Tuesday, November 1, 2011

picked up this awesome carb for my shovel dragbike project

i bought this carb for my 66 shovel dragbike project   when i opened the box it made me smile like i won the lottery 

winter is pretty much here in new york so i will be working on the bike and posting pregress on the blog

Sunday, October 16, 2011

finally found one

well it took me years but today i got a robinson industries thunder head top end for an iron head along with a set of strociek  fin aluminum 3 7/16 barrel   it was a hell of a trip i lost my brakes half way to get them and had to drive 180 mile using the e brake   but it seems worth it now

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

cool bike show photos from the 60's

i keep finding these  old photos laying around   never seen a nimbus scooter before but it looks cool

Saturday, September 24, 2011

cool old picture

just found this old picture  was shot on long island new york  looks like late 50s

Friday, September 23, 2011

cool swap meet find

i went to a swap meet last week and picked up this extremly early s&s carb that pre dates the L series i sent pics and id numbers to  S&S  and guy told me it was made in 1962 they dont have a model desigination for the carb they just call it the EARLY      it is pretty cool  the carb is strickly racing only it has no choke assembly  and no intermidiate circuit    it only has a  idle miture and main jet   the only one i found similar is on leo paynes turnip eater

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

havent been here for a while

i havent updated in a while ive been real busy working trying to tie up loose ends before it gets warm out

i found 40 or so  pictures from old bike show some are in good shape some are messed up   here are a few i will get the rest up in a few days

Friday, January 14, 2011

little john tranny ever wonder whats in one

im sure everyone has seen the ads in the old biker mags for a little john 5 speed tranny but have you ever seen the inside of one  well heres your chance
the case was made about a half and inch longer than a harley case and  the countershaft and case bushings were removed and replaced  with the plugs shown below

the mainshaft was made longer to accomidate the extra gear  the first second cluster was shortend about a half inch  and the main drive gear now has two gears on it instead of one

the  top looks just like a rachet top but is slightly longer  and has a square shape on kicker end   the shift drum is made out of solid  steel  they also  machined an extra groove in it for a third shifter fork  also the two shifter gears are cut on slight angle looks like its to make up for machining errors

the shifter fork finger portion looks like its from a turtle top  the forks  them selves have been narrowed  so they wont hit other gears

the counter shaft cluster  doesnt have a removable shaft one end is a hole bearings go in and the plug slides into it   the other end is supported by  a plug bearings go in and the cluster slides in    both plugs go into the case and supporting the  cluster