Well, not such a mystery really. The original pipework feeding oil to the heads has called it a day. The perishing is obvious, but what you can’t see is that every hose joint is loose as well. Time for some lovely new braided hose.
In truth the frame of the Spada Royale, with its wafer thin original matt paint, should be given a bare-metal respray. But it’s spring already! – I want to ride her, not strip her – so we will have to make do with a touch-up and a tidy up. That said things are looking pretty … Continue reading
Marble Arch to Arc de Triomphe in 9 hours (including the Channel crossing)? 250mpg (excluding the Channel crossing)? Bit basic for modern roads, you say?