Saturday, 30 April 2011


Tons of smart vintage clothes and accessories, lots of smart vintage people, a few smart vintage vehicles and a smart and forceful vintage lady who made me dance (this is not her, or me)

Friday, 29 April 2011


Great to have Speedway back on the box courtesy of Sky Sports, Elite League most Monday nights, excellent pairs meeting last Wednesday and the first GP of the year from Leszno tomorrow night...and proper fit Charlie Webster.


In our local Post Office. Class.

Thursday, 28 April 2011


1216 Wiseco, flowed head, L cams, Dyna, Nitrous, MTC lockup, Flatslides etc etc...


Yesterday my sis Jo in Sydney had a major operation. Get back in the saddle soon girl x

Sunday, 24 April 2011


From Steve in Morpeth, cheers.


John's Easter big breakfast meet this morning, over 500 cars from all over the North ranging from tasteless to very tasty...

Specialist Cars, Malton.

Saturday, 23 April 2011


If you have a bit of time on your hands


Al and i set off at 7.00 this morning to an Autojumble, always treat her on her days off, but it turned out to be next week so we ended up at a car boot sale instead and bought all this groovy stuff. The fab little Beatles books were published in 1963 and show that at that time the four mop heads were real down to earth lads doing ironing and boiling kettles and everything. If you are a collector of Beatleabilia, vintage leathers or cool 40s/50s ladies specs you had better be looking on ebay on Monday. Great.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


Wink Magazine goes on sale this week featuring retro "photo strips of pinup beauties" and no better way to start than with the gorgeous Estelle of Gussy up showing off her scuttle in issue one. Are you on board ?
Buy a copy here cos you're not borrowing mine.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


These do's make UK biker rallies seem like a load of blokes pissed in a muddy field. Start queuing to get into Scarborough now..


Did about 5 miles yesterday; it rides straight as an arrow, easy to handle once you are doing over 10mph and the brakes even slow it down a little. Just a right laugh and i can see what is behind in a sort of fish eye way in the reflection of the headlight.
But... as suspected the carb is never going to work properly going "uphill" so ive ordered a sidedraft manifold from Clay Cross in the US and also a new Mikuni to go with it. I have already spent too much of my life trying to coax old Amals back to life.
One other problem, the engine is wet sumping, after the run it was blowing oil from the breather pipes and investigation shows there to be 280ml of oil in the sump (maximum should be 100). This morning i have checked the scavenge pipe, stripped the oil pump, put another new crank end seal in the timimg case and stripped and checked the pressure release valve. They were all perfect. I have read in a thread on JJ of someone having similar trouble with an oil filter fitted in the return oil line (as i have), anyone had this happen to them ? At the moment there is no carb on the bike in readiness for the new set up but when it arrives i can try bypassing the filter...and hope.

Sunday, 17 April 2011


....of a North Yorkshire town is an ugly house with a yard full of cars that look pretty unloved. There is also a very large workshop/garage with no windows.