1/19/2014 Sunday update
Hope everyone is well.
again a busy week. how can they go by so fast? again i didnt get much done this week. BUT i did talk to Jim Wall in Englewood during the week and he was kind enough to give me his time on Saturday. Jim Wall races vintage Indians as a love and his business card reads
Slow motors made fast, fast motors made faster. Precision engine building, balancing, flow bench work. Any Chief or Scout crankcase machined absolutely “square”
Jims a pretty soft spoken guy with a big love for vintage iron, and a pretty great human being. i m glad our paths have crossed and look forward to learning from him also. Jim has built numerous jigs for Chief and Scout cases to allow miss matched, warped, repaired cases to be brought back to being squared up again at 42 degrees. the cases i m working with were miss matched and welded on, he line honed the new races (they were off but not as far as i expected). but the miss matched decks were pretty obvious. i screwed up installing the lifer guides prior to having this done. but luckily Jim was able to clear them to machine the decks. THANK YOU JIM.
Gene Harper came by also (I used Genes Voltage regulator on the JD on the last Cannonball) and in the weeks to come will be sharing time with him on a hands on generator and mag rebuild. wish you all a great week. LAUGH LOTS JIM an Junior
.011 removed to square the decks
look at the difference in these rods. i m now on the hunt for a set of 80″ rods.
Linda gave up her Sunday, she s an amazing gal. i m pretty lucky. cleaning, moving and making it look pretty respectable i think.