Posts Tagged ‘Racer’

On A Snowy Day…

Posted: March 18, 2018 in Just Me
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I find myself confined to the warmth of my Barge here on the river, so I started looking through eBay at the classic bikes for sale, and came across this…

 “1948 Velocette mac road racer it is up and running and on the road last year original reg with current v5c oily rag original condition mechanically perfect. It has air over oil Dowty forks that hold air fine and work well with double damping 4 speed gear box twin leading shoe front break rear set foot rests and is very fast and reliable. The engine is very special all alloy top end with hairpin valve springs lightend and polished valve gear ported cylinder head TT carb BTH mag special crank conrod/big end and rev counter would be a great sprint or track bike well sorted it is geared up and also has 500 cc chain pitch and sprockets as it will break 350cc pitch chain alloy wheel rims 20” front wheel and 19” rear fitted and in as new condition Avon speed master tyre on the front Dunlop TT 100 tyre on the rear”.

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1949 Velocette racer.

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Velocette Mac Racer on eBay

 

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EGP Kempton Jumble…

Posted: July 26, 2015 in Just Me
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Saturday was another of the regular Kempton Motorcycle Jumble’s, run By Eric and his EGP team. These are great jumbles (swap meets for those in the US) very well organised and run by Eric and his team. And as usual for the classic motorcycle enthusiast, there was plenty to see and buy, for those of such a mind.

BSA A65 Racer

BSA A65 Racer

Egli Vincent, Comet

Egli Vincent, Comet

Nice little French parade race bike…

French 175cc Race Bike

French 175cc Race Bike

A couple more of my older shots from a few years ago…

Bultaco

Bultaco

Jawa

Jawa

Norton Race Bike

Norton Race Bike

Greeves

Greeves

Rex-Acme

Rex-Acme

I have been trawling through some older files on my PC, and finding a few pictures to share here…

Hailwood

Hailwood

Seeley Matchless

Seeley Matchless

Triumph Rocket 3

Triumph 3

Gillera

Gilera

DMW

DMW

Norton and Kawasaki…

Posted: October 9, 2013 in Just Me
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I have two pictures from this week, one is of my new alloy tank, for my Norton Clubman project, the other is a nice old Kawasaki race bike, based around an A1 Samurai frame with A7 Avenger motor…

 

Clubman Alloy Tank

Clubman Alloy Tank

Old Kwaka Race Bike

Old Kwaka Race Bike

 

 

More Norton’ing…

Posted: April 13, 2013 in Just Me
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Another big part of the puzzle fell into place today, in the shape of an ES2 500 iron barrel, it has had a repair or two in its life, as you would expect, it is also on the top end of the bore size at 82.3, but I am looking for a late 40’s AJS piston to fit in there, but if I fail in that direction I shall have a look at getting a liner fitted, and taking it back to standard (79mm) bore size.

Roll out the Barrel

Roll out the Barrel

500 Barrel

500 Barrel

I also started looking at how to fix my newly aquired Smiths tacho, which I want to fit in a jaunty old fashioned classic race style.

Tach Mount

Tach Mount

Norton Dash

Norton Dash

My Norton Project, Cont…

Posted: April 10, 2013 in Just Me
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Way back in the mists of time, I bought an oil tank with a big hole in it, this one to be exact…

Oil Tank

Oil Tank

Well said hole is now a non hole, and today it also had a nice shiney new filler cap fitted, so next stop will be the body shop for some filler and paint…

Oil Tank Fixed

Oil Tank Fixed

And as the sun had finaly decided to join us, I thought I would grab a couple of pictures of my newly prepped head and rocker box too.

350 cylinder head & rocker cover

350 cylinder head & rocker cover

Cylinder Head & Rocker Box

Cylinder Head & Rocker Box

Top End

Top End

Just need to find a barrel now then…