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    That shiny silver thing is a vernier caliper :D

    That shiny silver thing is a vernier caliper :D
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    That's for a Banana caliper left side. Only used...

    That's for a Banana caliper left side. Only used one year if memory serves me correctly both XL and FX.
  3. Thread: 54 Panhead Frame

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    Craig, I surely remember seeing those Choppers...

    Craig, I surely remember seeing those Choppers just about anywhere in Michigan and I sold, used, traded back and forth to friends a completely stock 52 Pan wishbone frame. I think the most I ever...
  4. Thread: 54 Panhead Frame

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    Very informative info Speeding BT. I find it...

    Very informative info Speeding BT. I find it interesting that I can go look up guys who were HD guys in the late 60's all the 70's and 80's still HD diehards and most if asked about the Straight Leg...
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    :cool: Ok teach, say can I smoke in your...

    :cool: Ok teach, say can I smoke in your classroom? What, you don't like my attitude, leather jacket, too much pomade. BTW thanks 1950, seems there's a lot to be said for "if you let yourself, the...
  6. Thread: 54 Panhead Frame

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    Hello just out of curiosity what "straight legs"...

    Hello just out of curiosity what "straight legs" are you making reference to on the 54 and later frames? I ask because in my 46 years of HD love affair the only frame with straight legs I ever saw or...
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    Sounds like a great adventure to me not something...

    Sounds like a great adventure to me not something a crazy man would undertake! As for the motorcycle, you put it together, who better than you to know when something is loose, shaking too much etc!...
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    Set screws say its anchored to a shaft and...

    Set screws say its anchored to a shaft and possibly the shaft runs in pillow block bearings/bushings, making it one of two for a cart or trailer?
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    Barnett use to make cables per customer spec if...

    Barnett use to make cables per customer spec if they didn't have it already inventoried. That was a good many years ago though. Give them a call.
  10. Thread: Mousetrap

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    Are there grooves worn in the 10 studs on the hub...

    Are there grooves worn in the 10 studs on the hub the plates and discs move on?
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    Regular Monthly Swap Meets here in Florida start...

    Regular Monthly Swap Meets here in Florida start this month(June)1st and 2nd Sundays. Yea!
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    No it's not necessary as the axle spacer has...

    No it's not necessary as the axle spacer has flanges on each end that prohibit packing the hub.
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    Long reach thread inserts in 66 Heads? Are you...

    Long reach thread inserts in 66 Heads? Are you sure you have the correct heads?
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    There was a good selection at the Sunshine Meet...

    There was a good selection at the Sunshine Meet during Bike Week, reasonably priced to ridiculous!
  15. Thread: Oil Pump Spring

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    Changing cylinders and pistons with out changing...

    Changing cylinders and pistons with out changing the crank shaft only makes the motor a "big bore". 1200/74 is 3 31/32" stroke, 1340/80 is 4.25". So technically not a stroker. The oil drains down...
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    I remember one of the original oil passages on...

    I remember one of the original oil passages on the RH case near the breather valve gear needed to be tapped and a plug installed. If that has been done I just cannot see it in the pictures. G/L
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    Sounds like a coil failing when hot. I have had...

    Sounds like a coil failing when hot. I have had them do that on both points and electronic ignitions. Once cooled it works like it should. Try the coil and be sure you get the hi output for the...
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    Glass beading will close the pores on aluminum...

    Glass beading will close the pores on aluminum castings so it will capture the beads. If you have to clean use silica sand for the media, it will not close the casting pores and leaves a satin...
  19. Thread: Valve seals

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    Guides seals were more than a "good idea". When...

    Guides seals were more than a "good idea". When the industry stopped venting crankcases to the atmosphere, pressures and vacuum made things like guide seals a must.
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    I always bought a couple extras when replacing...

    I always bought a couple extras when replacing that seal! :cool:
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    FWIW Eight, we are getting older and the desire...

    FWIW Eight, we are getting older and the desire is has slipped to the "lets plan on going", not what time/day do you want to be there! At least that's how it works for myself and friends from my...
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    I'm going to have to start looking at my drivers...

    I'm going to have to start looking at my drivers license more often so I know I am an old guy! ;-) Truthfully though it snuck up on me!
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    "Carpenter Steel"? That's a new one on me T....

    "Carpenter Steel"? That's a new one on me T. Cotten? Throughout the 70's we used oem guides without seals, bronze, and Ampco 45 bronze, others who had machinist skills bought bronze bar stock and...
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    No seals until 1981, there was a guide change in...

    No seals until 1981, there was a guide change in 1979, otherwise guides were the same from 1949-79.
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    J&P Cycle lists Andrews "K" Grind for 61" Pan...

    J&P Cycle lists Andrews "K" Grind for 61" Pan Heads 48-51. From their 2018 "Vintage" Catalog. Says its a stock replacement cam .367" lift.
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