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    Thanks for the input, Jerry. I've learned over...

    Thanks for the input, Jerry. I've learned over the years that the vintage motorcycle world seems to draw some real characters. So, you never know what you are getting into. Glad to hear that you were...
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    At the risk of rekindling what appeared to be a...

    At the risk of rekindling what appeared to be a firestorm back in 2012, I'm curious if anyone has had any dealings with Heathers Leathers recently? I was about to place an order for a set of...
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    " The function of a condenser is to convert the...

    " The function of a condenser is to convert the DC across the points to AC when the points open in order to damp the arc that otherwise would occur."

    Could you expand on this a little, please? I'm...
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    Thanks. Another thing I learned from Paul Benassi...

    Thanks. Another thing I learned from Paul Benassi and should have mentioned is that some of the repop coils are wound backwards, which means you have to reverse all the connections when doing the 3...
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    A lot has transpired and I thought I'd close the...

    A lot has transpired and I thought I'd close the loop on this thread in case somebody goes down a similar path some day. I put voltmeter on the bike and went for a ride. Saw voltage as high as...
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    I ran a current check on the bike by putting an...

    I ran a current check on the bike by putting an ammeter in series with the +6v lead between the gen and the battery. I got as high as 6 amps. Manual says 4 amps, with or without light on. I failed to...
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    I'll answer my own question here since it might...

    I'll answer my own question here since it might help the next guy. Gene's write-up on the 3rd brush generator, which I did not notice until today, and an email conversation with Dave Benassi has...
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    Pretty sure that the 6.3v - 6.8v spec is for the...

    Pretty sure that the 6.3v - 6.8v spec is for the min voltage for the Cutout relay to pick up, closing the generator to battery bridge and opening up the indicator light circuit. That is simply a...
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    Lights buring out 47 HD EL

    I wrestled whether to post this in the Knucklehead forum or the Electrical forum. Decided to try here first.

    Bike is a bone stock '47 HD EL with a 32E standard generator. Bike was recently brought...
  10. Maybe this is obvious to everyone, but I'd watch...

    Maybe this is obvious to everyone, but I'd watch ebay and CL. My guess is they will part it out. Someone unknown with more than one knuck part listed would be suspicious to me.

    Rob
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    Might be worth reaching out to Surrette with an...

    Might be worth reaching out to Surrette with an email and photos and they might just fill you in on the details. They might even offer to buy it from you for their company collection.
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    It is a period correct accessory. It is in the...

    It is a period correct accessory. It is in the original photos of the bike in '48. My guess is it did not come with nuts and just used the original parkerized nuts, which is what was on it. But the...
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    Thanks. They won't work with my bar so I'll...

    Thanks. They won't work with my bar so I'll machine two nuts that look correct but without the reduced shoulder. I could try to open up the slot at the mounting point to accept the stock HD nut, but...
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    Spotlight bar nuts

    Can anyone give me some info on the special nuts that hold the spotlight bar to the top shock studs? The part number is 3475-46a. This is for a '47 EL, but they spanned '38-'48.

    What I want to...
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    Well, speaking specifically to the '47 with the...

    Well, speaking specifically to the '47 with the one piece hook, if you try to use the full range of adjustment on the spring hoop, you will get to a point where you cannot get the hoop over the hook...
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    Are you saying that modern caps are leakers, or...

    Are you saying that modern caps are leakers, or the originals? I've got the originals, albeit a bit dented. The tanks were taken off the bike back in the 60's and my guess is they were dropped or...
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    Well, I'm the first to say that I'm a newbie to...

    Well, I'm the first to say that I'm a newbie to Knuckleheads and vintage Harleys in general. But that should not preclude me sharing what I believe to be an accepted misconception about the spring...
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    Well, after 60 years of the badges never having...

    Well, after 60 years of the badges never having been removed and 43K original miles ridden 12 months/year (in upstate NY winters) because it was his only vehicle after getting out of the Marines, the...
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    '47 Tank Badge Gasket

    I got a set of tank badge gaskets for my '47 EL and they are too short. They are about 1/16" too short. They are also about 10 mils thicker than the stock gasket. New is 30 mils, original is 20 mils....
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    That's an interesting tidbit of info. I imagine...

    That's an interesting tidbit of info. I imagine the law can be looked up on line. But I'll ask here. I assume the description "non original frame" means an aftermarket frame and not an OEM frame that...
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    I too heard that NC is a bad state to have a...

    I too heard that NC is a bad state to have a vehicle that does not have a title. Story I got was a guy moved there and he took his registrations down to NC DMV and filled out all the paperwork....
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    Vermont does not issue titles for vehicles older...

    Vermont does not issue titles for vehicles older than 10 years. So, you'll get a registration. My understanding is each state much honor the rules and regs of the other states when it comes to...
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    Here are photos of the pads. Suspect clutch pads...

    Here are photos of the pads. Suspect clutch pads are original. 42K original miles on the bike.

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w163/snakeoleo/1947%20Harley%20EL/MVC-111X_zpsdlftqsxm.jpg
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    Late '47 EL clutch and brake pedal pad

    I have the original pads that were on my bike. The clutch has the style where the rubber forms a bezel on the back side and the steel plate is visible. The brake pad is a rubber encapsulated pad.
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    Sorry for the late reply. Been preoccupied with...

    Sorry for the late reply. Been preoccupied with domestic issues.

    That hook looks like the earlier style which is the two piece design. Now I see why there is that extra plate. Mine is a later 5...
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