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  1. Thread: Harley or Indian?

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    I do know where there is a 1941 Chief is, it has...

    I do know where there is a 1941 Chief is, it has been sitting in a house since the 80s. The frame, rims and cylinders have some rust pitting, carb laying on the floor, silver paint where chrome once...
  2. Thread: Harley or Indian?

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    Steve, Seeing the Indian engine internals...

    Steve,
    Seeing the Indian engine internals compared to Harley was pretty dishearting to say the least. I need to do some serious research on Indian, which engine holds up the best and what upgrades...
  3. Thread: Harley or Indian?

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    [QUOTE=kitabel;192933]In my experience, even very...

    Boy, you hit the nail on the head there. Another reason she wants an Indian is because she is Comanche and I am half Sauk, that reason I do not care about, but she does for some reason. I have to be...
  4. Thread: Harley or Indian?

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    Yeah, I guess you're right. This short series,...

    Yeah, I guess you're right.
    This short series, 101-104 shows the Indian engine tore down and that is what scared me of the Indian engine.
    In 103, the shop who brought the engine over did decide to...
  5. Mick, I think I may have some old rolls of the...

    Mick,
    I think I may have some old rolls of the really thick cotton material. I will look through my old rolls and see, it will also be o.d. green or black.
    What thread size did you use and...
  6. Thread: Harley or Indian?

    by ryan
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    Harley or Indian?

    This may stir some controversy, but here it goes. I am in the market for another old motorcycle and am not sure what to buy. I know what I really want, but I just cannot see paying that kind of...
  7. Mick, Is the original material 1" or 1 .25"...

    Mick,
    Is the original material 1" or 1 .25" wide cotton in o.d green?
  8. I was always taught that as well, but just...

    I was always taught that as well, but just happened to forget the switch was on. You did give me a thought though, I am not sure if starter can be used in accessories position on my bike or not, but...
  9. I think it is because the coil was charging,...

    I think it is because the coil was charging, while the ignition was on, and could not release it's energy, so the energy built up and melted in down.
    It kind of sucks to, because a big bike show is...
  10. So does that mean that the coil was going out...

    So does that mean that the coil was going out anyway? It was an Andrew's coil from the early nineties. Lol
  11. It sure did drain the battery Cotten. The battery...

    It sure did drain the battery Cotten. The battery is not even a month old.
  12. This was new to me as well Cotten, I was putting...

    This was new to me as well Cotten, I was putting things back together after timing, compression testing and adjusting the front brake all while the switch was on. I was picking up tools and smelled...
  13. Oh my gosh, I make a stupid, stupid mistake. I...

    Oh my gosh, I make a stupid, stupid mistake. I left the ignition switch on, by mistake, for about 45 minutes after doing the compression test and cracked my coil in a few places. The circuit was...
  14. Ok, Compression testing: cyl one is 65 initial...

    Ok, Compression testing: cyl one is 65 initial push and 143 psi Cylinder two initial push is 65 and 145 psi. This was tested on a warmed up engine.

    So my compression ratio is almost 10:1...
  15. Hopefully I can get it with the strobe light, if...

    Hopefully I can get it with the strobe light, if not the servicar weights and springs.
    How would I use a manual timer without the mounting at the block for the timer cable? Is there an adapter...
  16. Been trying to find nos items with no luck. I did...

    Been trying to find nos items with no luck. I did check the pins and weights for wear and there was no wear on either, cleaned and lubed with light weight synthetic grease. The springs return great...
  17. Cotten, I would never pull my head off to...

    Cotten,
    I would never pull my head off to measure 7/16" down from tdc, I thought about the degree wheel, but that is still a lot of work and only calculates moving the timing mark .060" toward the...
  18. Cotten, What about stick timing after I go...

    Cotten, What about stick timing after I go through your list? Bob Rice suggested that he times his bikes when the front cylinder is 7/16 btdc.
  19. Cotten, I tried static timing it with the line...

    Cotten,
    I tried static timing it with the line at the front of the hole and it would not start.
    I will check it with a strobe light where you ask. I do not know what kind of pistons are in the...
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    Bob, Yes, I am putting the flywheel mark in...

    Bob,
    Yes, I am putting the flywheel mark in the center of the timing hole after the intake closes, advancing the cam on the timer and moving the distributor to static time it, points are set at...
  21. Thanks guys, just cannot seem to stop the bike...

    Thanks guys, just cannot seem to stop the bike from spark knocking and am at a loss on ideas.
  22. Thread: A photo (I hope)

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    Poll: That is a girl jumping the other bike and in the...

    That is a girl jumping the other bike and in the sidecar in #52 reply, thats great!
  23. Cotten, I moved shovelhead operating temp here

    QUOTE=T. Cotten;192628]Let's think a bit, Ryan,..

    Even if its conjuring without any real numbers.

    The motor needs to warm up to a natural equilibrium to be efficient.
    It is ~eighty percent...
  24. I tried to get cam information as well with no...

    I tried to get cam information as well with no luck. I always had good luck with the stock H cam, but I just started running a sidecar. I wish I could tell you what cam my engine has in it, but I do...
  25. So you are running a 20 tooth sprocket on the...

    So you are running a 20 tooth sprocket on the motor and a 23 on the tranny? I am running a 21 motor sprocket and a 24 tranny sprocket I would also like to know about the camshaft, but I am not...
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