My1963 Tina project

Ii collected my Tina a couple of weeks ago from Telford, she is actually the second Tina in my life after my wife of nearly 30 years! So now I have one I can hit with a hammer, curse and kick! an investment for my mental health.
The bike had a log booking showing 5 owners in 4 years (not well liked I suspect for all the reasons I have read) and then in 1967 she was but in a garage till now.
However having done a quick assessment turns out this bike is pretty original, complete and unmolested (cannot say the same for the wife!).
The engine was seized but that turned out was just the piston and the rest of the engine is in good shape, clock says 4400 miles and I think that is about right.
Rebuilt the top end – found replacement rings from link on this site, checked I had a spark, rigged up temporary tank as the original is a bit rusty inside and will need some work, crossed my fingers and gave it kick (actually a lot of kicks) and eventually success a sweet running engine.
Then to try CV transmission, up the revs and off we go a smooth as you like, have not looked inside drive and assume its original with ball bearings but so far so good,
Just wanted to share that here are good bikes out there.
Now to deal with all that rust! Will let you know how I get on.
Bye for now.
JohnO

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