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Old 07-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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hey motorheads, heres a peek at my crazy project!, don't ever buy a strange motor that dose not have all its gears, I am still missing pinion gear an the magneto bevel miter gear, any way I dreamed of anzani for years, when I bought this one it was the start of a long road (well worth it!) I will complete this, it may bankrupt me but can not turn back now, the frame was built from 3 junk 1923-24 Harley frames with a new tubing here and there, to get the ground clearance I need I have to run clincher tires of the size 760X90 dunlops, they fit nicely on 28X3 rims, and give just what I need not to drag the ground, these motors are 57 degree motors it took a while to find somebody that was willing to fix a ml square ckv to pop at 57, but a really good mag guy in the Netherlands help be out! enjoy the pics and if you know of a 20 tooth bevel for my ml let me know!
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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VERY impressive fella!!!!
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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This guy is my new favorite JJ member, I think.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Dude , NEVER run clincher tires on anything !! Especially if you dont have the clincher rims !

If you lose air pressure that tire WILL come off the rim and lock up the wheel !!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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yes so true about the clinchers, had one come off a 1928 jdh, slippery as hell, then I hit the clutch that stopped the crash, still ruined the rim and the tire, I was running around 45 mph, the tire pressure had gotten low, if you run clinchers check the air pressure before each ride! strike
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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I'm just amazed you have managed to find an 8 valve anzani motor.....the creme de la creme of vintage V twins in my opinion!

I shall be watching this!

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Old 07-26-2013, 04:30 AM   #7
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You didn't, did you? Rare engine by all accounts.

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19285/lot/67/
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:38 AM   #8
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You didn't, did you? Rare engine by all accounts.

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19285/lot/67/
Fahk me!

Now we're talking, does it get any better or rarer than that!
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Awesome project! Subscribed!!!
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:48 AM   #10
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Hey strike1234, any update on the Anzani project?

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Old 02-06-2018, 10:21 AM   #11
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Member with three posts pulls up a five-year old thread to pimp a website, which you also managed in your intro.

Classy. You're gonna be a fan favorite around here.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:38 AM   #12
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There's one in Austria. Beats a Brough any day of the week.

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Old 02-07-2018, 09:23 PM   #13
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Agreed... but is owned by Mark Upham apparently, who owns the Brough Superior name and now runs the re-vamped company. By coincidence, I also viewed this video earlier today!
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What a cool project!!!
Lots of more pics please

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Old 02-08-2018, 09:03 PM   #15
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That figures, I should've put 2 & 2 together when I saw it was Austria.
Super cool bike, super interesting & super rare too unfortunately. I guess Mr McEvoy wasn't the marketing genius that George Brough was.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:07 PM   #16
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According to the "Wikipedia" page on McEvoy motorcycles: "...All was going well until the company's financial backer, Archie Birkin, died practising for the 1928 Isle of Man TT; the company was wound up in 1929." You can still see their intact workshop at Brooklands circuit.
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