Monday, December 30, 2013

quick update

The sandblasting guy passed by to collect a few parts for the Fastback earlier today, and I might even get them back by the end of the week...

After that, I'll have to get a few bits from Andover and get in touch with the boys at SRM to see how they're getting on. I should be putting this thing back together by, let's say February?

Friday, December 27, 2013

What better way... spend Christmas day than by wrenching on your bikes with your loved ones?
In particular, dad and I swapped out the brake disc on the Honda for a new one that Santa left under the tree with a new set of pads:

Are we about to see more of 90s' urban trailies like this one?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Weight loss, the alluminium diet.

In other news, a few parts are on their way to SRM engineering for some important jobs: honing the cylinder for the correct clearance, gapping the rings and fitting the cam followers (this may simply require a little bit of "persuasion" with a hand-held rotary tool or some boring/honing at most).

Take a look at the weight there, 7.8Kgs and that's for:
  • cylinder block
  • pistons
  • rings and circlips
  • wrist pins
  • four cam followers with their locking plates and screws
  • a considerable amount of packing
The Maney cylinder does feel very light, but I hadn't realised it saves you that much weight. Nice...
Next time I see those parts they'll be ready to fit; and I'll have avoided the absolute joke that is the local "machine shop".

Wednesday, December 4, 2013