So with time ticking and the truck loaded and ready for an early dash to the Powder Coaters it was time to get greasy. My real job had some other ideas so I didn't get much time to work but I did manage to duck out to the shed for an hour and strip down the rear trailing arms.
Its funny how working on a solid bench with good tools, a kick butt rattle gun and some clean rags can make a horrible job move along nicely.
One of the bugs must have just had new wheel cylinders, brake shoes and clips etc put in it as they weren't even marked. Oh well no use for that horrible drum stuff on these Manx's.
With the arms pulled down I was left with a greasy mess, a pile of parts for the powder coaters and a pile of stuff that needed cleaning.
I looked around but not being able to find a single apprentice or kid in sight to talk into scrubbing them for me I headed out to the washing machine. Now being that my wife would kick my butt if I went anywhere near the house washing machine with my parts it is lucky for me I happen to own a Man's washing machine.
Yep, complete with 3mm thick tumbler and some nice smelling washing stuff even I wouldn't want to put my clothes in.
Upon opening it I found my last load was nice and clean and ready for some press action before heading off to the powder coaters next load. So I pulled it out and tipped in the next lot ...
Sweet, looks like 30 minute load, set the timer and away we go, be back tomorrow to see how she went