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Motorshed Thunderbird part II.

Motorshed Thunderbird part II.

“Here was an utterly beautiful engine, lithe, angular and a metallic onomatopoeia for power (Frank Melling, Motorcycle USA).” Written 82 years ago, when onomatopoeia was a still a thing, Mr Frank Melling had just sampled Triumph's 500 cc Speed Twin and was clearly...

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Rebuilding the Ariel part III

Rebuilding the Ariel part III

This is the third instalment from “Rebuilding the Ariel,” available on this site in eBook format.  When Dad told me he had purchased an Ariel I was unaware he had owned one as a teenager. To be honest, I wasn’t all that familiar with the brand and had to do some...

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Motorshed Mustang update number V.

Motorshed Mustang update number V.

With the Mustang body well on its way to being straight and true, it was time for me to turn my attention to the heart of the beast, a 289 cubic inch Windsor V8. The Windsor story is a fascinating one so grab a cup of tea and we’ll talk a tale of two cities. In 1904,...

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