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    Because I like the sound of my own BS.

    Latest project - Answers on a postcard please.

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    Built around 1958, last raced in 1973.
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    Hmm. Appears to be manx wideline chassis with Conical hubs, so that's latish - I was figuring later than 58 but not my area of expertise - with what looks like a 7R motor - no make that G50 motor. peel mountain mile fairing and tank that could be glass based on rough looks. Hard to tell from here. I love the square section megaphone. Alloy rims - probably Borrani, with KR73/KR76 ? Triangular tires.

    Seat appears to be FiGlass, so that makes me wonder if it might be a street wideline. It's an interesting project for sure.

    What's the story on this one Steve?

    Or are you asking about the MiracleGro bucket load of chicken sh!t?
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    I like that it looks like it was brush painted.

    Are you going to make it track-worthy?
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    That exhaust is teh sex....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy View Post
    That exhaust is teh sex....
    Lol I didn't even notice that.

    This bike reminds me of the go-cart from the little rascals movie
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    The bike has a 1958 Manx frame and swing arm. The factory despatch records say the original bike was delivered to Francis Beart. Much of the rest of the chassis (except the front wheel) is also Manx, the front fork is contemporary with the chassis and match the despatch record for this frame. The body work photographed including tank is GRP, the peel fairing has two air ducts taking air to the rear of the carb an attempt to pressurise the inlet track. Rear brake plate is floating.

    The front wheel is AJS and from a ultra-rare "porcupine" model and missing the alloy plate from the centre, 2LS magnesium front brakes don't get much rarer.

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    The engine is G50, as is the gearbox, most is original except for the cases which are Colin Seeley replacements from the 1st batch he made and are alloy. The sad bit is the new crankcases replaced a cracked original set which were part of G50 No3! Its head has twin plugs fired by a twin spark 2MTT. Carb has also been bored out and just over 1 1/2". No idea what is inside the engine yet

    The bike was put together over the winter 1958/9. Its got lots of history, with short circuit wins and TT / Manx history with a number of riders. Currently trying to verify who built it.

    The bike will be restored as a special for parade use, I will re-use as much of the original bike as possible. The seat and fairing will be restored, I have repaired its original alloy Lyta fuel tank and have found an original late Manx oil tank. And yes its been brush painted by a couple of 8 year olds back in the late 70's.
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    What a nice project

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    bravo~!! to the top of the class forn you !
    forgive me but im have 2 unrelated to \

    anyway "can't be arsed with"i like the pace it sets
    it is british i guess how long has it been spoken,did granpa uise it ?
    and yourv age for no ther reason than that is is interesting to know the culture age that they endured through the mind developing hishool years
    for me it was the 60-70-s quite a turbulent era worldwide
    i first tasted air in 57
    i remember watching live the ed sullivan show with the super long haired beattles
    which happened first?you were exposed to wrenching or dropped on yer asre-head

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    Love it, pure gold with crap stacked on top shoved in a corner.

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    Slowly the bike is coming apart bit by bit by bit.

    I drop on to this bike when I get bored of working on Suzukis - GSXR's there so much of them!

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