Monday, June 17, 2013

Installing Doug's motor today

Well....I finally got the fucking motor put in to Doug's bike, but that just the beginning of the story.  Did you ever try to find a 3/8 24 x 5.50 bolt? That took half the damn day finally found at the  aircraft surplus store in Burbank.  Then back to the shop  just to find that the double throw me down ultra bad ass motor mount that was suggested by Barry the motor builder relocated the fucking motor a 1/2" forward and misaligned all the front mount holes.  So run a drill through all the frame holes to get the bolts to go through, modify the factory spacers , oh yeah, strip out one of the fucking nuts and make a new skinny mutherfucker, then we finally get it all buttoned up.
So I'm pretty happy with myself thinking I was gonna get a whole lot more done tonight....right? WRONG!!!
Turns out we're missing a bunch of handcrafted, one of a kind, chrome plated parts. Things that hold stuff like the battery box, oil tank, ignition switch house yada yada yada....So now we're kinda fucked and getting to the BORN FREE show on time is looking unlikely.  Not a HAPPY CAMPER

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dougs Sporty Build for Born Free begins!

Here is a proud Doug with his motor we just got back from the rebuilder. We polished the cases, powder coated the heads and barrels and I spent hours cutting manicuring that cam cover before sending it to the powder. This shit is all new and balanced to the Nth degree. Should haul fucking ass and leak very little.  The goal is to have the bike up and running by Born Free so I have my work cut out for me. I'm going to visit my Kids in Fresno Sunday so I won't be able to begin in earnest until Wednesday. I'll e posting updates and video of the process as it goes along. Finally something interesting on this blog! Stay tuned..... 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Rod and Custom Bar B Q was a big hit!!!

Last weekends Rod and Custom Barb B Q put on by my buddy  Mitch Macial was a big success. Here are a few shots I got, enjoy and plan to make this event next year.