Sunday, 12 August 2018

and more Belgium Honda

Oh yes, I'm still on the top of the soil, walking around, still breathing air......still fighting for a world free of the matrix....F.F.S.. WHEN WILL ANYONE TAKE NOTE!!!
Only last week that facebook rich guy..Mark Zugglemundberg had the audacity to suggest he was going to limit or somehow stop the youngsters spending 23 hours a day on line..pphhuffff...hey he's making his living out of the matrix....which is more than can be said for your Uncle Albert!!!!
I'm penniless.....but happy to be in my shed........old Zuggleberry aint gonna change naff!!!
He don't eat sausage rolls from Greggs way he's into Beluga Caviar on 'french toast' for breakfast and snifters of pink gin...YAAAKKKK!
Anyway what about Alberts shed life? of my pleasures... along with homebrew beers......and an endless supply of old motorcycle scrap that has been discarded...unloved....unrepairable...?  ????? Rummaging in my old boxes in the shed is surely better than rummaging through Keira Knightlys leathers as she sits on that old Ducati...
(Well maybe)

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Might not do rummaging today...No, without further preaching on the worlds problems here's a few pictures of my latest Belgium Honda buffing. Yep. I like's relaxing........wearing only a leather apron for protection I feel at one with the spinning leather wheel and polishing soap....

Buffed hubs..

Buffed Bacon Slicers...

Buffed till I dropped....

Buffing old vintage alloy wheels or Keira Knightly body parts is all the same to me...I've got soap and leather to suit all occassions.......Oh, and a lambs wool mop as a smooth finish.....!
Hang on, it's flagon time...T.T.F.N.  I've more important business...

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Still Alive!

Just when you thought it safe to resume internet activity your long lost Uncle turns up. When I say 'internet activity' I mean sat on ya fat arse doing nuffin''''
YES!!! It is I, David Beckhams perfect double 'Albertus Cranklemanglewursle'.
(Well almost a double -  I'm wearing white undies but thought better of the neck tats.)

Anyway I've been allowed out on day release due to good behaviour....Nothings changed I'm still championing for nil G4 air pollution.!!!!plus encouraging the kids to abandon their electronic gadget addiction and embrase objects that can be touched and smelt and hurt if dropped on your toes!!!! And of course once in a while walk outside and breath some fresh air!!!!!!

Down in the warkkshop attention is once again focused on the Belgium Honda. Better get a shift on because Europe will soon be closed to anyone with a Blighty passport.....
Various CB72 wheels have been waiting patiently for the day they may turn again. I carefully reviewed the stock and 2 where chosen for their condition. Could say they had a distressed look....good job 'cause my intention is to rebuild with new spokes and rims. Shame to spoil half decent original stuff. Don't worry I will store the rusty spokes and rims in case next owner wants a barn fresh look.

Rusty treasure.

Going in with spoke key. Is nothing sacred?

The deed is done.....36 spokes placed in the rim 52 years ago by one of Soichiro Honda's employees are now wondering what they have done wrong.....Long service accounts for nuffin' these days
No worries, Soichiro looks pleased. (Probably doesn't know) (yet)

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Hey, nearly lost track of time, It's flagon o'clock....wheres Posh? Feeling thirsty isn't good for Superheros.....Quick bring me a couple of large ones before my clacker dries up....

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Behold before your eyes....a very old wiring loom. Wrapped in Japan by a Honda guru about 50 years ago...or maybe even more. Its a good bet the afore mentioned loom wrapper is no longer working at the Big H factory. Possible even that the dude is wrapping heavenly looms...
Would be a shame to destroy all his work so have reworked the Belgium Honda wiring sympathetically.. Hopefully you agree. Used Ford Anglia spec grey non adhesive loom wrap and stuck the ends with old skool Self amalgamating tape.

... Bling....Bling

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

If I can turn back time…( I can with compound)

Greetings, it is I again, your old uncle.....Albert Crackleport. A favourite uncle I have no doubt. So, what's happened this week in the world of vintafaking Alb?
Hey, did anybody see the pictures of Cher strutting her stuff at some music awards or other, chest and legs all exposed...Goodness me, toss up who's gonna get my shed invite this week to sample the latest batch of homebrew.....Cher or Angelina? Just hang on you silly old fart....Cher's been totally remodelled..which of course leads me on to my remodelling project. Is remodelling bad? I'm a firm believer in it, been sticking new bits on old bits for years.
Tonight for your entertainment I'm gonna make an old light switch beautiful again.
The Belgium Hondas dip switch had suffered through the years with a big chip spoiling the looks but just like Cher a bit of filler and a coat of topping will do wonders.
For those who haven't seen my secret replicating compound before then cast your eye balls on this....Teeth moulding compound. Used by rich dentists worldwide for bridging the gaps with pearly white replicas. hey ever seen a poor dentist? No!!!!!
Mixed the compound and stuck the good half of the switch in it. Didn't take long to set.
Next mixed a small amount of jb weld with a splash of black paint and dribbled it into the mould, followed by the broken switch side
Leave overnight, oh bollocks, think the black paint effected hardening, tried again with unmolested araldite, success...hard as nails, bit of filing, a quick waft of aerosol black and its looking like this could just work
Here's the finished job..
Can't see the join ????
Now where do I sign to be the guy to remodel Cher's remaining saggy bits into shapes that only existed years hands are warmed, am awaiting the call.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Pretty in pink.

Greetings G4 free viewers....if you are one of those 'young people' who can't walk along the street without a transmitting device stuck to your ear (lug hole) then little do you know but this blog entry is beyond your knowledge. Yep, snuck in under the radar....a curve ball, .no need to unknown my jotting because you never knew....phew...bullsh*t....  Unknowing the Oilyracer? Impossible !
So, here's the knowledge for the chosen ones..
Whilst I thought I had plenty of stock to build the Belgium Honda it appears I may be missing a vital component. Damn, this missing part is now made of unobtainable...more sort after than an a night in with Angelina Jolie, indeed I'm missing a throttle tube..
What to do?   Hey, found a plastic universal thing on eBay. Guess how many UK pounds..How does £2.88 inclusive of shipping sound...Direct from central China!.
I ordered immediately.

Strange packing, PINK....Note the postmark...Belgium!

Rather twilight zone ....ordered in China shipped from Belgium, going back to its roots.

Inside the package the replica unobtainable looks like it might just do the job and allow me to ride the Flemish roads in search of dark beers and sausage.

Oh, don't forget the saying......A little pink is ok!