Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ron’s 1936 Steve McQueen VLH 80″–ENGINE UPDATE

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.

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The carburetor has been nickel-plated and reassembled as per original.

You can see the first part of Ron’s story here.

Ron’s 1936 Steve McQueen VLH 80″

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.

 

A Visit From S&S

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.

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We did some searching around our shop and ran across these uncirculated, early ’80s, S&S brochures and catalog.  It was a great find!

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Dennis O.’s 1946 Indian Restoration Update

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.