Winston's Memoirs

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by trustme, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    Awesome job Paul, looks fantastic, cant wait to hear her crackling down a back straight
  2. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    Thanks for all the kind comments & encouragement. :D

    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. :dunno 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.:lol3
    That's all till next weekend.

    I hate this itinerant lifestyle :waysad
  3. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    Italians make good tyres though! :clap
    Excepts when they go flat, then daygo wop wop wop wop :eek1
  4. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    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.:wink:

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  5. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Looking Good, should be nicer without the ape hangers:rofl

    Going to run it in pre 72?, as long as it looks pre 72 from 100 metres your in.
  6. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    It's British. Doesn't that just mean there's no oil in it? :lol3

    Have noted the Taupo date in my diary, will hopefully get down for a look.

    Cheers
    Clint
  7. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    That looks very nice. Good luck with the racing. Have those headers been coated? Doesn't look like like a rattle can job.
  8. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Called into the Taupo track yesterday to check out some classic action. Team Winston was in attendance & looking sharp:

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    And racing!

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    After some jetting changes the day before the old Bonnie was apparently going pretty well.

    Cheers
    Clint
  9. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    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 .
  10. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    Yup, it is a rattle can job
  11. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Good Stuff, whats the laverda ...? SF750?
    You doing Friday at HD?
  12. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    looks very cool. Well done TM & clint
  13. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    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 ?? :lol3
  14. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    bikes or riders?
  15. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    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 ' :lol3:lol3
  16. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    Another Photo Essay

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    Team Winston was finally back on the track at Taupo

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    Adrian & I discussing the finer points of something

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    Lets put it into practice

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    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

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    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

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    last lap was close but no cigar

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    Eye Candy

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    Seriously quick Trident side car

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    Seriously rough but also quick & well prepared, looks can be decieving

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    It's running a standard motor , ' yeah right '

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    This runs at the pointy end of post classics

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    Says it all really

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    The lengths some people will go to to avoid helping to pack up

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    Bike is now ready for the Classic Festival at Hampton Downs
  17. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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  18. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    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.
  19. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Great photos, the main reason I go to races is to watch and listen to these old beauties being run! :clap
  20. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    Classic Festival

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    The usual suspects were rounded up

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    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

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    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

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    Volty hunted Harleys

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    Trustme chased a top end miss

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    Sometimes others got in the way

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    Some riders need lists to remind them of simple shit. by the end of the weekend that list resembled Tolstoy's War & Peace :rofl:

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    Beware the lurking Photog

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    Numnumnum

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    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