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Re: what is it

PostPosted:Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:09 pm
by ukdrn
A couple from Woodvale.
Any news on the restoration
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Pictures:Nobby

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:34 pm
by Wile e Weslake
Just found this and thought you might like a progress report. The bike is now back in one bit and should be getting the ignition back on and working next week. The motor and blower have been completely rebuilt and many of the unusual items have had to be overhauled or replaced. The frame has been rebuilt at the back to reduce the rear wheel width back to an original size to hopefully restore the handling. I hope to be able to try and start the bike early in the new year. Once we've done that then we can try the handling and then final build and paint to original red and black.....All sounds simple but it's already been 4 years in happening. Many things have unfortunately occured in that time which have hindered progress, but we are moving again now. I'll keep you informed

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:31 pm
by torment
any chance of seeing it at the hot rod drags/nostalgia nats....???

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:20 am
by Wile e Weslake
It's possible, but there are quite a few unknowns at the moment. It's my intention for it to be at Mallory Park for the Festival of 1000 Bikes, but I'm not sure running it there will be possible as it isn't going to handle the bend at the end of the breaking area too well. I've also got my Weslake to resurrect along with my old GT750 Suzuki triple and I'm trying to assist Bill Orriss in getting his 350 blown Rudge finished too (just cosmetic stuff) he'd never let me withing a country mile of anything else :lol: . Other than that it's a bike quiet really.

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:38 pm
by muddytalker
You could always consider a run at Shakespeare County Raceway's Nostalgia Nationals June 23rd/24th next year. The meet has an invited entry for nostalgia drag & sprint bikes. Give Phil Steele a shout. If that's too early then the same applies for the NSRA Hot Rod Drags in September 14th/16th. :D

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:21 am
by Wile e Weslake
I'd love to run it and Avon Park and I will talk to Phil about it. I need to take it to a nice wide aerodrome runway for shakedowns first (away from the public gaze) if it doesn't handle then Avon Park wouldn't be a good idea!

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:27 am
by muddytalker
Sounds good to me and thanks for the interest. Hope it all works out and keep the build photos coming.

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:29 pm
by ukdrn
I would love to see that sometime next year if possible, a clasic piece of history and a crazy creation :)

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:17 pm
by FordCorsair
Another photo of Drag-Waye for the record:

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link sends you my photobucket account.

This print was passed to me (a few weeks ago) by Alan Baillie an ex-work colleague of Dennis Priddle from the Westland (Yeovil) days. Alan was a little vague/mixed up about the vehicle in the photo but said Dennis had passed it to him way back then... and now has passed it to me!

Dom

Re: what is it

PostPosted:Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:15 pm
by ukdrn
I really would like to see this machine this year, I hope it's possible to get it to a track.