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Over 30 years of buying, breaking, building, cutting, welding, riding and selling greasy old mo'sickles. Bare bones bikes from the middle of nowhere!

Friday, 29 September 2017

Autumn Sale

Triumph/BSA Conical hub front end and rear wheel £250 + the ride SOLD



Indian Warrior TT frame and Sport Scout crankcases c/w dating cert £800 + the ride




Whitehawk (SuzukiBeamish RL) trials frame fork wheels and brakeplates etc perfect for a twinshock trials project, welded repair to front frame down tube gusset chrome cleans up quite nice. £195 + the ride



1946 Indian Chief frame parts, ideal start for a chop/bobber project. £650 + the ride






Two projects, six wheels..

My '26 Model T has been following me about waiting for a bit of TLC for the best part of 10 years! Work commitments and other projects have always come first leaving the T under a tarp or more recently tucked away in the barn for later. Just a few weeks ago I took delivery of a '26 touring front body tub which has rekindled the desire to get the car going again and at least into usable farm hack order...

The Indian Chout has been in almost complete dry built state for about 3 years now, a lack of focus and direction on my part has kept me from finishing it off. I recently pulled it out of storage and put together a shopping list of the parts I need to get it finished and on the road... not a hell of a lot, a clutch, some primary parts, plug inserts, gaskets bearings nuts and bolts..


So.. Time for an autumn sale to raise the cash to get these two up and running over the winter, I'll be posting stuff on here, Instagram and Facebook in the next week or so

Friday, 8 September 2017

Body tub for the model T




This 1926 tourer front tub was shipped over from Kansas earlier this year to Tuckett's yard down in Bucks.. hope to have it here on the Black Isle later next week to fit onto my '26 rolling chassis :)

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Stroker Scout at the farm

#indiansportscout #strokerscout #57cubicinch

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Morris 8 Special the Dunrobin Castle Vintage Rally


Belonging to Lachie Stewart,  this car was my favourite of the day! Originally a 1938 Morris 8 Van which was on loan to the Land Army during WW2 in the Portmahomack area. It was returned after the war with a trashed body but useable running gear, the present owner's father with assistance from the local blacksmith had this special body built onto the rolling chassis, he has recently pulled it from the barn and got it going and with help from the Morris owners club is trying to get it back on the road with the attached registration number. A proper post war rationing era special.











Friday, 18 August 2017

Monday, 23 January 2017

The Tractor Shed

Ive always had a soft  spot for vintage tractors, it's maybe in the blood, with a name like Plowman it wounded come as a big surprise. Ive had a partly restored '62 International B275 for just over a year now and been working it on our smallholding/farm since I got it. Last week I did a deal for an early '60's Nuffield 460 .. it needs a bit of work but looks like it will be a good strong working machine :)