Exciting times! The final countdown to the Isle of Man Classic T.T. 2014.



June 9 2014. Nick Thompson reports that:

“Everything is on track.”

  1. The motor is largely done, Ross racing pistons are fitted, just a little more work to be done with fitting the valves, but all is looking hopeful there. A vote of thanks to Mike Callahan of Ross racing pistons for all his help. Nick Thompson advises the pistons are one-off items, custom CAD milled to order from a forged blank, and Nick adds “they are beautiful” and the price is very friendly. The new cylinder head also is just about done too. • The first rough pass is all looking good, the timing is yet to be refined, and the compression ratio. • Nick’s musings about the compression ratio; the original was 10:1, which could creep up a little, however 10:1 does give you good mid-range, contrasted with lowered compression which gives a higher top…

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