Tuesday, April 22, 2014

45 to 74 Fork Conversion Kit...Ted's...

Only using the races and head cone nut above (right)

I want to use a factory extended springer fork on the Knuckle I'm building but I have two that are both for "45"s. I heard Ted V-Twin sells a conversion kit. I read some reviews here and there and most said it worked. I bought the $117 kit. 
Well for starters they put the wrong top nut in the kit I got! It's a 1 in top nut.. The bearing cups are regular re-pop big twin which I don't need, and a pack of Taiwan ball bearings that I don't trust...  As I looked over everything I realized they don't include the lower cone spacer for the lower race. 
So to sum it up: out of seven parts I will use only three and have to supply three of my own... the lower cone spacer, top 7/8 nut and good ball bearings...$117!
I'll let you know how it works out....

Monday, April 21, 2014

Somethin's Brewin' - Brakeables and Clutchables...

Borrow from Peter...

...to pay Paul...

Yeah!

Brake it...

Exploded view...

Pusher not a Puller...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Somethin's Brewin'...More Brewage...

Oil tank mount raised 1 3/8...

Up with the trans...again...

Like a glove...


'41-'46 tanks...no emblems...perfect!





Saturday, April 19, 2014

Primarily Speaking...

The old ground down primary off the '46

A suitable replacement...

Needs a little love...has some blow holes

Punch and a hammer...

That'll work...

Gettin' it all together...


Gasket install...I don't know why I bother...

Just needs to get more filth...no problem!

Floor board, etc, etc...

The Burn Out Queen is ready for the road!


So here's the run down...Beat the shit outta the '46 Knuckle on the beach and dirt trackin' last October (not to mention doing burnouts and wheelies (with a passenger) for the past X amount of years... She needed a going over. 
Rebuilt trans, replaced entire primary side (inside and out), rear chain guard, new chains all around, replaced  the entire front fork (it goes down the road straight now!), welded handlebars, went back to 5.00x16 rear and 4.50x18 front, new battery and air in the tires!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

B&H Footshift Instructions and Parts List...


Great info on the Clutch Mod!





Left side of page 1

Middle of page 1

Right side of page 1

Left side of page 2

Middle of page 2

Right side of page 2

Parts list for "45" 


 My friend Billy from Phoenix sent me this great copy of B&H instructions and parts list in the mail a few years back. I figured I'd scan it in and post it. I find the clutch modification very informative. All the clutch info can be used for a Thoro shift as well since it's the same theory. Personally I did not make these mods with my Thoro and I think I need too!
Great stuff!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This and That.. From the past week or so...

Got a little more done on Tyler's Pan...

Belted...

Cracked Flanders on the '46...

Fixed...

Will need to re-crust over time...

Knucklove...

Had the Black Jersey Pan out and about...

Leigh's '62

Gettin' the '46 back together...







Monday, April 7, 2014

Somethin's Brewin' Too...Forkage


Fork that came off a Flathead from Uruguay many decades ago

Odd brackets for a front fender...Uruguay Style... 

Drilled and tapped but not quite right...

29/64 bit for a 1/2 20 riser screw...






Now normally I would be undoing this type of riser set up...however for this project it is just the ticket...I can use cheap bars so that if they get bent they can be easily replaced. The risers themselves came on a Harley 45 that had the H-D riser clamp set up with these rigid mounted (no rubber) risers. These were home made and had that greenish tinge to them...they are Not a recent aftermarket product...For this project I'm using an early 46 frame and was digging around for an Inline fork when I remembered I had this one. 25 years ago or so, I bought a Flathead that came from Uruguay South America. it had a bunch of weird weld on's and such. This fork had these odd front fender brackets. I just threw it on the back burner...It is perfect for what I need now. I may or may not run a small front fender. I'll have to mock it up and see...

hhhmmmm...