The AS3 is coming along nicely, the engine is assembled, except the carburetors. In this update you can see the easiest way to get the foot rest in place: put them in boiling water for a few seconds to soften them up, drip some washing-up liquid in them to make them slide on easier and voila! The great thing is that the washing-up liquid doesn’t damage the rubber and after a few seconds of cooling the foot rest is in place.
Yesterday work started on rebuildning the blue AS3, for one day of semi concentrated work it has come quite far already. This update is a bit different than other updates, you can see how to mount the stand as easily as possible (without using a ton of force and special tools), you can see how to protect the frame from getting scratched when installing the engine and how to install the generator. The green thing protecting the frame is a plastic place mat from IKEA that costs next to nothing. The mats the frame is standing on are again from IKEA, regular doormats that are turned upside down to get a rubberized surface to work on. IKEA is great for cheap disposable restoration accessories.
The AS2C is complete! It looks great, the gallery is also ready for it so don”t hesitate to take a look. Also in this project update; you can see the process of assembling the engine side cover with the oil pump.