"The Sears"

by Old Iron Rider

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Small Stuff...

Well while waiting for my coveted spot at the motor machine shop, I decided it was time to take a look at some of the small but important stuff needed for the Cannonball... Stuff like light brackets, rods, light setups etc... The first thing I did was check my 1915 sears catalog to see what type of lamp brackets were available to the Sears way back then.... I found this setup the to be the best overall...

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...

1 comment:

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