Still no feckin clutch arrived, no post for 3 days, some bits ordered 10 days ago and are small jiffy bags 😡
Can't finish the engine, can't measure the brake lines (no copper washers to mount the banjos before measuring ☹
I feel your frustration buddy. That is why I now take my time and just build the parts as they arrive. I cannot make the post move any faster so I do my bit to stay calm and just go at that pace. That said I have blown my top when ordering parts and after a lengthy wait the wrong bits arrive Now that IS a bas*ard. On the plus side, you have not been “semi” locked down (yet). The parts will arrive soon enough and you will be on yer way again. John😉
Post by midlifecrisisrd on Sept 7, 2020 16:48:41 GMT 1
Couple of small jobs done
Trimmed the bottom edge of the inner muddy to clear the arm, fitted the rear brake pedal (waiting on a return spring) and fitted a new pattern 5/8 master cylinder mated to a stubby billet lever. Waiting on the pivot bush for the clutch lever.
Cheers Mark, just need to get the bloody hangers to fit now 🙄
Had to space them out 11mm (don't ask, it's what I had lol) to get them to clear the swing arm brace so the brake pedal now hits the plate at the lower mount
It was the same on the last build but the 1ua hangers were thinner there so just used a countersink bit and a countersunk bolt to solve it
On the 31k ones the bolt is recessed into the thicker hanger so I'm going to have to extent the brake pivot lug to move it over 5mm then machine the hanger thinner and countersink the bolt
Hard to get my head round this at moment, but have never had ypvs Hanger's, but reading this is great because it details the issue you have to work round. Sometimes you read someone has had to modify something to get it to fit / work but without the specific details. This makes you realise the consequences of modifying something is sometimes going to mean modifying a lot more and the amount of thought / work that goes into it is a lot more involved than you might think.
The ripple comment above is also great terminology.
Struggling to find anything that looks like ' leftovers' on this build......do you plan to do a ' load of ol' scrap' build in the future? Perhaps we might find something that looks 2nd hand even if it's only been used once.😁