Sunday, June 2, 2013

Il soppalco.

I went to see my friend Brian at his garage the other day, to see the improvements he has made, with the help of a skilled carpenter, in the form of a wonderful wooden mezzanine, or soppalco in Italian. Of course, the Jaguar always steals the show, and you'd be forgiven for not noticing Brian's immaculate BMW R45 and his lovingly restored Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone (ex-Carabinieri, no less):

Here's the man himself adjusting the atomic clock:

And up we go...

The workbench is "downstairs" and includes boxes to keep the left-hand carburetter parts separate from the right-hand ones, as well as a handy sparking plug holder: on a twin-cylinder bike it's easy enough to keep track of which goes where, but on an in-line 6?

Lovely place Brian, good luck with the Jaguar! (it's off to England for a fairly substantial bit of work to the rear axle...)


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