Thursday, December 30, 2010

war bird tail light

today was a horrible day everything went wrong the only thing that made my day nice was i got this war bird tail light my girl friend bought for me

i dont know who made it  but it is about 20 years old still in the orginal box  and packing

Monday, December 20, 2010

good old days

shop picture in the the late 60s early 70s   the guy in the middle is my dad

the bike above was built here at the shop
also two pictures that follow up moms ride on the first page of this blog  early 70s

Friday, December 17, 2010

mold update almost done

well here is hopefully my last update

i have finished the dowel pins   all holes are  reamed out pins are in  mold lines up perfectly

the  two hole for the  lens screw bosses have been drilled out and tappered to 3 degrees this took a little work  i had to pre drill each hole then flatten bottom of the  the holes with a 5/16 end mill  after that i  tappered each hole with a tappered end mill i reengineer to have a 5/16 diameter tip

then i drilled and tapped 2 holes for 1/2 x13 bolt to hold mold together

lastly i added a secondary peice for the  liscence plate lens cutout

 all that is left is to  put  this piece on an angle plate and cut 2  degree angle on it
and bolt blocks together and cut all sides again so they are fully square  to each other

last picture shows housing on the mold  it fits perfectly just have to sand out screw hole corners  and will go on the rest of the way

Sunday, December 12, 2010

tommyd is a douchebag

this guy i sold some lenses to is now talking some  shit  acting like im a sell out  cause im going to make the housing       by the way he is also one of the guys who bought stuff from me and is reselling on ebay

Saturday, December 4, 2010

orginal mastercraft ad

here is the orginal mastercraft ad for the housing i am making     i was luck i found  alot of these lense and bodies  in my parts stock pile i ran out of bodies and still have  a lot of lenses left so i will be making  housings  and selling these in the future again

Friday, December 3, 2010

old shop pic from the 70s

magnum motor

here is a fine example of a  big twin flathead magnum  motor  using a set of jap heads  i just recently aquired a flathead motor which i will in the future be converting to a magnum   so if any one comes across orginal randy smith artiles please let me know

Thursday, December 2, 2010

mastercraft mold update

im in the finall stretch   this is whats left

1  polish out top half of mold     thats half way done     {  but will have to stop for  a day or 2 wore of my finger tips  }

2    transfer  1/2' holes from top to bottom half and tap to 1/2'    { clamps mold  together }

3   lens screws  holes    drill  2 holes  5/16  . square the bottom up with 5/16 end mill . then grind a 3 degree end mill  to have a 5 /16 blunt face with slight corner radius         { left one }

4   do a test part    if part measures  up correctly after  shrinkage      i left .010 per inch  

5    heat treament  and im done  
after this i will be able to sell off all the nos lens i have along with a  repop housing