Probably the last pic we'll see with the orange block and tranny. The primary was fun to get off! And the belt is just on for mock up. Still not sure on how I want to mount the tank? Frisco or deep tunnel? Dropped the forks 3" , might take another inch out to see before I pull them apart to be rebuilt. One has a real bad seal leak.new bars from front street too! Love em stainless and curvy!
I think this project is officially named " Orange peel".....Bottom of the cases are next, that suk'd!
I found a little chip in my gear pictured below. Anyone know if that will leak out at all? Doesn't seem to be effecting anything else. I also have a little less than a 1/16" end shaft play. Worth replacing the bushing on the mainshaft. Cause I'm also going to be using a tranny plate with the outboard sealed bearing.
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Well that last post n pic was awhile ago. I had to pull the mainshaft drive gear out and replace it, the loose bearings, case race, and spacer. Pffffff. That suk'd. Big thanks to Mike @ old- STF.
He got me lined out and I redid this tranny pretty cheap. Also installed the v twin kicker assembly. Had to shim the arm a bit to keep it from wiggling, and still have to find a way to keep the foot pad fromts flooping out.
No more orange tranny or cases! Ground a few mounts off of the frame that I won't be using. I also picked up a nice horseshoe tank. It's for a hardtail, so if anyone knows of a good way to mount it into a swingarm frame- let me know. Looks as though I will be welding a crossbar or mount for the rear of the oil tank from rail to rail a few inches above the swing arm mount.
Check out the old gear and all of it's glory
Tranny done and on it's way out of the kitchen.
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Crappy cel pics in a dark garage:
Polished the trees, those red foam ball power drill attachments from autozone kick button the end of my diegrinder. Maguira's polish. Stuf fworks good and fast!
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Oil tank. Not sure how I'm going to mount it. And the rear oil return line is really screwing me. I might plug that return line and drill tap a fitting into the drain on the bottom of the tank.
Got a little bit done this week. tank has mounts and is mounted, oil tank is mounted. brackets for it made, mid control mount is in and a fork stop.....that kinda looks like a dong.
Just in time for the weekend. On another note. I was checking out the ol' shovelhead photog dump and seen the cult recently added several more swingarm builds. One really nice round swing arm. It has a gold tank and a chrome swingarm. Would like to see more about it.
as much as I love chevy orange I must say the motor and trans looks much nicer. there is a bracket for the oil tank, pretty much like angle iron shaped up a bit and mounts to the rear fender. Chris is eye ballin those bars ha ha
Yeah those front street bars are nice. Which ones are they, chimps?
Yep, front street polished stainless chimps. They might be 10", I can check for sure when I get off work. They are very nice, kinda curvy but still narrow. I may switch them out to a narrow T bar. Not sure though.
Mike, - I'll be getting ahold of you soon. Trying to get my shit together and put together a full list of bits n pieces I'll need. Definitely need a super nut, oil lines...and could use a small headlight and model a style or similar tail light. Something cool if you have any ideas or shit laying around . lemmeknow. Looking to keep it simple. Tins are going to be black and the rest are Metals...polished, cast , or chrome. Or maybe I'll paint the whole thing chevy orange....tires n all
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That looks REALLY nice. Lots of well thought out touches going on.
Looks real good!
Think those pipes could be spaced apart a bit. Move the rear exhaust up a little or something in that direction
Thanks for the wright-up. I'm starting my first shovelhead project soon. I''ve been wondering how I can fit the horseshoe oil tank. Do you you have any pics of the brackets you made? Actually, if you have any close up pics of the oil tank and rear fender that would be awesome. Just wondering how you got it all to work together on a swingarm.
Thanks again for the wright-up.