Post by oilleaker1 on Sept 2, 2021 11:42:49 GMT -5
Scout, the WLA Harley looks very nice. A rare motorcycle and valuable these days. The A26 came out after the B25 correct? Another rare machine. I watched a video on british mosquitos and watched one fly in to a meet and presentation on Youtube. The speaker said it was very costly to fly because the Merlins were good for 500 hours and then needed to be rebuilt.
Glad you have your hands on their '48. You'll make it purr. Oilly
The museum's budget for this critter is really very tight. Jerry, the gentleman with whom I'm working, has some good experience with auto work, but this is his first flat fender. Yesterday he called me. He inadvertently left the key in the ignition and, of course, someone turned it on and left it on. With the haphazard rat's nest of wiring, it's hard to tell what all burned up. I instructed him on running some diagnostics but I haven't heard back.
I have suggested a new "Follow Me" checkerboard paint scheme that would fit the 2A better, but he demurred and said he'd rather leave it OD. I think budget concerns are his top priority. It really needs a good canvas top. The tub has all four of the frame attach mounts. The outside rear pair need to be "persuaded" back to their original round shape.
All else is up in the air right now pending full inspection of the brake system.
Post by Scoutpilot on Sept 2, 2021 15:24:43 GMT -5
Jerry just called me. The foot starter switch is toast. As well, the fuel gauge is not good. The fuel sending unit is from DeBella and the wiring is new. We know that works. Looks like I need to order one of each.
Oily, I got a pack of 2 brass floats a couple years ago and the one I put in is not telling me the truth about gas level!! I always carry the old style stick level check. I guess I'll have to check it--maybe next spring.
The DeBella sending unit has a sealed cork float. Made in the USA. Jerry hasn't informed me of the results of the other tests I asked him to perform. Gotta start with the obvious problems and then look some more.