Friday, June 24, 2011

Couple O' Things

Well, here it is the weekend that I was supposed to be at Steel Valley Dragway with the Knuckledragger for the inaugural running of a National Vintage Motorcycle Drag Racing Association event. My apologies to anyone who expected to see us there. As I hopefully made clear to anyone I talked to about it, I planned to be there, but I didn't promise to be there. Unfortunately our tow vehicle developed a nasty noise the morning before we were to leave on the nearly 2000 mile round trip journey, so between the loss of time and the projected cost of repairs ....well, we've all been there. Of course, the way I meant it, and the way I should have stated my plans were more like this:

James 4:15 "For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that."

So here is a little taste of what the Knuckledragger would have looked like had I gotten it to the track.

If you are in the Northeastern Ohio area, you can still make it to the race though!

In slightly related news, my friend Kevin Baas called and left a message on my shop phone the other day telling me that he had arrived in Colorado on his way to California from Minnesota. His '47 Knuckle (which he named Elvis) was running great and taking the constant 75 to 80 MPH cruising speed in stride. Kevin has proven to be a valuable asset by putting lots of hard miles on the Knuckle motors I have rebuilt for him; how else is a guy going to get solid feedback on what parts and modifications give good service life. I certainly don't seem to find the time to put those kind of miles on my own Knuckles. Kevin has been putting as many miles on Elvis each summer as many Knuckles see in a decade!

BTW: About a year ago I beat my head against the wall trying to get the "Blogger" program to upload videos. I finally gave up and uploaded to U-Tube and then put it on my blog from there. Now I can't get the U-Tube video to center in my Blogger text - the right side of the video is cut off no matter what I do ...and "Blogger" still won't upload a video! If you want to see the whole screen on the above video, click here to watch it on U-Tube. I have to quit banging my head on the wall now, its getting sore.