Visit rudge.parts for all your top quality spares,FRIENDLY service, cheap postage and NO VAT!

Gearboxes and gearbox parts always wanted - please contact the site owner.

A group of over 600 + like minded enthusiasts from around the world dedicated to the Rudge Whitworth Marque and its preservation.

Technical information, modifications and restoration topics are discussed in vivid detail. Surplus and new spares are made available to site members and up to date accurate technical, machine dating, Spares lists and component drawing information is available to download, most of which is not available elsewhere. Sadly, this site has NO connections to the Rudge Enthusiasts Club (see Home, About this site). Become part of this active & supportive site today! - sign up for FREE!

Up to date technical help from Rudge experts...

Sam E Radial is on hand to answer those nagging technical questions like "how does the oil get to the big end on my 1930 Special?".

The oil from the pump passes through a spring loaded 'quill' or delivery sleeve which connects to the timing side axle. The oil is then fed through the timing side axle and flywheel with the oil exiting adjacent to the crankpin. The quill assembly in the timing cover is often missing as the delivery sleeve itself can fall out if the timing cover is removed or the oil pump delivery union unscrewed from the outside of the timing cover. The assembly is shown following. Now there's a thing!

(Taken from Rudge Remedies(TM) No 96 - 1930 timing gears and timing cover overhaul  - one of more than 90 remedies available free inside!)

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Thinking of purchasing or just purchased a Rudge? Started overhauling the engine?

Perhaps I can help? - I offer a free critique service to nut & bolt level for your newly discovered or newly purchased machine.

I also operate a donation based tool loan service to help you overhaul your engine and gearbox and a free gearbox & magneto loan service to keep you on the road.

Part missing? I have many original patterns for loan to get that elusive part made.

Contact the site owner anytime on rudging@btinternet.com for details.

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Galleries

High quality reference pictures of original components - is your bike original?