Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cam Cover

I made a swastika to fill the void in my cam cover because I hate no one, except ignorant people who think Hitler invented this symbol.

Breather Repair pt. 6

Finished machining the case so the cam gear clears the breather pocket. I'll have the bottom end wrapped up tonight, unfortunately the machinist who is taking care of the pistons and cyls. couldn't meet up with me today so that's going to have to wait till' Monday.

Breather Repair pt. 5

I got back to work on the cam compartment after stopping for some quick dinner. I was going through the gears and noticed one of the bushings was super sloppy in it's bore so I had to fix that. I have been bouncing between finishing the motor and making tail light assemblies so by the time I finished buffing brackets my back was ready to stop working. Tomorrow I'm going to finish machining the breather sleeve and have the motor fully assembled. If all goes well I might have a completed Lic. plate/light assembly to show off.
Bad bushing

Friday, February 11, 2011

Breather Repair pt. 4

Got the reed valve breather in today and I finished up making the sleeve and cutting the window in.  Getting the bottom end put back together tonight and I'm getting the jugs and pistons back from the machine shop tomorrow. Hoping it's burning fuel on Sunday!

Still need to machine the sleeve for the cam gear then it can be welded

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Breather Gear Repair pt. 3

Sleeving it as soon as the new gear gets here.

New Tool

Lock stopped by with a box full of old tools today and this was in the bottom. Thanks L!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011




I got a brand new set of heads so I needed to install new rocker box studs. The studs were made by Sifton and made like shit. I understand the necessity for the studs to not turn out with the nuts if they need to be taken free but when the studs wont turn in more than half way without bending or being close to snapping, than WTF?
Notice how flat the threads are on the standard stud. It's machined like this to go in tight and not come out.
I ended up re cutting the thread about 2/3 the way up the threads. This is plenty to keep it securely in it's hole.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Best exhaust flanges Harley never made

First-things-first, machined  ring in the original SUS V-Band flange

Machined this aluminum flange/port extender and put a reverse ring in it's face this fits inside the ring on the other flange.

The flange on top fits inside the exhaust port and centers the V-band while its welded.

 Weld er'