Talented mechanic to sort my Velocette

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Fifty Six MGA
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Talented mechanic to sort my Velocette

Post by Fifty Six MGA » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:03 pm

Is Malcolm still on here? Still working?

I'd like a mechanic to gove my 1954 Velocette LE a thorough lookover. I'm not looking for a resoration, per se, but I'd like the mechanical and electrical system to be looked at in detail and I'd like it to be as reliable as a 53 year old bike could be. It has runa nd been driven in the last few years, but not regularly as it's never started reliably and thus I was cautious to drive it much.

With my new business, I'm at loss for time to tinker, and my skill are weak anyway. Any recommendations? Near the San Gabriel valley is a plus, but I'll take her anywhere.
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Re: Talented mechanic to sort my Velocette

Post by tannyo » Tue May 02, 2017 6:52 pm

I tried sending an email message to the email address in your signature and it failed. Do you have a working email address?

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Re: Talented mechanic to sort my Velocette

Post by Steve Simmons » Tue May 02, 2017 7:48 pm

I nominate Dean Caccavo. :D

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Re: Talented mechanic to sort my Velocette

Post by Fifty Six MGA » Tue May 02, 2017 7:55 pm

I don't doubt that Dean has the skills. He'd probably end up building a more or less from scratch frame and body, while fixing all the symetric issues.

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Re: Talented mechanic to sort my Velocette

Post by Fifty Six MGA » Tue May 02, 2017 7:56 pm

Tanny,

Updated my signature. Geoffcj@gmail.com works for sure
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Talented mechanic to sort A Velocette

Post by VWNate1 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:57 pm

? Did you find anyone ? .
-Nate

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Re: Talented mechanic to sort my Velocette

Post by Fifty Six MGA » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:02 am

Nate,

No, not yet. I opened a store (handmade popsicles made from whole fruit and all natural ingredients) in June, and it was a very successful launch, but that has meant very little free time!

Things are slowing down now, so it's moving closer to the top of the to-do list. Any suggestions?

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1969 Chevrolet C/10 pickup shop truck
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1959 Nash Metropolitan FH Sports Coupe

1961 Morris Minor W/ 1973 1275 CC engine & gearbox

Ural Solo Motos , old Honda 90 CC Tiddlers
Location: Sunny So. Cal. , land of fruits , nuts & flakes

Re: Talented mechanic to sort my Velocette

Post by VWNate1 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:12 am

One suggestion : tell us where this store is and I'd like to try the merchandise =8-) .

I know bupkis about Velocettes so no help there, sorry .
-Nate

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