Over the Labor Day Weekend I took a road trip with four of my Land Rover buddies to the All British Field Meet in
. We did a bit of camping on the way. Flew some kites on the beach and drank some beer. The main reason I went this year was to try and sell my race engine and deliver my wounded case to a welder machinist for repair. It turns out that Custom Machining of Dallas, Oregon is just 60 some miles south of Portland, Oregon . That made it very easy to run down and drop off the case and get a chance to face to face so to speak further build my confidence in the shop. I have not gotten the case back yet but talking with the welder/machinist I think it will prove I chose wisely. Portland
Chad of Custom Machining who
will be doing the welding and the
As for the Field Meet it was great. I passed out my flyer for the engine and got some very good response for it being not really a motorcycle venue. Plus I found a guy running a Copper L8 F3 racer of 1952 with a J.A.P. 4B coupled to a Norton Dolls head box. I was so excited to talk with him about the engine. Usually if I can even get a person to listen to me talk J.A.P. very quickly their eyes glaze and they take on the look of a deer in headlights. Well Ed didn’t and in fact as fate would have it I may have spares he needs and he solved an oiling problem for me.
Think Grace Kelly and Cary Grant
1960 MG A Twin