Time for plan B. After numerous weeks cleaning, um..ing and ah…ing, auto jumbles searching for missing parts, a chat with friends at Redmax Speed Shop has confirmed our suspicions that it will take more time and money than it is realistically possible to muster to have the Pre-unit Triumph with AMC gearbox up and running for the spring. It's still the ultimate aim to get it restored but it seems a plan B is need for next year that still fits the new ACU twin sidecar class regs. Big thanks to Lisa & kenny White, John Smith, Jez Phillips & Bill Carter for the time, ideas and parts. It's back to the drawing board Bill!
Monday, 15 December 2014
First thing to sort is the Front wheel, it doesn't fit, there is some play there as the spindle is not quite the correct size. Bill Carter (builder of Jez Phillips 1977 Western Winner winning outfit) makes me up some bushes to fit over the spindle and solve the problem.
|couldn't find the right cutting tool in the garage, so Bill just makes one. probably simple to an engineer, quite impressive to me!|