Do you own or know the whereabouts of a piece of UK Drag Racing History or just want info on a particular machine.

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 #36155  by ukdrn
 Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:51 pm
I need to make a correction

Roy hadn't forgotten he had it, he remembers everything he has, it was
more do a case of would he ever clear up enough to see it again :)
 #36157  by oily bike bloke
 Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:53 am
Interesting bike, like it!

Unusual in the way the hold-down studs run through the head fins.

A guy by the name of Dave Sparey used to run a Stromberg as he found it easier to do quick jet changes.

If you're planning to run the bike again, I'd suggest checking the current tech requirements as I think (could be wrong of course!) that part of the tech regs nowadays requires the engine to be 'fully cradled' by either engine-plates or frame, in case of exploding crankcases (so the bike doesn't hinge in the middle and dig-in or snap).

Hoping to be at Dragstalgia on the Saturday, so will try and pop along and say hello.
 #36162  by ukdrn
 Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:58 am
I've had quite a of response about this great looking bike and Julian has kindly sent me some

"It was built by Martin Wildash (not sure of the spelling)
It uses Triumph crankcases and a Weslake head but interestingly it has a
Norton crank etc.

Rather than the two pistons going up and down the bores together one is up
while the other is down!

It had a form of electronic ignition rather than a magneto"

Roy is digging out the original faring and fuel tank, I will post the pictures when I get them.
 #36178  by ahensman
 Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:01 am
[quote="oily bike bloke"]Interesting bike, like it!

Unusual in the way the hold-down studs run through the head fins.

That would appear to be a function of the Weslake head which (unlike the angular Triumph heads of the period) was much more rectangular with small radius corners. Due to their angular fin pattern, the hold-down studs of a Triumph splayed head could be made to run outside the fins. Not so with the Wessie heads.