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    Gave the measurement for the cable to Janus...

    Gave the measurement for the cable to Janus today, sounds like at least 2 weeks before he gets to it, so might be as long a a month. i wired the stop light earlier today, so all that's left now is...
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    not much progress to see here unless you look...

    not much progress to see here unless you look closely, spent a few hours last evening getting the speedo parts on the bike, the J-M speedo is on the tank as well as the related parts on the rear of...
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    John, i just sent you email.

    John, i just sent you email.
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    oops.... thanks for catching that, Cotten!

    oops.... thanks for catching that, Cotten!
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    as always, following this conversation to learn...

    as always, following this conversation to learn what i can, otherwise i'll stay out. looking at my 22-26 factory parts book on the carb support, the book calls for pm 1110-25 "manifold support" to...
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    Thank you for the update, Chris.

    Thank you for the update, Chris.
  7. Mike, thank you for your commitment.

    Mike, thank you for your commitment.
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    John, i love how you have gone about narrowing...

    John, i love how you have gone about narrowing down the variables and now can find the ignition timing sweet spot for full advance/full retard on your twist grip. Most definitely trouble shooting...
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    i have a pair of square headed brass plugs,...

    i have a pair of square headed brass plugs, plumbing i believe they were. they don't have a taper in them, i can't remember what i did to get rid of the taper, they are straight now. i seem to...
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    So, Frank is all but finished. He has spark,...

    So, Frank is all but finished. He has spark, lights and HORN. Actually, could be started, but i applied a 3rd coat of Red-Kote two weeks ago this coming Sunday. As it is still out-gassing, i want the...
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    Oh, wow. My deepest sympathies and warmest...

    Oh, wow. My deepest sympathies and warmest thoughts go out to Al's family. i spoke to Al about 3 years ago when i learned he manufactured clincher rims and i purchased my set from him.
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    conserving a bike like that is so much fun, it's...

    conserving a bike like that is so much fun, it's gonna be gorgeous when you are finished, will be a fun little around town hopper!
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    if everything goes according to Hoyle, i'll get...

    if everything goes according to Hoyle, i'll get in all the test riding (and more) that is necessary before this coming winter when i dismantle it all and go for 2nd build, final paint and...
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    John i'm glad i can be of some help, i admire the...

    John i'm glad i can be of some help, i admire the leagues ahead of me you are in the machine work you turn out, i just don't have the equipment and more importantly, the room if i were to get...
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    John, as i was looking at your most recent...

    John, as i was looking at your most recent pictures if that infernal tank bolt under your Johns-Manville speedometer, i noted it is also a model 210AA which is specifically a motorcycle speedometer. ...
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    Thanks, John for your reply. i've made more...

    Thanks, John for your reply. i've made more progress, the wiring is finished, i have spark, lights and horn. Waiting on my local buddy to begin dismantle of is '29 (preparing for paint before he...
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    John, looking through more of my notes. From...

    John, looking through more of my notes.

    From George Hood, 5/16" btdc is factory.

    Re: oiling, the front cylinder gets less oil, the flywheel rims throw more oil directly into the rear...
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    Hi John, i realize i am not of much help. the...

    Hi John, i realize i am not of much help. the factory information is vague. Referring back to my notes back when i was asking questions for setting up BTDC for restored '27 JD, the one gentleman...
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    John, you are doing a wonderful job with your...

    John, you are doing a wonderful job with your thread documenting what you are doing. i really like the tool you made up to use a dial indicator with the engine in the frame. That is something i am...
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    more progress. 28575

    more progress.

    28575
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    engine is finished, goes in the frame tomorrow. ...

    engine is finished, goes in the frame tomorrow. using George Hood's off set inlet caps. George made the guides of aluminum silicon bronze, they will not wear out. He also did a bit of work on the...
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    i would second what Mick says. if the...

    i would second what Mick says. if the circumference is irregular top to bottom its an air leak. i also note a number of these carb parts sellers make the bushes out of steel, one of the highly...
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    For those of you who might need Johns-Mansville...

    For those of you who might need Johns-Mansville speedometer work, i have the man for you. i sent him my 210AA which was a mess, this is now what it looks like. The fellow's name is Pat Mescher, 3545...
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    Thanks, John and Mick! the tach's on ebay, it...

    Thanks, John and Mick! the tach's on ebay, it looks really cool, but agreed i'm not sure i want the appendage hanging off and pretty sure i don't want to dish over $350 for a 100 year old something...
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    Has anyone ever known of anyone running a...

    Has anyone ever known of anyone running a tachometer on a JD? All i can think of is fabricating some sort of drive box attached to primary cover that would drive off the drive shaft and connect to a...
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