This item is for a full set of Gardengate Plunger springs covers, UK manufacured in stainless steel. The four covers that would have originally have been chromed come polished. See detail listing for more information
These items have been UK manufactured by a specialist who also makes similar covers for other one make clubs. They are spun and then TIG welded from stainless steel and are made to a very high quality.
When they come to us, we then remove the welding seam (but this should be pointed inwards, when fitting, so no trace of the seam weld is visible) and then the 4 covers that would originally have been chromed steel are polished on stainless polishing mops to a similar finish to the original chrome items. The other 4 covers (which originally would have been painted gloss black) are supplied unpolished, ready for painting. All 8 covers are supplied individually wrapped in paper to prevent any scratches in storage.
These covers are identical in form to the original Norton covers, except, being manufactured from stainless steel, they are harder wearing than the original mild steel covers and will not rust.
The accompanyning photographs show the plunger covers fitted to an original Norton plunger casting - and they are sided as the originals so they fit nicely over the conical alloy casting in the middle part, or the steel shaft at the outermost ends.
These are not the cheapest of covers, but being spun (and welded) stainless steel, are expensive to manufacture. However they are nicely made - and as the original Norton covers (as shown on the left side in the last photograph) wear badly - and have often corroded through, or just worn away on one side, these are an excellent replacement that will last for many years. Note, I only have limited sets of these covers available
We also sell replacement springs for these Gardengate Norton plunger frames - again, original Norton springs being used as patterns and UK manufactured by specialist spring manufacturers - Item 0829 - therefore as both original springs and covers tend to wear badly, these two items together offer a complete replacement.
I have held one set of these back for myself and will fit them to my own 1939 Gardengate Manx Norton, which is shown in the photograph. When I have painted them and come to fit them, I will take photographs and add to this listing. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require information on how to remove and refit springs/covers in Gardengate frames.
Update Nov 2022: We sold out of these in April this year, we are now having a new (small) batch manufactured. Please email quickly on email@example.com if you wish to reserrve a set, quoting this Item reference - as we are trying to confirm the number to have made (the material is very expensive with current price increases). Price showing is still the previous price - expect this to rise by at least 10% - but if you do wish to pre-order we will confirm final price up front, and ask for a £50 deposit to secure. Thx.