SERVICES AVAILABLE TO CLUB MEMBERS ONLY
List of usual remanufactured part stock and copy of
(2 copies) are sent on receipt of a Stamped
Order from list by sending correct payment
plus 20% Postage and Packing and a return label with your address.
Members from abroad must send order details
and payment, plus 35% Postage and Packing
with an added 5% charge of the parts only costs to cover the PayPal facilities.. Overseas members can now use
the PayPal facility for ordering spares. All overseas orders that
are to be made via email and paid via PayPal must go direct to
our liaison member, contact details are printed in OTL.
Trevor will then sort out the enquiry/pricing direct with Bullers End
and reply to you. All PayPal payments will be handled by Alan Britch. Orders may still be placed direct with Bullers End but if
payment is required by PayPal your contact email address must be
included with your order.
Other parts enquiries must be on
(2 copies) using correct part numbers with a Stamped
To order send quote and cost to L E Velo
Always send a Stamp Addressed Envelope to ensure
reply. Full details are in OTL.
Always send a Stamp Addressed Envelope to ensure reply.
LOAN OF SPECIAL TOOLS
The Club has most of the special tools
needed. Send details of your
needs with £15 per tool deposit. Please make your cheque payable to
A Smith and send to
Andy Smith, 292 Spendmore Lane, Coppull, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 5DE . Please include your telephone number if any query is required.
Tools must be securely packed and returned in
by Parcel Post within 6 weeks of receipt when balance of deposit will be refunded.
ADVICE ON TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
Send full details of machine and problem and Stamped
Addressed Envelope to Tech Secretary Charles Phillips 32 Yew Tree Avenue Ockbrook Derby DE72 3TB
ADVICE ON HISTORICAL DETAILS AND COPIES OF SPARES LISTS
The Club is approved by the DVLA to re-register
unlicensed machines with their original registration marks and also
provide dating certificates in order to make a successful application
for an age related registration. To download the Club Information
Send full details of machine to the Club Historian D Frost
16 Atwell Place Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0BP, who
will send any archival material and information to aid restoration.
The printed Service Manual and the separate illustrated Spare Parts List for the L.E. Mk.III model are available from the club’s Spares Scheme. Click on the “Spares List” heading on the web site’s opening page. These cost £8 each – post free in the UK.
Service publications for all other models are available in photocopied form. More details, including prices, are available from the Club Historian.
RECORDER OF SERVICES AND SUPPLIERS (INFO SWAP)
If you have or need information write to J Dodd 18 Greenfield St Audenshaw Manchester M34 5NW
FBHVC LIAISON OFFICER
The Club is a member of the Federation of British Historic
Vehicle Clubs, which campaigns on behalf of historic vehicle owners.
regular updates and reports appear in the Club magazine. Our Liaison
officer is D Frost 16 Atwell Place Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0BP
MILLER GENERATOR FLYWHEEL REMAGNETISING
Send securely packed flywheel along with £15
payable to Mr C A Beney 10 Ryecroft Road Chesham
HP5 1JX. The balance of the deposit will be returned with the flywheel. All
deliveries to be notified in advance by phoning 01494 786180 so delivery can be expected. Personal visits are also
MILLER STATOR PLATE CONVERSION TO ACCEPT FORD CAR-TYPE
This conversion is needed due to unavailability of the
original Miller points. Send the stator plate with the coils in place, securely
packed with a cheque for £33 payable to ANGLE ENGINEERING LTD to BRIAN
BARRETT, Llys-Y-Coed, Capel Iwan, Carmarthenshire, SA39 9LT.
Deliveries to be notified in advance by phoning 01559 372278,
personal visits welcome. The price includes for
new points, condenser and return postage.
HUB SPLINE REPAIR SERVICE
Send hub or complete wheel, cleaned and with bearings removed
to CRITERION (Engineers) Ltd Greenoak Bishopstone Swindon Wiltshire SN6 8QA
(tel: 01793 790219) securely packed with a return address and contact telephone
number clearly marked. Worn splines are replaced with a welded-in insert.
Complete wheels only will then have the brake drum skimmed to remove distortion
and scoring. We can also skim drums in front wheels if required. Cost from
Crocker will machine and insert seats (approx £35 per seat) to fit
each Valiant head he receives. Asking him to also fit new valve
guides from the Club's spare scheme at the same time will allow John
to produce fully overhauled cylinder heads, capable of running on
lead-free fuel. Valiant cylinder heads, cleaned and stripped of all
fittings, should be sent for evaluation to:
CRITERION (Engineers) Ltd Greenoak Bishopstone
Swindon Wiltshire SN6 8QA (tel: 01793 790219) securely
packed with a return address and contact telephone number clearly
L.E. CYLINDER HEAD SKIMMING
Send clean heads, securely packed, with cheque
for £10 per head or £18 for a pair plus £5 for return post and packaging, to
Brian Barret Llys-Y-Coed, Capel Iwan, Carmarthenshire, SA39 9LT.
