THE F.E.W. motor cycle, illustrated above, has been designed by the inventor of the F.E.W. valve attachment, and incorporates a 6 h.p. J. A. P. engine unit, which is accessibly mounted on four engine plates suspended from the two down tubes.
Triangulated Rear Frame.
At the rear the suspending member is triangularly constructed. The two tubes suspending the engine are bolted to the saddle tube, whilst two similar tubes, brazed to the rear fork, are fixed at the same point. A gear box is not at present fitted, but a novel type of friction gear will be incorporated at a later date.
The petrol and oil tanks are somewhat unconventional. The former, of very large capacity and being of the saddle type, conceals the top tube.
Lubricating oil is carried in a circular tank which is held by clips to the front down tube, and the drip feed lubricator and pump are conveniently located at the top. Saxon spring forks have been fitted for demonstration purposes. A new design, however, will be introduced later on.
Mudguarding has received special attention, and adequate protection at the front and rear is provided.
The silencer and the exhaust pipes have been very neatly designed, and a special fitting is provided whereby the rider may, if required, considerably reduce the noise of the exhaust.
F.E.W. Valve Attachment.
A very comfortable riding position is afforded by the horizontally sprung saddle. This is suspended on two leaf springs anchored beneath the tank, and also on a bracket fixed to the top of the saddle tube.
As may be expected, the F.E.W. valve-attachment forms part of the equipment. This valve spring fitting was fully described in the issue of The Motor Cycle dated September 18th, 1919.
Novel Tappet Adjustment.
Tappet adjustment is provided at the base of this device, and is regulated by a small disc and locking ring. The standard J. A. P. tappet may also be used; but, it is claimed, a more minute adjustment can be made from the F.E.W. attachment.
The designer, Mr. F. E. Waller is anxious to place this machine on the market, and is open to negotiate with any manufacturer to whom the design appeals. Mr. Waller's address is c/o Messrs. Rubberine, Ltd., 444, Market Road, Caledonian Road, London, N.17.
The Motor Cycle, September 30th, 1920.
Paramount-Duo were motorcycles produced between 1927 and 1928 by FEW.
This model was rather unusual as it had two bucket seats and partial enclosure, not dissimilar to the OEC Atlanta-Duo that would appear in the 1930s. The engines were either the 499cc Blackburne or 981cc JAP V-twin driving a Burman or Sturmey-Archer gearbox. The design was not well-received and, as there were few buyers, the make soon left the market.
Source: Graces Guide
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