1926 Scott

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1926
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    Y9746 (see text)
  • Lot number 
    286
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1926 Scott 596cc Super Squirrel
Registration no. WU 5024
Frame no. 1850 (see text)
Engine no. Y9746 (see text)

Scott's new for 1925 Super Squirrel model was based on the 1924 TT machines. First registered on March 20th 1926, this Scott was acquired by the vendor's late husband in June 2007. It has been on the Scott Owners Club Register since 1974. The original engine was replaced at some point and an October 1926 engine, Y9746, is fitted (the Y prefix indicating 596cc).

The Scott factory stamped engine numbers on both sides of the crankcase, and in this case in the left hand stamping the 7 is overstamped on a 4, but this appears to have been a factory mistake because the right hand side is correctly and clearly stamped Y9746 in the appropriate font. The frame number cannot be discerned. An interesting deviation from standard is the fitment of a proprietary Bowden carburettor. The Best & Lloyd oil pumps fitted in 1926 were not entirely satisfactory due to a bias towards either one cylinder or the other. This Scott appears to have been converted to the earlier and more reliable drip feed system. A pair of side covers for the gear is supplied but some minor fettling and additional minor sheet alloy parts will be required for a satisfactory fit. No final drive chain is fitted. Documentation includes a V5C, an old MoT certificate, an invoice for magneto overhaul, a Bowden carburettor brochure (copy), and 1926 Scott catalogue (copy). The Scott has not been used for several years and the usual careful re-commissioning is advised before further use.