Albert here - with the Blighty weekly update. Well, not a lot of action to report on this week I'm afraid. Have spent a couple of hours down at 'The Old Sidevalve Bar' working on the skimmed flywheel. I told previous of the need to finish by hand due to the fact that the skimming couldn't extend to the outer edge, (this was to maintain the mount for the magneto.)
So as the winter sun shone through the window, slightly warming the workshop to just above freezing I started filing the stubs left after the angle grinder had removed the remains of the cooling fins.
Thought I'd post a picture of progress, still needs a little more filing and a final polish with wet and dry.
I'm annoyed with myself for not asking 'Kev the Lathe' to blend in the centre boss. At the time I was keeping our options open on how to start the engine, keeping the boss would have allowed refitment of the pulley for rope start. Nah, did you ever see a daring speed-king fire up his steed with a bit of old washing line......
Obliging as ever Kev says bring it back to 'Govi Engineering' and he'll sort.
Still need to decide the finish.....paint or plating....
Must go......mi dinners ready.....Roast beef, Yorkshire puds n' all the trimmin's....mmmmm