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  1. Thread: Coker Tires

    by PRG
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    Howdy chaps, These have been discussed...

    Howdy chaps,

    These have been discussed extensively on Caimag over the years. Couple of observations. Coker can rise to the occasion when making licensed products such as the Firestone zig zags...
  2. Thread: Valve stem hole???

    by PRG
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    Howdy sir, If I was given the option I would...

    Howdy sir,

    If I was given the option I would definitely go with the larger stem hole permitting use of the rubber stems. When you look at tube construction in this area - depending on...
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    Howdy chaps, Donít know about HD flatties but...

    Howdy chaps,

    Donít know about HD flatties but on Indians I refer to the supply side as a metering unit as it merely controls downward flow from the tank and is sealed to the case where the oil...
  4. Howdy Crunch, You’re removing the guts so as...

    Howdy Crunch,

    You’re removing the guts so as not to have to remove your fuel tanks to get at the underside mounting strap, right? Best advised to do that as your speedo innards are not one...
  5. Thread: Rocky Halter

    by PRG
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    Lordy, Rich, bout gave me a got dang heart...

    Lordy, Rich, bout gave me a got dang heart attack. Rocky rarely answers his phone, couldn’t confirm anything, was whip’n up a long winded eulogy covering 30 hazy years of smoke filled memories. At...
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    Howdy Rich! Yes sir, when we get back from...

    Howdy Rich!

    Yes sir, when we get back from this trip, time to get ready for the Sunshine chapter and Bike Week, Tex road run after that. Been watching your over the top coast whether with keen...
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    Howdy Dave, Jade made Chief pistons years ago...

    Howdy Dave,

    Jade made Chief pistons years ago for which it would appear at the time they used one base casting for all three applications: 74 inch Chief, 74 inch Bonneville Chief and 80 inch...
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    Howdy sir, AGM’s are indeed superior to lead...

    Howdy sir,

    AGM’s are indeed superior to lead acid in every aspect accept one, which is common to most/all new generation batteries: tolerance of charge rate. They will not accept high amps and in...
  9. Thread: Jerry Greer

    by PRG
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    A true gentleman, bought my first Indian from him...

    A true gentleman, bought my first Indian from him in the early 90ís, remained friends for a long time since, enjoyed visiting his shop immensely.
    ...
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    Howdy Ivor, Do a search here and at Caimag on...

    Howdy Ivor,

    Do a search here and at Caimag on Four head bolt torques. The bottom line is 55 ft lbs is far to excessive, 30 is plenty on verified flat surfaces using copper gaskets. Washer land...
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    Howdy Ivor, I have not been impressed with cad...

    Howdy Ivor,

    I have not been impressed with cad plating done in the aircraft arena, navy grade as done by Billmark in Dallas is vastly superior and more durable. Admittedly, when used in fasteners...
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    Howdy chaps, Popping on decel easily provoked...

    Howdy chaps,

    Popping on decel easily provoked by leaks at header inserts to cylinders and muffler or backing off the advance at speed. Have had more than one old timer reminiscing about fully...
  13. Thread: Indian V8

    by PRG
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    Howdy chaps, Cannon a Ball, that’s pretty...

    Howdy chaps,

    Cannon a Ball, that’s pretty ambitious, think I’d have a large oil can in my back pack to lube that exposed intake valve train while underway.

    One can say what they will about...
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    Howdy Dave, Used to do that regularly with my...

    Howdy Dave,

    Used to do that regularly with my Maico back in the day when a residential development rose next to a stretch of our dirt bike trail and a noise ordinance began to be enforced. You...
  15. Thread: 1952 Indian Chief

    by PRG
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    Howdy Bill, With the concrete floor in one...

    Howdy Bill,

    With the concrete floor in one section of my shop below ground level and sweating heavily I can crank out a convincingly moldy barn find in mere weeks during our humid summers.
    ...
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    Howdy sir, Dang, beautiful, just what I want...

    Howdy sir,

    Dang, beautiful, just what I want next. Only rubs salt in the wound of the local complete stock 46FL i unexplainedly procrastinated on which slipped away for only $15K.
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    Howdy Mr Beard, Depends on how determined you...

    Howdy Mr Beard,

    Depends on how determined you are and how stock you want it to appear, if so, here goes. Have your existing exhaust hot tanked to make it surgically clean. To index for later...
  18. Howdy sir, Define lever moves to easily. Do...

    Howdy sir,

    Define lever moves to easily. Do you mean the arm attached to the worm on the outside of the primary, with 16 clutch springs it should never move easily, requiring a crescent wrench to...
  19. Thread: 1952 Indian Chief

    by PRG
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    Howdy chaps, Let me qualify this observation...

    Howdy chaps,

    Let me qualify this observation first by saying my single deviation from matching numbers was knowingly buying a long rib replacement case 41FL at market price 6 years ago which weíve...
  20. Thread: indian face horn

    by PRG
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    Howdy sir, There are some very good repops out...

    Howdy sir,

    There are some very good repops out there now, some being passed off as original, thus was not the case 20 years ago, the selection was pretty poor but this example stood out as very...
  21. Thread: First road run

    by PRG
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    Howdy Bill, A 68 is plenty old these days, a...

    Howdy Bill,

    A 68 is plenty old these days, a growing trend of late is the profusion of mid 70ís Shovels showing up, theyíre cheap to acquire but most importantly have e-start as the creaking of...
  22. Thread: First road run

    by PRG
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    ...by the way, even if that classof96 is college...

    ...by the way, even if that classof96 is college as opposed to kindergarten still qualifies as a young whippersnapper in my book - he says, Belmont Abbey class of 78 - and this club sorely needs all...
  23. Thread: First road run

    by PRG
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    Howdy chaps, By far the biggest challenge to...

    Howdy chaps,

    By far the biggest challenge to putting on a Road Run is locating a suitable agreeable host facility. What with parking needs (trailers, toter homes and at times 200 machines...
  24. Thread: First road run

    by PRG
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    Howdy sir, In addition to breaking out into...

    Howdy sir,

    In addition to breaking out into small groups of friends, a developing trend in the last couple of years for those who want to completely enjoy the ride without giving any thought to...
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    Howdy chaps, No timing plug below the through...

    Howdy chaps,

    No timing plug below the through bolt, waste of a set of much rarer late 30’s cases and a hardware store bolt in place of the proper stud and nut tieing the cases at the coil platform.
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