Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Smiths Speedo, cranks and caps.

A few more parts for the pile... A Smiths 0-120 chronometric speedo. With a case from a Jaeger clock and a new face this will become a Jaeger 0-120 speedo. The Jaeger ones are incredibly rare. I missed one recently that went for a mere £150 - I was gutted :o) It's cheaper to make one!

There's also a set of rods, mains caps and camshaft caps. Fantastic.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

New block + dry assembled engine

So here's a picture of my engine dry assembled. Sadly the block is unusable.

But don't panic, because now I have this....

Monday, 5 October 2009

Spare Wheel mount castings

These have just arrived from the foundry (there are four sets here). The brackets bolt onto the rear of the chassis and a tube goes between them, the boss is then clamped to the tube and the spare wheel goes onto it, held on with a spinner. More to make, but all these parts go onto the "pile".

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Mould being assembled + block casting

They've cast my block! Here are just a couple of pictures. One of the mould being prepared for casting, and one of them getting ready to pour the metal. :o)

Rotax FT26

I'm over the moon today because of what I've managed to get hold of. This is exactly the right switch panel. It needs a bit of work, but this is a big step forward. The dashboard is almost complete. The remaining bits aren't that hard to find.

This will be built up using parts from the switch panel I bought earlier. The other parts of that switch panel have gone in exchange for this one.

I only found this because I spotted another panel cover (FT17), bought it and then sold it on eBay. The chap who bought it had this one.