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Old 16th September 2021, 08:08   #11
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Post 10, agreed.

For me however, it was at Crystal Palace and Brands Hatch; plus once, in 1964, the I.o.M.

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Old 16th September 2021, 09:48   #12
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Wonder if anyone will re engineer a Tesla to accept a Rover v8?
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The smell of my youth was without doubt Castrol R at Cadwell and Snetterton
Still put a drop of Castrol R in my mower and 1938 BSA every time I fill the fuel tanks up, canít beat the aroma.
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was that a B31 rigid rear ? bit sore to ride and very heavy !!
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was that a B31 rigid rear ? bit sore to ride and very heavy !!
No, it's a B24 Empire Star, girder rigid but not too heavy.
Great bike, best thing I own - the only vehicle I won't part with.
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For me, an S-type converted to a V8/electric hybrid drive form would be an ideal classic.

If you crave the smell of fuel, just run a glow plug model engine (methanol with x% of nitromethane for fuel) every now and then. Yummy!
A reliable S Type without rot is akin to a miracle.
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No, it's a B24 Empire Star, girder rigid but not too heavy.
Great bike, best thing I own - the only vehicle I won't part with.
is that the original silencer or have you nicked it from a velo ? i have seen other fishtales similar but not on a bike this early.
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is that the original silencer or have you nicked it from a velo ? i have seen other fishtales similar but not on a bike this early.
That is the original exhaust, all Empire Stars and most slopes had Brookland cans and fishtails.

Picture from 1938 BSA catalogue.
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very nice. ah the beauty of the long stroke engine. i bet without these early pioneering beauties we would never have seen the goldstar. a friend of mine had one and told me he had to slip the clutch in first up to 40 M.P.H ....
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very nice. ah the beauty of the long stroke engine. i bet without these early pioneering beauties we would never have seen the goldstar. a friend of mine had one and told me he had to slip the clutch in first up to 40 M.P.H ....
The 1938 M24 Gold star was the bike I always wanted, it was developed directly from the Empire star with an all aluminium high compression engine, Amal TT carburettor and lightweight electron cased gearbox.

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