Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cool tool.

What you see in that vice is a conventional wrench that uncle Fester heated and bent into a crescent shape with the help of an oxy-acetylene torch.

(In the background is a lovely front wheel off a 1990s Harley-Davidson)

An obstruction spanner like this is needed if you want to tighten the two nuts on the Norton's cylinder head, the number 7 and 8 in the tightening sequence, without having to remove the exhaust pipes, a real bonus!

I have a small set of these on the way and they should arrive just in time to get the Norton ready for the road again; fingers crossed.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Let there be light.

Daylight saving time is finally here, which means we can all put that nasty winter behind us and get these things on the road again:


Monday, March 19, 2018

I don't usually do this, but...

I don't usually do this, but I came across a story on another website that I think you'll enjoy reading so here's a few links for you to follow.

Part 1 is here: http://www.realclassic.co.uk/norton04090700.html

Part 2 is here: http://www.realclassic.co.uk/norton04092100.html

Part 3 is here: http://www.realclassic.co.uk/norton04100400.html

Part 4 is here: http://www.realclassic.co.uk/norton04101200.html