So ! While Belgium enjoys the never ending bar of beer pumps Blighty is hard at work. Deep down in the cellars under the town hall of Picklington town restoration has continued on the Presley CB72.
Let not anyone come forward and say this bike is a fake. Ney, and trice nay for this priceless velocepede has carried 'the' rock n roller. Known to many karaoke wannabees as 'The King' ! Hu Hu ! I'm all shuck up ! Hu Hu Hu!
A breakdown on the maiden run after over 30 years hibenation is unthinkable. But - the chances of the ignition fading whilst on the upper slopes of Pen-y-ghent are a reality if restoration work is not carried out.
Last sparked - 1978 - Urgent fettling required !
Deep down in the H.T. coil workings lurks terminal corrosion....The lead was flapping....unattached.......incapable of firing high voltage pulses to ignite petrol.
Surely this is not the end of the road for our hero ? Fear not !
For Albert has a stash, a pile of what the unknowledgeable may call junk, to the enlightened it is TREASURE ! Hidden from the view of gypsies and rag and bone men that frequent this area are the very parts that will enable sparks to travel from points to plug.
A momentous occasion - For I will lift the Barbour jacket (that incidently was worn by Steve McQueen when he competed in the 1964 International 6 day Trail) and reveal to the world for one night only CB72 heaven............
Tune in tomorrow for full spares exposure !
Below - The very same McQueen Barbour suit - Now used as a tarpolin in 'The Old Sidevalve Bar'
Thought for today.
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