The first push didn't elicit
any life from the bike and when I checked the fuel I found the carby
was dry. Further investigation revealed the petrol tap clogged with
sand from the sandblaster. Despite haqving diligently washed the tank
numerous times there was still some sand in it. Another few washes
and we connected up the petrol lines and gave her a push. It started
immediately. A bit smokey because it is on the 16:1 run-in ratio but
it runs beautifully!
I'll include some close-up
photos at a later date but for a bigger photo of the above just click
on to the pic. Lots of people to thank. Kym for the engine work, Dave
for another restorers support and interest (and parts!), Ian at
C&D and the guys at British Spares for so many hard to find bits,
Chuck in Texas for that headlight shell (where are you Chuck?), Jim
next door for his untiring assistance and of course, my family for
tolerating all this nonsense!
Next project, my son's D7 is
already underway. Watch this space!