Monday, June 24, 2013


The Guzzi Convert model had a manual parking brake caliper mounted on the rear brake bracket. These are hard to find and I've been looking for one for the last 2 years. Several came up on e-bay last month and I was able to get one. For other than Guszzi applications this is available:

The next issue is how at actuate it. A Ford 1930-32 has a nice handle with ratchet but I couldn't find one so I made my own. I next need to find a cable; a Guzzi clutch cable is long enough I think.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Yesterday I cranked it up for the first time. I always get a rush from that. Today I took it for a short test drive. Wow, that was amazing; it all worked just great. I did notice a little noise from the driveshaft, the brakes need more bleeding and the turning radius is too big so there's some more work to do. other than that all went well. Click the video link "First run" below.

First run