JANUARY - 2011
What a month! Mel has taken the tub for shot blasting (I don’t think much of it will be coming back, but we will see). Fitted the pedals and new brake master cylinder. I attempted my first go at paint spraying, as you can see it is not a brilliant job but adequate. Bob hand painted the gearbox and transfer box. When dry was lifted into position and bolted down. The prop shafts were installed and painted. The brake lines were then fitted (but will remain unpainted). I hired an engine hoist and, with the assistance of Bob, installed the engine. It did not take too long to do, the trickiest bit was lining the two up, but once the first bolt was in it was ok. Nigel and I went to Gordon’s for a master class in removing tyres and splitting the rims. One tyre was a Firestone and the other was a Homerton. The Firestone gave in fairly quickly but the Homerton took over one and a half hours to remove, it was just rusted /welded to the rims. I later managed to remove the others rwo tyres at home having the benefit of Gordon’s large tyre levers. The rims have now gone off to Mel’s for blasting. Nigel and Andy were kind enough to pick up some new tyres for me (see picture of Andy delivering). I have also made a start on cleaning up the starter motor & dynamo. Visitor of the month is the web master – Ray.
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