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NEWNES PRACTICAL MECHANICS
to a cycle pump causes a jet of air to pass a jet of air into the container, and thus the paint is induced from the jet in the form of a finely atomised spray In this form it settles on to the woodwork very evenly, and apart from this the method uses very little paint. All joints in the mouldings should be filled with plastic wood, of course, first. After the first coat rub down with pumice dust applied to a piece of wet felt and give a second coat, finally finishing with a soft cloth on which is applied a small quantity of one of the well-known cellulose polishes. If you are using a two-colour scheme for the body it will be necessary to mask off one portion when applying the second colour.
This may be done by cutting brown paper masks to fit the parts not to be coloured, and directing the paint spray away from the edge of the paper. If you reverse this process the paint will creep under the edge and give an irregular and crude effect.
This can be made to simulate a genuine one by fixing a form of netting known as expanded metal. This will need a framework made and mitred together from rebated material such as plain picture framing. The expanded metal will fit inside this framework. it should be painted in aluminium colour for effect. Any simply made piece of carved wood will serve as a dummy radiator cap.
The whole of the radiator assembly should be fixed by means of screws so that it can easily be removed for adjustment to the pedals. This also applies to the tapered-off rear section, so that it will be an easy matter to remove the rear wheel without jacking up.
Attaching the Number Plate
T he f r o n t number plate is b o l t e d direct to the radiator, whereas the rear one is fixed by means of a simple angle-plate, the toolbox being fitted immediately in front of it. Where it is necessary to pierce the woodwork and the wings for the twin wiring, use rubber grommets so that there is no risk of the rough edges chafing the wires and causing a short-circuit. The lighting switch should be connected in the main lead from the accumulator to the bus-bar, and two separate leads should be connected to the horn, the horn switch being connected in series with one of these leads; thus when the lights are switched off the horn will still be available for operation.