Friday, 19 May 2017



                                                      Trying a different exhaust system down in Lincolnshire .

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

 
I find the cylinder head on the old Norton can be difficult. Valve guides can work loose rather too easily for my liking.
 
The shape of the inlet port is poor though the exhaust seems far better in design.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

 
Coming to the line at East Kirkby in September


 
Little knowing my piston would seize that day.


Monday, 12 September 2016


Had great day on Sunday 11 Sept at East Kirkby which is near Skegness . Great machines from the golden days of sprinting were there including ones borrowed from museums.










Tuesday, 23 August 2016

 
Rather well restored and prepared 175cc MV Agusta at Kirkbride last month.

 
Please my bike got a mention in the National Sprint Association magazine. The last outing- last month at Kirkbride- with points and battery !! Now using BTH electronic magneto and won't look back to my days of misfires.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Invested in a new BTH electronic magneto in place of Lucas points unit.
Discovered that the original sprocket from the points unit is too close to the mag face and doesn't align with the drive sprocket.
 
 

 
This is the solution. You need a magneto sprocket from a 1948-1958 model ( Norton ES2 or Model 50) before they changed to alternators and points. Seems obvious now but took a while to find that out- thanks to Mike Pemberton !

Thursday, 23 June 2016



 
My own made oil tank seems to be standing up after some years but still look out for a good alloy one.

 
Planning to move before end of season to Methanol ....have bought a batch and have a carb kit to allow the free flow. Have been experimenting with Methyl Benzene 10% in petrol but results remain to be seen.