Amelia Squariel: FH – Portray Replace

The weblog has been somewhat quiet recently, because the body elements are on the painters and I’ve the engine in items – however extra of that later. 

Footage from Damon at DJ Spray Providers reveal that the portray is on the way in which – these are the elements in Damon’s store, simply again from the blaster:

Damon has ready the oil tank by hand – it’s not been blasted. He’s sprayed on the primary coat of epoxy primer the identical day because the elements arrived:

Blasting has revealed a couple of issues, the worst of which is these holes within the already lined tank. There’s a crack within the entrance mudguard, and two damaged welds within the quantity plate:

A few days later, a lot of the black is finished:

I retrieved the broken bits to carry again to the workshop for restore:

Easy for probably the most half, aside from this previous braze restore which gained’t weld. Brazing with TIG is feasible with the correct rods (with no zinc, and is technically bronze) however repairing this produces a number of spatter and white zinc oxide. It stress examined completely properly after a couple of makes an attempt.

Returning the repaired bits for portray, I picked up the black elements which had been prepared packed:

They want some time (months) to treatment, to allow them to sit on the bench whereas I construct the engine: