My Velocette MOV 1937

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My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by highview2012 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:24 pm

Just a post to show my old girl......used all weather as a regular hack....as they should be (with the usual fun of cold starts and routine maintenance. Sure there are many more like minded motorcyclists on here.

Velo MOV (250) 1937....... Passed from my Grandpops to me, he used to race Velos (amongst others) with his brother on the Grasstracks in the 1950s and earky 60`s....

Bit of a story....I showed it for the first time a few months ago at a local classic vehicle show, as my father was showing his old Austin car....as usual I took the bike as its my main means of transport and thought I`d enter it....got into trouble as I parked it next to the car and not in the motorcycle `section`...... found a more friendly marshal and was `allowed` (that's good of you) to stay where I was. Had a wander around for the day, saw some lovely machinery including the usual Manx`s and a nice Bronze headed Velo.......as I returned later on I found a funny red rosette attached to my bike and I had `won` first prize and motorcycle of the day!.....I think people call it `patina` that won the day.....I leave the oil on to stop it rusting on our salted roads!!........

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Trusty Velo Hack by HIGHVIEW RACE SHOP, on Flickr

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Trusty Velocette MOV by HIGHVIEW RACE SHOP, on Flickr


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Trusty Velocette MOV by HIGHVIEW RACE SHOP, on Flickr



















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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:32 pm

Lovely bike. Srob should like it too, his family seem to own half the Velocettes left :lol:
Classics ain't built in Metric

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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by highview2012 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:47 pm

Cheers.......if he has any KSS bits floating about I could do with some and also an Ally MAC Head ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/highviewracer/10471544376/

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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by srob » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:18 pm

Very nice and a nice little bonus winning the rosette! Good work on using it every day too, I only wish I didn't have a 25+ mile dual carriageway slog every day so I could use one too!

Sadly the only KSS bits we have are attached to the KSS! And the MAC head is on the MAC engine, which is currently housed in a Viper frame :)

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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by highview2012 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:36 pm

Hi srob.....modern roads, so good in one way, so bad in others!

I`m after the KSS bits for my father, he`s still working on his parallel twin which you would prob find interesting as a fellow Velo nut.....similar to your Viper Hybrid project he`s had to house it in a different (MAC rigid) frame for the moment until a suitable KSS type comes up for grabs (not likely any time soon!).....he`s having trouble linking a countershaft at the moment so he can maintain the Velo gearbox...and in tyical style is so stubborn he won`t accept any help........The engine hasn't run for about 30 years so he`s always on the hunt for parts....

The Ally head is for the Grasstracker who`s piston decided to loose its top at full revs while on a `demo` run around Rhodes Minnis a couple years back! I`ve started welding it up but its a complete mess and will probably be easier to start again.....again.


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Velocette KSS Twin by HIGHVIEW SPEED SHOP, on Flickr
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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by srob » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:10 am

That KSS looks interesting!

Any more pics? Looks like he's kept the KSS crankcases so I assume he's cut through the right of the left engine to get a common crank through?

Looks fascinating!

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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by highview2012 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:34 pm

srob

The only ones I have are what I took with my phone when I was around there a couple weeks ago....he`s not into photo restos....

Went to Kempton Autoj today and managed to get him a rear hub that I have to lace up for him....the wheels are out of a pre ww1 Wanderer....now that's another quite funny story involving a German road trip, an over enthusiastic kickstart and a broken frame! :shock:

Have a look here and you`ll see what ones I have of the Velo

http://www.flickr.com/photos/highviewra ... 716297256/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/highviewracer/10471544376/

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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by srob » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:05 pm

Most of them won't show (internet's a bit flakey here today!) - is it your dirt track Douglas?

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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by highview2012 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:52 pm

Seems to be a common Flickr thing.....sometimes they load instantly, others they don't at all

Yes, (speedway and grasstrack are my `hobbies`) its out of action for a while as the tank split and I haven't had time to sort it.....if you look you`ll see its fitted with a modern (NEB) countershaft and clutch (took the Dougie box and clutch off) to make it more rideable. Also lend it to Steve at Godden`s to ride at VMCC events
http://www.flickr.com/photos/highviewracer/10471544376/

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Re: My Velocette MOV 1937

Unread post by srob » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:24 am

Cool ,my brother's got one on the road. Tremendous things!

Actually it wasn't you that spoke to us at Banbury about a fuel tank for one, was it?!

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