Every two years the NZ Vintage Car Club holds its National Motorcycle Rally, alternating it between the North and South Islands. The next one, to be held on the 17th to 19th February 2017 is based at the Waitomo Village, and is being organised jointly between the Auckland and Waikato sections of the Vintage Car Club. The after rally tour that follows on from the rally weekend, starting on Monday 20th to Friday 24th, is in the style of hub tours to places of interest, returning each day back to Waitomo.
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Its been over 20 years since I attended the swapmeet at McLeans Island and so after a chat with Baron McSnotty I decided to join him in his pilgrimage to the island that splits New Zealand from Stewart Island. Early starts have always been a hallmark of the Barnstormer lads adventures and this was no different. We arrived in Christchurch at stupid o’clock on Thursday morning so we could spend the day pootling about in the Hyanddry Bitz rental roller-skate, taking the sights in and around post earthquake Christchurch, Lyttelton and Akaroa. Even after 6 years , its a pretty
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The weather changes have been noticed and with the finer weather there is definitely more motorcycling take place. We have been told by the weather readers on the tube that we are in for an early spring, evidence of which is already visible. Hopefully it doesn’t mean that we will have a extremely wet summer.
We have recently purchased some nice original motorcycle brochures that came from an old motorcycle dealer in Australia. Williams Bros were a dealer in the 1920 and 1930s. The story as told to me was that they used to go around other dealers and get
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For 1927 the 3.46hp Royal Enfield came in 2 models. The Model 350, a side valve of 346 cc, and the Model 351, a OHV of the same capacity. The 346 cc model was first introduced in 1924 and came fitted with Royal Enfields commonly used all chain drive 2 speed countershaft. Upgrades for 1925 saw the introduction of the well known Sturmey Archer 3 speed gearbox and the first year for the internal expanding drum front brake. There were small changes but in the main this model remained the same from 1925 until 1928 when the new frame was
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A nice and informative booklet of 30 pages from the manufacturers of AMAC carburettors of Birmingham. As with the carburettors themselves the information is very basic but it does have the information on setting up or ‘tuning’ for the single lever H type of 1920, and the double lever Type H of 1920, as well as the Type E of 1914 to 1919. Jet sizes and the carburettor types for the various size engine capacities are included in 2 charts on pages 26 and 27..
You may not be able to buy the replacement parts new from a supplier but
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