Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I couldn't upload the video, so here is the link.... just tilt you head to the right or flip your screen... LOL
Spacke Cyliner honing...
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I was fortunate enough to run into Sean Brayton, a fellow Cannonballer, at Rhinebeck. After speaking with Sean I soon realised that he was a "No B.S." professional who could get the job done. Not only was he more than happy to go over the Spacke, he asked " So when you want to get started?" We both knew the answer was ....uh, yesterday..."
Knowing that a cayote likes red meat, I threw him a pic of "JIM."
Seans shop is a 'retro' style first class automotive restoration business. His forte is high end early autos and has a following that includes Jay Leno himself...
We jumped into the top end to see what we were getting into.... The Spacke will need new pistons... This will turn out to be a one week job... Unlike a Harley motor whose cams run right off the shaft... the Spacke motor runs a horizontal cam shaft operating the lifters from a cage thats located inside the front cover Notice I said 'cover' because unlike most motorcycle motors, the cases do not split.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
As you can see, the carb looks like it's got very limited miles on it... The float almost looks NOS. Just to be on the safe side, I'm replacing it with a float from Competition Distributing...
One more small item is rocker lubrication. Since I'm using the OEM rockers I want ot make sure that greasing is fast and easy... I love the original twist oilers, but when you want to make sure grease is going where it's got to go, nothing beats a modern fitting.. It's also a little cleaner to work with...
Friday, May 21, 2010
For the first 'trial' version, I'm going to place the light supports on the outside of the bracket. The supports I made a thicker than the OEM and wil be hardend so they don't snap 1/2 way cross country... Their final angle has not been set as I want the bike mocked up to dial that degree in... FYI: I'm no machinist, so these were made the old 'old' fashioned way - vice and 5lb hammer ! Here's a look :
>Next project on the day was to start to replicate the original clutch and compression release rods. The original ones are beautifully rusted and a little bit on the frail side. Better to err on the side of caution and prepare new ones for the run... Here is the clutch rod finished. As you can see, I've used modern ends that are slightly larger than OEM. Larger and hopefully stronger...
The Clutch rod:
I'll tackle the compression release next time...