Things have happened in the Norton world, first of all, I have managed to get a manx oil tank, not a copy, but a real one! that is where the excitement ends
as what I have paid a kings ransom for is in fact severly rusted and damaged, and will need loads of remedial work done before I can even get to think about paint or oil. But it is going to look so cool on the bike when done.
as soon as it arrives you will see it, warts and all, but it should end up looking like the one here..
Also I have finally managed to get my 19 cases stripped down and apart, so they will be off for vapour blasting this week. I was amazed to find almost "new" looking cams and oil pump under the cover. with no signs of rust or any wear marks, amazing when you think these cases came from a leaky shed down by the coast. one cam follower was seized, but some heat and plenty of penetrating oil soon had that free'd up and working again. Next is to pull the model 18 cases apart to get the crank out..
other parts bought this week...
Small end bush (NOS from the US)
Rear brake pedal.