Albert here-Welcome Vintafaker fans to the wonderful world of metal filing. A useful and rewarding pastime. For very little outlay you too can join the 'Guild of Fine Filing Fellows'. Yes, buy a file, push/pull it back and forth across a huge block of metal and be amazed at the shapes awaiting to be reveiled.
So, with my file hot and ready for action I once more entered 'The Old Sidevalve Bar'. I was not disappointed, for there was metal in abundance. All waiting for the attention of my trusty rasp.
First job - Finish the second front engine mount. Far more useful if you have a pair, which I now have. Behold - Feast your eyes on these motor hangers - (Not sure yet....might drill a few holes in them, just to add to the old skool ambiance that is still drifting from the back brake plate.) Welding required next.
Second job - Start the inlet manifolds. I like brass inlets, so that's what I'm making.
Step 1 - Turn out middle to correct size using appropriate tool. (A Lathe may be useful here)
Step 2 - Hacksaw basic outer shape following super accurate cardboard template .
Step3 - Take a file and ..........yes, you've guessed it...........more filing.
Today though - 'The Old Sidevalve Bar' is closed to filers. It's brew day.........Very Very Important visitors are attending in a few weeks.
Keep checking in for the latest news.............................must dash it's time to add the aroma hops...
The Chenard & Walcker 1928 so far ......
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