the eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed an instagram feed appear above the blog on the vintagechop website now. i might manage to keep up a little better with take a pic and upload.... maybe...
moving house, moving workshop, moving shop all at once is pretty daunting and time consuming. as soon as im back up on my feet and operating at full speed ill try make more effort to update the site with vintagechop goings on, projects and news. till then - bear with me and keep me in mind if you need any bits n pieces for your badass freedom machine
im building this bike to sell, anyone interested drop me a line, firstname.lastname@example.org
planning at the minute to build it up in a desert sled / green lane type style
stripped to basics, knobblies, maybe lighting maybe not, solo trials type seat, maybe ali rear guard etc.
if you fancy owning this drop me a line and we can discuss building / completing it to your taste and preferance. its early enough on that it can change completely, go pretty stock or whatever. you decide which way it goes
spend the weekend with my mate shaun at my place working on his race panther. my test race motor is going to have a run out in it at pendine this summer. i built the rear frame / race seat bit onto the stock front loop. he took it home with him this morning. still plenty for him to do but its moving along nicely now. jap front end to go in and mag wheels front and rear [with some more appropriate rubber on them ha]
im helping a mate out getting his panther together for racing
single engine but fun none the less. im lending him my race motor for the first meeting just to save him having to deal with that on top of everything else
jig is completed now so im ready to start bending some tubes
standard panther rigid frame geometry [so really short wheelbase - not ideal for racing but nearly period correct ha]. laser profiled axle plates with the same profile as the original cast plates, set up to take full width hub wheel axle and spacers complete out of a swingarm.
old bikes are sent to try us.... but if it was easy everyone would do it
i got the 33 panther running on xmas day. the oil pump packed in pumping 3 days later and screwed things
sooo, this weekend i grabbed a more modern pump [bottom one] out of the spares pile, but they have different oil routing so modified it so it should work fine
but that leaves a big hole in the engine case that the pump adjuster would go on the 1933 motor. i could have just made a bung and be done with it but i had a hour or 2 to kill so i made dummy adjuster so it looks right. couple of o-rings and it fits nice
so new pump fitted and done, now just need to sort barrel and piston and i should be good to go again hopefully