Monday, November 25, 2013

Picture fun

Just a couple just a logo mashup AEE had late in its life. Another of Leo Payne at our dyno running the Shovelhead with Robert Smith aboard. Last my buddy Lenny Cenotti at the parts counter supposedly explaining something to a customer. Reality? Customer was also an employee.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Upper frame done on Big Twin!

Dave continues to make incredible progress....

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Custom Rodder March 1961

Just found this new article about tom McMullen's famous 32....Tom was always the promoter!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dave continues to make progress on Big Twin......

I've been very sick so sorry about slow updates but here is the latest on Big Twin courtesy the wonder man Dave Brackett!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Dave Brackett has some of his creations for sale.....

This is Amani 4, a trike with seating for three with a custom hot rod style body, old school chopper, 2 - Suzuki 550's driving through a Ford C-4, custom designed and built by Dave.....Contact him at  $15,000

Amani 3 has a 1776cc VW motor, glide clutch, dual Webers, has sidecar chopper style, can be removed, with front end changed can run as drag bike, has run about 100 mph at 7's in 1/8th mile. $14,000

Amani 5 - 1,100cc Suzuki motor, no frame, very unique, springer front end, dark purple with gold $10,000

Mocking up the engines...Big Twin

Here Dave has dropped in an Ironhead engine to locate the motor mounts as he goes about repairing the Big Twin chassis.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dave Brackett and Big Twin

The man himself and Big Twin.....

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Todays Big Twin update

Dave Brackett, AEE Choppers designer and engineer, shared these pictures with me today of the ongoing Big Twin restoration in conjunction with Bones Legacy of Las Vegas. He tore down the 45 rear end (said the grease was a solid as a rock), got in to the torsion bar tube which was full of water and got it all cleaned up, got rear suspension cleaned up and corrected, got tires to seat and inflate (they are the original 1969 Goodyear bluestreaks), he also had to straighten the handlebars, cleaned up the C4 trans....lots of small but important things being fixed, restored and corrected. He said materials are arriving to begin the fabrication/repair of the neck and frame that got hacked up by a PO. His exact words were "it's a mess" but not once did he say he could not make it right. Dave is the man!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Big Twin tear down

Some pictures of the tear down of Bog Twin by it's builder Dave Brackett.....I'm sure this bring back some memories....