Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dud's Crew

Dudley Perkins Hillclimb Team in 1931.  Bike in center is 1930 DAH 509 (9th of 20 built), currently on display at WTT.  Don't know if the hats were a mandatory part of the unis, but man do they look sharp.


Floyd Emde going over backwards at west coast hillclimb in 1948.
Machine is 1928 Indian Altoona 61" Serial Number 1 on display at Wheels Through Time

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Left Tank......check.
Right Tank.....Check.
They fit, real nice.
Everyone loves a 3/4 rear.   Got to get the seat tee welded up, then the seat goes off to Chuck at the Saddle Shop.   John.....get your ass up here and lets finish these tanks.  T-minus 31 days till big mountain.  Its gonna be a push.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cutdown Tank Progress

Measure, remeasure, then measure again
Cut out the shaded sections.......
4 inches cut out on top and bottom, with a line connecting the two sections (front and back).  Imagine the rear part of the tank just sliding forward.   This keeps the gas cap and the bend of the top of the tank the same.
A few tack welds to hold it together
Perfect fit.  Check out the pockets in the tank around the intake rockers.  No interference.  I hope the left tank fits this nice.  I just finished cleaning it out and I think John's coming up on Sunday to go another round.