Last edited by RedToo; 03-17-2012 at 10:12 PM.
My 'Waiting for Clodo' thread: http://tinyurl.com/bqxc9ee
Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free. Why do we always act as if we have forgotten this?
It's the process of machining from billet items that would originally have been cast in moulds, that gives these sorts of restoration such a clinical look. At the end of the day it's just four cylinders arranged radially. That primitive valve system would have contributed to the design being a dog to keep running on the primitive roads and/or board tracks of the day (1909).
A plumber's nightmare, as the Vincent V-twin was commonly known, wrought double in the Torpedo. And, hey, what a name for a motorcycle? It launches, sinks out of sight and eventually explodes Sounds about right!
Anyway, as the saying goes, it keeps us from hanging around on street corners, right?