Monday, February 28, 2011

Great balls o' Fire.

Crane 308B Fireball cam. I told my man that ease of starting was paramount (just thinking of you guys...) so I hope he didn't steer me wrong with some high-lift/mucho overlap bumpstick.
Apparently Bones likes 308 because it's got an indexable gear; you can run normal timing, or retard/advance the cam timing 4 degrees which would move the power up or down the rev range...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Herb's farther along than I am.

But it's all coming together nicely.

Since I've been too wimpy to get anything done outside,

I decided to do a lot of reading this winter. I just picked this up and haven't gotten too far into it but it already seems very worthwhile. A little pricey, but written the way a book like this should be and a good deal of helpful stuff.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

All the big winter plans

haven't really happened,
New List
  • clean carb
  • adjust clutch
  • adjust front brake
  • fluids change
  • ride(with the occasional smoke screen & oil leak)
I heard the best thing you can do for a 60 year old motor is shut it down for the winter then start kicking like a madman 3 months later. I wonder why I break down the most?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Speaking of old pics...

...I found this while rummaging though some old pictures. It's the hood of a car I painted years ago (based on a Van Gogh painting) when I did an enduro race at Star Speedway in NH. It's called and enduro race, but when you have hundreds of cars on a 1/4 mile track, it's just an exercise in mutually-assured automotive destruction.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Warmer times

In retrospect my bars should have been 3-4 inches shorter, look at the rookie with the politically incorrect wheel angle...

My old friend Chip

Looking thru old pics, how could I ever forget about Chip, good times!