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    Love everything but the headlight. I'm sorry but it looks like an alien or something.

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    In this case you're just wrong.

    Here's a pic @Jesseladowski took. Needed some good pictures before the first round of voting.

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    Some tank updates…

    Made some stainless closeoffs for the bottom of the tank to cover the mounts.



    I’ll leave the nitty gritty details to the imagination, but you can probably surmise what I did with these two pictures:





    Added a petcock clearance hole. My original plan was to run a prism one, it’s an awesome piece, but I decided that A) I needed reserve, and B) I needed a bottom 90 degree mount. The reserve ain’t much but pushing choppers sucks. Also started sanding:



    Still a few scratches and at this point, as well as some water spots:



    Then I started making the ROD for groove in the tank. Hand bent this with a torch. It isn’t welded on and can be removed for paint, unlike the one on the oil tank (going to have to mask that one)





    Also, I rounded the sharp back edge of the tank just a little bit:



    Then once that was all polished up I installed the parts to check it out. Happy with the results. Everything fits pretty good.





    Next I hacked up some 1936-37 rocker arms. Really, I just removed some fixturing areas and polished them up. More on this coming later:



    Then I shined up my knuckle rocker boxes a bit. I’ll quote my instagram here: “After the rocker arm massacre early this week, I just can't bring myself to polish these 77 year old rocker boxes mirror smooth. There is just so much history in these pits and scrapes and scratches, so they stay, I just polished over them. My cam cover is the same way. A perfect knucklehead is probably an S&S knucklehead.”:

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    VOTE FOR YA BOI!

    3 places to vote:

    Web poll here: https://www.poll-maker.com/poll1009690x35F8B500-42

    Instagram (using your Instagram account) here: https://www.instagram.com/show_class_mag/

    Also here: http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/show-c...mp-voting-2017

    Vote early and often

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    VOTING IS OPEN.






    There are three places to vote.

    1) The best first place to vote is at http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/show-c...mp-voting-2017 here you can see all the bikes and read a bit about them, then choose a name and vote for it! My name is Christian Newman, the picture they used of my bike is pretty old.

    2) On instagram check out @show_class_mag and comment "vote" under the picture of my bike (my username is @ctnewman and the pic they used is old)

    3) This online poll is hosted by the Show Class. https://www.poll-maker.com/poll1009690x35F8B500-42

    Vote once in all three locations. It can be for me or for a competitor, I just appreciate any participation.
    Thanks!
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    third link isn't working

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    Works for me

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    lets get Newman in front of this Eddie character.
    MAXWELL
    BLAOWW!!

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    Thanks guys, just don't spam them with a million votes from the same device, I want it to be fair. I also want people to vote for what they like best, not just mine.
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    (not here nutswingin') but any objective voter should be voting for you. Reading through the rest, and following this quietly for a while now... it's night and day. IMO Lawshe is the only one even close but I just don't like his style and lines.
    MAXWELL
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    Voted.

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    They put a crappy pic up for the voting. Is there a way to get them to change the pic to the latest one that you have with the engine installed?
    '94 Z28 BLACK LT1 n/a


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    Voted.

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    Thanks guys
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    Voted
    I Trish Beagle.

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    Thanks again to everyone who voted! Here are a few more pictures...





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    "Rake at 50 degrees" FUCK. YOU.

    A rigid CB750 Trike- Every word of that sentence makes me die inside.

    There are some talented people that need to go see the optometrist on that website.

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    Can you redesign the pushrod tubes? Is there enough room to make a tube with the same type of design that you put into each frame tube?
    '94 Z28 BLACK LT1 n/a


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    Quote Originally Posted by joelster View Post
    Can you redesign the pushrod tubes? Is there enough room to make a tube with the same type of design that you put into each frame tube?
    Pushrod tubes are actually on my list. It's sort of tough because they are really thin wall. If I have time I am going to look into it.
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    Voted, Great Job as usual.

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    Made a shift knob from a marble and some 12GA 316.





    Better view here:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BSU70KQl...en-by=ctnewman

    Also made these vband exhaust spigots. I'm hoping I can weld or braze them onto the head, but I need to do some more research about that.



    Scrambling trying to get the engine together and working on 3 things at once. Seat at at upholsterer, tins are at painters. Focusing on trying to get the engine built so that I can get the exhaust and foot controls built.

    Here are some things that happened in the past week:

    Made some special stud covers to close off the holes in the CE reg I modded.



    Started working on some floorboard pedal thingers:





    Always a shame grinding off (semi) pretty welds





    I got this cast exhaust piece that I designed. It goes underneath the trans and will have vbands on both ends.



    I welded my vband flanges that I made a few posts back to the head. Super high stress job. Took about 7 hours. Preheat, weld 3/8", back in the oven, repeat, then slow cool down cycle. Welds looked good and no cracks. Then I powdercoated them wrinkle black which may not be everyone's thing, but I like it. Valve guides and rocker shafts are one-off... I have a plan coming together there. Rocker shafts are out getting carburized now.



    Last night I bead blasted and prepped the case for glyptal. Me and my buddy Dave at BA enterprises put new Jim's main races in the case and honed them. Cover bearings reamed, lots of threads fixed, etc. Hoping to put the bottom end together this weekend. I think I have all the parts.







    MADE IT TO THE FINAL SIX!

    Been working hard.

    Got everything from the cylinders down together permanently. Motor is rebuilt from the flywheels up. Doing all the motor work at BA Enterprises in Lockport NY. He's very knowledgeable. Waiting on valves before I can do final top end assembly.

    Here's how it sits now.



    But Dave was going out of town for Oley for the week so I brought the motor back home to start on exhaust and foot controls.

    Fits in the frame well. Had some concern about the vband clamp clearance but I think I am golden.



    I'm running an MM74E and if you have ever used one you know there is a little round spacer that goes under the mag bolting flange. It's purpose is to be able to drop the body to install the mag head. Well that idea is great but the spacer leaves a lot to be desired. I replaced it with this:



    Next, I committed chopper blasphemy and machined some adapters to reduce my top end oil feed ports from 1/2-20 to M10x1.25. I did this because there are a lot of awesome banjo bolts available in that size, and I don't have time to be making bolts right now. Time is running out.



    Last night I finished up my footpeg/floorboard/pedal things. You may remember these from a few posts back:








    Hope to get them mounted and have some functioning linkage in the next week or so, then on to the exhaust.
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    Really looking forward to seeing this at Cooks in June.
    MAXWELL
    BLAOWW!!

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    What's the cost/process for one off castings? 3d printed/lost wax? What material? A356?

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisn View Post
    What's the cost/process for one off castings? 3d printed/lost wax? What material? A356?
    Most of the castings are stainless steel in 316. Well technically it's CF8M, but that's just another name for cast 316.

    I get a discount through work, but expect to pay big money for castings. The exhaust piece, for example, was over 1K before discount.
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    That's really good actually. The casting tools I deal with at work for low volume production are 1-2 magnitudes higher than that.

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