so continuing with the saga of this newly aquired W/NG, I noticed the rear brake arm to be at a rather shallow angle so perhaps I had better look at the linings, what a nightmare removing the wheel! I had to release all the present stays then remove the chain guard, to access the front retaining bolt I had to remove the battery carrier for access to it, what a revelation, the carrier appears homemade with the bottom cut out to access the retaining bolts by drilling and then bashing a piece out, a previous owner must have been in the butchery trade!
anyway I have retained, and been falling over for the past 20 odd yrs, an early, probably BSA, battery carrier which I am sure I can adapt to fit and replace it, gonna have to do something with the chain guard rear securing strap to make it easier to remove though.
Having got the wheel out I notice the steel brake plate has an aduster at the pivot end of the alloy shoes which are fitted, similar to those found on the full width alloy hubs,
my question is, did the W/Ng have these fitted as standard or, as I suspect, is it a later offering just used on my machine?
Oh, I managed to straighten the all metal footrest, cut a sliver off each side and it now fits O.K with the original rubber thereon.