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  1. Success everyone got the lever screws sorted thanks to Nick for some advice on them ended up with 2ba x 3/4inch which fit pretty much perfectly just had to trim the length down a bit an go in an out a handful of times by hand. Next thing to sort is a throttle slide for the carb an to try clean the inside of the carb body up. Anyone used the slides from amal in an original carb? Plan now is just to get her running so i can start to use her, then look at all the bits an peices like the racks vokes etc.
  2. Thanks roots just need to touch the front of the frame in where I missed really happy with how the tank came out.
  3. Hi Ron hope you are keeping well actually ran outta funds at the moment which sucks a bit so shes not really progressed since ve day. Got some Dianese leathers hopefully being collected next week no people can pick some stuff up an then I can carry on with the restoration. Got the carb left to sort (throttle slide was damaged an a big 4 item) Need to tap the levers through to take the new 1ba bolts. An fit the oil tank an chain oh an time the engine an do the wiring itching to get stuck in again. Been loosely assembling a Yamaha rd250lc I've had since I was 19 to keep me busy had all the bits for that for a while.
  4. What a wonderfull Ve75 so far been speaking to so many people who have been walking past socially distancing of course been great seeing the younger generation showing a genuine interest to Tea in the front garden and ww2 music playing! My 1944 Raf Norton 16H Lest we forget
  5. One socially distancing Norton Sat in the front garden with the Norton an all the windows done up with Ve Day prints Watching The BBC program on the laptop. So many youngsters looking with there parents really great to see. Thanks again to everyone that's helped me get this far with her.
  6. Another hugely productive day today using a combination of covers I got her fitted up with the cam chest/timing cover an got the MagDyno installed to! Got a problem with the carb that I need to weigh up for the next lot of progress .
  7. Gonna be some progress this weekend:) Ended up with two covers an some other parts small stuff like screws an oil line parts + fuel line an stuff. Hoping to get the better of the two covers fitted tomorrow then the mag. Here's a picture of the current levers I've got for her. Just gotta find a Norton 1" throttle, horn button, vokes, late type oil tank with the rib, panniers an racks
  8. Darn that's a cool pic!
  9. Looks brilliant Ron cracking job!
  10. Episode 26 showing her fitted with the blackout grabbed my Canon 1D Out to film for a lil one an edited on my phone not ideal but not bad.
  11. Driving me nuts as well Ron just letting it properly dry off so I dont disturb the edge on the main circle. Think itl just flick off or a bit of rubbing compound gently or as you say thinners
  12. Decided to get the proper camera out today and snap a few pics
  13. Finished the Raf roundels today super humbling seeing them + her original wartime Raf number. They have really dried back since these pictures an are a superb deep dull matt! I'll get the camera out tomorrow an take some propper pics. Thanks again to everyone who's been giving me advice Got into the engine tonight an shes had a new oil pump at some point an it all looked pretty good bar one bit of damage to the timing cover that I've gotta look at fixing. Tomorrows job is to paint the rear stand an my headlight if it turns up although that might take a few days an start working out what screws an bolts I need to order that I'm short on.
  14. Awesome Ron was wondering how you were getting on with the enquiry great to see another Raf one being worked on. Yep I still can't belive how lucky I was some things are meant to be I guess. Interestingly there was a batch either side of mine as well Ron think it was 3 one side and 5 the other of my number. They were actually running in sequence so I don't think it'd be that far fetched for Royal Enfield to have done the same when the Raf marked them up. Couldn't see them working differently for different Marques. I'll have to have a hunt though all the Raf bike pics ive hunted out Ron an see if there are any RE ones. The material Sarah at axholme did the masks for the roundels might be a shout but I'm not sure how long you could leave them on very low tack though.
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