Saturday, 26 June 2010

Class Prezzie

Got this for Fathers Day

Friday, 11 June 2010

Wander Yonder....

....On Yer Honda.

Got the C70 MOTed today. Just need road tax and we're in business. Last tax disc was 1986 so its been idle for a while. I intend to do something about that. First plan is to ride it from Gloucester to Saundersfoot in September for the VMCC event. No doubt we'll be well received....

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Junk Collector

Or at least thats what the missus thinks.

That wonderful institution EBay has yet again tempted me. This time its a Benjyboard White Lightning.

ACS 651 trucks and unknown wheels (anyone hazard a guess?)

All in all its not in bad nick. Certainly better than the last Benjyboard I bought anyway. And all for 36 quid plus postage.

And its got the remains of an original Benjyboard White Lightning sticker on the top as well

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Ariel Bits

Started to take a few bits off the 1928 sidevalve engine I got off Evilbay. The plan was to use some of the bits to complete the 1928 ohv engine I've been building since time began. Turns out theres some good stuff on the engine:-

Engine shaft shock absorber

Complete with all the right bits including the spacer on the engine side. The spring looks a bit skanky but it might be OK.
Timing cover including all the bits (oil pump and valve lifter mechanism)

Just needs a good clean bit its better than the one I intended to use. No damage at all and all the bits are there. Even the camshaft is looking good although I've got a proper lumpy cam for the ohv engine.

The barrel needs a bit of work - the exhaust pipe fitting is damaged and theres a small crack on the casting near the exhaust valve guide. The bore looks good though so its useable. No damage or tramlining that I can see. Fins on top of the barrel are a bit thin. The barrel is a blind casting - no detachable cylinder head - its all one piece, just as it should be for 1928.
The bottom end seems to be OK. Theres no play in the big end and the crank rotates OK. Probably split the cases and change the main bearing before using. Its only a tenner to buy a new one. The timing side bearing is a bush.
All in all I'm pleased with it. Not bad for 150 quid.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

This Week I have Mostly Been Listening To.....

.....Pop Will Eat Itself

And when they were a grebo band.....

Gimme Big Mac fries to go.