Engine Trouble

Next up the engine. Man the engine was a mess. I thought the gearbox was bad. Put oil water and dirt in a gearbox and that makes a...

Wrong Gearbox

I started to realize I was in trouble when I got the gearbox open. I would have known something was wrong when I bough Oscar is if I had...

Why Oscar's a bastard!

Oscar's a bastard. Oscar definitely has one mother and several fathers. He has a 1929 Indian scout 101 engine. I know this because of...

My Introduction

"And because there's nowhere to go but everywhere, and keep rolling under the stars..." ~Jack Kerouac (1922–1969), On the Road Every day...

Sport Scout Cylinders

Oscar's cylinders were the original factory cylinders but were 0.060 over and pretty rusted up. They needed a rebore and hone but there...

Magnetos

I've been on the road for work a lot lately so I haven't made much progress on the bike lately. But, I did get a chance to rebuild one...

Valve Springs

I worked on the valve train this weekend. I used the valves from a 30's sport scout. First, they're much easier to find and they're a...

Always Something

This weekend was all about the flywheels. First, balancing. After a lot of research and searching on the Internet I decided to go with...

Connecting Rods

Just a quick update on progress. I'm working on the bottom end of the engine. It's a little slow going because of my work schedule but...

Magnetos

I'm an eBay junkie I admit it. I check eBay at least twice a day looking for parts. A few weeks ago some parts for a Splitdorf NS-2...

First Nice Day

This was my first nice weekend all year, so I took Betty out for a ride. She'll be in the local car show here on the forth of July. ...

Gas woes in the lotus

I decided to take the lotus out for a ride this weekend. Nice sunny day, warm, the grass is still green and the reservoirs are all full. ...

Benny 'The Garage Dog'

Benny's our garage dog. I've given him the role of First Safety Officer. His main job is to keep the workshop safe. Anytime it gets...

Back to work

I didn't get a chance to work on the bike much in the last few weeks. Turns out real life has a way of getting in the way. But I did...

Still more bushings

WTR 74! (Weekends To Race) I got the bronze stock I needed to make the bushings last week and finally had time to make some this...

Bits and Pieces

I didn't get a lot done this weekend. We went up to Portland and to visit our son Kevin. But, I did manage to get the rest of the...

Bushings, Bushings and more Bushings

This weekend was all about bushings. I started with the transmission and worked my way around to the cam bushings on the other side of...

Oscar the Bastard

As you can tell we're pretty excited about being in the Cannonball next year. The quote goes ' It will be again a test of true...

We're In

We've been chosen in the lottery to participate in the Motorcycle Cannonball 2020! When Dana got the email we immediately started hooting...