Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
They say Jack Hateley spent three days one time trying to get the ultimate perfect degreeing on a set of race cams he was using. It only took a few hours to get this one as right as it needs to be, but they are not Jack Hateley perfect. But then again, nothing will ever be Jack Hately perfect ever again. Here's to you Mr. Hateley..."INDIANS"
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Got some good runs in at Bonneville, but blew up the whole motor at El Mirage last weekend. Nothing like a good blowup after only 18 miles. But I guess Dale Earnhardt said it best when he said, "That is just hard racin'" My mag timing slipped while I was running 10 percent Nitro in Alcohol. It usually spins off the taper and just quits, this time it held on long enuf to rip my hard to come by piston to shreds. Also my right hand rod let loose and is rocking on the journal like a baby in a cradle. Oh well... Big thanks to Special K and Dangerous D for the crew work, you guys are great.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Vanson Leathers agreed earlier in the year to sponsor my Bonneville efforts. Sooooo, I got this absolutely AWESOME set of brand new leathers for the Salt. If you ever wanna treat yourself to a fabulous jacket or full leather suit, you really need to go with Vanson. These things ROCK!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Everything you ever needed to know about starting out welding with David Bird. Brought to you by Four Aces Cycle, Lowbrow Customs and David Bird himself. Buy it on my Big Cartel Site in the DVD Section. fouracescycle.bigcartel.com
Friday, June 4, 2010
South of the Border, where anything goes. . . . Mexicooooooo. Don't be afraid of bandidos, don't believe what you've heard, there's way more outlaws in old California, better fly south with the birds....--Sorry little Merl Haggard break there. http://www.biltwellinc.com/500/
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
yes, the anticipated followup to English 101 is HERE. ALL NEW MATERIAL. MORE gearhead porn for your insatiable quest for knowledge. Electrical, Carbs, front ends, cam bushes. Mysteries revealed, Zen proverbs told. $39.95 plus $3 to ship US, $5 foreign. http://fouracescycle.bigcartel.com/category/dvds
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tony Carabine is a nut for all things mechanical and he has a particular leaning towards Indian Motorcycles. He has had me buy and/or ship half a dozen or so to England. But I guess he could not say no to this BSA V-Twin Powered CAR!! You are a true believer Tony. Good for you.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
In ten years of tearing apart and putting back together vintage motorcycles I have seen weird stuff. Drug stashes in handlebars, a few bucks burried in bondo, tampons and chicken wire used for body filler, but this one is funky. I thought, what the hell is clunking around in this gas tank? And here it was. . .
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I think it was three years ago or so I fell off my skateboard at a swap meet and broke my arm, snapped the bone right in half, a three year old could have read the x-ray. A $20 dollar garage sale plank cost me about $11,000 by the time I got the aftermarket parts installed. I have not gotten on a board since. But hey, you should. Oh, but I did finish the swapmeet.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Proud to call him a friend. My dad was telling me that my cousins, who I have not seen in years, had kids in the 8th grade at the same middle school I went to years ago (Haggard, MS, Plano, TX) and it reminded me of how time flies, whether you are having fun or not. So have some fun! Ran across this pic of Doug on the net, thanks to Life magazine. Now he had some fun. . .diggin the hat.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Okay we are back on line from a little work on the site. Keep looking for more changes coming soon.
On the front burner right now is ENGLISH 102, the followup to. . .well. . . English 101. More gearhead how-to madness. Carbs, front ends, and ELECTRICAL, yes you heard it right, electrical how to. I will let you now when you can PRE-ORDER your copy.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Here is my Award Cycle Finned cover mocked up on the engine I am building for my street bike. Swanky and I must say, the rarest aftermarket part EVER. Sadly the guy who made them never perfected the bushing for the crankshaft so I have to take it over to my friend Mike Parti for some massage. Should be good to go when done tho.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Yes, indeed ran into the roaming ragamuffin known as Nickoteen tonight at our local favorite greasy spoon restaurant. Nick and I both chose the Ribeye, although I think his was rarer than mine and he had a cherry on top of his icecream dessert and i only got whipped cream. Sounds Gay doesn't it. You may remember Nick as the guy who painted two of my three GNRS winning bikes. He freakin rules!!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
He probably has the fastest street Triumph on the east coast, he probably sleeps with a five speed pre-unit Tranny conversion as his pillow, he is nuts about Triumphs and all that makes him A-OK with me. This georgeous racer is one of his creations with some help from HughMackie at Sixth Street Specials in the BIG APPLE. Gonna get out to see you guys one day soon. Meanwhile keep up the good work. I just hope Mike never decides to do Bonneville on an old 500cc pre-unit. I might be in troube!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here is the fresh new design FOUR ACES SHOP SHIRT with 5 Year Bonneville Pocket Design. These are bad-ass shirts with a custom design by Alan Steadman, see his other stuff at http://www.alanstedman.com/. Printed courtesy of Tyler at Lowbrowcustoms.com. Get them while they are hot, I have a limited run of these in S, M, L, XL and XXL. $21 shipped in the US, $27 shipped overseas. Send payments to PAYPAL firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop for credit card orders (818) 834-1060
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
yes, they are, the great anticipated 5 years on the Salt Commemorative Shirt. here is Pete, may new shop monkey, modeling one. If you want one, PAYPAL $20 ($26 if you are in a foreign country) to email@example.com. If you don't you are missing out. All of the proceeds from these shirts go to our Bonneville Salt Flats Racing Team. Big THANKS to Andy at American Icon Screen www.americaniconmerch.com for the sponsorship on the shirts and Big bad Bill Bryant over at www.Biltwellinc.com for the design.