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Vincent Racer #457340
10/05/12 2:37 am
10/05/12 2:37 am
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New Hampshire, USA
David Dunfey Offline OP
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I supplied the editor of this magazine with some photos and he asked me to do an article on racing. The magazine is a good read.

http://www.vmcciom.org/Vintage%20Mann/201209.pdf

David

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Re: Vincent Racer [Re: David Dunfey] #457547
10/06/12 9:06 am
10/06/12 9:06 am
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Netherlands
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Nice article David, thanks for posting.
a lot of effort must have gone in preparing your Vincent, and that gearbox is surely something special. bigt


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Re: Vincent Racer [Re: Peter R] #457593
10/06/12 5:07 pm
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New Hampshire, USA
David Dunfey Offline OP
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Peter,

Thank you. It was a huge effort with lots of improvements over the years. The nice part about making most of the components is that you can improve them as necessary. The bad part is the time.

I consider the gear box and the clutch to be the best investment on the bike. The box shifts sweetly and the clutch is perfect. I have run against Vincents with stock box and clutch, but unfortunately they are just too trouble prone. I have had no DNF's and no DNS's, which in great part is due to the clutch and gear box.

David

Re: Vincent Racer [Re: David Dunfey] #457782
10/07/12 10:48 pm
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I enjoyed the article. Thanks for posting the address. Obviously a LOT of work, time, and effort has gone into this racer ....

Lannis


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Re: Vincent Racer [Re: David Dunfey] #458239
10/10/12 10:48 pm
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That's terrific, the story of your Flash in one article, thanks for posting.


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