month we have a Instrument panel mount drawing by
Paul and a 648 oil tank by Paul also. Luis F. Rives
redrew and converted Paul's drawing to see how it worked with the new format
we are thinking of changing to after we see how it is recieved. Lyle sent
some fine prints of a Chief brake pedal including cut
patterns and bending instructions. Jeff is still working on the 640 front
frame section. Maybe next issue.
I had the rare privledge of dinner with Jerry Hatfield and Michael Breeding last week and got to see Jerry's "trailing edge of low tech" as he calls his drawings of the Indian Four engine. He has been working for three years so far and expects three or four more. They are inspired by the faboulous drawings and cut away drawings from the forties and fifties shop manuals. He is doing all of this by hand on a drafting table. He has gone to the extreme of cutting a Indian Four exhaust manifold into sections so that he knows the interor shape exactly. He can fit any two drawings together perfectly. It is going to be a fabulous book. He will be back in a month or so and hopefuly I can get a sneak peak at the Scout book. I know he will be back - I have his 101 Scout.
The above was written April 2001 before publication delays of the VI and Jerry's Scout book. In july Jerry took his Scout back in spite of my protests that it needed to be test ridden till fall to be sure the repairs were very reliable. But I did get to ride lots of small mountain roads on Jerry's 101 and Four and Michael's Vincent the weekend that he came to pick it up. But the Scout book was still on hold.
Jerry Hatfield with Four drawings
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