Thursday, June 28, 2012

Step by Step

Since the ironhead blow-up, I had to get the jugs bored to .030 over, and my machinist gave me a nice set of hyper-something KB pistons. They have a cool shape to them, so it equalizes the burn across the dome of the piston. Even though I have dual-plugged heads, it will be nice to ditch the extra plugs, wires and coil. I put in one of those nice oil pre-filters as a precaution, and flushed the cases with kerosene. The oil was metal flake colored, which at least makes it period correct. I cut open the K&N filter that was in there, and found lots of miscellaneous junk clinging to the pleats. My conn rods are to spec, and the heads and jugs got a nice coat of black Duplicolor ceramic engine enamel. I polished up the 900 rockers I got from Atom, and those will be the crown jewels. While I have everything apart I am going to do a quick re-wire and make it look a little cleaner as I was rushed the first time around. It won't be prefect, but at least 50% less hack. Hoping to finish it this weekend, and do a few break-in runs at midnight next week. Want to try to make it to Midnight Mass and see the over saturation of old farts with flat-black cars and toy rats. They really have lowered their standards, which isn't saying much.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Little Richard's

Coming Soon.....

Swapped the Meat

I found a few gems at the Dixon-old-man-swap-meet. Let's see.... a set of 45 cams with some extra gears and such, a flywheel assembly with rods, a nice polished cam cover, an oil pump, valve covers, tappets, an extra front jug, some assorted Linkert parts, and a few other bits and pieces. I pretty much have everything I need to build the engine now. Way stoked.

Spartan Pan and a Cats-Eye

Finally got the Cat's-Eye light on Brian's Spartan Pan. The craftsmanship on this bike is amazing, so it was an intimidating task. I made up a mount for it that was just a bit too short, so had to go back to work on a new and improved one. I can't wait to see Brian's new ride, which should be just as stellar and if luck is with me, I will get to work on some lighting for that bike as well.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Help Fred Help His Mom. And get a chance at a sweet tank. I am lucky enough to own one of his tanks, and it is truly amazing. Fulton Paint Works. OR directly at.....Ebay number 230809367001

Monday, June 11, 2012


Found this while looking at cool old pics. That's the same orange sportster tank I just sold. This dude got laid. A lot.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


This is about the size of a softball. It is bright. I have it on ebay, but have another stashed in case someone really needs it. Get at me.

And a little update...The orange AMF tank sold for a crazy-wild-crazy amount of money, so every bit gets me closer to my goal of having a sweet, slow, 45" flathead. Still waiting on the machine shop to get back at me as far as a price to get the engine ready for me to start building. I do not think it's going to be cheap. Mike up at Old-Stf recommended a builder in Vacaville named Gary Copeland. After just about 5 minutes of bullshitting with this guy, I know I was in the presence of a guy who knows his shit. Stoked.


Mobile, on the go, rock and roll, insomniac lifestyle. Bung.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Stolen from Haints blog.


Dmv is a shithole. I spent a good amount of time there today while trying to get the title for the 39 flathead. I got a title service recommended by Atom of 24 Cycles to do the vin verification, but my DMV wasn't buying it. Due to a massive number of HD thefts that happened in the 60's and 70's in this area, (thanks M/C Clubs and meth addicts), the stolen bikes are starting to resurface, making all these new rules for LEO only HD vin verifications. So now I get to go to CHP, who requires a complete bike to verify VIN. It's hard to keep your cool when dealing with state workers who don't get paid to do the right thing. They ran the numbers, as did the vin verifier, and the motor is clean. I just don't want to get a SPCN title, as I am using a Paughco frame. I guess next time I am getting an equipment violation, I should ask the officer if he will sign off on some paperwork in trade for some bear claws. Or steroids.

Monday, June 4, 2012


I never wanted to get rid of this, but I just don't see me needing it anytime soon. The orange is amazing in person. It's on ebay. I set the reserve high enough that if it doesn't sell, I'm OK with keeping it, and if it does reach that is as rare as I thought. The money goes directly to the machine shop for my ironhead jugs and flathead project. Then I still have to get a frame, transmission, wheels, springer...etc.