy periods (or when Stephanie is on holiday is on holiday or ill) this may take longer, and that big orders invariably take some time to prepare.

A final point - although we try hard to keep our Product listings up to date - many items sell very quickly and some items you have ordered may not be available.  Apologies if this is the case, but please bear this in mind when placing orders and Steph will normally check with me to find out when a re-stock is due.

Best wishes, 

Paul Norman, October 2019

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 (or family illness etc), 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.

 

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: 

Terms and Conditions

 

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: sales@racingvincent.co.uk

Phone Calls:  Please note, although you may find a phone number one some of our web pages - Please do not phone for order updates or technical information - use the email address above.  This phone number is the phone I have to use for my day job and cannot be answered for any numbers not recognised.  If for whatever reason you do not get an update within 5 days on our sales email for an order/payment, then also include Paul's email - paul.norman@racingvincent.co.uk and he will contact you back as soon as he can

Catalog Opening Times

In the rare event we are temporarily not taking new orders, it is likely because of family illness.  If this is the case I will post an update at the top of this homepage and we will disable the Order Items function.  At this time 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

Technical Queries:

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 addressesthey 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

 

14/02/22 : Family Illness Update - Catching Up Orders and Emails: 

Hi Everyone, my daughter Steph will be back at work on 14/2, after recent illness - and processing Customer Orders on our normal 'sales@racingvincent.co.uk email this week.

17/05/22 : Magneto and Electrical Section Updates:

Among other re-stocks, I am currently making new batch's of a number of small parts from our magneto section, I will be updating the relevent stock counts, and Steph contacting customers waiting, as soon as they are complete. 

I have also been listing some other new electrical items that came in some time ago, but i have not had a chance to list them until now.  As normal, i have tried to take as many photographs as possible and give more background detail than you might find for similar items elsewhere.  Having now done this, I notice our original electrical/magneto section was starting to look quite cluttered . . . so I have now split out our original magneto section, to just include BTH/Lucas magneto parts and HT parts - and created a new Electrical Category for all other electrical parts - you can find it here:

New Norton Electrical Parts Category:        Norton Electrical Parts

14/06/22 : New Youtube Video - 1939 M30 Manx Build Part 4:

Well, I am still working on the latest Newsletter - with a few interesting new parts, and many re-stocks . . . but in the meantime I have managed to upload the next video in the 1939 Manx M30 project build, please find it here - and give it a 'Like' if you can stay awake through it!, thanks:

Youtube - 1939 Manx M30 Build - Part 4: 1939 Manx M30 Build - Part 4