Sunday, December 14, 2014

Flathead Poverty Sweden...

From the New Flathead Poverty  Sweden

"Finally!!! Our new testcastings of ULH cylinders in aluminum has arrived;o) Time to start measuring and preparing for the "Kapitol K" build. The patterns are going to the iron foundry ASAP."

http://www.flatheadpoverty.com/

I don't know the history (other than Flathead Power sold out to S&S years ago) or politics regarding the new Flathead Poverty Company but saw this and thought I'd pass it on...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Panhead Project - Never Ending Story...Exhaustive


Decided to change up the exhaust to a NOS Superior set up with slash cuts. The other repop exhaust leaked like a sieve...

Need to whip up a few brackets...

This is the same mounting technique I've used with these type of dual set ups before. A square "C" bracket mounted to the tool box mount that bolts through the clamps that hold the mufflers or in this case slash cut extensions. Once painted black it's barely visible and eliminates the need for multiple clamps and brackets. I also have to make the bracket that holds the rear head pipe to the oil tank mount...

Same bracket setup on my '46

and '47

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WLDR - One Armed Trans Pull...

The Trans in my WLDR needs an overhaul...I had gotten "one more season" out of it two seasons ago...it was time to yank it outta there...

Working with one arm and the crudest of tools I decided to give it a whirl...

A universal automotive pipe hanger was just the ticket for a clutch tool...

Vise grips and an ax were handy...to remove the sprocket nut...

Yes...an ax...

Chain and clutch basket removed...the clutch hub came off with the help of a screwdriver and long 1/4 in bolt used to tap the nut loose...oh and the ax...

Popped off the rear brake rod to get it outta the way and removed the rear chain

I know...I should be ashamed...worked great!

Parts piling up...

Inner primary's off ...now the shift rod and clutch cable...

Pile getting bigger...

...and Bob's your Uncle out she came!

Ready for rebuild...BTW it took 40 minutes with one arm in a sling and basic tools (and an ax)...anybody tells you that these things are hard to work on and special tools are required is full of shit...gotta love a 45!