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Phillips History

A Brief History of the Marque

Phillips Cycles Ltd of Smethwick, Birmingham, was owned by the Tube group in the mid-50's, and like their siblings Norman, Raleigh and Hercules they were mostly re-badged Motob├ęcane Mobylettes. Introduced in 1954, Phillips models include the P39 Gadabout of 1956, and the P40 and three-speed P50 Gadabout Deluxe of 1959.

The Vincent Firefly engine when fitted to a Phillips frame in 1956 was known as a Vincent Power Cycle.

Phillips History
Good article on the Phillips P50


Fri Dec 23 2016
c.venkatadri.westernauto at gmail.com
rear brake mechanism
Phillips Gadabout P45
Need brake mechanism which  is missing . need picture or manual for this moped
India


Fri Dec 11 2015
kensalrising at yahoo.co.uk
Philips Panda, timing, Woodruff key or key steel
Philips Panda, 59/60 Panda set contacts 014/012 Type FW17
I am trying to attach a flywheel, to the Philips Panda, the timing keeps slipping, so I wondered do i need a woodruff key or a key steel, and is there a notch cut out for it on the spline?
london

Understand that the Panda is basically a rebadged Raleigh RM4 or RM5, both of which were built by Motobecane. A manual for the RM5 is available here: http://www.mopedcentral.com/images/RaleighRM5.pdf
Neither the manual nor the parts list mention a woodruff key, only a "cam".

Thank you for the prompt reply..
I am slightly confused, there are two holes in the flywheel, that are empty..
I guess I missed the pins that locate it. On the setting of this flywheel, is the wheel set at TDC, (top dead centre) and then adjustment of timing on the points etc, or is it set as is with these pins? I suppose the timing must be quite spot on to achieve the 180-200mpg it is rated at. Also, if I replace the bigends rings etc, where can I get them?
Many thanks for the manual and..
 
Kind regards
Hugh Nott


Sun Sep 21 2014
j.jhall at hotmail.co.uk
seat
phillips gadabout
i am looking for a seat with a stem fitting
manchester


Sun Sep 21 2014
j.jhall at hotmail.co.uk
seat
phillips gadabout
i am looking for a seat with a stem fitting
manchester


Fri Jul 30 2010
bazbikes49<at>yahoodot com
Availability of tyres 23 x2 inch
Philips Gadabout Deluxe 3 
Have been trying all over for new or good used tyres for my latest restoration the size required is 23 x 2 inch
Motueka NewZealand

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