Here are a couple pics of where we've started. We're using a 51 panhead right side case and an 82 alternator shovelhead left case. The magneto is a cheap $20 Fairbanks Morse XD from the late 70's. I made the adapter collar and internal gear set here in the shop. We are doing a lot here to get the motor to the next level. A generator shovelhead alone is a pretty rad motor but if we're building a competition level bike, it's just nowhere near enough. Polished cases, heads, carbs, cam cover, and chrome on everything else. We're also dual-carbing the heads to run a pair of Mikuni VM36's. The original distributor hole will be filled and machined smooth to give that area of the case an extra level of detail. We'reÂ rebuilding the motor from the flywheels, up just to make sure the insides match the details given to the outsides. The mag was a crazy amount of work but she's all set to go. The headÂ work will be a little bit of machining and a whole lot of tig welding. Both I and Charlie are taking a lot of chances with this bike. The machine work I'm doing is more than I've ever accomplished in the past. The frame work that Dorius has banged out was all about mashing together all the best of the different era frames. We're pushing the limits of our skills and we're trying to remain fearless as we steadily approach disaster. We just hope folks at home and at Born Free Show can understand and appreciate that, sink or swim - we're trying to really give folks something interesting to look at. Give myself (@speed_club) and Dorius (@charliedorius) a follow to see more. Thanks!
Went off a coupleÂ weekends back. Met some new friends and lost track of and re-found some old ones! Slepts behind a bar and then slept in an abandoned bar the next night. Drank a bunch of club guys beers while their backs were turned. Bike ran great until the ignition fried on the way home. Managed to meet a guy who gave me a complete points ignition. I tossed it in and timed it in a parking lot and we were back on our way limping the rest of the way home. So good to squeeze in one last sun burn for the summer. Now it's back down into the 60's here so pretty soon we'll have to hit some country roads and watch the leaves turn.
In other news:
Super Shifters are back in Stock!
Midesota's are coming back from chrome today so I'll updated the shopping cart within the next 24 hours.