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by Phil Davies
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BRAKE DISCK
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Re: BRAKE DISCK

Eric, When John built my outfit new (which is still in the garage) - it has the same discs as Adriano's outfit, I remember him telling me they were from a car, trouble is after all the passing years I cannot remember which make or model he told me it was. I do know that over the years John was build...
by Phil Davies
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BRAKE DISCK
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Re: BRAKE DISCK

The discs that John used were items that were a standard car fitment, not really sure of the make or model, possibly Ford Cortina.
Sorry cannot be more helpful.
by Phil Davies
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: 2 stroke revival ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: 2 stroke revival ?

Quite so Eric, The 2s (as we knew it) of yesterday is now long gone for possible modern use. Clean burn fuels open the possibility to electrically actuated exhaust (and possibly transfer) ports. Great idea - hybrid use for starting. It will still end up powering a generator, not a transmission system.
by Phil Davies
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: 2 stroke revival ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: 2 stroke revival ?

A logical conclusion really, why? 2 stroke makes more power per displacement and is lighter than 4 stroke,so, Build 2 stroke with forced induction engine running on Ethanol/whatever keeps the greens smiling, tuned for a high output narrow power band to drive an electrical generator (that operates at...
by Phil Davies
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BEARs rule freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 4821

Re: BEARs rule freeze

Hello Ian, thanks for that. "You'd be up against long outfits" - screw those things, they ain't an outfit, never were, nowt but a bloody chicane at a UK short circuit. Back in the day, my mate was a scrutineer at the Brit GP and insisted on trying to open the bag on Biland's original worm (because A...
by Phil Davies
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BEARs rule freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 4821

Re: BEARs rule freeze

Hello Ian, thanks for the clarification. When parking my conventional TZ back in the day, I wondered where I might get a good race with it in future days and was relieved when FE popped up (although circumstances have conspired to stop me dragging it back out ever since). If FE want to encourage all...
by Phil Davies
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BEARs rule freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 4821

Re: BEARs rule freeze

Hi Ian, sorry for using the word 'moan', my bad choice of wording (being a Brummie, English is my second language!!!!! :o ). Cannot accurately remember the 90s classic scene (I was busy with other things then), so why did people race forotten era when their bikes could enter classic (including tride...
by Phil Davies
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BEARs rule freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 4821

Re: BEARs rule freeze

Well done Phil, definitely a step in the right direction. Ian, bit confused here, why moan about triumph/yam twin engine outfits not racing - there has always been the classic club for these engine small wheelers. I always thought the Forgotten era was designed for TZ/big multicylinder 4 stroke era ...
by Phil Davies
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: We're off in a couple of weeks for a fortnight :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: We're off in a couple of weeks for a fortnight :)

So then Steve, passing through here - I'll put the kettle on.


Oh.....that Birmingham, careful they talk funny there!!! :D
Enjoy
by Phil Davies
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: Trying to track down Roger Edwards
Replies: 1
Views: 1595

Re: Trying to track down Roger Edwards

I have found your Roger Edwards (he confirms its him!) - he does not visit this web site, so if you private PM me with a contact number and an email addy I'll pass them on to him for you.

Cheers
by Phil Davies
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bar
Topic: Nathan Bostock.
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: Nathan Bostock.

And which is just one of the banks that have 'facilitated credit' for the contractors affected by the Carrillion debarcle - why RBS of course, GULP.
by Phil Davies
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: Can you help? Do you recognise any of these from a long time back?
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: Can you help? Do you recognise any of these from a long time back?

Image 'Old 16' is one that makes me realise why I went charioteering - sums it all up!
by Phil Davies
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: circuit of wales
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Re: circuit of wales

The only surprise is that it has taken as long as it has to get this far. It was always a scam no validity anywhere, DS pointed the clever facts out ages ago. If you noticed at the UK MotoGP this year, the CoW 'branding' was nowhere to be seen,anywhere (and I was really looking), as it was previousl...
by Phil Davies
Wed May 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: Stands
Replies: 9
Views: 3281

Re: Stands

Passenger on all fours - what else could there be?

Oh all right then!
by Phil Davies
Wed May 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: Three Sisters circuit has closed, did you race there?
Replies: 8
Views: 3591

Re: Three Sisters circuit has closed, did you race there?

Rode there several times on my 16" BHR 'three wheeler'. When I first went there and saw the track, my first thought was "how the f**k am I going to get the Vin around here". What transpired was the best 'how to drive your outfit properly for speed' lesson I could ever wish for. To get round quickly ...