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Re: Barn Find

in reply to colic2bullsgirlore

colic2bullsgirlore wrote:

^^^^^^ Eric,??? Black lightning and Alan.... a winning classy trio ^^^^^


Eric Debenham. up until the 1980's it was still the fastest bike at the Easter bathurst meeting, what a glorious bike. the sound on conrod was fabulous.

as an aside i remember talking to Neil Munro (speedway/long track sidecar champ) ata meeting in SA his Vincent powered outfit would drip methanol from the Amal GP's on the ground in the pits like a tap with a shot washer.. Neil would sit there smoking a rollie and scare everyone half to death. he said the Vincent engine was pretty reliable considering the big end had a half inch of play sideways, he said sorting it out wasn't worth the trouble and went out and won easily.

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Re: Barn Find

in reply to lakeland27

dunno if the story behind it true but geeze, what a collection

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Y1Xq19h7I

 

drools


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Re: Barn Find

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last time the purple phase 4 was seen jacked up in a used car lot (early eighties?)

the fellow who bought the car refused to have it appear in any motoring publication or to be interviewed, and was described as a private person.

 

take a look at his 'other' shed at the end of the video....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOmZVsyyDds

 

stores other unique production models, charger 340, XU1 V8

 

 

 

better then bowden's collection imo

 


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Re: Barn Find

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If anyone is looking for a fully restored vintage 1926 J model I have one for sale It is listed on Bikesales I am selling it because I need the money to restore a steam engine I just purchased on EBay
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Re: Barn Find

in reply to serendipityricho

Did you want to sell the book "A-Z of Australian made Motorcycles 1893-1942."?

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Re: Barn Find

in reply to supe95

He might still have it. After all, it's only been FOUR YEARS

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Re: Barn Find

in reply to the*scarlet*pimpernel
You never know. No need to rush into these things.