I bought this book because of the mention of Ok Supreme. Today the book arrived in the mail……and what a great book. Racing photos from the twenties and thirties that I never seen before. The book is printed in only 500 copies. I got mine on E bay.
I have never done my own crank balancing; they have been done by a person who knows what he is doing.
But there are first times for everything……
Some time ago a neighbor had a look into the work shop; he had never been there before and where thrilled to see the “old” engines…..
Suddenly he said: “I think I have a tool you can find useful……..”
An old cast iron balancing tool.
I am overhauling a unit Triumph TR6 engine and wanted to check the balance factor of the crank. I did some reading of the subject, and got the weight of the rods, pistons, bolts and nuts. I bought some readymade weights from http://www.greeneysgarage.com/ . Put the crank in the tool……..But it was obviously not made for twin crank shafts……The adjuster wheels stopped the crank from turning…It`s probably better for single cranks…
It is the season for jumble sales. Last Sunday I dropped in to a local jumble to have a look. Usually it is mostly kitchenware, furniture and junk. But sometime you can find some interesting old books.
I picked up a book and suddenly a brochure with a familiar logo fell out…….”The best motorcycle in the world”
It is an interview with Edward Turner (translated to Norwegian), speaking about the development and the advantages of the Speed Twin.
But who kept this brochure for sixty years? And did he ever get a Triumph?