My Spark plug Ferrules arrives (thanks Graham and Roger) and are now fitted along with the water jacket top. The assembly has been sitting on the bench full of antifreeze for a week without any sign of a leak, oh joy.
I recon I have three days free from domestic duties and grandson entertainment over the Christmas holidays, sufficient time to get the top end back on my 29 Flyer and make the new oil pipes. Then it’s ready to run.
So between Christmas and New Year, anybody living in the Manchester area who may think the Trafford Centre has caught fire, fear not, it’ll be me setting the pilgrim pump.
The neighbours will love me.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all.
The last time I had a scott running at home while I set up the Pilgrim brought out the Mrs from next door moaning on and on about “toxic smoke”. I got so fed up of her lack of culture and appreciation of castrol R scents in the air it prompted us to sell the house and move!! Got the keys two days ago so moving next week. I hope the church congregation next to the new house will have more appreciation of fine aromas if they happen to be downwind on a pilgrim test day!
Having been brought up in the vicarage as a young teenage two-stroke fan I found that telling the neighbours that Castrol R was Frankinsence drifting from the church seemed to work well!
Merry Christmas to all
And of course Castrol “R” is totally biodegradable too, and not toxic at all ! The only trouble is that if you inhale too much of the smoke or oil mist it has a strong laxative effect, as the pilots of WW 1 incontinent rotary engined aircraft soon discovered. They quickly became as incontinent as their engines… but I don’t know how it got from their lungs into their digestive systems. Perhaps it was a combination of the castor oil mist and not having a parachute that gave them all the trouble.
Merry Christmas to all.