Feels like summer. Great day for a Roadster Run,
Thursday, 24 May 2018
It was time for the bi-annual service, though the engine had an extra service last year after the engine swap and the ignition was changed only a short wile ago. I started with the oil and filter change. The car has no grease points, but hinges and cables got a drop of oil too. Driveshafts and front suspension joints checked.
Brakes were checked and all the other items under the car.
Brake cylinders after cleaning.
I found some time to paint the drums.
Ready to refit the wheel.
There was a faint leak from somewhere in the exhaust. It turned out to be the flexible pipe. This one I bought a few decades ago. I was told it was a Citroen part. Now there were universal ones available in several sizes. The new one had the same diameter on both ends, so I needed to weld another piece of tubing to the front pipe.
You can see the Gazelle lettering...
Very different from the badge on my 1957 Gazelle bicycle. Obviously the sewing machine was produced by a different manufacturer. But is the Gazelle name a coincident or were these machines produced for the Gazelle bicycle manufacturer and marketed by them, like the other Dutch bicycle manufacturer named Burgers E.N.R. seemed to have done ? And where was it manufactured? At first I thought it might be Japanese, but There were no Japanese parts I recognised.
Meanwhile we found out this machine was called a "Primatic", manufactured by Haid und Neu in Germany. It was also sold under the name of "Harris"
There is more about these machines on this Vintage sewing machines weblog.