That would be the other Mr Collins.
Another snipet from Russ.
Triple front rotor update....A&A is working with us to drill a set so rotors that match the orig....great guys , using their hub with Borrani Rim. This front end will be drop dead gorgeous with Don's forks polished ,all new gold and polished stainless spokes...Buchannons of course.
Had to show this...Dad was very miffed about the "Jap bike" thinking that was going on then and I think that influenced this hand stamping. Those RC bikes were built with American car parts and would ever would not blow up, from Japan. Pretty much all that was left was a highly blueprinted stock crank.
He told me several times that there was something very "American" about modifying nearly every part of a vehicle for a test of speed as brutal as Drag Racing. "This is an innovators sport". You take the rule book , find the best engine out there, build it strong, add nitro and go kick some ass. The SOHC 750 had the best motor....especially the crank. All it took was American ingenuity and that lower end....voila ..you own the record book, gas and fuel!
The forks are all freshened up, just need a tire and we are and we have a very clean roller on the Sorcerer!
Lee's has been helping on the brakes and suspension...make sure I don't fall down etc
A big thanks goes out to Don who supplied the front forks for the AT&SF, we were having a real hard time finding the correct forks to match the wrecked ones. Well done mate.
More pics from Russ.
Time for that Ceriani...before
and half way done....had a pro do the lower legs...David is hoarding them., but I'm getting better at this. Your welcome David!....and Don in Ohio for the gift.
Don, this front end is art in itself when all put together. The gold anodizing parts are in LA...1st round any way.
Visit to Randy's shop and all is moving along...steering head is done and properly located in relation to the Engine pod..a major task in itself. Tubing will be on the band saw this week.... yes Jon...you may have something to photograph soon....we will let you know.
Thanks Sam and JR. Glad I was able to help with the restoration. Can't wait to see that front end going down the track again faster then I could of ever imagined and on such a historic machine.
Don in Ohio
still working it...down to the smalls now...clamps are beauties
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