Here is a picture of fork that has cost people their lives. It's a die case aluminum fork, that according to Sheldon Brown, had a tendancy to snap off at the streering tube. No way, I am going to take that chance, especially since I am going to ride this bike fixed.
I am going to use as much of the existing components as possible. In order to get the brake cable guide on, I had to grind the insides because the Death Fork had a beveled section in the back of the steering tube. More modern one inch forks have just a groove. I grabbed a washer from another one inch headset. Since I don't have a pipe cutter I am taking it back to the shop to have the steering tube cut and capped.
Like all my fixed gear builds, there will be one brake in the front and I will be using the original stem. Cranks and the large chain wheel I never took off, so that's it for the OEM components. Soon you will see mustache bars, an orange rimmed, tracked wheel set, a nice seat tube, and brooks saddle. Gearing will be 52:17, which is the closest I can get to 42:15.