Grey Flash 2751

The history and restoration of a Vincent HRD Grey Flash

Firstly I would like to apologise to all followers of this blog for the recent interruption in service. I briefly took the website out of the public domain with the intention of keeping it private, with access only by invitation. Unfortunately I encountered some complications with this format and, try as I might, I was unable to iron them out and get the new system running smoothly… So, here we are back in the public domain again – but at least all the content is visible and it works as it should.

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Herewith some high-res shots of 2751 taken by a professional, using a good quality camera. I’m very happy with how the restoration has turned out – it’s so very satisfying for me to see the bike looking like this and is the culmination of 14 years of research, hunting down rare parts and head-scratching.

The next job on the cards is to order some methanol and to acquire some starter rollers – I have a search currently running on eBay. Oil has already been delivered and Bert has started priming the motor – loosening banjos in order to assess whether oil is draining down and filling all the pipework and galleries. Once everything is gone through and checked several times then the bike will be taken to a suitable location to be started and run. I will be posting a video of this event and it will be a momentous occasion.

2 thoughts on “Better Photos.

  1. mark turner says:

    Looking great Humphrey!
    Hope the rollers help get the oil round and starting well.


    1. humphsmith says:

      Thanks! Can’t wait to try them out!


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