Created 2-Dec-10
Modified 15-Jul-15
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Mr. Cox was a Velocette factory race mechanic from 1948-1952. He's raced at the Isle of Man TT, built his own parallel twin special (Covel 500), worked for Harley-Davidson in the 50's and is currently building a sleeve-valve motorcycle engine. Quite a fascinating character.

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Hedley Cox at the 1951 Manx GP with his Covel SpecialSDIM2401_2_3 - Hedley with his sleeve valve specialSDIM2404_5_6 - Sleeve valve motor detailSDIM2407_8_9HDRI.jpgSDIM2484_2_3 - My stableSDIM2488_89_90 - Ralph, Frans, Me, Hedley, Jim and GerardSDIM2492_3_1.jpgSDIM3153_4_5 - Sleeve valve motor on the benchSDIM3156_7_8 - Hedley Cox removing the headSDIM3177_8_9 - Front head removedSDIM3159_60_61 - Cranking the engine to show sleeve motionSDIM3162_3_4 - Jim inspecting the internalsSDIM3168_69_70 - Sleeve showing portsSDIM3171_2_3 - Hedley still likes to rideSDIM3180_1_2 - Another sleeve valve single motor