Gregory Bender

2007 February 24: :



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Had a few spare minutes today and decided to clean up the dash then install the speedo and ignition switch. After a thorough cleaning with Eagle 1 Mag wheel Cleaner, a toothbrush and a Scotch-Brite pad, I used a red shop towel and some Autosol metal polish on it. Yeah, I know that I said no polishing - should have said no machine polishing, only by hand.The speedo I'm using has lettering that is falling off, but is otherwise very nice. Slipped on an O-ring I got from McMaster-Carr to replace the rotted original and set the speedo into place. Cleaned up the flip-cover for the ignition key and installed the switch too. Carried it out into the sunlight to admire my work. Beautious!

Photo courtesy of Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle.

At the end of the evening I had a few more minutes and installed the bearing that was a finger tight fit into the rear cover with a bit of bearing retaining compound to keep it in place. My parts came from MG Cycle today, so I hope to work on shimming the shift drum tomorrow and make progress towards reassembly.

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