I have now started my journey of complete first build. I have done a lot of work on lots of other bikes but never a full strip down of the engine, and never with a new frame etc. I will load photos as I go, will listen to all suggestions, they may not all get done but it is good to have all ideas and pick my way thru. as you can see it was a real mess, left robbed of parts over many years, left in damp areas, somebody has been into the engine and messed up in a few areas, it was supposed to have 7000 miles on it, they must have been very hard and rough if that was the case. I am re building fairly standard, putting it into a Mk3 Rickman frame, probably use the original forks as I want a disc on the front for better stopping. I have the frame in the van waiting to be unloaded now and a conical rear hub, that needs a lot of cleaning but is complete. wheels not sorted yet.
it has black fibre glass panels as per Rickman with the TT seat. bars and ancillary's still in the note book and parts catalogue, waiting for me to choose style etc.