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    Len, I have shipped my two coils to Harbor...

    Len, I have shipped my two coils to Harbor Vintage to see what they can do with them. If I have no luck, I may reach out to you on the Pan coil and consider riveting on the brackets as Robbie...
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    AWESOME, Rollo ... Thank you VERY much! Will try...

    AWESOME, Rollo ... Thank you VERY much! Will try him.
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    1940 EL (civilian, no radio). I guess my...

    1940 EL (civilian, no radio). I guess my question to those with more knowledge than I should be. If you had a 1940 EL that was missing a correct coil, how would you go about getting one that was...
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    Early Knuckle Coils - Repair or Replace

    I have a correct OEM coil that is not working properly and was wondering if there is anyone that knows more than I about the potential for these to be repaired/rebuilt. As I understand it some may...
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    There's also a test that exists (I know some law...

    There's also a test that exists (I know some law enforcement agencies use) that will show evidence of the old number. I believe this test somehow detects the compaction from the original stamping on...
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    Not an expert on this kind of thing, but do...

    Not an expert on this kind of thing, but do understand that the numbers on the bellies reflect the number of case mfg in sequence for all E's, EL's combined, whereas the serial no. reflected the...
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    Not sure if you're still looking for 18" wheels...

    Not sure if you're still looking for 18" wheels ... I have two that are restorable if so.
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    email me at vephrem@comcast.net if you are...

    email me at vephrem@comcast.net if you are interested. I may still have (not sure if I sold them at Wauseon) a pair of rusty, but definitely restorable 18" rims with spokes and 40-43 indented grease...
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    Two-hole vs. Three Hole Rear Stand Catch

    It seems that the two-hole rear stand catch is correct for knuckleheads/big twins (36-57), but I ran into someone who suggested that early knuckleheads had a 3-hole catch. Is that right? I think...
  10. Thanks to everyone for the insights. I may post...

    Thanks to everyone for the insights. I may post some items here, but I really want to sell everything extra I have, and if I unload a few of the best items here, then it won't be worth the trip. ...
  11. Wauseon or Rhinebeck best for Knuckle parts sales?

    Wasn't sure where best to post this question, but realized that one site may be better than the other for specific parts sales, so I listed this under knuckleheads. I am in Jacksonville, FL and...
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    Thanks very much, Chris. Looks like I have one...

    Thanks very much, Chris. Looks like I have one pair of original (rear) and one pair of repop (front). I guess I'll be doing a little shopping at Sunshine Meet this coming weekend.
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    Bueller? Bueller?

    Bueller? Bueller?
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    Repop vs. OEM Narrow Fender Braces

    I have an option to buy a nice pair of 47 fenders that I think would be identical to 1940 fenders except for the wide braces. I have some narrow braces, I think are OEM, but don't know for sure. If...
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    Thanks, sirhrmechanic. Apparently Buchanen has a...

    Thanks, sirhrmechanic. Apparently Buchanen has a great rep, but don't do hubs (which is most critical part of the work that I need). Thanks very much for the referral.
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    Thanks, Diesel ... got in touch with Lee and...

    Thanks, Diesel ... got in touch with Lee and discussed my needs. Seems like a real good guy who took the time to walk me through his process. The reference is very much appreciated!
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    Pico has completed the rim and spoke restoration,...

    Pico has completed the rim and spoke restoration, and have painted the hubs, but I need someone to go over the hub internals and make sure they are OK and restore as required. Sounds like Buchanon...
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    Looking for a quality wheel rebuild artist

    I've got a couple of 1940 OEM big twin harley wheels that have some hub pitting (1940-only indented grease fitting/seamed hub type), missing bearings, etc. and I'ld like an expert to do the job...
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    Two questions ... 1) Has anyone any experience...

    Two questions ... 1) Has anyone any experience with a 16" on the back and 18" on the front of a big twin? I have a 1940 EL, and prefer the 18" due to the handling in front, but also like the look of...
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    I've used both the 18-450 and 18-400 Coker...

    I've used both the 18-450 and 18-400 Coker Diamond treads on my 1940 EL. I would recommend the 450s primarily for esthetics. No issue with the Cokers except that they wear REALLY fast (2000 miles...
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    I've seen the Avon Safety Mileage MkII Tire given...

    I've seen the Avon Safety Mileage MkII Tire given very good reviews on many forums and have determined that I will use these tires next.

    However, I've also noticed that the designated...
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    Thanks for all of the input and discussion, guys...

    Thanks for all of the input and discussion, guys ... very helpful. I won't be doing my frame anytime soon, but for those who are, there's lots to noodle on. Also, thanks for the direction to the HD...
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    Gotta throw one more "Highest Recommendation" at...

    Gotta throw one more "Highest Recommendation" at Michael. Just received my original pan Deluxe Buddy Seat, and original pan Rhino solo seat for my 1940 Knuckle, and couldn't be more ecstatic ......
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    Just remembered the Colorwrite site has pics, and...

    Just remembered the Colorwrite site has pics, and many of original paint parts. Looks like the fenders, for the most part, have the red oxide primer (dove gray fender pics show this pretty well). ...
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    Thanks Chris & jwl ... the info on the red oxide...

    Thanks Chris & jwl ... the info on the red oxide primer and 3/4 up the filler neck are great helps. I think the red oxide is what I've noticed the most, but now that jwl mentioned it, I think I've...
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