So that is it, up to date. Current status is:
Two sets of crankcases away for repair.
Pile of parts ready to take to the painters later this week.
Petrol tank and panel ready to go for chrome plating and painting, although I am a bit worried about what may be under that cracked silver paint.....
Main parts still missing are the magdyno and the front brake. I think I now have just about everything else.
Now starting to look at the crankshafts.
Need to get these stripped down and cleaned up. There is some surface rust and I want to get them ready for rebuild.
But - someone has shot blasted one crankshaft
bottom left in the picture. He has also reassembled them back to front
- the coupling gears are offset to the drive side to leave room for the half time shaft drive gears on the timing side but he has put the coupling gears to the timing side. Should be able to rebuild the shaft using some of the spare bits that haven't been shot-blasted but there is only one front coupling gear (stamped with an A and a single dot) and that is the one that has been shot-blasted. Spare gear is the B gear with two dots that goes on the rear shaft. Guess I will have to use the bodged one, unless the ones off the distressed bike are usable (still haven't got right into the crankcases yet).
Haven't got far with disassembly yet, my three legged extractors have proved to be not up to the job.... Need to get some beefier ones.
1935 cammy Square, 1938 VB, brace of 1950 MkI Squares, 1959 MkII Square and several Ariel and Fleet pushbikes.