Saturday, January 28, 2012

Timing Cover can do just more than being a cover

This is a clock I made a while back from a Classic 70's Norton Commando engine side cover .

Step 1Find a Classic 70's Motorcycle side cover

I still  own, and  ride,  my two Classic British motorcycles, a restored 1967 Triumph Trophy 650, and a 1972 Norton Commando Interstate 750. I loved them back in the 60's and promised myself I would someday ride and own at least one. Well I did just that.
I would go to swop  meets and buy spares parts. One day I found some engine side covers for cheap. So I cleaned them up and found a clock that almost fit the timing point socket on the right side.

Step 2Get a clock that fits in the timing point hole
I was lucky to find a small battery clock that almost fit in the timing point hole. All I needed was to fill the space around the clock so it was snug. Leatherwork is one of my hobbies, so I cut out a ring of black leather to fit. 

Step 3Make a bracket to hang it

I made a bracket of flat aluminum stock to hang it. I drilled some holes in the middle to attach it to a wall hook.

Step 4Put some nice stainless bolts on the outside
I wanted some nice border bolts to glitz it up. I found some nice staainless steel hex head ones at Homeydepo. Put the gasket around the clock, put in a fresh AAA battery, place it in the hole, hang it and enjoy!

Step 5I made one from a Triumph too!

Since I love 60's Triumphs too I also made one of those. I'm recycling metal and making art too. Wow, who would have guessed? Enjoy, time waits for no man (or woman)!

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