Here’s a quick rundown of the front isolastic installation on my 1974 Commando. I did it by stringing together a bunch of clips as I wasn’t sure I could make decent edit of a long video so I could just redo a segment if I had to. You Tube doesn’t offer their resident editor which was easy but did lack some flexibility. DaVinci 12.5 is very good but very complex for a neophyte ( like me ). Anyway it got done and in the future I may do some editing if I feel ambitious. 

(Looks like I did the first segment twice so you can skip the first minute and a half or so.)

So here it is warts and all:

 

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By accident I ran across the news that Dan Gurney had passed away on Jan 14. 

It should have been a day of mourning as far as I’m concerned due to the fact that he was one of the most accomplished personalities I can remember. He was a world class driver in many disciplines; F1, CAN AM, Indycars, Sports Racers etc etc. As a kid I was always in awe of the man, when he was interviewed on TV he unfailingly had a huge smile across his impossibly handsosme face  . Not to mention the fact he was one of the few successful race team owner/driver / constructors, and designers. I honestly have never read a report or interview that didn’t paint him as the guy you’d most want to have a beer with. 

He was an avid hot rodder when his family first moved to California and he just never stopped racing, building, and learning.

Rather than blather on about the man, just do an internet search or click on his picture for an Autosport obit.

 

God Speed Dan

This was on the adv rider site, it gives a pretty good cross section of different years and models of US import Norton commandos.

It’s been a nasty winter we need stuff like this to keep us going!

Enjoy

 

 

Not too long ago I received an email from someone looking for parts who lives in the UK and you can see his bike above.

This is probably one of the nicest if not THE nicest MKIII I have seen, and if you have a long look you can see a lot of mods that are not obvious to the casual observer. 

Fat rims and tires stand out along with the twin discs and probably a big bore exhaust. The 5 speed sticker gives away the transmission upgrade, the rear sets are more discreet along with the finned valve covers etc etc. 

There are (a lot) more mods, but suffice to say this one is a labor of love and I’m sure it goes as well as it looks.

‘Good on yer lad…

 

I haven’t posted in a while so I thought it’s a good time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here’s a couple pics that should bring a smile to even the Scroogiest among us…

 

A very natty Paul Dunstall

 

 

 

 

 

Image  —  Posted: November 28, 2017 in Uncategorized, vintage bikes, Vintage Cars

Brian Shul, SR71 Pilot

Posted: October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Here’s something a little different which I’m sure you’ll enjoy. 

Brian Shul is a pilot who overcame some some tremendous setbacks to succeed in his quest to be an SR71 pilot. It was an elite program reserved for the creme de la creme.

I don’t want to reveal how his story plays out but it starts with being shot down in Cambodia during the Vietnam war and could have ended right there and then.