I guess this deserves as update. When I moved to the US, we acknowledged that as the bike wasn’t properly imported in the first place, it came in as a … Continue Reading The Bella ’18, as it sits/stands
Some activity on the Jensen SRT front. We’re racing towards the fishing line. Th guys have been working on the car on the driveway to pull together the final trim … Continue Reading Progress on the Jensen SRT8
A rare treat I actually managed to take the 356 out for a spin. A quick visit to Cafe Rider in Al Quoz, Dubai. Oh and say hello to my … Continue Reading 356 – Out and about
Work in progress the clocks, but the bling was easy. In trying to legalise the Kat it needs indicators, a mirror, number plate holder and some clocks! A quick trip … Continue Reading The Kat gets some bling and some clocks
With the Porsche 356 done (well for now) attention turns to the TVR. I’ve got all sorts of poly bushes, steering parts, shocks etc to fit and of course the … Continue Reading TVR, engine out.
So with the 356 all up and running and back there not much to report. But there us a fair amount of spares filling up the garage! A complete 1960 … Continue Reading Porsche 356 leftovers
No pictures, but lots of parts have been arriving in recent days. All I need now I to get some shed time and get on with things with my own … Continue Reading I feel we are on the cusp of progress!
As I think I mentioned I did try and track down my old Katana. I remember selling it to a guy from the Isle of Man and the helpful chaps … Continue Reading Caught up with the old Kat
So the Kat has arrived from Johannesburg – coincidentally whilst I was back down in South Africa in Cape Town. My wife kindly had the box tucked away in the … Continue Reading The Katana arrives in DXB
Promised as an early Christmas present Ben and AAA delivered, and I collected the 356 over the break. An interesting drive home, I hit unusual traffic and whilst its not … Continue Reading and here she is in all her glory, the 356 finished, for now
So here’s the 356’s ‘new’ engine up and running – big bore barrels and pistons and 40 IDS Webers, but otherwise original 1600S – 616/12 from a 356 T6-B
Okay, so i bought them, but just a quick post with my eldest son’s cars. First came the GIMP – A gold Imp Californian, in a terrible state, but a … Continue Reading The apple doesn’t fall far…
Way back in about 2003/4 I came across a dream bike of mine, a Suzuki Katana, one which had been breathed on by a Suzuki tuning legend and previously featured … Continue Reading My first GSX1100S Katana
Whilst in the US I bought another Zundapp. This time a true classic, vintage even. I loved the quirky elements – the pressed steel frame, the forks, a side mounted … Continue Reading ’35 Zundapp KK200
Easy work first – strip what was partially assembled, send it for blasting and powder coating. There is a good community hidden away in Dubai and Sharjah for old bikes … Continue Reading Bella, so let’s begin…
So I guess the first question is why pick an obscure 1955 german scooter that few people have heard of over a vespa or lambretta. I mean, if you are … Continue Reading Zundapp Bella, a what? why?