1936 Panther 350cc

Commencement

As previously on all my restorations I find it helpful to record photographically state of bike before I commence restoration

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This photo shows my other bikes and as can be seen the Panther is in reasonable condition a series of different photos with more detail

Bike is in good condition will make restoration relatively simple

 As always photos have been taken to record original condition and to assist in rebuild  

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Gearbox

I thought I would commence with refurbishment of the gear box. There is no cover for the kick start mechanism so will have to make myself

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Top insert was only used to use as template for hole size for clutch operating mechanism

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Showing kick start spring, innovative thinking was required to determine how to tension spring. This was achieved by removing the pressed sleeve which restrained the kick start quadrant this prented a problem as it was now free to rotate on shaft, overcame this by drilling and tapping  kick start lever and inserting holding screws which were manufactured from 1/4 inch rod and threading with die to 1/4inch British Cycle thread.

The spring was tensioned by rotating and then inserting stop bolt the end result is seen below.

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