Restora­tion of my Model 25 New Im­pe­rial

Old Bike Australasia - - NEW IMPERIAL 150 - New Im­pe­rial Mo­tor Cy­cles.

My brother Rod Mac­don­ald has done a fan­tas­tic restora­tion of my lit­tle bike, and it is a credit to his skill and pa­tience as a re­storer. We have kept the restora­tion as orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble, and have had to source bits from all over the world to com­plete it. Other Nim­po­ma­ni­acs may no­tice that the head­light, car­bu­ret­tor and muf­fler are not orig­i­nal. I can vividly re­mem­ber an elderly gent putting to work on a unit con­struc­tion New Im­pe­rial – ei­ther a 150 or a 250 – along Fenton Street, Ro­torua, New Zealand in 1947-1948. It had a dis­tinc­tive ex­haust note. My thanks to Chas Lipscombe for giv­ing me per­mis­sion to copy parts of his book,

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