The line had been drawn, the edge scribbed for reference, the 'rack of the eye' put back in it's box. No more checking needed.....confident that all was well the last remaining piece of vintage speedway engine plate was firmly fixed to the vertical slide on the lathe. A brass backing plate sandwiched between to allow for thorough penetration.
Centre aligned with centre.
Not knowing what to expect when cutting with a rotobroach in the lathe caution suggested I bore small first so the 12mm was loaded for first pass.
Hey, that went surprisingly easy. I'm ready now to progress to 25mm...
Now, if this new cutting lines up with the axle centre, the holes to clamp the anchor to the forks line up, the brake fulcrum pin mounting hole lines up.....then celebrating by getting pissed as a weasel spring to mind....
Yeeeeha...sweet ! Just what I wanted.
POSH ! Get thee' 'sen up ta chippy for Fish n Chips twice whilst I butter a couple of slices and fill a couple of flagons......an' be bloomin' quick about it !!!!!