A G45 project

Old Bike Australasia - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

Some more on the Tas­ma­nian Bill McGre­gor/Peter Rick­etts Match­less G45 (OBA 57). I am the cur­rent owner, I bought it from Barry Sulzberger in 1972 mi­nus the en­gine which ended up with Elmer McCabe in his Por­cu­pine replica. An­other owner of note was Graeme Trinder (fa­ther of Steve & Craig) who sold it to Ike Chen­nall. I ended up fit­ting a Match­less G12 CSR en­gine and AMC/Quaife 5 speed gear­box. At­tached is a photo of Graeme Trinder at Lake­side in 2000, re-united with the bike af­ter 40 yrs! Also a re­cent photo; I have been col­lect­ing the cor­rect G45 parts to re­store it to orig­i­nal con­di­tion. When I helped Ray Arm­strong re­store the ex-Bob Brown G45 I was for­tu­nate to be able to copy some of the bits such as the chain guides that had gone miss­ing. David Blom­field Queens­land

ABOVE The much-owned G45 takes shape. ABOVE RIGHT Graeme Trinder on the G45 in 2000.

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