12-11-2011, 10:03 AM
[attachment=499][attachment=500][attachment=501]I thought I would post some shots of one of the Cannonball KJs. This is a great bike that was found in New England. The bike had been in a long sleep resting in the basement of a retired aircraft mechanic who had taken the whole bike apart in the mid 60s and just never got it back together. All the original gingerbread was there. It was a great find. It will run this Monday for the first time in almost 50 years. Soon the old bike will point its nose West and head for the coast. It is the first Wolf Pack bike to be up and running. The bike has many new untested parts in it that we are using on the Cannonball. She will be our test bed for some of those parts. The bike is so nice, we are going to paint it and then dull it down to match all of the original componants and metal finishes. Before she would let me close her up, I had to machine a little extra clearance in the wrist pin bosses of the pistons to give some float factor for the connecting rods small end bushing side to side clearance. I'd better head to the shop so I can meet my Monday date.