Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Its back...

...in black
a late eighties icon
haha


Sunday, 25 September 2011

V8-Mentalists...

Mr Vee Eights Rod  in Ockley near Dorking, Surrey,
  heading up the holler... 
 My names Jon Lee Pettimore...
 er... not my cup of tea
 still remember that rumbling sound...
 the mentalist mobile HQ
 goose soft copper...
 you looking at me...
 headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load...
  flatracker in eXesS...
 flaunt it...
 Simon (Mr Nefarious) and Wade (Mr Sickboyz) pitched up
 Martin's wood grain home grown XS...
 is a back yard bobber...
 rockabilly sounds raise the flag...
 Robb's flatty (my mate Pauls brother ina law ...phew)
 low - r i - duh...
 the wade sickboyz crew pickup in the distance...
and one other custom bike, and that's Pauls

Can I kick it ?...

Bruce Tessmer kicks his 84"stroker

bastard - haha
 seven days door to door - ordered on a Saturday, try that here. 
looking 
goooooood...  
the carb, cleaned with airline meticulously and try to start, no gas - accelerator pump not working, clean again and it overflows, check float and seat, clean again and overflows... give up
...and I realise the cable bracket I bent to fit around the oil line means the cable rubs and will snap along the road - if it ever runs...

...so looking at getting a something else
Super E?
american made, loads of parts and custom filters, infinitely adjustable
but the moolah box is very stretched

Friday, 23 September 2011

eastern charm

My hometown of Boston, Lincolnshire, on the East Coast of England 
 (well, till I was six)
Now seemingly an outpost of eastern europe.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

just a machine...

oil from crancase breather  - pressure or blockage?
took off the cooler and got oil to the filter by kicking 
the thermostat wouldn't come out so I used an airline
bang! found some parts in the outside workshop (garden)
hmmm, so thats fucked that
this S&S filter seems to stop the oil getting to the tank
I checked here http://www.sscycle.com/techtips/
and these are the 30 micron filters (84-99) the one you don't want are for the twin cams
there aren't any other alternatives (OEM 63810-80) except in size so...
come on you bitch, you are just a machine...

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

tell it like it is


for christine
 something a little more feminine maybe?
like...

100% BITCH 

Saturday, 17 September 2011

bitches brew

Start
You
Fucking
Heartless Bitch


or no more mr nice guy...

she fires, bang bang bang and thats it... 

that kicker pedal lasted all of 49.9 kicks
I guess you get metal fatigue sitting in a sheds for 12 years
ha fucking ha









shamrock talent

how they do it in Ireland

Ger Conlon - mad gifted irishman 
that engine is in backwards! why? why not? watch the vid


http://www.celticchops.com
There's no stopping the chopping!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

blinking in the sun light...

she's gone walk about
 but the carb overflowing soon put paid to that...
cleaned it and now the accelerator pump worked
isn't she lovely...
and stunned me by starting and running for six or seven seconds
before the belching flame vid...
and this is why?... 
after a few suggestions from mr rowan,
I thought I'd check the pushrod adjustment and timing...
pratt here had used the top dead centre mark instead the advanced timing marks for adjusting the rods, so I guess the valves were staying open or letting in to much fuel or something like...
watch this space...

fire in the hole...


video
wot she said... 
hahahahahaa

Sunday, 11 September 2011

essential fluids...

 Had to cut these off the tranny studs (sorry gearbox! chaps) 
of course the whole studs came out too! Hmmm.
Because one couldn't get any oil in the box because some pratt put the nuts back on over the now redundant longer studs for the starter bracket. 
Now put back shortened with nice stainless dome heads.
 Still no sign of oil out of pipe, after kicking the engine over for quite a while
but at least two leaks so it is going round somewhere
 a temporary solution for those damn lights
nice small mechanical speedo arrived saturday
and she's off the bike jack!
if it stops raining? I may wheel her outside
hehehe

popeye's bike?

got some air in those tyres

Sunday, 4 September 2011

frames no flames...

 oh dear, sunday lunch NCC time and the rain came down...
 somethings never change... hang on is it a knuck rowan... oh dear dear... 
 pant, pant, sumo, pant
'covered in ska's' entertained us, 
mrs arcadian had a bit of a jig up the front with some chopper gent!...
 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
Rob who is of Krazy Horse got best chop prize...
mrs arcadian (how the fuck the kid get in the pic?) in the hat I kindly lent her
 - well it was raining.


we got in for a (reduced) fiver each, were kindly given some (biker leaving) beer tokens and we saw a (goodtime) reggae band 
- cheers ncc!