March 2, 2016

Fly Cut Thor, large fly cutter,the new tool design,time and money saving ,best of both world

Hi to all

You are the among the very first to see those videos and images,completely non-bike related this time ,a change from those who read my tech threads this is something non related to bike,this is mostly for those who work in or around a machine shop or interested in metal removal at it’s best, or basement machinist trying to keep the cost down,to all hope you will enjoy.

 

I have been working on this for years, too long to tell,never had time and everything seem to get in my way,but now it is finally time to get them out so everyone could benefit from this new tool design .

Just click on each small pictures to get to my Photobucket video link to see the tool in action,first one is roughing a 6061 aluminum plate and second one is finishing cut.

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February 26, 2016

American Iron Magazine’s Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Returns For 2016

Details for the 2016 American Iron Magazine‘s Motorcycle Kickstart Classic have been finalized and it’s time for you to check your calendar and register for this fun and social motorcycle event.

Join Wheels Through Time‘s Dale Walksler of “American Restoration” and “What’s In The Barn TV” and Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine for a fun time and some great stories,

Join the classic motorcycle fun and some great people. Jim Dohms photo.

Join the classic motorcycle fun and some great people. Jim Dohms photo.

This 3 day event is on public roads and is open to riders of all makes (domestic or import) and years (antique, classic or modern) of motorcycles with electric or kick starters.

We have organized rides on some beautiful roads staying off the interstate highways.

This year’s event offers several excellent rides to choose from near Maggie Valley, NC on Friday July 29 and then we ride to Chesnee, SC. Saturday, July 30 to participate in the AMCA Legends Chapter’s Antiques on Main event. Swap meet, bike shows, Wall of Death and much more.

IMPORTANT FACTS • $100 pre-registration (each rider and each passenger). PLEASE NOTE, after June 28th, registration increases to $150 per person.

All registered riders and passengers receive passes to the Wheels Through Time museum, the free welcome dinner Thursday at Wheels Through Time, one event T-shirt as well as parking and sponsored dinner in Chesnee, SC.

Thursday July 28. 5 PM Free welcome dinner to all registered riders at Wheels Through Time museum in Maggie Valley, NC

Friday July 29. Group photo at 9am. All day and half day organized rides from Maggie Valley, NC. ending back in Wheels Through Time.

Saturday, July 30. 9 am Group ride to Chesnee, SC (back roads) to join up with the AMCA’s Legends Chapter’s “Antique Bikes On Main.” Bike show, swapmeet, and hosted free dinner that night. Also Wall of Death, stunt riders, fireworks and more. Riders can stay overnight in Chesnee or ride back to Maggie Valley (3 hours on backroads, less than 2 1/2 hours by highway) Saturday afternoon.

Sunday July 31 (optional) Various motorcycle events in Chesnee, SC

For more information or to register for thie fun motorcycle event click on REGISTRATION FORM

Sponsored by American Iron Magazine, American Iron Garage magazine, Greaserag.com and Spectro Oils.

 

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February 12, 2016

Modifying a Camshaft for Panhead or early Shovel using a late shovel camshaft

Modifying a Camshaft for Panhead or early Shovel using a late shovel camshaft

I have been searching for a specific cam for my new project,been running a V-thunder by comp cams in my FLH 82 and simply love it,so I contact Comp Cams to see if they were making models for either Panhead or early Shovel which is not common by many manufacturers.

I never received an answer for Comp Cams,even ask Andrews if they want to make a run for Panhead /early Shovelhead,they said they would but as soon as I ask for same specs as V-Thunder I have never hear back from them.
So I decided to experiment a little ,search a little and found out that they are basically the same as later cams except for the gear and also the cam cover end which is bigger and also longer on later models to timed the advance weight which is not the case with early models.

I tried machining an old Evo camshaft I had on hands ,to see if the parts that run on bushing was hardened deep ,here is a few pics,it was hardened for about .080 in depth,probably induction case hardened,deep enough not to distort the cam too much,but since original outside diameter is 1.000 inch on later models compare to .8125 inch for early models , a difference of .1875(3/16 inch),so no more hardness at the finish size.

I did order some inner bearing sleeve that were .6875 inside diameter with a .9375 outside diameter and around 1 inch long,which is about a 1 /2 inch too long,so I ordered some bearing hardened sleeves form UK,cause I could not find any in Canada.
Basically all you need is there


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