Bit over 2 years now since the Norton Cafe ceased to be rideable. During this time, I've managed to make a quite decent recovery and have resumed riding. And after buying it in pieces some 30 years back and spending most of that time fiddling and fettling I've finally reduced the wreck back into several boxes of parts. The frame is beyond repair, so what's left could hardly be called a bike any more. To this end, a friend told me of a local chappy who had some Norton bits and it might be worth getting in contact to see if he had anything I could use. Well, what he had turned out to be too good for parts, so I ended up with another Norton project, a red 850 Interstate. The motor had been removed and stripped after a seize, everything damaged repaired or replaced but not re-assembled; the owner had too many other engineering projects on the go. This is the Interstate: So I've got 2 Norton projects on the go, re-assemble to 850 motor and get the Interstate going and see if I can resurrect the Cafe. I'll bung some progress notes, pix and schtuff here as I go.