I had some more progress on the Sakura project, so I thought I'd play show and tell.
|Here's the points cover nicely sandblast finished and accented with my hand made brass cup washers and stainless screws.|
|Here's the stator cover in counter point to the lovely wrinkle black on the main side cover. I added the brass accents to it too.|
Addendum: initially I'd planned on leaving the main engine cases as they are, the faint patina that I liked so much at first looks like hammered dog shit now when shown next to the nicely finished bits. That's what happens when you start dressing parts up on these old bikes....other bits start looking shabby. Damnit.....
so chances are good I'll yard the engine out (it's really easy at this stage) and spruce up the main cases and cylinders a bit. Go big or go home...right?