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.

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Apparel For 2010 At Wheels Through Time

The Crocker Burnout Tee.........awesome.
The Twin Cam Board Track Racer Tee.....  If you thought they just started making twin cams over the last decade, you're in for a surprise.

Order these and lots of other new great stuff at the Wheels Through Time  Online Store.

Cutdown Tanks

Been working on the cutdown tanks with John.  Cleaning them was hell.  We cut 3.5 inches out of the right tank so far, and have them lined up to be welded back together.

Things are going nicely

Thursday, March 18, 2010

the Con....

We're moving right along on this one.  General mock-up is complete.  adjustable rake sidecar front end is permanently on and raked out as much as itll go.  I'm thinking 21" in the front and a big 16" drag slick on the back.  I rebuilt the transmission yesterday and plan on setting up the foot controls soon.  Still LOTS of motorwork to do. We're running 80" wheels and my buddy Moe is hooking me up with a radical Sifton cam.   Who's got high compression 80" stroker pistons?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Breaking ground on "The Con"

I hope to finish the transmission  today.  I'll post some pics when I get a chance.

Monday, March 15, 2010

George Wills

14-time (in a row) Vintage Flat Track National Champion, on his KR.
His WR gas tank

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Long before Evel, Harry Molenaar rode this 41 "Stars n Stripes" WLDR to 1/2-mile glory.