|Last time we removed the brake pedal pivot from the left engine
plate and made a new one on the right side. Aad machined a taper
and a radius to make it look more like a one-piece casting. The
surface was roughed up, again to give that cast look, and new
bronze bearings were made. We polished and taped off the high
areas on the front and sandblasted the rest. After mounting the
engine plate on the bike we decided that sandblasting the whole
thing will probably look better, but we will do that later.
| Next job is to make
a stainless steel brakepedal on the right side of the bike, similar
to the stock pedal which was on the left side. We started with
the easy part, the pivot. For the "arm" we will need
to make an oval tapered piece of stainless steel and then bend
that into the correct shape.
| We took a piece of stainless strip 30x12
and machined a taper into that on the Bridgeport. Now, how to
make this into an oval taper? We will show you next time!