Need info on 350 Ducati

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villa211
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Need info on 350 Ducati

Post by villa211 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:42 pm

Hello, Need some help on a new machine I picked up. Here's a picture. Engine # DM350 02322. No frame tag or #.
Was told this is a 250 frame with a 350 engine.
Would like to know what year the frame and or engine is?
How many where made?
Any help is much appreciated.
Scott
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Re: Need info on 350 Ducati

Post by Craig in France » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:59 pm

Hi Scott and welcome to the Forum,

The basis of the bike is a Scrambler, a 250cc model first produced as 4-speed in 1964 and then continued with the 5-speed engine into 1967.

As to the engine, Ian Falloon writes, "According to production data for 1965 and 1966, also included was a 350 Scrambler (these may have been Scramblers fitted with 350 Sebring motors)". However, I'm not aware of any other author (e.g Mick Walker or Tom Bailey) claiming the existence of a 350 narrow-case Scrambler. And I note how guarded Ian is with his wording :) - "according to production data", "may have been".

As to the Sebring, it was made 1965-67. Again according to Ian Falloon, Sebring engine numbers start 01001, with +/- 1,000 being made each year. Which would make your engine from some time early-mid 1966.

As to the frame, there is a way to date this, assuming the forks are original. On the inner face of the lug that supports the brake plate, there is a code stamped. Up until 1965, this appears as first the week, then the year, e.g. 27 64. After 1965, it's the month and then the year, e.g 7 66.

Also in 1996, the rear wheel got smaller: 18" in place of 19".

Smart bike, especially when finished in black and silver. Go http://www.motoscrubs.com/forum/viewtop ... f=3&t=2538

HTH

Craig

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Re: Need info on 350 Ducati

Post by villa211 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:55 am

Crag, Thank you for the great info. That helps a lot. I did pull the front wheel off and the brake lug has 9-65 on it. It also has a 18" rear wheel. It runs good. Very loud, there's no baffle in the pipe. Someone put a large AMAL carb on it and looks to have some port work done to the head. Thanks again.

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