Hi Ian, Good to talk to you, What a result !! The story of the bike is that it was bought with a standard looking Triumph engine and box ( which had quite obviously never been fitted to it) by a part time dealer i know in Northumberland from the widow of the orevious owner. It looked a bit of a mess, certainly not been run for many years, if at all since it left your family. Knowing that i competed in Drag racing he offered it to me and i went up and bought it a couple of weeks ago. The frame cleaned up nicely and looks beautifully made, all the paint has now been stripped off ( ive left the seat painted for old times sake) , but i had no idea of its history or even what engine it had been raced with. It appears to have had the chain running down the right hand side which had me wondering, perhaps when i see a photo all will be made clear.
I regularly look on 200mph website drag section and put a post on there, through Keith Parnell i found that this was your fathers race number and i searched through Accleration Archive etc but only found photos of earlier "Penetrations". Anything you can tell me about the bikes history would be good, who made the frame , any engine specs, times recorded, who it was sold to etc ???.
I also have something else of interest that i picked up at an Autojumble and can now probably use on this bike, i will start a new thread for that.
If you want to send me any photos etc probably easiest to send direct to me at email@example.com
it saves having to reduce the size first and might come through as better quality.
Thanks for all your help, hopefully in the distant future when the bike is up and running we can have a meet up ?..cheers..Pete