Wednesday, November 26, 2014

1939 Knucklehead - Shift Gate, Shift Lever and Knob

Used my old friend MEK to clean old 
black paint off the 1939 only shift gate


...exposing what's left of the old worn original chrome




Dug up a pair of matching screws...

The shift lever pivot bracket was bent in slightly...
so I put an appropriate bolt in the vise and bent it out a hair...


Ready for install...

Installed gate...

Used an NOS shift lever stud...

...and there you go...topped off with a nice red knob...







Tuesday, November 25, 2014

1939 Knucklehead... Back on the Radar...



Sorting out and gathering parts

As I go stir crazy, I figured I may as well make a list and gather up the parts to complete my Red and Silver 1939 Knucklehead...This thing has been on the back burner too long! I can't do much single-handedly but I'll get what I can ready for when I'm outta this sling.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Panhead Project...Done and Doner!


Done!

The last bit...Hummer tail light install...


We had to bend the tail light bracket so that the light doesn't point up too high...not a simple task, especially with this re-pop bracket...it's heavier than the original. The bend has to be in just the right place so that the bracket mounts flush to the fender, the bullet hood fits the light socket and it's screw holes line up right on the bracket and you're happy with the angel of the light on the fender...two 1/4 bolts through the top two mounting holes and into the vise, two large adjustable wrenches placed strategically on the bracket (critical)  one on each side of the light housing (only one pictured)...bend the bracket using both wrenches at the same time until desired angel is achieved...then make sue everything fits!





Another mod of a Re-Pop part required...
The bullet hood needs to be relieved to match the hood bracket so that the wire loom can pass through it...Dremel or drill bit...hhhmmmmm???


I used a drill and side pressure to notch it out...worked well

Shot of the tail light mounted with wire loom...
That finished it off nicely...

And it works!

Majestic little fucker...


Look's familiar...

I stole the idea from myself...decades ago I bought a 1954 Hummer just for the tail light and mounted it on my '47 FL Bob Job (pictured above)...I can't remember where I originally got the idea from...maybe an old picture...I paid less for the original paint Hummer than Tyler paid for his re-pop taillight! I still have the Hummer...


I like it!




He likes it...





And that's all for today...hopefully the next pics I post of this Panhead will be on the road or at the Road House....or maybe a short montage from start to finish...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Hard Ride...Therapy











Testing new forms of therapy....

Beers and Biker flicks...The Hard Ride has a bunch of cool Choppers and really awful fight scenes...but the bikes are worth the watch...oh yeah cool scenes of the Knuckle "Baby" cruising Yosemite too...enjoy the shitty flip phone TV pics...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Panhead Project - Hummer Tail light

Using a Re-Pop Hummer tail light

The over all bracket seems to be heavier gauge than the original.
This will require slightly longer mounting screws to the fender...

The re-pop bullet cover looks OK...

Replaced the Taiwan bullet cover screws...as usual

In this case we're using 12-24 stainless "rack screws"
I had a few laying around...

We'll need to drill or grind some relief in the cover for the wiring harness, in that "U" section of the bullet cover bracket...

The wire they supply is crap but luckily it has a set screw type socket connection. We can run our wires straight up and in...

Taped off and marked for drilling...
using my old number plate to avoid tire damage.