A few weeks ago I posted some pictures from the Chadds Ford Auction. Well as it turns out, my friend Justin and his girlfriend Nina snagged the Benelli Barracuda 250 cafe racer. Justins doing the rebuild and Nina will be doing the riding.
I happened to be out riding my BSA when I spotted Justin out front of his garage pulling the bike apart.
The engine was stuck and after trying to pull the top end it was discovered that the piston was cracked. Ouch!
On top of that, the Cylinder head was badly pitted and in need of some expert machining.
Take a look at that exposed notch in the valve sleeve. Justin is the king of J.B. Weld and entertained the notion that he could smooth this out with a little chemical concoction, but reality set in as the words rolled off his tongue and we had ourselves a laugh.
The inside of the shop is a sight to be seen.
In the foreground are a CB550-Four and a CB450-Four. The one on the right is for sale if anyone is interested.