Upon closer inspection I had noticed there was slight up and down play on the big end and quite a lot diagonal sideways play. I said in my last post it sounded expensive – and it may well be as the big end (and little end) both need replacing.
I've entrusted the work to local engineer, Trevor Hedge who used to be a Norwich Speedway star and has a good reputation for his work on motorcycle engines etc.
He now has my D7 crankshaft assembly and will be servicing it when he can fit it in with all his other work. Later on, he will be reboring the barrel for me too!
Well, that's the D7 taken care of, now for my 1951 D1.
It ran perfectly, attracted admiring glances and comments wherever she went, but, sadly, I never really felt confident riding her. I think it was because some motorists used to get too close to take a good look at her, and this made me feel nervous.
I decided it was time for someone else to enjoy her, as she is meant to be ridden not shackled to my workshop floor!
So, it will soon be time to say "Goodbye, my ow bewty!"