Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic 2016

vibrac

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I like the amazed tone in the report "and even raced it!" shock.horror!
Of course Carlton raced it I would expect nothing else.
 

davidd

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Carleton got three national championships with the bike. How shocking indeed!

David
 

greg brillus

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Interesting the angled spark plug to make room for the decompressor, in the "Junk Head" as is the common term for sleeve- valve cylinder heads, and also the bolt on section for the exhaust port. The main downfall of sleeve valve engines is the sealing of all the reciprocating parts.
 

davidd

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This explains it as well as can be done. The engine was in perfect shape. It had been a show bike, but the cosmetics were a nightmare. It originally had a nickel plated tank, but the after it burned it was too difficult to plate up again.

David
 
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