António in Portugal has gotten in touch asking for help with a set of forks for his Villiers engined Vilar.
Vilar were a Portugese brand producing smaller engined motorcycles with proprietry engines. António's Vilar is a 125cc model from the late forties / early fifties, it is fitted with a Villiers 9D motor and is apparently a copy of the Excelsior Universal.
To me it looks like the forks fitted originally were Webb lightweight pressed steel ones as fitted to a number of British lightweights of the immediate pre and post war periods, Coventry Eagle, Ambassador, Royal Enfield and Excelsior to name a few.
The rear wheel is also missing, I would imagine it would be a British Hub type as fitted to many other lightweights of the period.
If anyone can help António out with a set of pressed steel Webbs or rear wheel please get in touch and I will forward contact details on.
Some more details on the Vilar brand on the Motos de Portugal site.
|Vilar 125 is a pretty good basis for restoration. Wrong forks|
|Interesting home bodge grafting the bottom of|
the Webb girders on to a set of telescopic forks.
At least it means the original front wheel is still
with the bike.
|And here is what the Vilar is based on, the Excelsior Universal.|