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So the front hub is now rebuilt, and the investment of time has been well worth it, the wheel fits perfectly and spins like a top! Rear wheel next!

First attempt ... Approved or ?? I also make the screw and nut, but if they can be bought cheaper then I do it instead.   

Thanks Ferg but I'll pass on the hat! I've never wanted to be involved with the UK Mason's let alone the madness of the US lot!! My early MK1 ended up in India from where it was repatriated by Pe

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What a bummer!!! I usually do the spoke stuff myself, and take many pictures of how it was before dissasembly, bought a cast iron truing stand at Beaulieu years ago for 50 quid, and it sure gets some use!

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Lex

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Hesitate to pose this again. But as I near the completion of one ML and start on the next (yes, really) I am still confused by the routing of the cable to the rear light. Ron's clips (see the other thread) is by far the neatest and most sensible (which I've used) but I keep seeing them with holes in the rear mudguard to route the cable through. Is this a later adaptation or were there some of both kinds? I seem to have been out of the loop for a long time as I was wooed away by a 1961 AJS.

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Clip taillamp cable to mudguard 4 pieces, Pt No. BML41 illustration No. 27, exactly the same as BSA and Nortons, can be bought repro from Draganflies (stainless, and no lettering) and original from John O Brien. They came in black and  cad plated. the other things to hold the wiring to the frame was a brass long clip, 2 used.

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Lex

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Rear chain for the ML is the same measurements as the WD/RE Flea but a different length..........try Hitchcock's or Villiers Services.......they should be able to supply a suitable length of chain with joining/cranked half-links as necessary.............

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Hi All! I hope you are all well!

I have been rather hectic the last few weeks but things are now starting to move again with my project! The rear wheel is now back and re-painted, both brake rods are now made, threaded and painted and the restoration of the original ginal seat cover is now under way.......  nearly there!

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