Tuesday 29 May 2012

the year is nineteen seventy seven

 Mick Jones 45 
Jack Nuttalls 'ol'blue' in the background
as featured in December 1977

Sunday 27 May 2012

sun is shining

after party tidy up
she's covered in oil after the oil tank drain plug came out, fortunately the engine didn't seize as I'd shut down coming up to a roundabout, Sean found the bolt at the start of the oil slick, Jason was carrying a gallon of morris 20-50 oil and Sumo suggested we use the fresh cut grass on the verge to wipe the oil down
the gearbox is out again to fix those leaking studs and fit a new main shaft drive seal
Oversize Bush
and fix the selector that has quite a wobble after 30 years

Oil tank Drain Bolt
and drill the bolt so it can be wired, so no more accidents

 it has a dual function and supports a third bracket - not a good idea.
(the tank was already painted by this time)
the bracket stops the tank swinging on its two upper mounting bungs where they can fracture.
a little polish and back she goes
battery tray and rear caliper next - that oil got every where
oh, and the front rocker box has decided to leak big time.

Monday 21 May 2012

tea time treats

that loctite would come in handy
christine and wade's shov
 matt D and con Art
 boneshaker crew
rowan, roland, spike an' is mate
 when the drain plug falls out - you will lose a tank of oil - fast...
 chopper god arrives
 Jonno and his mate troy
 keith baker

Sunday 20 May 2012

High Tea friday

 Toddy, Chubb, Rowan, Tom
 Maynard, Basher and Vaughan
 Shaun, Tom , Christine and Rebecca
 Jason and his flatty 
Tea House 
 the Breton
 little and large - Sickboyz maestro Wade
 low brigade
 from the wirral
 darkness falls
 party on
 Mr West
its getting late - Sumo 

Friday 18 May 2012

Thursday 17 May 2012

is it an omennnnn...

Did 2 jobs this week which is unusual these days 
and while cleaning one flat of detritus found this sleeping bag 
which will come in useful for a certain party!
and helped to pay for Christines saddle which arrived yesterday
- go with the flow, we are on a roll.
and Simon (from surrey) said hallo and sent a pic of his shovel,
before it morphed into 'fatshov' (with a fatboy front end)

Wednesday 16 May 2012


with just a day or so before a 'very important date' for christine
Glenn and Joanna @ Colne Creek

Sunday 13 May 2012

Trike haters look away now...

Chalk and Cheese
Trike and Model T in a suburban street
 both built by Ray
 go go juice
 Chrysler V8
I want new pipes
On the way to Zero Exhausts in Kent
 Mr Zero Exhaust's £30,000 pipe bender
legover in rural Kent
 just leave it there
and I'll make those stainless drag pipes 

Me, I followed Ray there in his car so he could get back.