The timing cover was carefully inspected and cleaned before mating up to the crank cases.
The rare works racing tachometer drive and an NOS gearbox were installed.
The drilled and dull chromium plated FT3/2 is now in place and looking superb:
The keener amongst you will have observed the plethora of original fasteners employed. Herewith are some pics of the period fasteners used on the project thus far.
We’re far from finishing but a pivotal moment has passed. There are major hurdles left to clear but things are starting to come together. Purists amongst you may find reason to comment negatively but please remember, we are not trying to achieve a generic level of finish – this important motorcycle is being restored with many of the parts employed during its racing career, as a tribute to the men who raced it. 😊