Monday, 5 October 2015

Down in Cumbria at the weekend - bike running better but running out of power half way down strip.

watching for the stage light to change
six Ford GT 40's turned up - quite a treat
this one seems to have a special engine cowling
still using Enterprise vans
two of the GT 40's returning to the pits

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Working on a new engine which I hope will be strong enough in the bottom end to cope with
 a very high compression ratio- enough to burn methanol.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Parked next to this spaceship at York during the weekend.

Put a page of information next to the bike as so many young chaps seem to know nothing at all about the history of Norton motorcycles.

this chap recorded 11.05 sec over the quarter mile.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

have been experimenting with a so called 4 ton bottle jack to discover if the main shafts in the flywheels might way ...all I get if bent bolts...looks like a job for a power press.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Well the new season has started a bit slow. I was down at the Kirkbride strip in Cumbria in April and a persistent misfire slowed me. Then on Sunday past the event at York was a complete washout.

...then I find that my hero Geoff Duke has died at the age of 92...well for a world class  racer I think his age may be a record !!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Am thinking of a better stand...I have a proper rear wheel racing stand but it fouls the rear brake rod.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Well it must be spring time ! got bike out of the garage today .
The buds are on the trees and fuel is in the tank !

Manx Norton exhaust pipe now fitted with a straight though section of pipe.
It is not as easy as it sounds as the Manx pipe has a parallel end where it fits into the head and this has to be modified.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

I am struggling with different types of exhaust from short pipes and long straight through and now again trying a reverse cone mega.....proof will tell when the season starts.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

As the final weeks tick away before the first sprint of the season in April it is gratifying to know that you have a spare engine in the workshop in the event of a major blow up.

I have fitted one of those cheap Chinese rev counters -they take a pulse signal from the points wire. It seems to move but leaves me with a question mark over any accuracy !