Saturday, November 30, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Here is a score that rarely ever happens. This is the first set of 1913 twin cylinders I have ever owned. If you are trying to build an early Harley, these are a must have!
All threads are good, the front cyl. might be the best in existence! Beautiful piston set too! The rear cyl will need to be sleeved. Will trade for a basket 1915 Engine or parts email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Great threads man!|
|Nice Clean bore!|
Panhead Billy Checks the piston fitment!
Panhead Bill Approves!
Friday, June 28, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Here is to our Veterans. This weekend, I decided to ride only my 1942 WLA. For the record, the WLA was a bike produced by Harley-Davidson for the Military for use overseas in WWII. Mine is mostly a 1941-up with 1940 gas tanks. but the powerplant is 1942 WLA with a real early number. It for sure saw action in the big one. This bike is my workhorse, has never let me down and I have taught many a rider how to ride a handshift on. This bike gets ridden weekly.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
It is always special when one gets to take a break in the middle of an endless winter and head to warmer climates to squeeze a ride or two in. It is even better if you get to do it amongst great people and old iron. Here are some photos of a bit of motorcycle fun that happened last week. Our first stop is always to go see Ken and Dave at Highway Choppers in Glendale, AZ. These guys are the real deal and know their old iron. From teens to Twinkies they know it all and have been in this shop for 40 years. If you don't know them... you should. Later in the week I bumped into Dan MacGlaughlin, Ed Houser and Mike Cain and we got a great breakfast ride in as we were joined by Ed's brother and Knuck freak Ken Klockenga. At the end of the day we wound up at the Hideaway in Cave Creek and who showed up but Ken and Dave on their beautiful '65 and '60 Panheads respectively!
Ken, Dave, Fatdog and 2 '47 Knuck projects.
Mike, Dan, Ron, Ed, and Mikes lovely GF whos name I forgot!!!
'46, '47, and '48!
Dan gassing up the '37
Mike Gassing up the '48 Superman Bike!
Bartlett Lake with Dan, Mike and Jim on the Indian
Mike bumming on the headgasket he blew on the way down the mountain!
Ed Houser, FatDog, Dave and Ken behind '63, '65 and '60 Panheads.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I received an email last week from John Warr of Warr's HD in London. Seems he scored his piston on his 1914 single during the veteran run last summer. He was shipped a new alloy one recently but some of the dimensions didn't add up to what the old one measured at. I dug out a few things and measured them for him and thought they might interest some of you.... I had both early and late (Post 1924) 61 c.i. pistons, the ones in the photos are the early ones. The piston pins actually use cotter pins as keepers!
John's Piston. He needs a .060 over one...
Hey! look what I found in my stash!
Pinton pin diameter .610
Piston pin center to crown 1.830
Here is a real rare part! A factory original racing cylinder blank-off plate, and a 61c.i. compression plate. Compression plates were used to turn a solo engine into a sidecar version. 74 c. i. plates are pretty common, but 61's are pretty tough to find these days.
Just shy of .100