Assorted Velo stuff hosted on this site, as distinct from the Velo Links page which lists external sites of interest.
This is the public face of stuff/articles I've been working on with specific reference to Velocette motorcycles, mostly creating on-line versions of various parts lists, service guides, handbooks etc. that I've been able to acquire through the likes of autojumbles and on-line auction sites. As a rule I keep the work-in-progress stuff hidden behind a login and move it to this area once I think it's in a halfway decent state.
|Dec 2020||Supplement to F50/4R for Alloy linered cylinder and head|
|Jan 2020||F131/3R MOV & MAC Instruction Book 1937|
F477 MSS Owner's Handbook 1954
F40/5R GTP Instruction Book 1951
|Aug 2018||F42/3R OHC models 1925-1931|
|Oct 2017||F50/7R Rigid MAC Service Manual 1950|
|Sept 2017||F466/2R MAC Owner's Handbook 1955|
|July 2017||F469/4R MAC Service Guide 1965|
|May 2017||F236/4R KSS, KTS Mk II OHC Instruction Book 1950|
The illustrations in the books have been cleaned up as far as practicable, both to remove the effects of aging (and staining!) and to repair problems in the original printing such as too much or too little ink, air bubbles and so on. Many of the diagrams are re-used by Velocette across models and decades so it's often been possible to find cleaner versions in older manuals, which helps a lot. Similarly (in common with most marques), diagrams for the carburetter and electrics were mostly taken from the manufacturer's documents (Amal, Miller etc.). It's been possible in some cases to find the relevant diagrams in much better condition and transplant them.
I hope you find this useful. If you have any suggestions, requests, comments - the email address above is the preferred route. If you would like to be notified of any additions or major changes to the archive, I maintain a list which you are welcome to join, again, send a note to the email address above asking to join the list. Updates are infrequent, a handful each year, so it won't flood your inbox!