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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday Blog - Wishbone Frame Project
Tag along as I put together a wishbone frame for Dennis . Today will just be a brief outline of what I am working on .
Dennis called and was interested in my sweet little pan "Maggie May" . Seems like she made a big impression on him. Wanted to know if I could whip up something along her lines for him .
A few phone call's back and forth and a frame was decided on . We would build a 1948 style wishbone frame with some modifications . Dennis has an Accurate Engineering Pan motor for the power . We will keep the rake at 30 degrees in the neck . The downtubes will have 2 1/2" stretch and the rear will be lowered 1 1/2". Now that sound's like a sweet little ride. Don't you want one too ?
Sporty peanut tank on the top rail . And a bare bones seat pan with spring's to smooth out some of the bumps in the road . Dennis and I are both in our 60"s and are hung up on the old stuff . For you guys that insist on sitting right on the frame . Protect you lower back. Your going to need it .
These images show the front motor mount and the rear motormount . I manufacture these castings and do the machining in house . This frame will have sidecar loops also .
These castings make building a frame fun. I produce these castings in steel or stainless steel . Even the Master JJ from WCC used a set of stainless casting's on his watercooled Knuck project . I believe you will see it on the History Channel later this year. No date set yet .
Will start loading up the jig today with fixtures and castings. I have several projects that are in the works so it may be a few days before you see the next installment of this build .
We make raked cast necks for frame's requiring some attitude . Up to 50 degrees . Let me know what you would like . Till next time . Ride safe and remember , "if your coastin , your goin down hill " . jg