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Old 02-03-2014, 10:51 PM   #136
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Another Photo Essay



Team Winston was finally back on the track at Taupo



Adrian & I discussing the finer points of something



Lets put it into practice



Those 32 mm carbs needed a fair bit of tuning so Saturday was spent sorting jetting with the help of a Triumph guru who was pitted next door



Sunday & we were good to go, had a great dice with a Laverda as I've already mentioned. Between his box full of neutrals & suspect swingarm bushes & my high rev miss we were pretty even





last lap was close but no cigar





Eye Candy



Seriously quick Trident side car



Seriously rough but also quick & well prepared, looks can be decieving



It's running a standard motor , ' yeah right '



This runs at the pointy end of post classics



Says it all really



The lengths some people will go to to avoid helping to pack up



Bike is now ready for the Classic Festival at Hampton Downs

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Old 02-03-2014, 11:45 PM   #137
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I think Vinces Guzzi revcounter is understating whats been spent on that....
Last time I saw it was at the BS and I don't think he did many races, looks like 4 races last season. Like a lot of the fast bikes, fast and fragile.

here is the times.
http://www.marktime.co.nz/results/nz...ister/14/02/01
best I have done on the long track is 2:09.

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Old 02-04-2014, 12:28 AM   #138
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Best I got was a 2:12. The motor is starting to free up & feels good, I need to sort the high rev miss. I need to get balls . I know I can go under 2:10.
A year off has made me very rusty.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:27 AM   #139
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Great photos, the main reason I go to races is to watch and listen to these old beauties being run!
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:16 PM   #140
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Classic Festival



The usual suspects were rounded up





Since Taupo the previous weekend I had been pretty busy , Retorqued the head but did not have time to do anything else so the miss was still a problem.
First practice on Friday exposed another wee issue . ' Old Tight Arse ' had reused the nyloc the secures the clutch basket just once to often, no, probably 10 times too often. The whole shooting box came loose, rebuilt the clutch , nothing loctite could not fix, ready for Saturday

Good to go



Before you ask , that petrol tap leaks , it glassed into the tank so the fix is not that simple, will have to fit a second tap

Sid [ Adrian ] diced all weekend with a standard but well ridden Beemer



Volty hunted Harleys



Trustme chased a top end miss



Sometimes others got in the way



Some riders need lists to remind them of simple shit. by the end of the weekend that list resembled Tolstoy's War & Peace :



Beware the lurking Photog



Numnumnum



We all went round & round , nothing broke , no one fell off, what more could you ask for, .............. except for a Pazon ignition which I'm about to order.

Unfortunately the camera died so not so many photos this time
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:22 PM   #141
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Sure was a good weekend. Watching you with your Triumph has been right handy the last two nights in the shed, got Mr T120v head off and motor turning over right nice. Makes a change from checking tyre pressures.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:31 PM   #142
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There are a few bits & pieces in the shed like a wiring loom that might be handy. If you are going deeper there are timing gear pullers etc & a Haynes manual you can borrow. Don't need it anymore , I know it inside out & back to front.
My nightmares are the Haynes Triumph manual
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #143
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hmmmm second hand Lucas wiring loom.... do you have any Lucas Smoke
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #144
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Brand spankers , new , pristine, untouched, unfucked with , virginal even. Smoke comes as an extra
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:24 PM   #145
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Trustme....Help.....I'm trapped in a shed surrounded by Jerries....one attacked me with a metric spanner ...
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:09 AM   #146
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https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rc...FAu9o3F4lEjBBA

I'll pick it up tomorrow

Until then put your tin hat on & use your initiative

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Old 05-30-2014, 03:05 PM   #147
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It's been a while ,I'm a slack bugger, here is an update

After HD I decided to do a couple of mods. I or more correctly Volty completely rewired the bike & fitted a Pazon ignition in the hope of eliminating the high rev miss.
I had been advised to increase the length of the inlet tract

Standard

The mighty $200 Myford earns it's keep







Job Done, not the best pic but you get the idea



Off to Taupo , no Adrian or John so it was a little lonely but the bike had to be good now.

Dismal Fail

Would barely run on the left pot . I was befriended by Pete, he had raced TZ's back in the day, we spent the weekend fiddling with carbs & ignition to no avail. It ran great for 2 laps in one race then started to run like garbage again

Pete & I flummoxed , maybe I should stick to Ipods



The one bright spot, took the Ty , the girls had fun



It was a disheartening weekend , I made contact with Mr Dyno & dropped Winston off during the week.

Winston came back a different bike & I was $900 poorer.
The Pazon pickup sensor was faulty, it took him a while to find it . You would think with a lost spark ignition if it fired on one cylinder it would have to fire on the other. Bike had been jetted too rich , he got a reading of 52HP at the rear wheel .
Mr Dyno was quite complimentary, some of these things don't feel nice on the dyno but this motor feels strong & wants to rev. There is more power in there with some exhaust & inlet mods but go race it as it is.

I entered the HMCC winter race

The usual suspects turned up







We had Mike on his Norton along as well



Unfortunately Mike days was very short, the drive side crank case split during practice

My practice was short & came to an ignominious end



A combination of wet track & cold tyres had unceremoniously dumped me on my arse . Pete was in attendance again & we got to work on repairs.
A nice man from the Red Devil team produced files & knocked the brake lever into a usable state
" I better find the scrutineer "
" I am the scrutineer " Says the nice man & whacks the checked sticker on the bike



Cheers Swarfie / Neville , I'm a bit slow connecting the dots

First race was pretty rough just getting confidence back

Some people think watching grass grow is more interesting



Have you ever seen a cat look impressed



Mean time back on the racetrack Adrian went on his winning way





Volts did his best ever lap



Trustme got around in one piece



Pete gave invaluable assistance, he is more methodical then me , checking tyre pressures & temps before & after each race, taking engine temp readings & checking battery voltage





Sometimes we just talk stuff



Finally a race day where the bike ran good

My wife laughs at us in a nice way , she finds us amusing , the racing is almost secondary to the camaraderie of tinkering with old bikes. It does seem to bring out the best in people. Hmmmmm



The gearbox does have a false neutral that is bloody annoying, I think I will take it to Graeme Cole to sort out , I am unskilled in the black art of Triumph gearboxes & there are some mods you can do to improve things.

All in all , progress, happy happy joy joy.



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Old 05-30-2014, 06:20 PM   #148
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You need to lower the footpegs on the TY.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:37 PM   #149
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What a story - it had ups & downs,spills & thrills.

I'm just going out now to increase the intake on my bike - seems the thing to do these days
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:08 PM   #150
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There is a formula to work it out, same as exhaust theory. About 12 inches for a Triumph from memory. Made my bike peaky at the time. I had an 8 stud alloy head (T110) someone had modified with a plate across the ports with carb stud placing, and some long extentions....I used 389 monoblocks with a chopped float bowl. I prefered a single carb - 1 1/4 SU made power all over....and it would idle.
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