Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Panhead Project update

Thought I'd put a status update together for anyone following my Panhead Dreams.
I got the Cases back from Bernie yesterday who did a few adjustments here and there to make things tickity boo.

Welded up the timing plug hole, fixed up a weld on a broken engine mount and then machined the cases to match perfectly because the left case is a 1951and the right is a 1964. This brings us to the next challenge.

The next challenge is that right now THIS is my panhead engine. Ohhh my.


Now. The fact that one half of the bottom end is from 1951 and the other half is from 1964 actually causes a wealth of issues. They have a completely different shaft and bearing system. Fortunately, after a few hours of sloothing I've determined that whoever started putting this project together build the flywheel assembly specifically for this motor and everything from the right flywheel over is set up for the '64 case and everything from the left flywheel over is built for the '51. Phew.

I was laying out parts on the pizza box cataloging them by looking through two Panhead service manuals and a parts catalogue.

Tonight I'll go back to what I'm good at and start washing the dishes again. Yes Polishing turds! Once all the bearings are greased and everything is clean clean clean I'll be ready to try putting the halves back together. Unfortunately, the manuals say for a '51 engine you need to start by putting the right case on and for a '64 you need to start with the left case. Shit. Chicken Egg.

As for the top end, the heads are currently with Jason Parker in Toronto getting turned into something awesome!! I've got new Jugs and just need one or two little bits to have everything. It's time to put my money where my mouth is and dive in.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Granny Tranny

I wanted to pull the tranny outta the shovelhead to see why I was having trouble getting into 1st gear and maybe try and plug this leaky thing with some penicillin or something. Yikes. But before I pulled the kick box I thought I'd let'er purr a winter howl out first.


Nicholson's Nelly

Cousin Mike sent these pics of Pete's BSA just waiting for paint. All cleaned up and fresh. Gonna be a ruler!!! Can't wait to hear it runnin!

Coughing Pidgeon Accessories

If you're building your dream yellow and gold pro street bike with realistic flamer job paint and all you might wanna get to the Ramada Hotel to buy your bolt up performance parts.
Hahaha. Seriously though if you've got a new school scoot and want some shit here's the info.

February 1st to February 3rd

(306) 665 6500

Open everyday 10am to 9pm
Sunday last day 10am to 6pm

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dreaming of Summer...

...dreaming of BF5.
Brian, is that you carrying that ugly orange twin at 0:32?

Monday, January 21, 2013

GS TGB show

Lucky ass

The children of Mules are best described as Asses. Mine is about to become among the luckiest little Ass you've ever known. Feb. 1st Little Ninjas turns 5 and Dad's been busy in the garage putting this bad boy together.

Scientifically rusted

This one's from Sastard Sr. via the old curmudgeons at CVMG.

Machinist's Workshop magazine tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts with significant results!

They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants with the
control being the torque required to remove the nut from a
"scientifically rusted" environment (obviously a BIG nut!).

Penetrating oil ...... Average torque

None ....................... 516 ft lbs

WD-40 ................... 238 ft lbs

PB Blaster .............. 214 ft lbs

Liquid Wrench ..... 127 ft lbs

Kano Kroil ............. 106 ft lbs

ATF-Acetone mix....53 ft lbs

The ATF-Acetone mix was a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic
transmission fluid and acetone. Note the "home brew" was better than any
commercial product in this one particular test. Our local machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use it with equally good results.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

An-Mule Welcome to Winter Pilgrimage

Du Keeps and me started the do-whatcha-want weekend a few years back and it's been awesome every time. This year we're a little late (in fact its 2013 now), but...a few bearded bastards will head to the woods this weekend never-the-less to enjoy whatever in the moment experience comes our way. Can't wait.

How to insta-mule your bagger

This is how we get bikes.
Step 1: some douche blings out his bike with thousands in catalogue parts.
Step 2: douche trailers his bike to a generic watered down bike week where he has never riden before.
Step 3: same dude tries to prove he can do the same shit on his thousand pound bagger as the sport bike in front of him and....

Step 4: a mule is born.

Thanks to hate_machine for sending me this one.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Another show I'm sending out some art work for. If you're anywhere around the Portlandia area and looking for a hell of a good time. Get here for a great opening.

Cb 750 mock

This bike is going to be so killer. It's a hefty size for sho. Also got the gold wing frame in the jig and ready for hardtailage.

Lee from Hambone Kustoms

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Going to Hollywood!

Ok well, not me, but my work. Just got an invite from Cicero Deguzman Jr., the man behind godspeed 45/06 and the glory bound to put a couple of my photos in an upcoming exhibition in Hollyweird. Super stoked.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Dig up Stupid

Thinking I'm gonna try and trade this big lug for one of these... 

...AND one of these.

If I can get $8000 for it I think I can make it happen.

Evo FXE Project

Reasonably priced EVO FXE project in Cochrane, AB. Check it.

Friday, January 4, 2013

I'm a framer

Made good progress on mr. Fords cb 750 frame tonight. Gonna be hella ridged. Lucas is planing to put a hod rod 913 cb 750 in her, this bike is going to be a sleeper. He is looking for a springer so if any one has a line on one let me Know. 34 degree rake, 8" stretch over all, 4 up 4 out. Should be a great combo.

Lee from Hambone Kustoms

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Winter Rulez

Saw this on the mother blog, Chvrch of Choppers, and had to share it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

This is pretty much how my new years looked...except without the bikes and broads and boose and badasses.