With some help from a friend who also enjoys early motorcycles, I was able to locate more original parts this week!
I now have a perfectly matching front rim, 23” with raised spoke holes and 36 spokes. The hub is period but not correct as I continue my search for a rim and Corbin “hourglass” profile with 40 hole. This will definitely do in the interim!
Also located another set of forks in great condition, and an original exhaust pipe and cut out, removed from an original single cylinder model many years ago during a restoration. The nickel on the exhaust is excellent, but the forks have been replated with chrome at some point. I plan to have the chrome removed to expose what nickel layer is underneath.
I dropped the frame off at this chemical dipping facility in Orange County. As much as I wanted to preserve that newly found paint, I thought it would be wiser to peel all the rust away and to get the inside of those tank tubes clean.