I decided after having retired I would complete the restoration of my 1925 350cc Engine No 01098 horizontally opposed belt driven Douglas….
This of course then became an addiction and I acquired a 1952 650cc Triumph Thunderbird Engine No 6T11678NA which looked complete, but in fact the guy I bought it from had obviously dismantled the engine….
Whilst waiting for parts for Triumph Thunderbird I was fortunate enough to locate a 1957 matchless G11 Engine No 03944 which was part of a deceased estate and was only partly restored to good to miss….
On to the next challenge a 1948 Velocette MAC Engine No 13938 a lot of pieces in poor condition with the need to source considerable parts
Will keep me from being bored I guess!!!….
On completing the Velocette I was looking for another vintage English bike to restore and was fortunate to acquire a 1962 James Commodore Vin No CL 252870 complete in reasonable condition, this will be a relative easy restoration.
I am addicted now and will contine to search for another challenge however, here we go!!
My collection is growing as I could not resist the opportunity to acquire what I think is a real gem with girder forks a 1936 Panther 350cc Engine No P6290
Restoration will be a joy!
This is, in my view, my best acquisition to date. A true classic. I even have the original registration documents.
I am looking forward to a complete dismantle and rebuild of this marvellous piece of history.
Great rebuild, love the Triumph, I was looking at the scavenger pipe on the Triumph, does this have to be sealed when replace, i bought a set of cases with out and was wonder any special way of fitting
What a great descrptive Blog this is and what a great restoration job has been done on all the bikes. Great Mate!!!!