Thanks for letting me join. Just bought a 1st project from Ebay. Hoping to encourage my young 14 year old interested in the art of restoration. He want to be a tank mechanic in the army like his granddad. We built him a (Man shed) this year and been building him a decent tool set up, just got to find black overalls for him to complete the picture. I must say that although i am slightly dismayed at the artificially high prices people now charge for 'barn finds'. I'm guessing that it due to TV programs like 'Shed and buried' and such like that give people a licence to charge what they want for a bucket of rust. On the other hand though, Its a massive plus how it must have encouraged loads of people to dig through their garages and put this stuff on the market. Crucially before it rots away too much to restore. I'm not to sure how far we are going to go with this little bike, don't suppose i'll get anywere near the outlay (just spent over £80 on white wall tyres) But looking forward to the hours of fun and head scratching to come. Re the Image we already having fun with the Huret speedo. Does anyone know it it needs the two lugs on the arms as i've got the gritty old grease out and its spinning free now but am hoping one lug will hold it in place?
Look forward to making new friends and picking up as many tips as possible
Sounds like you've got hours of fun (and gritting teeth) ahead - well done. I don't feel that some of the inflated prices that are out there are being achieved. I remember when I started this 'journey' I was told it's not an investment, but you'll have a lot of fun. Buying can be a bit if a waiting game, and luck. My current project cost me £125 and I've probably spent nearly twice that on parts so far (as expected). Your son is a lucky lad.
Brilliant news, strip cleaned carb, made some new gaskets and rigged up a temp fuel supply and unbelievably it started up first time. Ran it up and down the road a few times and it ran like a dream. Two very happy people we are.