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  1. I rewired my '48FL with the standard reproduction...

    I rewired my '48FL with the standard reproduction harness that has been around for many years (made by Bruce Lindsday) and no problems with wire length, color codes, or quality. I believe the...
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    Poll: That is Merkel factory rider, Cleo Pineau, circa...

    That is Merkel factory rider, Cleo Pineau, circa 1913.
  3. Thread: block chain

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    I sent you a P.M. Ross.

    I sent you a P.M. Ross.
  4. I am only speculating, but I have seen photos of...

    I am only speculating, but I have seen photos of late Henderson KJs, and Super X motorcycles with buddy/chumee seats that were slightly different than the H-D, and Indian offerings. I know Schwinn...
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    block chain

    I just wanted to put in a good word for R.M. Fowler Limited for their quality laminated steel block chain for early motorcycles. Very nice people, and easy to deal with.
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    I just received a length of block chain from R.M....

    I just received a length of block chain from R.M. Fowler LTD. in England. This is the strong, laminated steel chain that will take the braking, and pedaling stress. Thanks to Eric above for posting...
  7. Thread: George F. Hood

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    Thanks for sharing that, Steve. I wish I had...

    Thanks for sharing that, Steve. I wish I had known George Hood. My deepest condolences to his family, and (obviously) many friends.
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    Very much appreciate the dimensions from Tom, and...

    Very much appreciate the dimensions from Tom, and Tom (via P.M.). This is what the AMCA is all about.
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    Chief piston dimension

    Can someone tell me the height from wrist pin center to top of piston for a Chief piston. It turns out a Flying Merkel uses a 3.25" dia. piston like a Chief. If they're close, this will be a big...
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    Your research is going to benefit many other JD...

    Your research is going to benefit many other JD owners, Steve. Great pictures, and text as usual from you. By the way, how is the front brake working out?
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    That is beautiful work. So glad you were able to...

    That is beautiful work. So glad you were able to find such a talented craftsman to save an iconic 101 motor case. Danny Weil is also such a craftsman, so you're in good shape, Harry:)
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    2946429463 For my friend, Tommo. I think these...

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    For my friend, Tommo. I think these are the latest pictures I have of my 1916J, with a later kicker pedal:)
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    I see Page Belting has a web site: ...

    I see Page Belting has a web site:

    https://pagebelting.com/

    Thanks again, Ross.
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    Thank you, Ross. I'll definitely look into Page...

    Thank you, Ross. I'll definitely look into Page Belting.
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    Thanks, hci. I know I am out of my league on this...

    Thanks, hci. I know I am out of my league on this but I have a lot of leather, and lots of time:) There just aren't any harness makers in my neck of the woods. I've had years to think about this belt...
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    Thanks, Barge cement will go on my short list.

    Thanks, Barge cement will go on my short list.
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    Poll: Thanks for posting those pictures, Dale. That's...

    Thanks for posting those pictures, Dale. That's the history that makes our antique motorcycles become a tangible, and on-going link from the past, to today. Thank God people like Mr. Luckett saw the...
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    Encouragement helps, Dale. Always enjoy hearing...

    Encouragement helps, Dale. Always enjoy hearing from you.
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    belt construction

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    I am in the process of building the belt drive for my '11 Merkel. I have the leather (pre-stretched) and I am ordering washers from McMaster Carr. I'll make my own rivets, but I'd love to...
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    Looking at the outside of the manifold, the 4...

    Looking at the outside of the manifold, the 4 raised bosses look like clamp points for pressure clamps. I've not seen that on any motorcycle, but I have seen that on auto, boat, and utility type...
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    Well, that's a good reason. Thanks, Tom.

    Well, that's a good reason. Thanks, Tom.
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    Henderson, Ace, and Indian intake ports were...

    Henderson, Ace, and Indian intake ports were equally spaced. I know many car engines had cylinders cast as pairs.
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    My '40 had later 'Z' flywheels. Curious, I'm not...

    My '40 had later 'Z' flywheels. Curious, I'm not a motor guy so why did Indian prefer the rear cylinder for timing?
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    I expect to go to Denton with 2 other AMCA...

    I expect to go to Denton with 2 other AMCA friends. This meet has the potential to be very big, and very good. Lots of acreage, beautiful location, and a fantastic time of the year for North...
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    I had a 1940 Chief and was advised by an Indian...

    I had a 1940 Chief and was advised by an Indian motor builder to remove the front head, find BTDC on the piston, and drill a shallow hole into the flywheel through the top plug hole. Additionally, I...
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