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On 2/7/2021 at 10:15 PM, 67burwood said:

That’s very disappointing, what’s the plan now? 

It was always intended to replace the unserviceable spokes as we drive our vehicles and they need to be safe. It just means more new unfortunately than we intended but we will leave the Oak bare so it will soon distress and grey off before we seal them if we choose.

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First two wheels assembled by Greg with remaining hopefully tomorrow. Once they get wet and bleached it will take the sharpness away. The originals we believe were Hickory which we have replaced with Oak.
 

A bit more soft furnishing horse trading. The leather used was all the off cuts from a posh job and blended to even out the shades. What makes this leather special is it marks relatively easily and is designed to look worn with little use and then adopts its own worn patina in a short period of time. Perfect considering we had no seat to start with ,perhaps should take the protective plastic off to let it  start getting aged but couldn’t quite bring myself to until I finish the gearbox and engine rebuild as I’ve been careful not to get any oil or grease on the rust which is a bu66er to clean off without destroying the look. 

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Engine bulkhead repaired and sealed .Steering box stripped as it didn’t feel right and found shaft ,bronze bushes torn out due to thrust bearing braking up. All replaced thrust bearings on short supply so metric equivalent used but had to grind out centre to required size .Unfortunately a lot of the timber is beyond salvage with it crumbling away if any pressure is applied . The cross members at the back of the cab were only just holding their shape and have replaced what was necessary 

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After a small wait my parcel of goodies arrived from the States. Apart from the usual readily available repro Dodge parts I had a real stroke of luck in that I had managed to buy a new old stock petrol tank to replace my peppered holed original from our favourite American sales site. It’s anyones guess when it was made but exactly the same it was.
 

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In the American box of goodies came the new standard size pistons. The block was bored and sleeved due to the severity of the grooves caused by the original gudgeon pins coming loose. New little end bushes are still available so an easy fix . New guides and hardened exhaust valve seats fitted to suit unleaded Even though the block had been in a cleaning tank there was still pockets of gritty sludge tucked in the inaccessible corners plus swaff  from all the machining. Simon was duely volunteered to steam clean and scrub which admittedly took longer than expected.

Looking for a magneto drive coupling which to date I haven’t been able to source as the original is just about torn out.

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39 minutes ago, PITT24423 said:

Looking for a magneto drive coupling which to date I haven’t been able to source as the original is just about torn out

That style of coupling is pretty standard, but maybe not in the exact size you need. Do you know the tooth count and the diameters? 

 

It's possible that one of these might fit: https://www.bearingsrus.co.uk/transmisson-products/coupling/bowex-gear-coupling

 

Otherwise I would be looking at 3D printing. Given some basic diameters I can model and print you one. 

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Almost identical to my 23 tourer minus the priming cocks. The head is original with the block carrying a 1919 casting date, hence the earlier position for the fan . My original block was scrapped as it was beyond repair after suffering frost damage in the distant past and cracked in every conceivable place. And yours has presumably a later fitted bumper 

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Not much to report as we have been on the bus but Chris who is usually part of the Wednesday crew wanted to tackle the wiring so a productive evening resulted in most of the loom made and in place with the additional wires for indicators and main/dip headlights. The indicators are led hidden in the original side light units. The new wheel rim bolts turned up today from Historic Threads as most of the original ones were unsafe or wrong. 8845740B-F07F-47D4-B166-0B14B8F3823F.thumb.jpeg.596817a976c20c7fbe67f1d1e37cecfd.jpeg

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