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1925 TT Entrant

1926 TT Entrant

1926-1928 TT Replica

1928 TT Entrant (Model 4)

Name - TT1928.JPG, Source - Classic Bike 03/96, Size - 25k In the 1920s P&M were successfull in the TT with 18 year old Tommy Bullus coming fourth in the Senior TT in 1925. TT replicas / entrants were manufactured from 1925 to 1928. The 1928 machine had an improved sumpless 490cc engine with external inclined pushrods (both features visible in drawing) and a P&M four-speed close ratio gearbox.

I am grateful to  for permission to reproduce this picture from the March 1996 magazine.

1928 Cinder Track

There's detailled information on the 1928 Panther dirtrack racer at http://www.dirtrack.clara.net/pandm.htm.

It featured dropped bars, unsprung forks, and had a kneehook and only one backward sloping footrest. The wheels were 23" (front) and 22" (rear) and there were no brakes. The oil sump was missing, replaced with a manually operated pump. Only a short stub exhaust was fitted. All these modifications reduced the weight to just 185lbs.

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