Little Willie continues to run well (fingers crossed!), although is getting noisier so may require some engine work soon. Hopefully, in the springtime, I shall have my Green Gremlin (I do hope I can think of a better name!) on the road by then, and I just can't wait to see the look on the Wymondham folk's faces when I park her in the market place!
D1 restoration continues
I must say the Rust-oleum Painters Touch Sage Green I'm using goes on beautifully and I've ordered several more cans. ( I think there's enough for another bike as well!) I've stripped the plunger frame and that's next for painting after I've done the plungers assembly. Does anyone know whether or not the bottom spring covers are painted (2 per side) or are left bright metal?
I'm going to leave it there for two to three weeks before masking and spraying the cream side panels. I shall try to get some low-tack masking tape as I don't want to cause the paint to lift. This happened once, on an earlier restoration, but I don't think I left the paint long enough to harden. (I was a bit impatient in those days!)
Finally, I was speaking to my dear friend Tina last night who told me her 'Boy Dervud' loves to see what I'm up to and how far I've got with my D1. It's going really well, Boy Dervud, as you can see. Just to let you both know I'm always thinking of you and look forward to coming to see you again very soon.