Sunday update 2/2/2014
Evening, hope your all good. 46 days to spring! This past week we got about 4 to 5 inches of snow. Grateful for the much needed moisture but can do without the cold. My skin must be getting thin. I REALLY DON’T LIKE COLD anymore!!! I sure have a lot to be thankful for and want to thank all the folks that are constantly helping me make this happen.. this week got a bit more rust, pitting, cracks and holes repaired. Eric is gonna have a hands full. . pulled the front leaf spring suspension stack apart and polished up the leafs, they should flex and slide easier making for a better ride. need to think this out more, paint them separately or grease between them and paint them as a stack. i ve seen a photo of a leather cover for the stack to keep grease in and grit out, that may be a option. got back on the cam side cases. while at Jim Walls in Denver, Gene Harper showed me some later year cases that were drilled in the area of the lifters adding a bit more oiling, i drilled the cases in hopes to better the oiling. i was also shown updates done to cases using later day seals at the generator and magneto areas to help with oil consumption/loss. centered up and bored the cases to except seals. I ll talk more on brakes later. but i ve gone back an forth on fabing a brake on the side car and have decided to do without. here is a sidecar hub that pretty much like every other part needs some attention. it was run loose or got some one home at some point. (IF THESE PARTS COULD TALK. WHAT STORIES THEY COULD SHARE).
Thats about all i pulled off this week. hopefully i ll have more to share next sunday. to you folks that enjoy bike history, i saw on the AMCA calender this morning that today in 1912 Schwinn purchased the Excelsior Motor Co. for 500,00.00. thats some major cash in 1912. Hope you all a great week and LAUGH LOTS times clicking along.