As acquired, 2751 featured a mix of foot controls. We have looked at each component carefully to assess provenance and made a decision whether to employ the part in the restoration, replace with the correct item (I have a stock of NOS racing foot control components) or remanufacture to correct specifications.
Both footrest control hanger plates were incorrect and fabricated by Peter Johnson. Some time back I had acquired a set manufactured to the correct dimensions and drilled as per original.
From this shot we can deduce that many components have been fabricated though the pedal appears to be of the original racing type.
Once the linkage components were loosely assembled we could see that we were going to achieve a good result on this side without too much trouble. An NOS G108/1 arm and other original parts were employed. One of the pillion footrests was also fitted up. Very early racing Vincents featured these until the purpose made knurled racing footrest was introduced a little later on. It was also noted that the pedal pad was in road-going configuration and need to be reversed – the above shot was taken after it’d been reversed.