Jagbruno wrote:Thank you Eddie!
Yes and no. It happened so quickly, I couldn't plan for anything in fact.
I must confess I am very much a novice in the (Holy) Vincent world, and I will most likely ask a lot of silly questions in a not too distant future!
Merry Xmas and a Very Happy New Year to you!
I would be happy to meet or discuss all things Norvin with him or anybody in the know!
My engine is, according to its number, originally a B series Rapide. It has been rebuilt about 10 years ago but hasn't been on the road since. First and very superficial examination is very promissing. New valves, springs, pistons and cylinders. Distribution seems very clean and cams look new or in perfect condition. Crankcases casting numbers are matching.
I do plan to strip the engine before starting to rebuild the bike, of course.
Opinions, advice, suggestions are more than welcome!!
Jagbruno wrote:Thank you both for your comments.
I have just registered for membership at the VOC!
As I said earlier, the engine seems to be in excellent condition and my intention is indeed to keep it at 998cc. In the next few weeks I intent to open the engine and find out exactly what is inside. I will most probably follow your advice regarding Mk2 cams and rising the CR in a reasonable fashion.
I am afraid I couldn't afford the services from Patrick Godet...unfortunately. However, I do have many contacts in the vintage bikes world and it isn't my first project...and I don't give up easily!
I have a pair of PHF 30 (as well as a pair of PHF32 and a pair of Amal MkII) and I will obviously fit a proper ignition/alternator system. The engine shock absorber is installed and in good working order.
I have secured a Quaife Norton gearbox...just today in fact.
Thank you again and Merry Xmas!
grandpaul wrote:Now THIS looks like a VERY fun project!
Please post as many pix and narrative as possible, as the project progresses.
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