Despite this fuel/air side track my time has been spent fairly productively. The brake plate is almost finished. What needs to be done is a bit more hand work on the finish and I need to source, drill and tap the screw holes for the screen frame.
The brake operating lever is also pretty much complete. To correct the poor original quality of the factory arm has meant lots of time with files and aluminum oxide paper. Luckily I’m not charging myself by the hour for the work.