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    They are not even remotely close, the 45 clutch...

    They are not even remotely close, the 45 clutch hub fits a large spline, the Big Twin clutch hub fits a tapered shaft with a key. The drums are different diameters (45 are larger OD) as are the...
  2. Thinking out loud here, perhaps the Servi-Car...

    Thinking out loud here, perhaps the Servi-Car weights and springs are set up for a slower advance due to the needs of the bike, and those needs somewhat mimic a sidecar tug...
    And simple compression...
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    The cover on that bike is a reproduction, not...

    The cover on that bike is a reproduction, not OEM, so wrong on every level. However the 3 and 9 o'clock position is correct for '48.
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    All the -55 part number updated hub parts for the...

    All the -55 part number updated hub parts for the zerk are in this list if that wasn't clear to some. They are all listed for '55 FL series bikes.
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    Poll: The old clubhouse is still there..the club is...

    The old clubhouse is still there..the club is not.

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    The 1955 parts supplement published in December...

    The 1955 parts supplement published in December 1954 lists all the new parts as for '55 Big Twins. I would expect early season bikes to have any combination of parts as there was likely a stock of...
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    Fox didn't make the cast badges.

    Fox didn't make the cast badges.
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    The calipers were anodized a sort of dark...

    The calipers were anodized a sort of dark bronze. They often faded to a goldish color. The inside will still have the original finish for reference.
  9. 1954 Chicago PD 29419

    1954 Chicago PD

    29419
  10. The cork washer was used in the days when the oil...

    The cork washer was used in the days when the oil seal was a plain steel exterior surface. The edge of the seal could press into the cork to prevent oil seepage around the exterior of the seal....
  11. Could have been taken last week. And yes, if it...

    Could have been taken last week. And yes, if it is intended as a '54 restoration there are wrong parts on it. Why do you ask?
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    Poll: Forest Ranger in NM ...

    Forest Ranger in NM

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    The tanks are gas welded together, including all...

    The tanks are gas welded together, including all fittings, no brazing. That stud is not the right type for there so easy too see it could screw it up. The only real way to repair it is to dismantle...
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    Poll: Nice Dale!!

    Nice Dale!!
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    Poll: One of my favorites and also since it is in my...

    One of my favorites and also since it is in my part of the country...

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    Steve, the lens goes in, the rubber slips over...

    Steve, the lens goes in, the rubber slips over the metal tab (notch on tab to bottom) so the wide part of the rubber contacts the bottom of the lens, tab inserted between the raised fins, the shroud...
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    H-D always tried to use lower compression for...

    H-D always tried to use lower compression for sidecar rigs. Other than that a timer with an adjustable advance curve would help, factory auto advance is too quick. Dual plug heads help as well for a...
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    Poll: Near my home town, at Taos Pueblo, NM ...

    Near my home town, at Taos Pueblo, NM

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    Poll: I'll play... 29289

    I'll play...
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  20. No problem Tim.

    No problem Tim.
  21. Thread: Sparks

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    J12Y if 7/16" reach, N12Y if 3/4", champion...

    J12Y if 7/16" reach, N12Y if 3/4", champion equivalents of the H-D 3-4 plugs.
  22. Footboards, handlevers, regulator mounting...

    Footboards, handlevers, regulator mounting position, ignition switch, seat, shifter cover missing, all pretty easy to deal with. Possibly more with more pictures.
  23. The oil return will generally be spurts with...

    The oil return will generally be spurts with obvious air in it. The scavenge side of the pump is half again larger than the feed so there is rarely a steady stream of oil unless the lower end is...
  24. Welcome Tim, Glad you came back to reality. A...

    Welcome Tim, Glad you came back to reality.
    A bit of that isn't '64 though....
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    25 seems to be the hardest of any to find though!!

    25 seems to be the hardest of any to find though!!
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