Please make your cheque payable to ANGLE
BTH GENERATOR TESTING SERVICE.
Send the securely packed armature (not the
flywheel) and bakelite housing with brush holder assembly with £20
payable to Angle Engineering Ltd. Send to Brian Barret Llys-Y-Coed, Capel Iwan, Carmarthenshire, SA39 9LT. All deliveries to be notified in advance by telephoning
01559 372278. Personal visitors welcome. A test report plus
estimated cost of recitation (e.g. brushes, magnets, commutator skim, rewind) will be sent before proceeding.
ENGINE OIL PUMP OVERHAUL SERVICE
A general overhaul costs £30, including return post and packaging,
cheques should be made payable to D Dunstan. If new gears are needed, a
quotation will be provided for the extra work. Send pump, cleaned and
securely packed to Dennis Dunstan, Ingledene, Laxton, East Yorkshire DN14 7TP
CLUB PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM (Awaiting
L.E. GREY PAINT
The colour is L.E. VELO CLUB GREY. TEKALOID
COLOURMIX BM87 M32 used with BC19 K90 undercoat. U.K. suppliers are
PAINTS, Walsall, West Midlands. Tel: 01922 400444 Fax: 01922 400555
AVENUE GROUP, Colnbrook, London Tel: 01753 686888 Fax: 01753 684684
SPARE PARTS FOR OVERSEAS MEMBERS
Overseas members wishing to order spares for their machines
may pay using PayPal facilities. You may require a PayPal account
for this service.
If all the spares required by
an overseas Club member are on the web site list, you should
make a list of the spares required in numerical order, calculate
the total price of the parts, then add 40% (35% postage + 5%
PayPal fee). Send a copy of your order & cost by email to
email@example.com. When approved, please pay the
cost of your order to firstname.lastname@example.org
(PLEASE NOTE this is not an email address, it is who the
payment is made to from your PayPal account). If not
paying by PayPal, deduct the PayPal fee.
Any enquiry by an
overseas member for parts not found on the web site should be
sent to email@example.com and await notification as to
availability and price. If available, the member will be
notified and then can place the order along with any other parts
using the method above.
Orders may still be placed direct with Bullers End but if payment is
required by PayPal your contact email address must be included with your order.
Post and Packing
All overseas members must add
35% to the cost
of the parts to cover post and packing plus 5% to the
total cost of the spare parts cost to cover the PayPal facilities..
Initially, the parts and part numbers that are required must be
sent via normal post direct to our Spares Department at Bullers End. If
you require to make payments using the PayPal facilities your email
address must also be included. The order will then be processed and a
payment will be asked to be made, you will then be emailed with details of how to pay at this time. When
your payment is received, the Spares Department will be informed to dispatch the goods.
If making enquiries please enclose an addressed label for the reply.
Note, a small charge will be added to cover the cost that
will make dependant on the value of the transaction.
(All parts and part number can be obtained from the Spares List
on this web site)
The Club owns an extensive collection of Velocette factory produced engineering drawings. Most of these detail individual components for the L.E. and subsequent models, although
there are also some general arrangement drawings. Over 2000 drawings have been converted into an electronic format and are listed in a 42 page catalogue, which is available to members and costs
£8.00 (including postage and packing).
Paper copies are available of any drawing listed. Prices range in from £1.00 - £8.00 each, depending on size.
The Club bought most of these drawings in 1992. Twenty years earlier, a London-based Velocette dealer — Littlejohn — acquired the rights
to manufacture the L.E. and Veloce Limited’s other post-WWII lightweights after the firm had gone into liquidation. The purchase included the remaining Factory parts stock and a lot of related
paperwork, including drawings. Littlejohns had no intention of re-manufacturing the L.E. Instead they did little more than offer a mail order parts service. Most of the drawings remained in store
— some stuffed into plastic bags, others rolled up and tied with binder twine. A priceless archive, detailing the history of one of Britain’s most famous motorcycle firms, spent 20 years in
lock-up garages and under the stairs of the Littlejohn’s family home.
