Sunday, 13 December 2009
1957 High Compression Nomad spec 600cc Dommmie twin in a Model 77 frame with Nomad cycle parts, recently completely rebuilt magneto and tune up, goes great sounds ace bith with and without the meggas, registered for the road too!
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Have a lot of parts left over from the Sprt Scout build, and a Junior Scout frame I got from a mate darn sarf so it was starting to look like I might have enough Scout bits to get another special together.
A complete bottom end from a fella in Cornwall
A phone call to another Scout builder sorted me a pair of cylinders
Tanks from the ex Desperate Dan Bella 741 chop
a 4 speed rigid type Triumph box
cut down front guard from a Triumph Cub
seat from a Francis Barnett
and it starts to come together
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
This is my old Dnepr Cossack hack, I found it under a tarpaulin on a Highland estate about 5 years ago, tracked down the owner and made him an offer, a couple of hours of tinkering and a charged battery and it was on the road with an MOT 8-)
Over the last few years it has been used and abused all year round to haul stuff around the Black Isle, everything from fence posts and bales of hay to mountain bikes and the kids have been delivered in style.last winter I decided to pull it apart and give it a makeover, it had to be a low budget affair cos I'm always skint in the winter, so using only bits I had lying about the shed and what was/is to hand at the farm where I keep it I have been trimming some weight and gradually making it a bit more suitable for the offroad riding I tend t do with it.
The only money spent has been on a Mikuni conversion to try and cure the leaky carb problem inherent with the Russian made carbs.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Having a rest after a bit of fun on the farm, heres my 1958 Norton Dommie Scrambler/Desert Racer (aint no deserts here tho!!!!)
more pics ('scuse the legs, its summer, lol) http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/steveplowman/the%20great%20escape/
I got hold of this 1929 twin port OHV JAP motor as part of a deal with some Triumph parts, after doing a bit of Google homework and making a couple of calls to Cameron Racing Engines, I now know that its a 1929 350cc Sports single. Ive managed to get hold of a late 1920's Chater Lea frame, from a sports single so the plan is to gather the bits together to build a vintage racer/sprinter.
Forgot all about the Diary, lol, back here so I beeter bring it up to date. Black Bob went back together, again, with new push rods, valves and collars, has been run in nice n gentle (yeah right!!) and is pulling strong. Still needs a bit of fettling with the Mikuni but seems to be running happily enough.