I finally tracked the hub parcel down – turns out it’s been sitting in customs evaluation dept. for 2 weeks – waiting for someone to ask me for the duty payment. OH yes, £29.14 on an item that was valued at $30 ???
The bonus is that it is NOS – the seals, bearings,sprocket, cush drive rubbers etc. are all brand new as from the factory.
40 minutes after opening the parcel the hub was DISMANTLED, CHECKED AND REINSTALLED INTO THE GRIMECA WHEEL !
Basic tank shaping completed – just waiting for a black guide coat and then into final detailing.