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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby steve-e » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:34 pm

not AVI!!! mp4! I had a link earlier, will find it again. Can't believe I was on a site earlier and didn't save the link.
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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby supersix » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:55 pm

Steve has kindly uploaded an album of pics in the Photos section of the 1st fibreglass outfit built by Mal and my big bruv Phil in 1975. Still looking for pics of the later version built for the Yamaha. Hope they're of interest.

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Unread postby steve-e » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:59 pm

Pics here, 2 pages. The bigger images link to the full size too, click on them to read the articles easier.

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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby Triplebrew » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:35 pm

Wow :D
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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby NickR » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:40 pm

Fascinating. How well did it go?

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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby ianw » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:09 pm

The Weslake engine, sad that Harry Weslake never changed his attitude of " Harry knows best"
So much more could have come from the engine. The Hanks's & Boddice pooed their pants when it became reliable ( to a fashion)Pete Davis of Puma Engineering took over from where harry left off & made a better job of it. He developed it far more than harry :D

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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby Eddy Wright » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:28 am

Dont forget Dave Nourish took it over and it has never been so quick!!
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Unread postby supersix » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:44 pm

I remember it raised a few eyebrows when it first appeared on the scene in 1975 and when asked his opinion of the chassis Terry Windle said that he would reserve judgement untill he'd seen it go down Bray Hill for the first time with 10 gallons of fuel on board! However, it survived the ordeal unscathed and proved to work really well both on the short circuits and the roads.
Many race wins were taken at Croft against the likes of Ray Bell (konig), Geordie Bell with I think a very young Geoff as ballast, Ken Blacklock (Honda) and all the other regulars and also wins at Cadwell Park etc.
It finished 7th in its debut year at the Southern 100, Unfortunately mechanical gremlins forced them out of both 75 TT's, electrical problems in the first and a burst brake hose in the second at the end of Sulby straight, Scary!! I think the best TT result on the 2nd fibreglass chassis with the Yamaha engine was 5th in 78.
As to what happened to to the Weslake chassis i'm unsure but the Yam was indeed sold on to Ray Towse as previously mentioned by "realroadracer" but after that i don't know.
I'm not sure why Mal decided to go back to a tubular chassis but in 1979 he took delivery of the Ken Graham chassis which was if I remember correctly a replica of Mac Hobson's Ham Yam outfit.

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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby tonynew » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:09 pm

Hi folks
Here's a few pics of Mal Whites Glass Fibre outfit fitted with a Suzuki GT750 engine, rode by Mick Harrison and myself Tony Newsholme (passenger) these photos were probably taken in 1982 at Cadwell Park
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Unread postby Eddy Wright » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:51 pm

That looks like Mick Harrison Conrads Dad.
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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby tonynew » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:15 am

It is Mick ,Eddy,i went on to passenger for John Hartell in the 80s
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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby Tony S » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:18 pm

Great pics 8-) 8-)

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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby sidecarracer51 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:46 pm

I sometimes see Phil Spendlove driving about around Morecambe, the first chance I get to reaquaint myself with him and have a chat, I'll ask him if he has any pics of the bike, as has already been said, the bike was always well turned out and was a credit to Mal.

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Re: Mal White.

Unread postby phillip9412 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:26 pm

The best thing mal ever did was to scrap the fibreglass chassi and ask kenny graham to build him a tubular conventional chassi i passengered on both outfits and the tubular outfit with a 750 tz engine was a lot better than the fibre glass outfit with a tz engine in. phil spendlove

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