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  1. Looking for a reputable engine builder in the Southeast U.S.

    I've got a 1954 45 "G" engine that needs to be restored but the rebuilding service I was going to use has retired. Any suggestions? I live in the Florida Panhandle.
  2. All the screws are out along with the lifter...

    All the screws are out along with the lifter blocks. I'll try some heat around the dowel pins to get things circulating.
  3. 45 Cam Cover being a bit dufficult to remove

    1954 G motor that's been sitting in a garage for 20+ years and I'm doing a tear down to see if it's worth rebuilding. So far it looks promising but, the cam cover's really on there. How do I go...
  4. Thanks. Just wondering before I take a impact...

    Thanks. Just wondering before I take a impact wrench to it.
  5. Simple question about a WL motor sprocket nut

    Left or right hand threaded? I've looked everywhere. What torque setting should I use to tighten it? Can't find that either.
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    Wow, that is an odd ball thread size. Thanks for...

    Wow, that is an odd ball thread size. Thanks for the reply Bob.
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    Tap size question

    I need to chase the threads to remove a burr or two on the filler spout on a 45 3 speed tranny but it appears to be a non standard thread size. Any ideas what it might be? My thread gauge only goes...
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    Yes, there is a slight tweak to the fork. No way...

    Yes, there is a slight tweak to the fork. No way to really measure the amount right now but I do know with the right setup it's an easy fix. Yes, I have thought that the leg may have been frozen...
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    Can this 45 springer be saved?

    One of the legs on the rigid fork is fatter than the other and the lower tree where the legs passes through is canted slightly up. There doesn't appear to be any cracks or crack repairs visible. My...
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    I answered my own question. They are left and...

    I answered my own question. They are left and right threaded.
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    Servi-car rear axle question

    I'm overhauling a rear axle to replace a bent axle shaft and I have a question about the outer bearing housings. I've heard that one is right hand threaded and the other, left hand threaded. I got...
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    Springer with a slightly bent rocker mount

    Picked up a springer for my Servi-car. I noticed one of the rocker arm mounting tabs on the rear leg is not straight. What would be the best way to tweak it back straight. I was thinking about...
  13. Harley 45 gearbox side coverbearing differences question

    The gearbox on my servi-car project is in poor shape so I picked up a WL tranny with the intention of moving the the reverse parts to it. In the initial tear-down I've noticed the servi-car's cover...
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    I should have mentioned these great big blobs of...

    I should have mentioned these great big blobs of cosmoline were pistons. My "setting you up" was unintentional and I apologize for that. As far as over bore size, I had the fortune of locating a...
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    Cotton, I see what your saying, but I should...

    Cotton,
    I see what your saying, but I should have mentioned I'm cleaning NOS piston assemblies for use. Hence, the confusion on my part.
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    Cotton, I'm not quite understanding what your...

    Cotton, I'm not quite understanding what your saying. You wouldn't remove all of the cosmoline?
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    Dully noted about heat and solvents. My plan is...

    Dully noted about heat and solvents. My plan is to melt most of the stuff off, then after it cools off go after the rest with a solvent.
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    Great advice guys. I have a heat gun, I'll give...

    Great advice guys. I have a heat gun, I'll give that a shot at getting the majority of the stuff off and then go at it with a solvent.
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    Cosmoline removal

    I've got some NOS stuff that's slathered in it. How do you get this stuff off?
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    That works for me since I have a set of NOS std...

    That works for me since I have a set of NOS std and .010 piston sets.
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    Thanks for the info. I've got one more question....

    Thanks for the info. I've got one more question. Would a servi-car run a looser piston cylinder fit the a WL? And what would that be?
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    1954 "G" motor piston question.

    I've got a set of nos cylinders to replace the old cobbled up ones on my 45 servi-car. So, in locating a set of pistons I find they're are two different kinds. Early (253-29A) and late (253-55A). ...
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    Hello from NW FLorida

    I've been lurking on the forum for a while and I thought what the heck, join. I live in Panama City and I'm in the process of de-chopping a 1954 servi-car. It,s been a long process so far, new...
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