DUCATI TT and F1 FORUM
 
It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:07 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 176 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 18  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:23 am
Posts: 1128
Here are some photos of an interesting Pantah engine racer just acquired by Jim Blomley in the UK: This machine was built around one of the last 750cc TT Formula 1 race-engines to leave the Ducati factory. The engine was supplied to Tony Rutter, who had it housed in a Harris aluminium beam frame equipped with WP suspension and AP Racing brakes. Rutter went on to campaign the completed machine at the 1988 and 1989 Isle of Man TT races and also achieved a 6th place at Monza in 1991 and a 4th at Assen, on both occasions competing against works machinery.
Attachment:
Rutter 750 Pantah racer 1.JPG
Rutter 750 Pantah racer 1.JPG [ 229.73 KiB | Viewed 7158 times ]
Attachment:
Rutter 750 Pantah racer 2.JPG
Rutter 750 Pantah racer 2.JPG [ 229.33 KiB | Viewed 7158 times ]
Attachment:
Rutter 750 pantah racer 3.JPG
Rutter 750 pantah racer 3.JPG [ 246.31 KiB | Viewed 7158 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:23 am
Posts: 1128
And, here it is fully dressed for battle. MikeV
Attachment:
Rutter 750 pantah racer 2.jpg
Rutter 750 pantah racer 2.jpg [ 109.39 KiB | Viewed 7139 times ]
Attachment:
Rutter 750 pantah racer 3.jpg
Rutter 750 pantah racer 3.jpg [ 125.89 KiB | Viewed 7139 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:29 pm
Posts: 289
Images: 0
Looks a very interesting machine altogether.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:29 pm
Posts: 289
Images: 0
Attachment:
File comment: Looks like this now
2011 April 18  Rutter Harris nearly finished 018.jpg
2011 April 18 Rutter Harris nearly finished 018.jpg [ 97.98 KiB | Viewed 6840 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:29 pm
Posts: 289
Images: 0
Rode it for the first time this last weekend at Le Vigeant
Attachment:
File comment: Rode it for the first time this last weekend at Le Vigeant
2011 Aprile 30 Le Vigeant 010.jpg
2011 Aprile 30 Le Vigeant 010.jpg [ 62.38 KiB | Viewed 6841 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:37 pm
Posts: 361
Images: 6
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, The Great White North
And...

What was it like?

_________________
Steve Munro
loudbike
http://www.loudbike.com
http://www.vintagemotorcyclesforsale.com


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:29 pm
Posts: 289
Images: 0
A bit numb after the Verlicchi,(it's quite wide) but once I'd scrubbed the tyres a bit I found the chassis was excellent.
Engine nice and linear too.
Unfortunately , after thirteen years of non-use the White Power forks leaked a bit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 1:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:29 pm
Posts: 289
Images: 0
Trying to locate WP fork seals, then we can play seriously without lubricating the superbe AP Racing calipers2011 Harris DCF Le Vigeant.JPG[/attachment]


Attachments:
2011 Harris DCF Le Vigeant.JPG
2011 Harris DCF Le Vigeant.JPG [ 32.17 KiB | Viewed 6755 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 11:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:29 pm
Posts: 289
Images: 0
Hello folks,

It's worse than I imagined, there are damaged parts in these 40mm White Power usd forks.

Now then, I have read that an American motorcycle ATK I think, which was an off-road machine, used WP forks.

Does anyone know where I might go for spares over at your side ?

Thanks in advance, and if I don't answer for a while it's because we are away for ten days as from Sunday.

salut,

Dick


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tony Rutter Harris 750 Pantah Racer
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:20 pm
Posts: 90
Location: McKenzie, TN
Yes ATK used White Power, but dealers of that exinct marque are few and far in between.

A better bet would be KTM, as they used White Power from the early 80s into the mid '90s. Maybe later...


HTH


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 176 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 18  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL