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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Bicester Heritage Day

There's another Bicester Heritage Day on Sunday 28th April. Arrive in or on a pre 1990 'classic' and it'll cost approx £7 to get in per person. On foot or by car then it's around £11 per person. As far as I'm concerned this is still one of the best value car events you'll find.
   If you get the slightest enjoyment from looking at classic cars then you should really try and get to this event. All of the onsite workshops and car sales open their doors and that's plus all the cars that turn up.
 Here's a few pics from when I went 2 - 3 years ago. This event usually is only open for approx 5 hours (I haven't checked times) and I'd suggest allowing all that time to properly look round as the site is huge

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Guzzi Cafe Racer

Fabio in Italy contacted quite a while back for some advice - He was building a Cafe Racer inspired by a old build of mine from 2010 - and now it's finished.
    Here's a couple of pics including a pic of my bike that gave him a few ideas


Sunday, 14 April 2019

Guzzi 1100 Sport inj Cafe Racer

Chris came and picked up his rolling chassis on Friday with everything else left for him to do. It was a 'on the road' running ongoing project but he's now got to improve on the wiring. He also wants to fit some wire wheels at some point. Some very nice little detail touches catch the eye and a lot of nicely machined titanium nuts and bolts

What a turnaround.

I took my engine cases to the vapour blasters that I use last Thursday at nearly midday and got a text message at 9 am the next morning to say that they were ready for collection. 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

More pics from the loft garage..

......a stock 900 ss, Brancato 900ss and the MHR followed by Clarke / Raceco bike (purchased from myself some 18 - 19 years ago) and finally the Jota

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Guzzi Bike collection .... a few Ducati's and a Laverda thrown in for good measure!
    These are my friend Ian's bikes that he mostly collected 20+ years ago that live in the roof space above some of his car collection.
   He bought the Clarke / Raceco bike from myself approx 18 - 19 years ago

Cylinder fin repair......

......and while the Dremel was out I opened up the 36mm inlets to 40mm for my own current 950cc project.