Friday, February 12, 2021
Gave Ed G. a call tonight after checking out his revised workshop blog, now called " Black Coffee". While talking about all different aspects of shop life and other things. One subject touched upon was the early MAC and MSS rocker boxes; inside the rocker arm is a thin washer. This washer helps control the level of oil. This washer is held inside via a conical spring. Ed had mention that sometimes people have stretched the spring to add pressure onto the washer. however, this is a bodge and not a proper fix due to it changing the function of the spring.
Strangely, I never looked much into the rockers when they were disassembled. So a quick dash to the Iron MSS project storage box to check out the rockers. Even more so, I didn't even notice the washer internal of the rocker. Not only that, but the spring in my very much worn out and bodged iron MSS was stretched out to add pressure onto the washer. Always something to learn. Thanks Ed!
Thursday, January 14, 2021
We spent the last day riding in the fall light. Clearings showing the landscape as it lay. The sound of black hoske mufflers as they pass by. 'Too slow my good man, your holding up the pace' the old BMW pulls past in a blur of sound. Then the road opens out a full hill climb as we power up the Aircraft designed boxers.
The roads, some like this where one can see clear to the other end, others as century old cart paths paved during a more affluent time. With few cars or stop signs a one hour tour of five town connectors pulled from the memory banks within my head.
Gear changes crisp, BMWs in classic black roaring though the wooded backroads as leaves fall into winter slumber. The twisting pathways of the past unfold before us. Each turn an exhilarating sensation as our tires grip pavement
in the cosmic (comic?) universe.
|The Early days, Lliam and Molly on his 1984 R100RT. They did several cross country trips on this BMW. The bike still exist with over 360,000 mile on it. Photo by Duncan Kautz circa 1995|
|Pettengill Farm with Larry Ronai|
|At Larz Anderson on the Velo. Photo by Dave Petty|
|Lliam and Jenna|
|In with the Velocette crowd at Larz Anderson. Photo by Dave Petty|
|digging into a 67 Beeza|
|Lliam and BOB (Beast of Burden)|
|Having a black and tan|
|Keeping killer in line|
|Mitch and Lliam working on the Beeza|
|Molly, Lliam and Rosie, ready for a ride|
Friday, January 8, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
|photo in the pushrod tunnel|