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    What we do when the Bars are closed !

    With all the lock downs , I dragged out a model ( and put it together ) that has been sitting in my closet for about 35 years . A 1/6 scale of my 1981 FLH . Boy, do I need a BEER !!
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    These tappets didn't work for me. Bad...

    These tappets didn't work for me. Bad conversation with "Eagle " on the phone . Wrote them a letter , with no response . Will never buy Jims products again !!
  3. 80 inch conversion kit 16175-78 instructions

    Does anyone have the instructions for kit # 16175-78 . I have a motor with that kit installed , bit have a lot of questions about it . Thanks, Mike
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    Well this is the final , FINAL report on this . I...

    Well this is the final , FINAL report on this . I sent the pump back to S&S . They tested it & said it was good . They then said they got in touch with an old tech that worked at Harley .
    He...
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    Final report on this . I put the stock oil pump...

    Final report on this . I put the stock oil pump back on , plus solid lifters . Bike runs great ! NO smoke ! Sending the oil pump back to S&S for checking . Will post the findings .
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    Thanks TomL , As stated earlier in...

    Thanks TomL ,
    As stated earlier in this thread this motor has a AMF Harley 80 inch kit( 16175-78 ) in it ( 4.25 stroke ) . I can see the smoke disappear when the while is sitting and...
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    Thanks D.Ed & TomL . I agree with the " seal...

    Thanks D.Ed & TomL . I agree with the " seal acting like a pump " but it only smokes at idle , NO smoke when the rpm's are up , make's me think it has to do with the bypass valve ??
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    For anyone that cares at this point ! The pistons...

    For anyone that cares at this point ! The pistons are fine I removed the rear jug nothing is blocking the return .
    I am going to put the stock pump back on & If the tappets still clatter when the...
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    After thinking about it , I agree . This 1971...

    After thinking about it , I agree . This 1971 motor had a AMF 1200 to 1340 kit put in it (16175-78 ) , which I believe would make it a stroker ? So if the pistons were changed , and non stroker...
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    Shovelhead Head Work Shop

    Can anyone recommend a shop for Shovelhead head work ? preferably in the central Florida area ? Thanks, Mike
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    BINGO !! You named it ! The rear exhaust seal was...

    BINGO !! You named it ! The rear exhaust seal was completely off the guide . I am going to get the heads done . The valves were at the limit of there tolerance , so might as well go for new seats ) ....
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    Two marks on the pinion , a little hard to see ....

    Two marks on the pinion , a little hard to see . I believe it is lined up per manual
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    S&S has an inverted " T " as their timing mark...

    S&S has an inverted " T " as their timing mark which doesn't show up in pic 07 . I'm pretty sure I have it right . I am thinking of yanking the head , UGH !!
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    Last one . See anything I messed up ??

    Last one . See anything I messed up ??
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    More pictures they only let you post five per ....

    More pictures they only let you post five per . Have a total of 11 .
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    Thanks again for your help . Here are some...

    Thanks again for your help . Here are some pictures of the drilling steps in the instructions .
    Step #2 picture 013
    Step #3 picture 017 & 018
    Step #5 picture 019...
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    Sorry no pictures , because this S&S pump was...

    Sorry no pictures , because this S&S pump was going to be the " solution to all my problems " UGH !!!!
    The S&S pump runs Harley's long valve # 26400-82 .
    The stock pump has the short one #...
  18. Thread: S&S oil pump

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    S&S oil pump

    Have a '71 FLH that I was having problems getting enough oil pressure to keep the hydraulic tappets pumped up at idle .
    So I changed the oil pump to an S&S kit # 31-6294 .
    Now I am getting a ton...
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    Thank you , Cotton . I have done that . Pulled...

    Thank you , Cotton . I have done that . Pulled the pipes & the rear exhaust valve had oil on it . I'm going to post another thread to see if I can find anyone that has had the same problem .
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    Definitely OIL !! Smells like it . You could kill...

    Definitely OIL !! Smells like it . You could kill mosquitoes with it !!
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    I use 80/90 gear oil in the tranny & 60 wt...

    I use 80/90 gear oil in the tranny & 60 wt Harley oil in the engine my 34 VLD . I live in Florida. HOT in the summer . Runs fine .
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    Thanks Cotten , Yes ,...

    Thanks Cotten ,
    Yes , white smoke . 60 degrees . No smoke at all before changing the pump .
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    Runs great ! Just embarrassing at a stop light ....

    Runs great ! Just embarrassing at a stop light . Maybe someone else has had this problem out there ???
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    Once again , it only smokes at idle , when you...

    Once again , it only smokes at idle , when you rev it the smoke goes away . Which makes me think it has something to do with the relief valve.
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    I have run it a few different times , a total of...

    I have run it a few different times , a total of 50 miles .
    I don't know about an anti drain valve . Are you talking about ball valve ? I think so . it is working ,there is no wet sumping going on...
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