I was aware of a motorcycle that my cousin John McIlvaine built for my dad to race back in the 90's. It was sitting in John's shop gathering dust. A few years ago, John offered it to me for next to nothing but I just wasn't ready. Last weekend, I realized that whether I was ready or not, it was time. I got home at 3:30 am Monday morning and shortly after lunch that same day, I was hauling the 1976 Triumph T140 back to my garage. The rebuild had begun.
|Snuffy Smith (25) and Jesse Morris (295) Daytona 1996
|My dad on THE bike.
|The bike with the engine pulled.
|Hand lettered tank
|JGM= John G McIlvaine, RBO= Robin B Oswald
|Lightened timing gears, nicely sorted
|ARD CDI electronic Magneto.