Sunday, April 24, 2011

My babies.

Trying to get a good picture of these four is about like hearding cats!

Oh Caroline,

Why do you hate me so?!? Mechanical advance is complete trash! Axels, undersize. Weights, worn out. Springs, JUNK! The alignment pin was even sheared off and the advance unit was about 30* out of time. Again, she has mistaken me for someone who won't cut her in half!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

John 19:28-30

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dave Herr.....

Does it again!!! Sweet work brother, I looooove it! Thank you so much!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

She plays it to the bone!!

And she's the only super cool kid in her league that shows up to the field on a Troublehead!!

Fine lines!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Job 34:21-22

21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step. 22 There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Push rod covers..

Made easy. If you've ever busted your knuckles installing the clips on your push rod tubes, you'll appreciate this trick. Use the tip of your flat head screw driver to push the inner push rod tube up into its bore seating it firmly against its gasket.

Insert the clip using it to hold the inner push rod tube in place with your thumb while putting mild pressure down on the spring collar with your index finger.

Slip your screw driver under the clip pushing the tip gently against the inner push rod tube above the spring collar. Using the clip as a fulcrum point for your screw driver lever, push up on the screw driver pushing the spring collar down while putting pressure inward on the clip sliding it up the srew driver shaft toward the inner pushrod tube. Keep pushing the clip inward until it is in place against the inner push rod tube above the spring collar. Remove the screw driver and presto!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

You know,

For a sportster guy, He sure looks at home on a Troublehead.

Clutch mods.

I didn't really like the way my repop tiawan teddy foot clutch set up worked, so i changed it up a little. I'm not positive how this thing is supposed to work so I just set it up the way I think it should work. We'll se how it goes. The connector rod seemed a bit flimsy so I made a new one. First i welded a 5/16"-24 socket head cap screw to either end of a length of 3/8" key stock and blended it all in. Then, with shortbus on the torch, I twisted it up into something I like.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tongue in cheek.

My new footboard inserts. Laser cut from .125" stainless steel and brushed. For all the idiots who cant seem to find anything better to do than to point out the fact that "That's an AMF bike!" with their noses turned up as though they are smelling dog poop. If you don't like em', don't buy 'em! I'll take 'em all!

As if

Shortbus wasn't dangerous enough, someone gave him a hot wrench!!!

Brake it up!!

I laser cut a bracket to mount a late model four piston brake caliper to the stock mounting location on my Troublehead. It worked out pretty nice. Anything will be better than the old bananna caliper.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mah Girl....

She gots the skills!!! Abby and I made a wind chime from some old bent up exhaust pipes and a worn out brake rotor for a school project. She is certainly not afraid to get her hands dirty!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hey Iron Vaquero,

How many hours have you spent staring intently past one of these? For every minute, I thank you.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Word of the day.

Matt. 5:3-12 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Oil lines

I guess if these don't work for oiling my rocker arms i can always build a still. I'm pretty satisfied with the outcome. We'll see if I'm still satisfied when it comes time to adjust my push rods! LOL!