The Motor Shed Mustang Rebuild, part III

The Motor Shed Mustang Rebuild, part III

Taking up from where we put the torch down, the Mustang had panel after panel peeled off until it has hardly recognisable.  The floor was the first to go with the new single piece, front and rear, going in.  A ‘new’ floor is exactly that.  Pressed from a single sheet...

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Going Commando – The Motor Shed Norton

Going Commando – The Motor Shed Norton

The Norton Commando emerges from the shed, liberated at last. As a motorcycle journeyman I have, for most of my, life been chasing maximum power from my machines, I still vividly remember the first time I cracked 100 horsepower.  It was the year 2000 and my new...

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The Motorshed Thunderbird

The Motorshed Thunderbird

Those keen of eye may have noticed frequent references in various Motor Shed discourse about our ’56, 650 Triumph Thunderbird.  The bike certainly comes in for a mention in Rebuilding the Ariel so we thought it was time to string some excerpts together from the book...

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Rebuilding the Rocket

Rebuilding the Rocket

1971 BSA Rocket 3 Project How the Rocket came to wind up in our shed has been discussed in the post Egli-trident-project-part-1 but, to recap, in searching for a donor engine to put into my Egli Trident project, I happened upon a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of classic...

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Rebuilding the Ariel

Rebuilding the Ariel

This is a retrospective look at a project that was started in 1989 and finished about 25 years later.  The reasons for the extended rebuild, well two rebuilds actually, are recounted in the book simply titled “Rebuilding the Ariel” and available on this site in eBook...

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The Motorshed Mustang Rebuild, part I.

The Motorshed Mustang Rebuild, part I.

As we begun to scratch the surface, it was evident all was not well beneath the shiny white paint of our Mustang coupe.   After the transmission and engine were removed from my Mustang I (quite mistakenly) figured I could tackle the rust and body work in my shed.  I...

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The Homebush Mustang Story

The Homebush Mustang Story

  As many readers would know, Homebush is a suburb of Sydney and is not ordinarily associated with the iconic American sports car, but how the Homebush Mustang came into being is an extraordinary tale.   When I started searching for a Mustang I was fairly sure I...

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The Motor Shed Mustang

The Motor Shed Mustang

The Motor Shed Mustang has been with us for about six years so updates for this project will look forward and back with equal measure.  In the six years that we have owned the car it has spent a lot of time out of the shed, often by design as things are a bit cramped...

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Red Dust Racers

Red Dust Racers

Lake Perkolilli is calling and veteran car racers from all over Australia are stepping up to the challenge. Here we look at a project by Graeme Lockhart. Perkolilli is not exactly a household name and doesn’t quite roll off the tongue but, there was a time, over 100...

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The Triton

The Triton

Triton motorcycles were not factory models but were hybrid bikes built in the 1960s and 1970s. Many were privately constructed but some London dealers offered complete bike. The builders fitted Triumph engines into Norton frames, and the aim was to combine the best...

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