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  • New Greeves Special

    Spotted at the Pre-65 Motocross Club's practice event at Marks Tey yesterday was this newly built Greeves special. One of the members had a Cheney Victor replica (actually a Terry Mead frame apparently) and he blew the engine towards the end of last season. He knew of a 380 QUB engine available and decided to put the two together.

    No modifications to the frame were required, it was all done with custom-made engine plates (which were of fabulous quality, IMHO. The photos don't really show that unfortunately). The photos do show the (now redundant) oil filler cap for the oil-in-frame design for a four stroke.

    It looked to go really well, and the owner said he was very pleased with the handling, traction and power.
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  • #2
    Wow, now that is different! Thanks for posting, David. The Ultimate Griffon, perhaps? Not sure how (whether?) Dave H would reconcile that with his Greeves Championship rules, though?



    • #3
      It's not eligible for the Greeves Championship, one of the rules is that all bikes must have genuine Greeves frames. Other engines are permitted (Triumph, NSU, for example) but frame must be Greeves. Lovely special though. I wonder how it would compare to the one that Eric Cheney made back in the day?


      • #4
        Thanks David. (I knew that, of course). The "wrong way round" then to qualify as a "Greeves Special". Nice though!
        Last edited by johnrunnacles; 28/07/2020, 10:50 AM.