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    Posted: 06 May 2019 at 16:41
Described as a V7 850GT, but it's a military single of a kind that I've never seen before.  A sort of giant Lodola.  Can anybody shed any light on this?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2019 at 17:43
Where's @italianmotor? 

Clearly the copy doesn't match the images, and the images show a fine lump of a single. Can't say it matches any images of a Lodola that I've seen to date. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2019 at 17:48
The description is b0110x.

I'm guessing a 500cc side valve single?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glawster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2019 at 17:57
I've asked Greg Pullen.  I don't recall ever seeing that engine before.
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maybe it was a prototype, it has similarities to a lodola, but it’s bigger and has different cases, never seen an engine like that before.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2019 at 18:55
I've no idea what it is but I'd guess it's an OHV 350/500 with modest military spec' compression ratio. Whatever it is, I like it.
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Greg reports that it’s a 1957 350cc prototype.  I’m assuming that Coys have got the photo wrong and they really are selling an 850GT, but you never know!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2019 at 19:13
A-ha! Very interesting thanks.

But wow only 350cc?

It's a fab thing tho but. Big smile



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Looks great ! It's got to be a proto ...lots of army contracts at that time...an engine of that size would be ideal for convoy work and if it's based on the Lodola it might be ohc
It looks like the same era as the Ducati military single used by the Swiss  which was a 450 pushrod engine.
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Originally posted by Chris A Chris A wrote:

the Ducati military single used by the Swiss  

Condor 350, ohc. I see them on the bay, described as "very rare" Ermm
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