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  1. Hi Everyone:) sorry I've been so quiet been getting my yamaha rd350lc n 250lc which I've had had 15 years ready to sell to fund a pre war Inter. Got a few more bits thanks to everyone's advice an a few Eagle eyes of the lads spotting stuff coming up for sale as always very much appreciated. Managed to nab a brand new modern Amal 276AE/1BE for half the cost of new as no one else bidded. An the other Night I got a nos Field Stand in the box over the moon with that. Over the next few weeks I'm gonna order some more paint an do the oil tank so I can get that fitted and repair the oil feed and return lines then look at getting her fired up! Exciting times. If you want any pics of it Rob for the Norton website lemme know an I'll get some more taken.
  2. 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 company very exciting times. [url=https://ibb.co/4Zhktn8][/url] [url=https://ibb.co/TbgLJFK][/url] [url=https://ibb.co/pX58XFh][/url] [url=https://ibb.co/5LT87JR][/url]
  3. Awesome work Ron 😀
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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 made between the cost of the individual replacement components vs a new complete Carb. Just totting it up ok the Amal website. Has anyone used any of the new Amal 276 carbs? Looks like I'll need a slide, air slide springs, gaskets etc an a float + float needle. Comes to about £150 in parts. Vs a new carb at £350 An who are we all using for wiring supplies in the UK for loom wiring whats the right gauge for 6v systems and connectors an the colour rings that's hopefully the next job for the start of this new lockdown. I think Lex did tell me but I've lost the message when my computer went pop. Know where to get the electronic bit from for the MCR1 thanks to Ron. Thanks again everyone.
  8. 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 some better micrometers to at some point.
  9. Hi Ron hope you are well, sorry about that meant DTI guage
  10. 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 the oil tank out as well ready for fitting. Wanna try get a 44' oil tank as well at some point. Need to paint the mcr1 box as well an the rear brake arm forgot about those. Next things to order is some wiring to make a loom. Something relatively affordable that I can be getting on with need to get a new timing guage as well so if anyone's got any recommendations for good ones brand wise lemme know Next step is to get a carb or send this one I've got to be fixed gonna work out the cost of both options. Gonna service my original fuel taps tomorrow as well n get those fitted onto the bike. Apart from those bits remaining on the list of stuff to get as funds allow. Skid plate 1944 ribbed oil tank Rear late type carrier Rear pannier frames Rear pannier bags Fluted glass for the blackout Rear seat Field stand Rear brake arm for pannier setup Vokes She will soon hopefully be ready to rock which will be exciting really cant wait for the first start up n ride once we are allowed out again.
  11. 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.
  12. Thanks roots just need to touch the front of the frame in where I missed really happy with how the tank came out.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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 .
  17. 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
  18. Darn that's a cool pic!
  19. Looks brilliant Ron cracking job!
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. Decided to get the proper camera out today and snap a few pics
  23. 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.
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