This winter hasn’t been nearly as bad as last years with record snow fall but it has been damn cold. I’ve been spending most cold nights in my workshop slowly working on my list of projects. The KZ750 has been starting to take shape a little more. A couple nights ago I finished the new […]
We took to the dirt this weekend, on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Berks County, to break out the Cast & Salvage 2-strokes. It was good to see us country kids and the Honda Elsinore back in their natural environment.
I recently picked up this DT175. I’ve been looking for an old 2-stroke Yamaha enduro for awhile and found this one for a good deal out in the Poconos. It was a shitty drive out of the city in rush hour traffic but it was well worth it. It’s a bit beat up but everything […]
Stripping an old bike down to its bare bones looks awesome but can often look unfinished unless few simple modifications are done to complete the look. Of these, fabricating a rear loop is the easiest way to clean up the rear of the bike. It also stiffens it and gives some more options for mounting […]
This lathe has been a invaluable addition at Cast & Salvage but being 68 years old it was in need of some attention. We’ve been using it as is since we picked it up this summer but with more lathe projects we wanted to get it cleaned, lubed, missing pieces replaced, and just get it […]
Last week Rick and I got a call in the shop from a lady looking to get rid of an old bike that had been sitting in her in her garage for the past 40 years. She wanted to mail us some photos but instead we decided take a ride out to her place in […]
This Thursday Cast & Salvage will be showing the new documentary 6 Over by Wild Honey Productions. The film showcases 6 builders as they build, ride, and have fun with motorcycles. Check out the trailers below. Everyone and anyone is welcome to come! No motorcycle required. Just show up. Movie starts @ 9:30 Bring a […]
Cicero deGuzman jr lives and works in NYC shooting photography for his company Godspeed 45/06. In the motorcycle world he is most known for his work documenting the chopper scene. Cicero recently made a trip to Philadelphia to visit some friends and check out our local scene. We had a good time hanging out with […]
Cast & Salvage built this cb350 for Aaron Buckley. Bunch of custom fabrication on it. It’s pretty cool. Adam and I went out and had some fun with it today. Little vid at bottom.
Over the weekend this guy Sterling showed up at Cast & Salvage on his CB350 on his way from Nashville heading towards Maine. A serious trip for 70’s CB350. The bike had some serious oil leaks and needed some tuning up which was the reason for the visit. We pushed off some other work and […]
Ricky and I have spent the past few weeks building this CB350. It’s a popular CB to modify which made it fun to try and make it unique with our style. We’ve finishing up the last little bit of fabrication work so I took some photos of some of the parts we designed/made so you […]
Blasting the highways around Philly when there isnt traffic is so much fun. It’s quick shot south from my place in Kensington to Ed’s place in South Philly which I did this past Sunday. It was an easy decision to take a break in the workshop to bring some tools down to Ed so he […]
Check out some photography from our buddy Garcia. If you’re from the area you’ve most likely seen and gawked at his panhead (1st photo). He’s helps run Hated of the World keeping it full of photos representing our local motorcycle culture. Check it out some of his photography and look for more on HOTW.
I just launched the Cast and Salvage website. (designed by Ryan DeLa, programmed by yours truly) For you tech folks; – it’s built on a custom responsive WordPress theme. Looks great on Phones. – all manageable / updatable through iPhone Check it out HERE. If you’re riding a jalloppy, go have them dial it in […]
shitty iPhone pics…
A couple weeks ago, Mike Clarke from FOTS stopped by the workshop and brought some issues of his Show Class Mag. I met Mike years ago when he worked at Little Devil for those of you who remember when they had the warehouse and the sickest bowl setup. Anyway Mike’s a good dude so if […]
Ricky and I picked up this Clausing model# 1670 drill press with a Baldor motor from an auction over the weekend. She’s a real deal drilling machine. I really like the simple detail of the riveted badges proudly displaying where they were made. We’ve been cleaning, oiling, and checking over the entire machine and noticed […]
Get in contact with Adam if you want to buy a shirt: Email Adam HERE. Spent Sunday in the studio with Ryan and Juli working on the new COTT and Cast & Salvage shirts. Lots more shirts to go.
Published - Dec 4, 2012
As I said earlier in this post… cb450 and cb500t have no valve springs. They have a torsion bar set up. Let’s take a look at how exactly the torsion bar works. It’s pretty cool. Pic 1 – The engines are double overhead cam which means there is a separate cam lobe for each valve. […]