Wow, so I haven't updated this since June 2014. I can report not much has been achieved since then. Its been a hectic past year what with damaging a tendon in my finger while riveting, the baby being born and my general disinterest in the kit, I'm pleased to say i have now reaffirmed my love for the old girl and work has commenced.
Managed to get my hands on a new manifold, looks much neater and more in keeping with the look I'm after than the old 2 pipe thing that came with the kit
Excuse the mess in the garage it has been cleaned since then.
Just after christmas i finally plucked up the courage to cut my bonnet and make a fixed scuttle, really pleased with the end result but I wasn't a fan of the original firewall i was left with. After seeing Tractor's chequerplate arrangement i thought I would do the same.
I started by knocking up a quick template,
Then cut the upright piece,
And finally cut the remaining pieces,
Not overly pleased with the horizontal piece so this may be removed and a new (better fitting) piece will be fitted. None of the panels are attached at the moment, this will be a job for the coming evenings, and a cover for the pedal assembly will be made from some stainless sheet I have waiting.