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Ah, greetings Oilyracer peeps. Alberto here, with the lastest from this almost world famous of blogs most northernly outpost.
Here's what's been buzzin' today down The Old Sidevalve Bar.
After seeing the progress of the Balen Micro it was obvious that only the best and most polished would do. My heart sank, for my rear bounce retarders where not of a presentable quality.
Out with the spanners, twist, whoosh, bosh, splosh. They were off and heading into the restoration bay.
Stripped and ready for attention.
Whizz - Whizz - Whizzzzz went the wire wheel.....Oh no went yours truly....Drat and double drat.
The spring shroud was corroded to a point of no return. The wire wheel bit deep into the rust and removed more than I bargained....
I fluxed with soldering fluid , fired up 'Big Bertha' the residential blowlamp and tinned around the area where the tin worms had chomped through. Then carefully applying a goodly build of solder with my trusty red hot iron.
Filed smooth who would know?
Rubbed with emery to destroy the remains of the chrome, dipped in Phosphoric acid for a final rust busting rinse. Degreased with Ajax bathroom cleaner before plunging in the Nickel plating tank for a coat of Vintafaking.
Heres the finished job after final assembly.
Not only that - but I had time to do the other side to match....................
and......... apply some posh to 4 air filter brackets too....
Now that deserves a drinkie.....or 2
Thought for today.
1 year ago