After having ticked off the big items as completed, whether made or purchased, like engine, gearbox, frame, forks, wheels, brakes, handlebars et cetera, there is still a lot of small parts required to complete the bike. While waiting for some of the big things to come in I am trying to identify what else I will be needing so I can go and get them now before they are needed and by their absence will cause a delay and getting the thing completed.
Here are just some examples of things that must be there:
The engine revolutions per minute indicator. This is a replica of the instrument made by SMITHS in those days. It still says SMITHS on the dial but I cannot imagine that they are makers these days. If they exist at all. This one has a maximum of 10,000 rpm which is good enough for me as my engine will probably not make much more than 8,0000. It will be mounted with the “8” in the 12 o’clock position so that I will not have to worry about how many rpm we are actually doing. I just need to know that I shall not go past the 12 o’clock position.