|Early B Rapide detail
||Photo, Graphics, or
|Early B Rapide were fitted with Miller 8"
The Miller part number for this 8" lamp is - 84CV
The listed ammeter for this headlamp is a 75V.
S.108 is a single contact center - S.C.C.
S.107 is listed here as S.B.S.- ?
There is a slot cut in the reflector to light the ammeter.
Pilot bulb is on bottom.
Dipper switch and cable are listed but not shown.
early "B" Vincent Rapides have quite a few individual
parts stamped with the Vincent number.
Tiny little stampings, sometimes looks like individual stamps were used. Incorrect detail for later Rapides.
Here is an ET24 Inspection Cap from a 1947 B Rapide.
|C2 screws for the clutch
basket were individually stamped. However replacements were
not stamped as you can see the two smooth machine heads are
|Head washers ET152 all
|Gearbox plates G50 and G51
|Factory photo late 46 or
early 47, tank stripe, HRD placement, seat panels, plated
|Factory photo shoot late 46
or early 47, John Bull foot pegs, Feridax badge, rear stand
mount, tank stripe
|Magazine photo 1947
|#323 in progress
|#323 in progress
|stamping on G37, early B Rapide trait
|This is the 1946 Vincent B Rapide
photographed in France in 1946. Photo provided thru
I see -
small hex head seat stay bolt, earlier than 321, no washers
nut facing out on FT129
John Bull foot rests - John Bull cable ties
Miller No42E brake switch
chrome band clamp on muffler
H35/1AS brake rod wing nut - vertical stop
rear foot rest pieces all black
muffler clamp attached behind foot rest
hole in rear stand FT13/1AS
fender mount location of rear stand
wire position on Miller No42E
Avon rear tyre
Seat height at rear
chain guard sheet metal design at rear
FT96AS damper knob fluting and beveling pattern?
seat stitch seams
rear fender/tail piece mismatch
tube stem nut - rim paint pattern - tyre security bolt
one piece PR27 number plate
slotted screw used in FT177
FT22/4 fender stay not in service yet
|Early Vincent B Rapide documentation
Rod Coates sitting on early Rapide in December of 1946
Bill Weissman supplied photo
Reported as Rapide F10AB/1/7
items of note
Lineman boots with rolled socks
reinforced trouser knees
black studs on engine and suspension
John Bull foot rubber
Miller logo button on tail lamp
lack of flange on left grip
"V" bent tommy bars at axle and others
Miller head lamp switch lever
stitch pattern on seat.
spark wires attached to oil line.
large wheel weights
plated side plates with black side stands
rest position of rear stand
front fender mount positions
all brake drums are sprocket drilled with no water excluders
position of Brampton links with rider
|John Bull footrest rubbers FT158 replaced
|Clutch revised to six C29 clutch springs
instead of three
|KVF Lucas magneto PR22/2AS introduced
|Rocker bearing ET26 grooved for oil drainage
- front intake only
|Added H51 alloy water excluders to front
|23 tooth second gear replaces 24 tooth
|Kickstart cover G1 revision eliminated upper
|Stop lamp switch PR39 revised from Miller No
42E to Lucas 31437A
|Rear guard stays FT22/4 added||341
|Gear change selector pawl spring G36 revised
|Oil pump worm OP31 revised from bronze to
|Crank pins E128 reduced from 6 to 2
|Petrol tank T1 added rear lugs, spacer, bolt
|Prominent oilways on HRD timing cover ET62
revised to smooth