I just wanted to write and say thanks for the fantastic blog on Big Sid's Vincati!
I owe you a drink should we ever cross paths.
Matthew showed me your very nice blog. Marvelous work! Please do use our images and writings in any way you desire. It spreads the fun of it all. Here’s the 600 cc racing single with which we plan to attack the record in its class at Maxton. A highly developed and overbored Comet motor replaces the original Rapide power unit now residing in the Vincati chassis.
Its chassis now in full Black Lighting trim and employing a Norton Atlas gearbox and clutch. Racing wheels and brakes are found at both ends along with rearset foot controls, and many more special bits are used through out to reduce weight and boost performance . Here are photos of the 600 you are welcome to use on your blog. And more of the Vincati as well. Have fun. I tossed in a few other fun shots of Matt and I from years ago you might enjoy.
We must meet at some time . We will look forwards to seeing your new material posted on the 600, etc . While we prepaired the chassis detailing its powerunit was brilliantly modified and built by Bonniville Record holder Steve Hamel. Here are photos of the 600 cc motor laid out for assembly. Also a shot of the pieces necessary to fit the Atlas transmission. Makes a fine study for people interested in such things.
Cheers! S.M. Biberman
Look down underneath the kickstart shaft (the large one with splines) and you will see the rod emerging from the lower lug and then into the far back of the Vincent's primary case. An additional spacer needs to be fitted. It will ride on that shaft and the shaft forward of it, thus tying the box to the motor. "
You may also visit Big Sid’s website for more images and info. there is also another link called Red Room which is basically a forum for writers and you can visit Matthew there too.