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 !


Peter Ashley said...

I love the analogy of the butcher's shop, and also the Frankensteinian connotations of what you're up to. So you'll have to watch out for neighbours peeping in at the windows, closely followed by a riot of them descending on the Diplo Laboratory waving burning brands about.

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

I could gaze for hours at your Rustoleum gray mobile.

Rupert Paul said...

All very praiseworthy, and a fine bolide for conveying John Gent's lamb chops to summer barbecues and wotnot. But are we missing the big picture?

Where is the short tracker?


Diplomat said...

Funny you should mention that Rupe - nobody has seen fit to donate a 750 monster to the project. Money would have to be a big factor, otherwise I'd shoot out into e-bay world and pay the going rate. I'm honing my shoestring project techniques on the CB - cost so far: about 40 quids worth of gas for the 'shop heater !!!!!! In the true spirit of the Sideblog "ride-what-you-got" mantra (of which I am a true follower) I plan to run around the oval in a stout pair of studded veldtschoen, tweed plus fours and a cloth cap.

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

That's the spirit Dippy!
Tally Ho!