Friday, 23 January 2009
Honda Project Part 2
Managed to get a couple of hours in the 'shop earlier in the week. All the painted frame bits have been acid scrubbed and etch-primed ready for some black paint. The 'shop has taken on the air of a butchers - bloody chilly and bits hanging from hooks everywhere. The No2 CB frame can be seen lurking by the wheels. This frame is suffering from Atlantic rust and the swing arm won't actually swing - it's been getting a regular soaking with penetrating fluid and has just had it's first visit from the gas-axe to try and free things up a bit (swing arm bushes here are nylon so will melt out if need be). Depending on e-bay success we may be using fresh wheels, failure there will mean a trip Central Wheel for some new rims and spoke sets for an in-house re-lacing. Ooh - nearly forgot to mention - I had the most enormous, delicious pork chop last night, cooked in the oven with some root veg, apples, sausages, tonnes of garlic, sage and bits - all served up with 1/2 dozen kidneys and some garlic-fried potatoes - washed down with a bottle of Davy's French White No1, a bottle of Davy's French Red No1 and a 75% Tempranillo Rioja from Calificada. MORE CONFUSION !