Continued De-clarting of tinware

After the initial de-clarting of the tinware I now moved on to trying to clean them up further. However, after the best part of a day (or what passes for daylight hours at this time of year) with various abrasives and power tools I’d not made much more than an impact on the surface.

Dyanne tinware

As this has now sucked more than enough of my time I’ve opted to pay to have them sand blasted.

In the mean time I’ve picked up a new set of fixings to hold it all together when it’s done.

Burton 2CV tinware fixings


Baked Cauliflower

Baked Cauliflower

Start with a full cauliflower and an oven at 180.

In a suitable container mix a good amount of olive oil with seasoning: celery salt, pepper, coriander, cumin.

Cut the leaves off and cut a flat cone into the bottom of the stem to reduce the bulk that needs cooking.  (These offcuts are good for stock.)

Rub the oil and seasoning over the cauliflower trying to get as even a coverage as possible.

Place on some parchment in a baking try.

Cover with tin foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Take the tin foil off and put an open container of water in the oven.

Bake for another 30ish minutes – keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn, adjust the temperature or take it out as appropriate.


De-clarted tinware

I’ve got some Dyane tinware for the Burton engine, this has the “back end of a horse power” forced induction take off and the cylinder covers are metal rather than whatever it is the later 2CVs used. However, it’s seen better days so needs some renovation.

First off the engine mounts needed removing with the aid of heat, Super Crack Ultra, and an impact driver.  With that done I’ve declarted them using pound shop oven cleaner.

Dyane tinware being cleaned

Next step will be to give them a thorough going over with various grades of abrasive.