It’s been some time since I last checked to see how the Musket V-Twin was moving along and I was surprised to see Aniket has designed, made patterns, cast and machined all new alloy barrels for the engine. He also machined new billet, roller bearing connecting rods and a new crankshaft, too. We’re getting pretty close to seeing a completely new engine with fewer and fewer original parts.
The barrels were redesigned to enable tappet adjustments through an access window instead of inside the rocker cover. It looks like everything turned out great. Aniket is mastering the design and casting process to the point where an idea like this can be conceived and carried out with a high expectation of success. The cases will still accept stock barrels, but these make the adjustment process easier and the engine loses weight to the tune of 8 pounds per barrel.
All of this work is being done for the build of the first customer ordered Musket. Unfortunately, Aniket relays some truly bad news about the customer’s ill health along the way. The goal now is to finish the build so the customer can ride his machine while he is still able.
Excellent work, Aniket, as always and a truly heart felt wish your customer has an opportunity to ride his new machine for many miles.