Posts Tagged ‘Kempton’

At Kempton Again…

Posted: March 11, 2017 in Just Me
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The sun shone again for Kempton, and gave us a nice warm spring day, and this of course bought out plenty of people, and this always gives the place a real buzz. I managed to find a couple of small parts for my A65, so with any luck I can get it fired up soon, and maybe on the road for the summer.

Out in the car park was an unusual special, a V-twin Velocette, very nice.

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Velocette Special

Lots of other nice bikes about the place too both inside and outside the jumble.

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Moto Guzzi

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Vincent HRD

 

Kempton Jumble…

Damn it was cold here today, it was cold enough to freeze the flame on a lighter Brrrrrrrrr! The marina was frozen, my Mercedes was frozen, did I mention it was cold? but that won’t stop me heading out to a Kempton jumble, and it didn’t, and so I did.

So lets have a look at what was about.

First some French guys were there with a nice CB450 -K1 Black Bomber, and a sweet little Ducati…

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Ducati 350

There were also a couple of Sunbeam’s for sale, did I mention it was cold?

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Sunbeam side valve

I bought a nice little 5 in 1 Whitworth spanner for my tool roll

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Whitworth 5 in 1

And a walk around the car park, revealed this nice 1972 AMF Harley Shovelhead

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Harley FLH Shovel

More here… Slideshow

So first outing of 2017, and it starts sunny and dry, just need it to warm up a little now.

Down Kempton Way…

Posted: December 3, 2016 in Just Me
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It was the last Kempton of 2016 today, so there we did go. Today was a tad chilly, the sun tried but the cloud won. And although it stayed dry, the wind had a real edge to it, but there was plenty to see, lots of people milling about, and some nice stuff to buy if you looked hard enough.

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Triumph 500cc supercharged chop

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Triumph Bobber

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Ariel race bike project

And if you want to see more, follow the link here….

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p869183513/slideshow

 

A couple of pictures from todays visit to my lockup, first up is the front wheel I picked up yesterday at Shepton jumble, as you can see the brake plate is nice, but the rim is shot, so I think I may well get a new rim fitted when I do the front end change.

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8″ twin leading shoe

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8″ brake plate

The Amal 930 carbs are to head for the ultrasonic tank, matched pair R41  L42

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Amal Mk1

And back at the last Kempton Jumble, I picked up a nice set of Craven Comet panniers, and an old rack that may well end up being fitted to the Lightning. or maybe they will go on my Guzzi, we shall see.

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Classic Craven Comet panniers

It was a good day walking around Kempton Jumble today, I managed to get a few things for the Lightning, so I can now start to get this thing headed back towards the road where it belongs.
The first things on my list were the handlebars, and the Lucas rear light, well as you can see I found some new Triumph western style bars, and I also found a genuine Lucas rear light unit. These two items alone have transformed the look of the bike.

Before…

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Old style West coast bars, and smashed rear light.

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New bars, and genuine Lucas rear light

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Lucas tail light

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Triumph style western bars

I also have new gaiters to fit, new fuel taps, and fuel line. but first tomorrow I will be pulling the head to see what the top end looks like, due to the fact the bike has low compression on one side, maybe a stuck valve?

Saturday was another Kempton Jumble, organised by EGP, Eric and the crew, and very good again, they do such a good well organised event, easily the best auto jumble in the UK.

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Supercharged!

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TriTon with a difference

Best bike in the car park was this Matchless, the attention to detail was damn near faultless.

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Matchless

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Damn near perfect.

 

American Iron…

Posted: May 21, 2016 in Just Me
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A couple of nice American bikes at Kempton bike jumble today…

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Nice Harley in the car park..

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Indian

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Classic Indian.