Grey Flash 2751

The history and restoration of a Vincent HRD Grey Flash

I had already bought a pair of hydraulic dampers from Maughan & Sons – these were ready-to-fit. The damper shrouds I had were another story though…

They were in a horrible state…

Not only were they terribly pitted and dented but some of the fixing screw holes had been wrecked. The one thing in their favour is that they were original items. Bert set to work…

A mandrel was turned up and the shrouds forced over to tease the dents out.
The torn metal was rebuilt using silver solder.

This was a massive faff but the end result is well worth the effort expended. The shrouds and damper eyes will now be dull chromium plated.

3 thoughts on “Hydraulic Dampers

  1. Somer says:

    I use to have a NOS Flash one. For some reason Harry Bellville in Ohio wound up with some. Probably because the works dumped inventory in the states.


    1. humphsmith says:

      Is it dull chromium plated Somer?


      1. Somer says:



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