I am quite aware that the Motorcycle Mechanics Stafford Show is mostly for later period bikes, but there are a good number of bikes on show from late vintage period onwards also. I have been asked by VMCC to display my Scott Special Racer on their stand, no doubt as part of a racing section display. I am pleased to do my part to keep the Scott name visible.
As I am attending all weekend, I am taking my MM long distance racer to display on the Italian Owners Club stand also, so will be floating around a bit.
I recently had a message from Graham Parker about barrel finishing and I copy my reply.
I do what Scotts did, as long as the customers will accept the price
I get the barrels polished at Attleborough Polishing in Nuneaton
You do then need to carefully get the polishing compound out of the tapped holes, especially those that go through into the crankchamber
I then wash in a parts washer and blow dry
I then clean with a trike type of fluid to take off all traces of oil and
I spray with a transparent glass lacquer about 4 coats
I then give about 3 coats of clear transparent lacquer to protect and give
I can not polish to the standard required, so I send to Nuneaton, as I know and trust them
Needless to say, it incurs traveling costs for about 100 miles
I have just ordered some more of the aerosols of both paints and expect to have them in about 14 days
They come by carrier and I could, I suppose send by carrier, but most owners would not pay more for the carrier than the paint is worth
The Post Office will not transport aerosols and if I use carriers like the paint manufacturers, I must check that they will transport aerosols first.
I presume that you are not going to the Stafford Show in two weeks time
If you were I would have taken some with me.
As regards barrel base sealing, I use silicone as I do for most joints
except Doors, Carb and detachable head
Hope you are well and in good spirits
This posting is to advise anyone who might want correct barrel paint or other Scott spare I might have and plans to attend this show on Oct 17 / 18 that I will take some with me and will be available there. Because of the difficulty of finding people in such a big show, then if anyone wants to contact me, then my mobile number is 07814 489 408 Kindest Regards to all Scott owners and friends