It's British, 1953. The guy talked about it like it was a big deal, though there's a little ding in the tank....still might pick it up if the price is right. 5,000 original miles, so that's cool.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
A sheet of 1/4" aluminum was cut down to a rough bracket and axle center drilled.
Paul fabbed up top hat shaped sleeve for the old 5/8" banana pin hole.
Paul's neighbor Perley came through big by shaving off .105" from the caliper mounts.
After fitting and refitting umpteen times, we're down to nibbling in place for max pad contact.
Finally, we're done. Added master cylinder and that baby has the kung-fu grip.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Just for laughs I threw on that abomination of gas tanks, The Porkster. It looks like a glandular problem and is generally unclean in the eyes of the choppa gods, but I have never, ever had 4 gallon capacity on a custom bike.
Might have to catch Jason and have him make it purple...then I could switch 'em out like changing hats or something.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Apparently, most of my sprocket rivets had broken which left one bolt to hold the whole assembly together. I was on my way to work and one last clutch pop did it in...
I pushed the shovel a mile & a half to a hardware store and did the Herb fix (a few machine screws just to get me home.) Now I've got sixteen 1/4-20 bolts in there. Let's hope they're up to the task.