Five months since the last
update to the web page but much has happened.
The painting is completed and
the engine has been stripped (again) and reassembled WITH the
Best of all I now have a
rolling frame. Major problems have been the rear axle which I
discovered was too large for the frame. I now know that the rigids
have a thin spindly axle and I have inadvertantly rebuilt a plunger
wheel. A cap-in-hand visit to a talented friend with a lathe has
Last night when I fitted the
engine I found that the right hand side of the footpeg rod is about
100mm short. Can't work that one out but a phone around tells me
everyone else has the longer rods.
A more serious problem is a
tendency for the front wheel to move alarmingly between the forks. I
suspect that the bushes in the fork legs are badly worn. For the time
being this is in the "too hard" basket but will need to be
fixed before I venture onto the road.