Waiting for my riveting partner to finish a run of shifts, a key worker out there keeping the North Sea oil and gas rotary fleet flying so I thought I would progress with anything I could achieve on my own – the Fuel System
First job is to separate the fuel line brackets. An easy job with the bandsaw and then cleaned up with the vixen file followed by a quick buff with a Scotchbrite wheel.
The fuel line brackets are then blind riveted to the cover ribs ready to accept the fuel pipes. You need to use a ‘wedge’ as some of the brackets are quite hard to get the pop riveter on to.
The outboard brackets require a small washer so that you can reverse the direction of the rivet and put the shop side on the bracket.
Next job is installing the fuel selector valve. Some riveting required first.