V Twin Weslake engine.

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V Twin Weslake engine.

Unread post by ianw » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:31 pm

A mate of mine has bought 2 V twin Weslake engines, does anyone know of anybody with a manual for them please?

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Unread post by Triplebrew » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:33 pm

To put in an outfit? Only ever seen one in a road race machine and that is / was owned by a Dutch (I think) pairing called Sam and Kobus (sorry dont know surnames) and now ridden by their wives / partners. Remember seeing a few in grass track racing back in the late eighties / early nineties before the onslaught of the Jap fours.
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Unread post by ianw » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:36 pm

No, not for an outfit I'm afraid, he's sticking it in 2 wheels.

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Unread post by Triplebrew » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:37 pm

Oh well never mind. Should be an interesting bike though. Putting it in a featherbed type frame?
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Unread post by sidecar 151 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:41 pm

I bet I know where those two motors came from as well Ian !!!

I know their history from about 1981

Two VERY nice motors indeed

Sorry No manuals though

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Unread post by ianw » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:07 pm

Got Badger stamped all over them Rob :lol: :lachtot: :lol: :lachtot:

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Unread post by sidecar 151 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:26 pm

Yep ..... Were used by Badger Bell in Midlands area??? from memory then the were bought by an old racing friend down here Ian Rohan (used to do all Phil Collins promotional stuff) He passengered a British sidecar contender called Fred Pittock and by Christ did they get a bollock session with him on the bars !!! Good proper pukka racer.....
They were rebuilt by my old Sidecar grasstrack passenger who owns HM Racing in Orpington http://www.hmracing.co.uk/default.asp

They were put in a cupboard under the stairs and sat indoors for years..... Ian who owned them now lives in Spain....

They won quiet a few national grass meetings...

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Unread post by ianw » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:53 pm

Rob, what you say there is exactly as was told to my mate when he bought them, yep, rebuilt by HM.

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