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  1. I agree with Ron it is similar to the Watsonian VG21 Chassis I used for my outfit. 1960s era.
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    Ron, a bit off topic but will you be at Netley on Friday? I your usual place at the top of the field? Thanks.
  3. Ron I see a member of the 'Ring Piece Club' is selling a bike on eBay. Nice looking bike.
  4. I am not trying to cause trouble but one option would be to dress up the 'civilian' version to replicate a WW2 bike to sample the 'delights' of a small 1940's 2-stroke? As already pointed out by wdbikemad original bikes and parts are getting expensive and well out of the range of us folk who can't afford the real thing but who like riding old bikes. Another issue is that if I was riding a valuable bike I would be reluctant to use it casually as an every day bike for shopping/fun as I do my replica side car outfit. The big problem, of course, are the crooks who sell replica bikes as gen
  5. On eBay at the moment original Instruction Books and Parts Books for 1940s Royal Enfields.
  6. Brilliant. What like about forums is that a topic like this can bring up other related topics.
  7. My contribution to the 'Ring Piece Club'.
  8. There should be a badge for the 'Ring Piece Club', not sure where I would wear it though! As you are the founding member I will collect my badge form you at next year's Netley. All this is making me want to get on the bike and have a ride up here in sunny Lancashire. Cheers.
  9. Awwww Ron, and I was so looking forward to making one! Mind you everthing else is made up on my outfit I still dress it up with one to keep the myth going.
  10. Thank you. That is a great help. It seems that the 'broad arrow' comes in a variety of shapes so I should be able to make a stencil form these examples.
  11. Thanks Ron. I have seen a circle of canvas around the filler cap on a BSA M with a stencilled broad arrow and date I fancy copying. I assume it was catch drips and protect the tank when filling?
  12. Hi. What I thought was a simple search on Google for an example of the WD stencil for marking my WW2 bike. But I couldn't find one, does anyone have a printed example I can make a stencil from please?
  13. Thank you Chris. I feel another motorcycle build coming on to suit these tyres.
  14. Who produces those tyres, please? They look similar to the ones fitted to WW2 bikes. My WW2 sidecar creation doesn't need them now but I was looking for similar tyres when it was a solo.
  15. I read on the poster that Friday 6th July has 'minimal entertainment content', what does this mean? I assume all exhibits, stalls, etc will in place but nothing much going on in the arena?
  16. Hi Ron Going back to the tyres, in the website photograph they look to have a flattish profile, do they when fitted? I am asking because they look the part and I would like to fit them to my WW2 style sidecar outfit. Thank you.
  17. I feel proud of myself when I get an old bike engine going so I can just imagine your joy at having this engine running - and such a fantastic noise. Well done. Graham
  18. Cheers Ron - very helpful. Stafford coming up soon - I will put it on my list !
  19. ....sorry angle! Not sure how angels fly
  20. Just rushed out to the garage to look at mine but it is 'central' type - so I will be looking for one like this since I have fitted a sidecar to my RE WD/C replica. I assume for solo the forks are set more vertical and for sidecar at an angel?
  21. "Collected my new project yesterday, a 1943 Ford GPW with lots of 'f' marks. It was on Evilbay three times I think, and failed to sell, so I contacted the owner about a week after the auction to see if it was still available, and it was." Trying to learn all the time I assume from what you write that 'f' marks are a way of determining if a GPW is genuine. I note on your later posts that the 'f' is the like the F in Ford, are all the major items marked in this way? Sorry if a very basic question but it would be interesting to know. Cheers.
  22. Just an idle thought - no Royal Enfields in these lists - must have been really unpopular with the military. Cheers, Graham (who has a Royal Enfield WD/C)
  23. Alex Thank you for the offer. Also sorry about being late replying - I don't log on frequently. I realised the Coventry sidecar was different from other examples - I put this down to the original sidecars being built in different workshops, perhaps. However as well as being keen on military bikes I also wanted a sidecar which would carry our disabled adult daughter so combining two things I built the sidecar to suit her. Currently I am putting a new engine and wiring loom on the bike and at the same time fitting a 'non standard' twin leading shoe 7" front brake to help stop us more eff
  24. Alex Thank you for the offer. Also sorry about being late replying - I don't log on frequently. I realised the Coventry sidecar was different from other examples - I put this down to the original sidecars being built in different workshops, perhaps. However as well as being keen on military bikes I also wanted a sidecar which would carry our disabled adult daughter so combining two things I built the sidecar to suit her. Currently I am putting a new engine and wiring loom on the bike and at the same time fitting a 'non standard' twin leading shoe 7" front brake to help stop us more eff
  25. Funny you say that about the racing - I was thinking of entering it in the 2011 Thundersprint but I probably will not have the bottle...
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