These pages are dedicated to enthusiasts of older cars and motorcycles from the 50ís almost to the present day. I feel also that I must include a section with cycling information, as this wonderful device has been part of my life since I was 5 years old. You might consider it being a lifetime's random jottings, distilled into one location, so there are stories of trips by bike, motorbike and car and the vehicles themselves, including some occasionally useful hints and tips, which I have employed in their restoration. As an Engineer by trade (maybe even by birth!), I have also included information on the workshop equipment which was used for making some of the otherwise unobtainable parts. I hope to continue with the development of the site, as new projects unfold and I get some occasional inspiration. Anything without a link will be added as time permits - so keep trying.
There are sections dealing with Cars, Motorcycles, Bicycles and Engineering.
I have recently started a small section on some of the woodwork stuff I occasionally get involved with - OK, not vehicle related, perhaps I'll have to think of another main title!
I hope you find something of interest - Ian Stallard
It was last updated March 21st 2020
For Sale Page - reducing the collection!
The Old School Days at Riley Technical High
Jaguars (and a Daimler!)
Daimler Super V8
D Type replica
C type from Germany
Hints and Tips
Lotus Elan Plus 2
The Trabbie Trail
The Court Case
Renault Kangoo Van
Model T Ford Van - OK, so it's just a model!
The Tattie Picker
Refurbishing MGR V8 wheels
Norton Model 50 350cc
BSA Bantam D14/4
BSA Golden Flash 650cc - because my Dad had one!
Triumph Twenty One - engine and wheel rebuild
Japanese Bikes (All Honda!)
25cc 'People' bicycle
C125 Super Cub
CBF 600SA - a recent acquisition
Gold Wing GL1000
Honda CB250 Hornet
Honda GB400 TT
Honda GB500 TT
Gold Wing GL1500
Spares for sale
Some of my favourite motorcycling roads
Ducati Monza Junior
The early years
Uncle George's Bike
Swaps for a frame
Raleigh Record Ace
The Stallard Continental
Waving at Strangers - Peter Gawthorne's account of his End to End ride in 2003
Lands End to John O'Groats
General Restoration Tips
B and B Abroad
Workshop Projects and equipment
Harrison Centre Lathe
Adcock and Shipley Milling Machine Model 1ES
A simple Tinman's hand Jenny - swaging machine for bevelling brass hoops
A Sanding drum for the Pillar Drill
Refurbishing my Lake and Elliot Trolley Jack
Repairing my Garmin GPS
Using Bilt Hamber AutoBalm
The Clock saga - by Brian Barrow
I have always enjoyed woodwork ever since I was at school and have collected all manner of tools over the years. It's only since we moved here to Orkney that I have organised the workshop to allow easy use of all of this equipment. I am not a woodworker but I get reasonable results using some of the engineering skills I have acquired and whilst I might offend some of the time served pattern-makers, I am sometimes a bit too precise for what is a natural, ever moving material.
My version of an Orkney Creepie
A peedie Orkney Chair
This is hopefully going to be a regular feature centred around our imminent move to another world - quite a distance from our last place of abode. There will be lots of pictures of the new place and the work we are doing on it. Some of our projects should occasionally make an appearance too.
General information around and about Orkney with links to useful sites
Links to other sites
Some interesting feedback from visitors
If you would like to contact the Author with any comments, or if you require any parts or assistance (but remember, it's only a hobby!), then send an email to:
ianstallard 'at' hotmail 'dot' com (to avoid spam, please change the 'at' and 'dot' to make a valid email address)