We built Gary’s engine and transmission 10 years ago. He was going to assemble the bike, but ran out of time. So, he brought it to our shop for us to assemble. We put the motor on the run stand, which can be seen in the video below. Everything was fine, so we started assembling the bike. Here are some of the restoration photos.
We continue to work on Dennis’s Indian. Here are some pictures of some engine rebuild. The rest of Dennis’s story can be seen here and here.
Ron’s 1936 VLH Steve McQueen bike is finally complete. It came to us needing engine, transmission, and chassis work. After rebuilding the engine, we ran it on our run-stand as you can see in previous posts here and here. Now it is all together and running down the road. We are putting a few miles on it before Ron picks it up. We think he will be pleased with the results.
We are continuing to work on Ron’s 1936 VLH and we now have the engine completed. The pictures and video below are from the first new engine start-up on our engine stand.
The carburetor has been nickel-plated and reassembled as per original.
You can see the first part of Ron’s story here.
Ron bought this 1936 VLH at the Steve McQueen auction in Las Vegas and has been trying to put it together. He brought it to us to finish a few things, and we found some problems with the motor. So, we pulled the engine out and found that it needed to be rebuilt completely. These are some of the process pictures up to this point. It is currently on the bench for final assembly.
Mr. Ken Smith and his wife, owners of S&S Cycle, were in Phoenix and stopped by the shop for a visit. We had a great time visiting and they enjoyed a tour of our shop. Hope to see them again in the future.
We did some searching around our shop and ran across these uncirculated, early ’80s, S&S brochures and catalog. It was a great find!
We have slowly but surely been working on Dennis’ Indian. Here are a few picture updates. You can see the first part of Dennis’ restoration story here.
Currently, the sheet metal is straightened, primed, and is ready for paint. The engine is going together. These are some shots of the machine work being done. Our next steps will be fitting the sheet metal to the frame, rebuilding the transmission, and refurbishing the wheels.
This 1928 Harley engine as come to us for a complete rebuild. We are in the process of tearing down and cleaning. These pictures give you a good idea of what kind of condition it was in when it came to us. We will update you as we continue to work on this project.