Afternoon all, After a few busy months I finally had the chance to make a start on the massey! The aim is to get it running for a show late in July.
Heres some before photos in case you forgot
First job was to get the front up on some axle stands, remove the hood and front wheels. The steering needs some work as everything is very worn.
it needs some serious degreasing as well so the engine was next to come out, it also helps to have the engine on a bench as it will need a partial strip down.
here you can see just how worn the axle is, it is a very lightweight casting and unfortunately it is a bit twisted.
Next I made a new bush for the axle, should work just fine.
after a bit of cleaning up. the original paint is in excellent condition, just a shame someone painted over it.
These are going to require some attention at some point.
On closer inspection, one of the engine mount holes has cracked, just visible above, now welded up.
The idler pulley and steering column was removed and then everything given a good clean.
For a 56 year old machine, i'm surprised nothing is rusted solid, didn't even have to use any heat.
Next job when i'm home next is to replace the bearing in the idler pulley and sort out the worn steering components.