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  1. Finally some progress for the wd16h hope we are all keeping well scratched some of the black paint off n there's still what looks like scc.2 on top of the metal. Need to get the oil tank fully back to metal but the inside is really nice. Last few bits to get now, sort the carb, sort a rear carrier, pannier frames late type pillion seat an a field stand. Once funds allow steady progress but exciting nether the less. The first of my Japanese classics goes this weekend just the 250 an 350lc to go then an I can get hunting for a Pre war inter to keep her c
  2. Awesome work Ron 😀
  3. Chain on fitted the chain guard to. Gonna order some wiring supplies from somewhere tomorrow, excited to start learning how to do that. Working in crazily cramped conditions unless I can get her outside. Need to get some longer bolts for the rear stays to lower mudguard to. Once I've got the wiring done the next step is a new Carb, an hunt for a 44' oil tank. Then after that rear carrier an racks, then a few other detail bits as an when funds allow including a vokes Need to repair the oil lines tomorrow as well.
  4. Got the sump guard trial fitted today gonna have to get some longer bolts when I next get some stuff. Shes coming along though. Did a few pics for remembrance sunday while I had her out.
  5. Lil bit of progress managed to fit the canvas grips today so decided to get one of the cameras out n do a bit of a progress video on her https://youtu.be/bV3A9VQWYR4
  6. Ahh yep that's a good idea Ron 🙂 Been doing some work again today on her. Todays job was some work on the original Amal carb to see what components were missing in it. A fter freeing a damaged throttle slide I spent a few hours cleaning the body and checking for wear the carb seems in remarkably good condition under all the crud inside an the slide will now travel freely. After a tip from Lex it doesn't seem to be rocking either in the body. Really need to get a ultrasonic bath in the future. Unfortunately some parts are missing from the Carb so a decision will have to be m
  7. Was thinking of taking the blanking nut out above the piston on the head Ron and using a a clip on attachment to hold it got getting the timing bang on, used them on two strokes used a degree wheel on my 650ss after finding top dead centre but thought a dti could be a cool idea gotta do the timing on my 68 Commando to once I've got the engine back together know the markings were out on the chain case on the Commando so wanna try mark some accurate ones an used them on my two strokes in the past rd350lc etc an used to use them back in print checking run out on cylinders and stuff. wanna get so
  8. Hi Ron hope you are well, sorry about that meant DTI guage
  9. Lil bit of progress today Decided to refit the rear mudguard supports that I've got for now to save a lil bit of funds towards getting her running. It's an earlier setup that's missing the top rack. Hoping in the future to get the late type carrier and a set of pannier frames with the correct pillon seat when funds are a bit better. As they say Rome wasn't built in a day. Got it nice n central as well onceII sorted one of the stays. Gonna fit the new chain tomorrow, canvas grips, n repair the oil lines for the oil tank while retaining the brass fitments hopefully, also wanna swish th
  10. 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.
  11. Thanks roots just need to touch the front of the frame in where I missed really happy with how the tank came out.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
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