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    Did you re-torque all the headbolts after a few...

    Did you re-torque all the headbolts after a few cycles? I don’t believe copper gaskets need any sealants ( I’ve never used them, so not sure) as long as the surfaces are straight.
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    You probably have a prestolite generator. I...

    You probably have a prestolite generator. I believe ( but not sure) , they bought autolite. A popular replacement generator in the ‘80-90’s
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    I always used a brush right out of the paint cup.

    I always used a brush right out of the paint cup.
  4. I would guess that the seat pan in question, is...

    I would guess that the seat pan in question, is an aftermarket pan, possibly by Buco (?).
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    [QUOTE=JTR249;189604]List of parts used; ...

    [QUOTE=JTR249;189604]List of parts used;

    Handlebars and risers were the Short Sport type from a 1948 Chief
    Suspension is leading link, truss/spring
    Rear frame is Scout 741
    Center main-frame is...
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    Well, the “pancake” horn showed in pic. 3 and...

    Well, the “pancake” horn showed in pic. 3 and also on the vertical was the standard horn that came with the bike. The commander horns was an accessory. I suspect that they changed shape as the...
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    On eBay, there is a photo for sale off an all...

    On eBay, there is a photo for sale off an all white '48 chief taken at Ted Edwards dealership in Atlanta. I would think, that this was a dealer modification. The only factory photos that I have seen...
  8. If I remember right, the silver king was imported...

    If I remember right, the silver king was imported in parts from England and then assembled by Hendee as the silver king. The silver king was called the centaurion in England. Later bicycle production...
  9. Thread: Camel Back

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    Regarding wood rims, the following is taken from...

    Regarding wood rims, the following is taken from the early sales catalogs:
    1902 - no mention about rims or tires
    1903 - Fisk 1 3/4" tires front and rear or 1 3/4" front and 2" rear
    1904 - same as...
  10. Thread: Frame castings

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    I was down in India a few years back and visited...

    I was down in India a few years back and visited some of the aftermarket manufacturers there. Back then they had all the castings for a late chief frame. I think they were being made for one of the...
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    Try Contacting Neve engineering in the U.K. I...

    Try Contacting Neve engineering in the U.K. I think they might have done some in the past? They have a website.
  12. Bad condensor. Usually your points get burnt at...

    Bad condensor. Usually your points get burnt at the same time. Try replacing it.
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    It is as you said, a Schrader tire pressure gauge.

    It is as you said, a Schrader tire pressure gauge.
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    The deluxe solo saddle had a small skirt and...

    The deluxe solo saddle had a small skirt and short fringes on the backside of the seat. The standard saddle had no skirt, no fringes. I believe the deluxe saddle was '46-48 only option.
  15. Nicely done. Nuthin' like firing up a rebuilt...

    Nicely done. Nuthin' like firing up a rebuilt engine for the first time.
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    You need a new seat post with a smooth surface to...

    You need a new seat post with a smooth surface to prevent it catching the bushing and pulling it out. Maybe a little loctite and a light hone would help also.
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    The trick used to be, cut one of the "corners" of...

    The trick used to be, cut one of the "corners" of the pulley. I realize the pulley doesn't have corners, just cut a straight line on the outer edge of the pulley, just enough to get the belt on and...
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    What your arrow is pointing to, is a part of the...

    What your arrow is pointing to, is a part of the bearing. I would use a hand held torch and heat it up, then use a soft dead blow hammer and hit the part of the clutch that protrude out of the...
  19. Thread: I.D this Scout!

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    It looks like you got a 640 45" military scout to...

    It looks like you got a 640 45" military scout to me. Somebody might have swapped the engine cases to GDA cases, which are essentially the same at some point, but the rest is a 45" model. 741 heads...
  20. Ha ha . I'm a back yard mechanic . You are...

    Ha ha . I'm a back yard mechanic . You are correct - hone them is the right expression.
  21. I can't tell from your pictures, but presumably...

    I can't tell from your pictures, but presumably you have rust in your pushrod guides? Usually you would ream them out and fit oversize pushrods. If they don't clean up and you have to replace them, I...
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    That's a pretty high numbered 741. I would guess...

    That's a pretty high numbered 741. I would guess frame and engine are from the same year, since they are fairly close in numbers. Maybe '43-44. As far as I know, there has not been any production...
  23. Thread: 1937 Indian

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    Looks like a mid to late 40' Indian seat. Vented...

    Looks like a mid to late 40' Indian seat. Vented pan, Rolled edges, airtex foam and the studs for the corner guards would be the typical traits
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