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  1. Looks great Ron! What size is your Lucas madallion, please? I love the gas detection paint, is that original ? Steve
  2. As I plod on with the battery carrier I have now taken delivery of a load more new nuts and bolts which means I can finally fit some more of the smaller components. Currently the headlamp shell I am using is a reproduction and as such not drilled for the cabling to enter or leave the bowl. I cannot seam to find a good enough picture which shows this? Can anyone shed some ‘light’ onto this for me, please? Can I ask, what is this shown on the glass of the headlamp? How can it be replicated?
  3. A bit more elbow grease Ron and it will be as good as new!
  4. The strap and carrier is now solid but there is now a fair amount of prep work to get this just right.....
  5. Final rotten sections cut out and new sections welded in. It’s extremely thin in places so a fine layer of filler will be needed
  6. Thanks Chris. Putting the new piece of metal in has certainly restored some rigidity back into it....
  7. An early start sees the start of some light restoration to the battery carrier, the metal is really thin in places but I am quietly plodding on with it.......still plenty of work to do but I am pleased with the progress....
  8. Funnily enough the last few Burman CP boxes I have touched always seem to be missing the kick start bump stop, it’s only because of the exploded diagram that I noticed I needed it.... you are totally right Lex, the mechanism is so much better with it fitted.....👍
  9. Thanks Lex....the before shot maybe missing a few components, I have added a new kickstart bumper.....good spotting on the clutch adjustment screw.....I think I may of been only 1/2 awake this morning...😂 The poor gearbox was in a sorry state when I got it, floating about in the bottom of a dirty box in lots of bits....it’s taken a little longer than anticipated to complete the built of it but it’s imperative it’s just right.....I am pleased, just hope it all works now 🤞
  10. A 6.00am start in the shed before works see most of the gearbox fitted and assembled.....I do have feeling I forgot to fit something inside? 🙈 time will tell.....here’s a before and after shot....
  11. Looking at what missing bits I am left to source I am finding it difficult to ascertain which ammeter is the correct type for the early panel tank? Whilst talking of the panel tank I can see plenty of repro DC40 inspection switches, has anyone got any experience of the quality of the repros? Originals seem few and far between?
  12. Thanks Ron. I have made a few calculations, fingers crossed the holes are in a similar place, any issues I shall let you know.......we had a nice mild morning today so I spent and hour before work spraying....!
  13. The front mudguard components ready for preparation and painting. Currently I am using the later G3L front stays but when fitted it should not be noticeable. I was lucky enough to find the correct rear stay ambiguously listed on eBay. I have done a dry fit and it’s all fitting very nicely.
  14. O ek, I better check my new (old) battery carrier and the carrier I have on my G3L....... I have ordered some sheet metal and petit welding rods so once arrived I can set to work on reinvigorating the front portion of the carrier. Tomorrow's job is to complete the dry fit of the front mudguard, I now have all of the components to press forward I just need to figure out where to drill the front mudguard stay and the front number plate pegs.
  15. Thanks gents, this is great. I think I will have a go at making one of these!
  16. I only have a primitive ARC welder set up at present, however, we have a special bond 😉 I have welded many things with it, including cast, so I am sure with enough patience I can weld this up. I have seen that AMC classics have repro replacements but it would be nice to keep an original part, if salvageable 🙂 Looking at your photo Ron I can see your battery clamp bolt look to have a elongated hex head. Are these available anywhere that you know of?
  17. Thanks to the help and assistance of several kind gentleman a number of the missing components have now been sourced. Currently I am not quiet sure ho I am going to repair the outer battery carrier, but keen to keep as much originality as possible.... Watch this space
  18. Fantastic! Thanks gents.....I can crack on with the assembly of it! I will soon be turning my attention to the construction of the bottom end of the engine. Currently all of the bushes are missing from the timing side, which I maybe able to source from AMC classics, however, I have have a spare set of good bushes in a spare set of cases. Has anyone successfully removed bushes without damaging them or us it better to use new? 👍
  19. Hi All, all very interesting information regarding the saddle, this will be the first bungee saddle in my little collection too! So moving on with my gearbox build I appear to have hit my first hurdle, the gear selector shaft looks to be a very snug fit within the camshaft bush, kick start end, this means I cannot fit the camshaft roller bearings. I believe that the camshaft bush is the Ariel WNG type rather they the Matchless type, as I understand the WNG type does not require the roller bearings to be fitted? Is this a rebuild improvement or just a mistake? I don’t fancy
  20. Hi All, all very interesting information regarding the saddle, this will be the first bungee saddle in my little collection too! So moving on with my gearbox build I appear to have hit my first hurdle, the gear selector shaft looks to be a very snug fit within the camshaft bush, kick start end, this means I cannot fit the camshaft roller bearings. I believe that the camshaft bush is the Ariel WNG type rather they the Matchless type, as I understand the WNG type does not require the roller bearings to be fitted? Is this a rebuild improvement or just a mistake? I don’t fancy
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