Felicia Morgan sent me this photo she took on the Cannonball. She titled it “Premier Innards”. It was taken around midnight in a hotel parking lot in a town that I don’t recall the name of. The workbench was my pickup bed, parked under a street lamp. To provide almost enough lighting, I was wearing one of those headlamps that strap on my head with an elastic band.
The re-assembly of the motor was almost complete, after tearing it apart to replace the broken crankpin. The fuzzy thing behind the carb float chamber is me, as I install the bolt to top rear of the crankcase and the frame lug. Timing the magneto was next, then installing the exhaust and the various linkages that are not yet in place.
I like the colors in the photo, somehow she did this with her flash or it is from my silly headlamp. Click on the pic to see the large version.
I guess that now is a good of a time as any to show some of Felicia’s other photos that she has sent me. These are from the Bud Ekins Memorial Tour in Atascadero May 2010. Taken in the field across the road from the Pozo Saloon.
In that last photo above, you can see the digital camera and mount that is clamped on the front of the Premier handlebars. Lonnie’s video team used the footage (is that term footage still used for digital filming?… ) for the movie shown here: