Looking boss outside the workshop
The original design was for a single shock and spring with two helper shocks. When fitted the helper shocks were almost closed at the normal ride height. Disaster, they wouldn’t last five minutes on London road humps let alone cross country.
Tried all sorts of solutions but settled on a single coil over damper. John Hall did an amazing job of altering the wishbones to make this possible.
Not many people left prepared to set up carbs, all very old school. Dyno tester Steve one wiggy guy but seems to know what he’s doing. Power at the flywheel isn’t particularly high, but the engine is built to be under stressed, to run on poor fuel and be reliable. Torque is very encouraging, looks like the curve from a diesel!
Training Day at Gaydon, first chance to meet the other competitors, feels very real now…