As the pressure mounts in the office, weekends at the farm are more eagerly anticipated. It does seem strange that my way of relaxing entails working even harder than I do in my professional job… and that’s saying something.
This weekend I finished putting together the stub axles and brake mountings, packed the bearings with LM grease and tightened up the axle nuts on the hubs.
After that I rubbed down and repainted the rather scabby looking expansion tank and also the headlight cowls.
Unfortunately I didn’t have any siver paint – so will have to finish the lens holder next time.
I then got stuck into the really fun job…
Making and fitting the brake pipes. I didn’t get as far as I’d hoped as it was a very fiddly job, particularly fitting the stop light switch,
and getting just the right bend in the pipe coming out of the servo as space was incredibly tight…. But what I managed to do looks really good.