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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 #14959  by cunningplan
 Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:28 pm
Just grabbed my new copy of BSH (Back Street Heros) and took it to my reading room, guess what I found on page 59?
Just pop into your local news agent and take a look (Unless someone scans and posts it here)
Been doctored a little but a good photo
 #14960  by kal
 Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:05 pm
Kelvin Fagan wrote:I dont think its the same, but interesting none the less!?

Kelvin, your picture is ofJim Balchin on the Neeler Weeler, which is powered by a Hillman Imp motor.
Jim ran amazing times on his old 350 BSA, and this bike was a real radical departure for him.
 #17110  by yowl
 Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:06 am
Hi, finally found a picture in its "MkII" form.
 #17123  by ukdrn
 Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:59 pm
yowl wrote:Hi, finally found a picture in its "MkII" form.
Thanks Scott. Are you involved with the rebuild thats going on now?
 #17125  by yowl
 Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:26 pm
Not too much. I'm funding the big bits like the rear wheel, it would be nice to get the engine back as it was, but the custom pistons from Mahle have long since disappeared, plus other parts like the Isky cams.
 #17135  by kal
 Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:13 pm
Thought I would post one of the last shots I took of Drag-Waye running.
It was at the Elvington records meeting in 1977, with Brian Jones getting to grips with the bike.
Made some noise, as you can see by the marshals reactions!
I can still clearly remember the earlier bike running at the Dragfests - but then how could you ever forget such a machine?
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 #17141  by jaytee
 Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:04 am
What times was it running in 77 Keith
 #17144  by kal
 Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:05 am
jaytee wrote:What times was it running in 77 Keith
The bike had handling problems, as it was very windy, but it's new rider but did set a 2000cc record for the kilo at 22.37s average, checking back in my notes. Took some getting used to away from the line, which was no good for the quarter attempts.
 #18372  by jaytee
 Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:00 am
Any news on the rebuild
 #19356  by timetravel
 Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:29 am
another shot of it at the Pod in '71
Brian Sparrow pics 961.jpg
(Brian Sparrow pic)
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