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« on: 15.06. 2021 13:17 »
Gents (and ladies?),

Thought I ought to take the chance to introduce myself as I'm spending an increasing amount of time on here!

I cut my teeth on Bantams, and did a short 'weekend' apprenticeship with Rex Caunt around 2010.  I've since had and rebuilt a couple of japanese bikes (FZR600, ZXR750's etc).

During lockdown, I thought I'd tick off a British twin from the bucket list, so bought a '54 Plunger frame.  I've been slowly gathering parts, and along the way accidentally ended up with a '58 A10 Super Rocket frame and engine, which I have given to my Grandfather as a joint project.

The latest on the Plunger is as follows:

The frame/forks/plungers are away being painted.  The big end is being upgraded with thick flange cylinders and 8.5:1 pistons.  I plan to use a 356 camshaft with this.

We probably have a Rocket Gold Star project planned with the Road Rocket (sacrilege!) - but in my eyes, the top of the pyramid for styling.

Looking forward to sharing my progress.

Tom

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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #1 on: 15.06. 2021 13:26 »
Hi,  *welcome*
I presume you are located in the UK Midlands. So am I.

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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #2 on: 15.06. 2021 15:34 »
Me too   *smile*
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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #3 on: 15.06. 2021 16:33 »
Et moi!
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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #4 on: 15.06. 2021 18:35 »
I'm 8 miles south of Coventry; you?

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« Reply #5 on: 15.06. 2021 20:05 »
5 miles north of Nottingham.
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« Reply #6 on: 15.06. 2021 21:13 »
Well I'm dead in the middle of both of you then, in Charnwood. 

I'm usually in London with work, however lockdown has been a great excuse to spend some time locked in the workshop at home.

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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #7 on: 16.06. 2021 01:37 »
I can see a get together on the horizon..  *smiley4*
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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #8 on: 16.06. 2021 02:12 »
 *welcome* Tom

Your in the right place for your A projects.

Look fwd to seeing your adventures.

I’m also from the Midlands.
Born and raised in Lichfield Staffs before running away to join the circus.

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« Reply #9 on: 16.06. 2021 10:12 »
I can see a get together on the horizon..  *smiley4*
How about that? Can you suggest a suitable midpoint pub? Leicester seems to be midway between Nottingham and Leamington Spa, (me).
Anyone else fancy riding in?

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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #10 on: 16.06. 2021 14:42 »
Count me in.  *whistle* ;) *smile*

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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #11 on: 16.06. 2021 15:10 »
Count me in.  *whistle* ;) *smile*

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ok, I'll check out a suitable midway point....

Looks like Portugal may the best option. I'll start fitting the flotation devices.

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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #12 on: 16.06. 2021 18:44 »
^^^  may I propose Rockall  *smile* *smile* *smile* Great for motorbiking !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall
btw, strange the Chinese have not claimed it yet, and built a base lol

Great topic, if you make the meeting (in Midlands that is) be sure to post some pictures.

 

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Re: MidlandsA10
« Reply #13 on: 16.06. 2021 19:38 »
I'd be keen - would be great to see some A10's in one piece for once!

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« Reply #14 on: 16.06. 2021 21:08 »
my satnav sadly passed away on that blinkin bandit i told him not to buy  *sad*   but i would have a go at it from chesterfield to leicesterish, i know i will get lost i always do can't help it ------ thick me