With the the axles rebuilt (something of a milestone), there’s some time (10 weeks) before the chassis arrives from Richards Chassis in the UK. With this “float” in the plan, its time to get going on some of the smaller, less esoteric, parts.
Rather than committing an entire detailed post of ,say, putting the Smiths heater back together, I simply add a collection of “Before n After” shots of the parts.
So here we go… Part 1:
Below:Heater Fan (now you’re excited)
The Smiths heater motor needs replacing as its sounds like it’s full of gravel, so whilst the fan was off, I thought I’d rub it back and give it a lick of paint.
Below: Brake, Clutch Towers and Throttle
Below:Combined brake and clutch reservoir.
Unlike more modern variants, the (non servo) Series 2a had a single fluid reservoir for the brake and clutch systems. It’s the same fluid for each system… DOT 3 or 4… Broadly speaking, the higher the DOT number the higher the boiling point of the fluid. (The Hope brakes on my MTB run on DOT 5.1)