With restrictions easing and a week off work, I was able to take up a very kind offer from Gary Stead at Stead and Wilkins (www.steadandwilkins.co.uk). They have some serious kit there, and amongst it all is a 100 Ton hydraulic press. Gary allowed me to use the press, which made light work of pressing the crank together.
A guy called George helped cart the heavy components across the yard, and operated the press after I’d set up the blocks. All done in about 10 minutes! Gary then showed me around the workshop, which was impressive to say the least. What a pity they’re so far for Leicester!
Definitely a company to keep in touch with, very capable and nice people. Biscuits are on me!