evening, hope your all good. have a different big end rod bearing race on the way so hopefully next update will be about assembling, truing the flywheels.
got a great picture of Linda and I on the bike and sidecar with the sun smiling down on us from Mr. Clay (grandson). what a GREAT JOB buddy.
Eric brought by some finished painted parts Saturday. i m in all by his giving of time and materials, but even more of his talents. check out the look of the battery and tool box. cant wait to see the fenders and tanks. down right excellent.
shes gonna be beautiful.
have decided to use the material between the leaf springs to try and better the ride. used all but one do to a thickness issue. got them riveted together and ready to paint. need to make a new bushing and axle to mount them.
Gene Harper shared a bit of info about a over oiling issue with a friends bike using the same pistons i m using, they found the loose tolerance of the barrel and tube to be the culprit. i dissembled, cleaned, checked and documented the dimensions. but as of yet, not found any info on what exceptionable tolerances are. think i m gonna have to run it to know.
finished installing the intake and exhaust nipples in the clys.
hoping not to shoot myself in the foot. trying to get a bit more power without heat or shortening her time. have upped the intake nipple size from about 1 1/8″ to 1 5/16″ to match a later years intake . may have to choke her back down, will see. may be to much. again will have to see after she blows smoke.
another bit of help. Skip Richardson dropped off a bus seat to use in the sidecar during the week. think i can do a bit of revamping and make Linda’s hip a bit more at ease. Thank You Skip.
last is sure not the correct head light for a 30 Chief, but i ve been hanging on to a old light for (maybe 40 yrs.) with a bit of changing things around may be able to use it on the Chief. i ll have to wait on putting the bars on to finish the mount.
in the 3rd. day of spring. we had about 2″ of much needed wet snow Sat.. all our bird buddies are showing up. and it wont be long before we get to see things turn green. looking forward to it. hope you all have a great week. look for something to laugh about it makes life allot more doable. take care. gary