Monday, January 27, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I 've noticed for the last week or so I have been obsessed with the word NOWHERE. I might have been over thinking it but there are so many different uses for the word it is boggling. See as how this pertains to motorcycles is when I get on my bike lately I go to nowhere. I just go. Ride until I hit reserve then turn around. I have found myself drifting farther from the little towns I know and finding my way to nowhere. In this day and age I find myself dreaming about going to nowhere, living nowhere, and finding my way to nowhere. Luckily for me there has been a soundtrack to this lust for nowhere. Thats right Top 5 songs about Nowhere. I love all these songs and after much thought I knew there was a reason to share this Go below and listen. Anchor is headed to the shop for a day of grease and Nowhere.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
So after a whole week of just taking it apart and being very organized about it it is going to the machine shop on Friday for a deep clean and magnaflux. If it has cracks in the block then I will shit can this motor and find another. Good times for sure and actually all the important stuff looked like it is in good usable condition. I will get the crank and con rods rebuilt then order a Isky medium grind cam. New valves and lifters to go with the whole "Needs more Power" theme.Just look at the oil pan. That is like two solid inches of goo and muck. Ish
Lets all cross fingers and blow a kiss at lady luck that this does indeed not have any major cracks.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
It started it all. Before the v8 it was the dark ages. 1932 the lights turned on and teenagers everywhere on earth started hopping them up.
Proper hot rod motor for a proper hot rod. Nothing on earth says" I have a hot rod" like a Flathead. I have an issue with hot rods with late model motors. The car could be super clean a cool looking but upon further inspection it has a SBC I am like " Thumbs Down".
Too Legit Too Legit TO Quit. Or something like that. But you almost have to be a little sick in the head to want to run one of these. They are a whole different animal then a OHV motor. I have been geeking out reading about all the different tricks and tips while building this up. Next time I see a flathead that was built by its owner they will definitely get the nod of approval. I think the only other motor on par with a Flathead maybe a early Redram Hemi or the big 401 Nailhead Buick.
Questionable performance enhancing experience. Big fucking deal you can make 400 HP out of your small black for a fraction of the cost. I would imagine the torque these motors make and the personal investment will eclipse the performance aspect. I am gonna build my motor up to about 150 whopping horse power. It will be a cruiser but Ill be damned if a honda civic will spank it. Whatever
Going the distance. I have the visioning and a questionable ability to get shit done. Hell or high water I will drive my truck by years end with a Flathead.
As a side note I will be starting my dirtbike tomorrow hopefully. Cross your fingers and hope I can pull a wheelie or two.