Frame ProgressI have received a series of pictures from the restoration team showing progress on the frames and associated parts. These show the progress over the past couple of weeks or so.
|The first hole being cut (all photos Matt Holloway)|
|A few holes later!|
|The rear drag box plate with the angles bolted on.|
|The frames sett up ready to be marked out and drilled|
|Centre line passing through one of the horn openings|
|Horizontal centre line through the centre of the driving axle|
From this straight line a series of "alignment buttons" can be struck from which all the vital holes can be accurately marked out. The alignment buttons are extremely important as the centre of the driving axle can be determined from them. following this, the cylinder block position and all the other valve gear and motion positions are attained.
|The driving axle position and angle to the cylinders marked|
Other WorkOther work carried out during last weeks working day involved our newest volunteer, Sean Smeeth, who helped to remove the final fitted bolts on the frames. As well as this he made a start on cleaning up the horn wedges. Stuart Marks completed the wiring for a 240 volt supply which will allow the much needed heating in the villa to be connected. Finally, the recovered axlebox white metal has been melted down into ingots and stored for future use.
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