The rear wheel is apart. Not
a bad job. Bearings feel like they have sand in them. Into the
"replace" bin. Found my rear wheel was a 21". Not
standard so I'll use a spare 19" rim.
Note: Frame back from the
blaster. What a job! Sure beats sandpaper and blisters. Blasting
revealed a broken engine mount, two cracks in the frame and a missing
centre stand lug. Gave the frame a quick spray with metal primer
(don't want it rusting) and dropped it into my local engineering
store for repairs.
Late news: Found a '49 rear
guard at a classic bike parts supplier. Not bad condition.
Engine looking grim. Cylinder
is off and bottom end feels "clunky". Major repairs in
order. Flywheel puller on order to get rest of motor apart.