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    Default 1927 JD project

    I bought a rough 27' JD project to work on over the years with my sons. If anyone has any spare JD parts you're not using, in any condition, please contact me at ageoldmotors@gmail.com. thanks for the help.
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    Welcome to the forum. There are some folks here with a wealth of knowledge and experience with these IoE machines. There is a round-the world network of enthusiasts that can help; you'll find it takes a village to get your '27 on the road. Network and build a community, your patience, persistence and perseverance will richly reward your efforts with the help of some very helpful folks out there. if you can do a lot of your own work, this will also help you keep moving your project forward. Don't hesitate to ask questions and build relationships with folks friendly to helping you accomplish your goal. It will also be to your benefit to check out
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693...564678/videos/

    https://www.thegoodoldmotorcyclepartscompany.com/

    https://www.antiquebike.se/en/

    https://www.competitiondist.com/

    https://www.replicantmetals.com/

    https://retrocycle.com/

    http://www.tomsnosparts.com/

    http://www.linkcycles.com/index.htm

    http://www.mikesindianparts.com/

    https://www.harborvintage.com/index.html

    http://www.harleymc.cz/en

    http://sagebrushcycle.com/
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    Excellent! Thanks for the quick response, and thanks for all the (contacts/links)info above. Much appreciated!
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageoldmotors View Post
    Excellent! Thanks for the quick response, and thanks for all the (contacts/links)info above. Much appreciated!
    Dave
    Glad i can help, Dave. there are others, these have been of the greatest help to me.

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    I do. I’m the linkcycles.com contact that Steve posted above. PM me and I’ll give you my email or get it from the contact section of my site.
    Thanks
    Mark Masa

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    you should decide the level of accuracy / cost / frustration that you want to end up with at the beginning of your project.
    1) full on correct AMCA judgeable restoration? (takes the longest to find & restore all the correct year parts & costs the most by far)
    2) crustoration? (correct year parts, but not painted, retored, replated)
    3) amateur restoration? (mostly right parts, would fool 99% of the people)
    4) anything goes / rider quality machine? (mix & match any year j-jd parts, drop center wheels, better brakes, all the fun, much faster & way cheaper to build)

    i have all 4 types in my collection. my favorite to ride is version 4, then 2. i worry too much when riding number 1, so it's less fun.

    there are tons of j-jd parts out there & lots of people to help along the way. check out the various facebook jd groups for more info.

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    Thanks for breaking that down. This is exactly the right discussion to have, to identify the starting point. I'd like to go with #4. Motor, frame, gearbox will probably all be used, but am fine with any year parts & condition for the rest. Also, Possibly, using more modern wheels and fork that still offer a classic look. Cut down bike, bobber, etc. So, whatever I end up with as long as I'm going down the road, and it looks how I want it to look. This should open up a lot of opportunity to find various parts that will work for this type of build. I have a long way to go though. One step at a time.
    Last edited by ageoldmotors; 09-04-2020 at 12:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageoldmotors View Post
    Thanks for breaking that down. This is exactly the right discussion to have, to identify the starting point. I'd like to go with #4. Motor, frame, gearbox will probably all be used, but am fine with any year parts & condition for the rest. Also, Possibly, using more modern wheels and fork that still offer a classic look. Cut down bike, bobber, etc. So, whatever I end up with as long as I'm going down the road, and it looks how I want it to look. This should open up a lot of opportunity to find various parts that will work for this type of build. I have a long way to go though. One step at a time.
    if choosing #4, you might want to look at a 70's & up sportster 19" dual flange front wheel. you can put it on the rear of your jd & setup a disc brake.
    personally, i would have the whole wheel assembly powder coated black. cheap & looks good even if the rim & spokes are rusty to start with.

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