Grey Flash 2751

The history and restoration of a Vincent HRD Grey Flash

Here is a shot of what the handlebars and controls looked like when I acquired 2751: Peter Johnson commented that the tachometer and tacho’ drive gearbox were not the ones that the bike left Australia fitted with. The alloy twist grip/front brake and clutch levers are of a more recent type, possibly manufactured by Doherty. …

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As acquired 2751 had a tacho’ fitted, perfectly functional but of the incorrect type. First port of call was Franco, again! He included the correct parts together with the other items that he let me have. The tachometer I also thought that I needed was one of the striking Smiths instruments of the racing pattern …

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Gearchange As acquired, the foot controls of 2751 were as set up and adapted by Peter Johnson for his racing use. Firstly, the drilled footrest support plate appears to be non standard. I managed to acquire an accurately reproduced pair of plates that I may employ in the restoration. I do not want to write-off …

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When I acquired 2751, it had fitted to it a very smart looking painted petrol tank that has been signed by John Surtees at an event in Japan (see pic in the ‘History’ section of this blog). This tank looked splendid but as I dug into the original specification of 2751 I realised that the …

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