Archive for November, 2010

And all of the Pictures do not show the hood, the top or the side curtins. They are all there, top is a disaster, side curtains are 3 not 4.  I am searching for one rear side curtain and the hardware for the back of the seat

I was invited to the races at LIME ROCK Connecticut in the summer. The races are sponsored by the SPCCA or the Sports Car Club of America.  There, amongst the pit crews, I was staying in my tent next to my fellow car enthusiast Dan G. from up over the hill. (actually he is my neighbor).

As Dan, had tickets to some of some parties and access to all of the pits where the cars are prepared, I thought it would be fun. After all of my times at motorcycles, there was always the collection of Triumph cars that I have had in the garage.

When I was younger, I had always thought that the coolest car running around was the MG TD. At Lime Rock, not only were some of the racing cars MG TA, MG TB, MGTC and the MG TD. The MC TD was the only car of the group made after WWII. It was a little wider and shorter than it’s predecessors, but basically was the same car.

There it was, arriving on the 2ND day of the races at the flea market, a real running, unrestored car. After examining it, an driving it around the track. It was purchased. After purchasing the automobile, I left it on display with the many other MGs that were lined up that day.  The car next to me was a recently restored 1955 MG TF.  The man and his wife, had spent many hours doing quite a nice job.  I was very impressed, perhaps that’s the way I will go in the future.  Later that month I was at a motorcycle rally for BMWs in southern New Jersey.  There is a sports car race track their and I decided I would visit on Saturday.  Again there were restored MG TD’s and they were quite nice.  One was very unique as the body and the frame was from an MG TD but all of the running gear was from a later MG B. the engine had been replaced along with all of its selector: running gear and radiator.  I proceeded to have a conversation with the owner, and the reason that he made change over was to get a more responsive engine, a higher geared transmission so that he could run the MG TD on the road as a regular driver.  If you hadn’t known that it was done he would never have realized that the change was accomplished.

Now what am I to do with it. As it runs good and all of the electrics work, I am thinking that it would be best to leave it the way it is and just drive it.

OK, wrong thought, as of June 15th all apart in the Garage, now redoing the whole car.

NOW you see what I have gotten myself into. I guess I can never be happy with the Status Quo, just thinking about leaving things alone drives me Nuts. My employees, when I was the owner of Keystone Printed Specialties Co. Inc, always would be kept in a state of delight by my “Pot Stirring’. Certainly, leaving status Q was not my fortay.  Making thing happen always will be the way to go for me.

 

 

I was asked how many motrcycles  have I owned, the though occured to count, review and reflect. At last count there were over 36 and possible more. Problems is I forget them. For example 4 or 5 Goldwings, from a 1000 cc to a 1800 cc. IS that one or many?  An interesting question but they are all different motorcycles so any and I decided I would add them to the 36 or more.

Though impossible to get in the correct order, it would be intersting to list them for the future. As of today August 28th 2010 there will be posting to the information.

Listing of motorcycles that I have purchased and owned by chronological order.
125 cc Sears Vespa 1956 given to me by my brother Guy Fischer
150 cc Vespa GS four-speed purchasing your year high school
200 cc Tiger Cub, purchased my freshman year at RIT in Rochester
600 cc Norton twin  purchased senior year RIT
250 cc Ducati Desmo head track bike, Fort Lauderdale 1966 (this bike met its demise on alligator Alley and ended up in the canal)
600 cc Matchless Twin, Fort Lauderdale 1967, seized on the way to Lake    Okeechobee and Pistons and oil pump replaced.
500 cc Triumph T 100 C, high pipe bike
305 cc Yamaha Big Bear Scrambler this bike ended up in California while stationed in San Diego
175 cc Yamaha Enduro in Scranton
500cc 1953 BSA B33 single cylinder restored from a basket case.
900 cc 1979 BMW Airhead with Vetter faring and lowers purchased brand-new.  My son Philip and I went through New England on this motorcycle and I had an accident where I ended up in intensive care for two weeks, Philip only had a scratch on his nose
1000 cc 1977 Honda Gold wing
1000 cc 1978 Honda Gold wing (basket case)
650 CC 1982 Kawasaki KLR
1200 CC 1984 Honda Gold wing I purchased this motorcycle from my uncle Harry and drove it up from Florida on the Fourth of July it was my first long-distance trip.  It was a wonderful trip.

More to come on this I am not finished yet as there are many more to go thank you for reading my post I hope enjoy reading this as I have enjoyed writing it.  December 17, 2010

In the mean time the re will be for sale some other items:

1974 R75/6 BMW motorcycle: Purchase through a friend at a good and reasonable price, I have decided to get this motorcycle up to running and good usable condition, AS of Now, Great.