By 1992, many of the drawings were in poor condition — water damaged, torn, or so tightly rolled up they could not be opened without
irrevocable damage being caused. A small group of volunteers — acting on advice from skilled paper conservators — have restored the collection listed here. The restored drawings were then placed
on a scanner and the information they contain copied into a digital format. Manchester member Alan Britch spent two years creating this computerised database. Copies can now be produced at the
press of a button, leaving the fragile original drawings untouched.
The Club owns many more drawings and other paper artefacts – amounting to the country’s largest archive of original documents originating from a
single UK motorcycle manufacturer.
Sadly, many of these items are too badly damaged to be included in this catalogue. The Club has applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for help towards
the cost of the skilled conservation work necessary to restore the archive and make it available to a wider audience.
Veloce Limited’s drawing office was a light, airy room at the front of the single-storey factory facing York Road. For many years the office was headed by
George Wilkes, and his initials — HGW — are present on many of the surviving drawings. All drawings were produced in-house by skilled draughtsmen using traditional materials — tracing paper and a
sharp pencil, with Indian ink for the dimensions. Pre-WWII, even the basic template of each drawing was produced by hand. Post-war a pre-printed layout was used. Veloce’s drawings were produced to
the highest standards — to be expected of a company who had a reputation in the Black Country as being top flight engineers, quite apart from building first rate motorcycles.
A letter suffix was used to identify a drawing’s size. Thus a drawing with a code ending in Z — the smallest — measures 10in x 8in, the old quarto
size. In contrast, a drawing bearing an L suffix is nearly a metre square. Velocette produced a drawing of every motorcycle component — often full size — which listed the material from which it
was made, the finish and any heat treatment process used. Drawings were individually numbered — in the bottom, right-hand corner — using a derivation of the part number illustrated combined with
the letter code already mentioned. For example, part LE101, Flywheel Oil Seal Housing, was produced on a drawing numbered LE101Z.
Additionally, there are small quantities of drawings having other identification codes. Check in the catalogue’s third
Description column to
(Click on picture to view larger image)
The catalogue, and any subsequent drawings, are available from:-
10 Dante Close
All cheques should be made payable to the
L.E. Velo. Club Ltd.
VELOCE'S PART NUMBERS
Velocette numbered their motorcycles’ component parts from the earliest days. However it was in the early Twenties that a comprehensive identification system
was developed. The driving force was Ethel Goodman — Percy and Eugene’s sister — who was to marry works rider George Denley, himself soon to become Veloce’s first sales manager. Ethel devised a
‘standard list’ — basic parts such as nuts and bolts that were common to the whole motorcycle range. She gave these parts, logically, a ‘SL’ part code — still in use when the L.E. model was
produced forty years later.
The first design of a particular part was given a simple identification code — for example LE113, Cylinder Head Gasket. Later developments of the
same component were allocated a revised code — LE113-2, LE113-3 etc.
The drawings in this catalogue are arranged in groups by the part’s letter code — also in number order, as follows:
A - Parts common with other Velocettes — tools, number plates.
BT - Viceroy Scooter gearbox and final drive (T for
An assembly of LE parts – e.g. a gear lever with its pressed in bushes, a crankshaft etc.
LE - L.E. parts, of course. But remember that, as the Valiant and later the Vogue were substantially L.E.- based, many of their parts are identified by this code too.
LEX - Experimental parts. New components for L.E. – based models that were under development. Many became production parts.
SE - Industrial (Stationary) engine parts.
SL - Standard parts — as already explained. Nuts, bolts studs and washers. Also piston rings.
SS - Salvage schemes. Methods of reclaiming parts that would otherwise be scrapped. For example SS10A, a sleeve to reclaim a bearing
housing accidentally bored oversize.
TA - Viceroy
TAS - Assemblies of Viceroy parts.
TF - Viceroy frame parts.
TS - Viceroy engine parts.
TW - Viceroy wheel parts.
"ON THE LEVEL"
"ON THE LEVEL" BINDERS
OTL binders can be obtained from Bullers End
LOAN OF BOUND COPIES OF "ON THE LEVEL"
Requests to borrow these should be made to the
Mr D Rix (contact details in the Club magazine) please include a Stamped Addressed Envelope.
Adverts cost 2p per word (4p for non-members) with a minimum
of 40p. Send stamps or cheque payable to C ROBERTS.
Adverts will not appear
unless the cost is sent with the advert.
ITEMS FOR INCLUSION IN "ON THE LEVEL"
Send typed or untyped articles on any subject to the Editor.
Typed items (12 pts Arial Font) must be single spaced and on one side only of A4 paper with
1/2" to 3/4" margins, using good black ribbon. Photographs should have
good contrast for good reproduction and can usually be returned if requested.
Also articles can be sent on disk or e-mail to
The Editor if less than