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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by trustme, Dec 12, 2012.
Awesome job Paul, looks fantastic, cant wait to hear her crackling down a back straight
Thanks for all the kind comments & encouragement.
Little things make a difference, I used a paper thin gasket on the primary drive cover , a different clutch basket & alloy pressure plate meant there was not enough clearance so the basket & plate rubbed on the outer cover. 2 X normal thickness gaskets seems to be the answer , no noises , clutch that clutches , gearbox does it's gearboxy thing, no noises . Will put the primary belt back on & try next weekend.
Also replaced the throttle cables & Amal throttle assembly with a Tomaselli quick action assembly & new cables . I should have known. Why is wog shit is never quite plug & play , had too mess with cable outer lengths to make it all work, could not possibly be Triumph stuff at fault.
That's all till next weekend.
I hate this itinerant lifestyle
Italians make good tyres though!
Excepts when they go flat, then daygo wop wop wop wop :eek1
Happy New Year from Team Winston.
The last 4 months have been chaos. All work & no play has made Trustme a very dull boy.
Winston has languished under a cover in the corner.
The Barry Sheene & the Burt came & went while I worked & Winston sat.
I've promised myself 'This year is going to be different ' . I've been at home the last 10 days, sorted out a lot of the minor stuff that takes time, gearbox is fixed , lock wiring done, oil leak gone. Tomorrow is another run up & down the road, then testing at Taupo.
First race is at Taupo in early Feb, work is full on for Jan then calms down.
Well here hoping.
Looking Good, should be nicer without the ape hangers
Going to run it in pre 72?, as long as it looks pre 72 from 100 metres your in.
It's British. Doesn't that just mean there's no oil in it?
Have noted the Taupo date in my diary, will hopefully get down for a look.
That looks very nice. Good luck with the racing. Have those headers been coated? Doesn't look like like a rattle can job.
Called into the Taupo track yesterday to check out some classic action. Team Winston was in attendance & looking sharp:
After some jetting changes the day before the old Bonnie was apparently going pretty well.
Thanks for that Clint & good of you to drop by.
I'll post up pics later. Had a good dice with that Laverda, he was missing gear changes, I just got past him down the back straight on the last lap then the miss I kept chasing all weekend kicked in at 6000 rpm & he slipped back through, bugger, bugger, bugger.
The Laverda died on the wind down lap, dead electrics & a fractured muffler. Winston still has the miss. The joys of old tragics racing .
Yup, it is a rattle can job
Good Stuff, whats the laverda ...? SF750?
You doing Friday at HD?
looks very cool. Well done TM & clint
SF750 , once he gets it sorted it should go well.
Definitely on for Friday. Retorqueing [ is that a word ] the head today. Got to buy a new sun shade, windy Taupo turned old faithful inside out.
Adrian got some rods & we cable tied it together. Right about then there was a call on the PA, the flag marshals wanted the poles for their flags returned !!! hmmm ??
bikes or riders?
Some years ago I pulled onto a freeway in New Jersey. I said to the guy in the toll booth, ' Does this take me north or south '
' Either way ' came the smart arse reply
200 yards later the road split north & south
' EITHER WAY '
Another Photo Essay
Team Winston was finally back on the track at Taupo
Adrian & I discussing the finer points of something
Lets put it into practice
Those 32 mm carbs needed a fair bit of tuning so Saturday was spent sorting jetting with the help of a Triumph guru who was pitted next door
Sunday & we were good to go, had a great dice with a Laverda as I've already mentioned. Between his box full of neutrals & suspect swingarm bushes & my high rev miss we were pretty even
last lap was close but no cigar
Seriously quick Trident side car
Seriously rough but also quick & well prepared, looks can be decieving
It's running a standard motor , ' yeah right '
This runs at the pointy end of post classics
Says it all really
The lengths some people will go to to avoid helping to pack up
Bike is now ready for the Classic Festival at Hampton Downs
I think Vinces Guzzi revcounter is understating whats been spent on that....
Last time I saw it was at the BS and I don't think he did many races, looks like 4 races last season. Like a lot of the fast bikes, fast and fragile.
here is the times.
best I have done on the long track is 2:09.
Best I got was a 2:12. The motor is starting to free up & feels good, I need to sort the high rev miss. I need to get balls . I know I can go under 2:10.
A year off has made me very rusty.
Great photos, the main reason I go to races is to watch and listen to these old beauties being run!
The usual suspects were rounded up
Since Taupo the previous weekend I had been pretty busy , Retorqued the head but did not have time to do anything else so the miss was still a problem.
First practice on Friday exposed another wee issue . ' Old Tight Arse ' had reused the nyloc the secures the clutch basket just once to often, no, probably 10 times too often. The whole shooting box came loose, rebuilt the clutch , nothing loctite could not fix, ready for Saturday
Good to go
Before you ask , that petrol tap leaks , it glassed into the tank so the fix is not that simple, will have to fit a second tap
Sid [ Adrian ] diced all weekend with a standard but well ridden Beemer
Volty hunted Harleys
Trustme chased a top end miss
Sometimes others got in the way
Some riders need lists to remind them of simple shit. by the end of the weekend that list resembled Tolstoy's War & Peace :
Beware the lurking Photog
We all went round & round , nothing broke , no one fell off, what more could you ask for, .............. except for a Pazon ignition which I'm about to order.
Unfortunately the camera died so not so many photos this time