Milestone Reached!

Over the weekend I installed the gas tank. Once it was in place, I was able to hook it up to the engine, install the gas gauge, and put in some gas. I was also able to install the instrument panel (which goes on the rear of the gas tank) and hook up the ignition switch and ammeter. Of course I took out the temporary one-quart gas tank and ignition wiring. To fasten the gas tank in place, I decide to re-use the original screws, so I cleaned them up and Parkerized them.

I also started bead-blasting the trim strips that go between the gas tank and windshield, and above the windshield. In the next few days I should be able to paint them.