Friday, September 27, 2013


Oh you know it! GarageWrench patches are being made as you read this fine message. They will be available for sale as soon as they arrive. Super pumped....  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

GarageWrench Sunday

We was wrenchin on the 73, heads off again and also got this Trail 70 that's been in the shed for 20 years, ripped the carb apart, and building the carbs for the XS 400 project, then just burned out with 3 hrs sleep last night so were in watching 6 Over again. That's our Sunday. O ya, got the biz card art work completed and orderd. Later

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Good news fellow wrench heads, we got patch designs together and out to get made. So in the next month hopefully we will have some kicking GWrench patches in the works. Check back for more info. Keep wrenching!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Good weekend

So we had a good weekend. Rearranged the shop for more maneuverability and room. Cleaned it up and came up with a lot of great ideas for shop set up. With everything that is good comes time. Our future builds and projects look great and our outlook is inspiring. Check back for more updates.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Late night

Right now it's 2:09am and the Buckster and I are smoking two amazing cigars working on our site. I'm super excited to see this project of ours bloom into something beautiful. GarageWrench is going to make waves. To all that have started to follow us and are starting to support us , thank you. Great things are coming....

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Shovelhead Hardtail Project

New Shovel project at GarageWrench. The engine has been on my self for a very long time, look at the surface rust on those flywheels. I had decked these cases and bored them for 3 5/8 cylinders, picked up a set of S&S heads, barrels and pistons, an Andrews cam, and some misc parts then stuck it on the shelf. It all belongs to my brother (blood) Cochise and he's ready for the build. So know we have a third winter project here at GarageWrench. Will keep posting as the build progresses.

Monday, September 9, 2013

1969 FLH Police Special Project

Had the privilege to restore Billy Canfields 1969 Police Special, ground up, wheel to wheel. What a beautiful motorcycle. It took a couple years to build, working on and off. But the end of the build yielded some trouble. I used a Andrews A2 grind with low compression pistons and the heads had all new parts including seats. I always grind new seats to leave as much stem height as I can with the cam Im using, in this case, basically stock, Andrews says the A2 can be used with stock spring spacing and Hydraulic lifters, a "bolt in" cam. Well after almost 30 years of building engines, i'm still learning. I had broken inner valve springs, on two separate accessions, so I had the upper end off of this Shovel three times! With the help of Steve Broyles at Stevenson Cycle, we put our heads together and found some old Shifton spec's and discovered there is a in pocket measurement between the valves heads and a little math that includes the lift and walah! I had to change the spring spacing and sink the valves deeper  in the heads! Hey Andrews, its not a "bolt in" camshaft! You can do the exact same thing to two separate engines and the end result is, they are two separate engines. No two are the same, they have there own personality and character. After all said and done, a great bike, a great experience and i'm sure its ready to ride!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Cylinder Boring in the shop

Boring a set of Twin Cam 88 inch cylinders into a 95 inch via the K model early 60's Kwick-Way boring bar at GarageWrench

Monday, September 2, 2013

GarageWrench Head Rebuilding

GarageWrench provides complete Cylinder Head rebuilding from Knuckle to Twin Cam, all in house triple angle seat cut's, contour seats into ports, basic head porting intake and exhaust, all guides pressed in and reamed to fit new valve stems, we also counter sink the head bolt inserts to prevent premature head gasket leaks.

Project 1982 Yamaha XS 400

This weekend Verdie and myself started on bobbing this XS. We sat and stared at it for a couple hours over coffee and cigars, planing and using Tumblr to create ideas to bring this to a state of hyper coolness. First thing was to get it running, stripping down the chassis and wiring harness, only to find two very gummed up Mikuni's. More to come, stay tuned..............