Ok, I’ll try to keep it shortish.
Back in the late 60s my Dad bought this bike home in bits, there was the frame, and several old tea chests which contained 2 engines and 2 gearboxes partly dismantled and all the rest of the bits and pieces, it remained in the attic until the late 70s , but then whilst working for the maintenance dept at Heathrow Airport he got the chance to get the frame, forks and various other bits stove enameled, then several years later he had the tank re furbished, but was never happy with the job done , so it went back into the attic.
Fast forward to the early 90s, my Dad retired and my parents sold up and moved to a bungalow with a garage, this became his second home, where he started to re build the engines and gearboxes, and sent the tank off to a specialist who done a grand job, over the years it all came together, in between tinkering with an old BMW LS650 he had bought, he finally got it running around the late 90s and rode it once, as ill heath and his age took its toll.
He decided to sell it and continue dismantling the BMW which he loved doing, and forgot about the Norton
Some years later I got an exited call from him saying his old bike had appeared in The Feb 2003 Classic Bike Guide Magazine, I bought and kept the magazine and there it was over several pages in all its glory, and he never did get to figure out what the 2 lugs where at the bottom of the frame at the front, we thought probably sidecar mount fixings ? he died some years back, and unfortunately I never did get to ride it .