Grey Flash 2751

The history and restoration of a Vincent HRD Grey Flash

2751 left the factory with an Albion racing gearbox and Albion clutch.

Visible in this period shot.

Whilst the bike was being raced and developed by Peter Johnson a lighter more efficient clutch setup was employed. From what we can ascertain a Norton Dominator clutch was altered to fit the Albion mainshaft spline.

This is what we were presented with.
Once removed we can see how the clutch drum was modified to fit the Albion gearbox mainshaft spline. Very ingenious!
The beautifully lightened basket is a work of art…
These will need to be replaced…

Whilst this modified clutch is not original equipment it is inextricably linked to the racing history of the bike and will be gone through and refitted as-is. In the meantime I will try and source a correct Albion clutch to keep with the spares. If anyone has a lead on the correct pattern clutch I’d love to hear from you.

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