The Bikes: Heavyweights
1925 TT Entrant
1926 TT Entrant
1926-1928 TT Replica
1928 TT Entrant (Model 4)
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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