Wednesday, October 16, 2013

GarageWrench Crew

We here at GarageWrench absolutely love our friends Jamerz and Kristen. Im think'in every chopper shop should have a couple like this, the chopper world would be a better place (and a lot funner also). Grace and Peace to you both, and can't wait to build you that chopper bro!

Project Flathead Lowerend

Picked up a used mandrel, 1 1/2, to hone these Flathead rods on the Sunnen MBB 1600. The flywheels spun a output shaft and gathering some used wheels to complete the project. More pics to come!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Who wants patches? We want patches!!!

FINALLY....THE PATCHES HAVE COME TO.....GARAGEWRENCH!!!  Yes we have gotten our first shipment of GarageWrench patches. They are super awesome. 75% embroidered with white twill background.  These beauties will be for sale very soon. Also keep you're eyes out for GarageWrench hats. We're on our way.  Stay tune for prices...and thank for the support...

Monday, October 7, 2013

Home made forge

We got a start on our home made mobile blacksmith forge
Metal, fire, hammers, good times ahead!
Looking for a anvil, then we will be in the school of blacksmith hard knocks!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Boring Shovelhead Cylinders

Shovelhead 3 7/16, +.030 over cylinders to be bored. The front cylinder had a piston lock up in the cylinder!!

Was not sure if I could clean this one up on the old Kwik Way FN, but that old machine come thru once again.

We was able to take out only .015 to completely clean up the bore and salvage the cylinders with a set of +.050 over pistons.
Note the use of the boring plates on top and bottom of these iron cylinders. When they come of the Kwik Way, after two types of cuts, rough and fine, they go to the Goodson/Sunnen tank in the same torque plates for another three step honing process thats takes them to within +/- .0001-.0004 of being completely round from top to bottom. The torque plates allow this measurement to remain exactly the same when set between the cases and heads and torqued. 

Friday, October 4, 2013


Just picked up our future blacksmith forge
Can't wait, one-off chopper parts here at GarageWrench!

Project Shovelhead Hardtail

Got the frame, it's a Paughco stock rake and no stretch.
Cone style lower end, 180 rear tire, 5 gal fat bobs, wide glide with no fender fat tire, tank shift with suicide clutch......
More to come! Super pumped about this project, should be fun.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

69 FLH Police Special

Failed the cylinder leak down test. Thought I had a bent valve, but you can see that the valves are seated, the cylinder is scored. Hopefully can ball hone and re-ring it. Bore gauge will tell the story.