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    The correct ball-end SPST toggle switch is...

    The correct ball-end SPST toggle switch is "Gardner Bender GSW-124," available at any Ace Hardware Store in the U.S. for $4.59, list price. Ace catalog number is 3531381. Looks just like the...
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    That's what the terminal on the horn mount is...

    That's what the terminal on the horn mount is for. The fillister-head screw on the right is "on with ignition" and the screw on the left is "on with ignition and lights." I used two appropriate...
  3. Thread: New here

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    Actually, esteemed late Past President Dr. John...

    Actually, esteemed late Past President Dr. John Patt was proud to be a VMD, Veterinary Medical Doctor. He was a graduate of Penn State University, the only college, at the time, to award that...
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    Welded. Welding came in about 1943. After that,...

    Welded. Welding came in about 1943. After that, they were all welded. Also recommend WASCO, who knows what he's doing.
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    Show a pic of the other side of the left axle...

    Show a pic of the other side of the left axle carrier in your Post #5. Q is about how it's machined on the other side.
  6. Thread: 46 Knuck

    by Sargehere
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    Kevlar primary belt conversion is an unqualified...

    Kevlar primary belt conversion is an unqualified blessing for the old Harley Big Twins. I've had a BDL "kickstart" converson on my UL for years; never had a hint of a problem. But yes, you do have...
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    An olive green "export" model 74-inch...

    An olive green "export" model 74-inch Knucklehead? Why not?

    It wouldn't be the first old Harley to show up that had "fallen off the wagon" on the way to the seaport; got diverted. Could have been...
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    Damn right, Dumpster! I'm Superman, with X-ray...

    Damn right, Dumpster! I'm Superman, with X-ray vision. I can click on the attachment to Post #1, then Ctrl+roll my mouse wheel on what appears to make the VIN on that motor fill my screen. It's a...
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    "Too Perfect" counts to those of us who have...

    "Too Perfect" counts to those of us who have looked at these numbers for half-a-century, covering over a century, ALL hand-stamped by a MoCo assembler, and NEVER with a straightedge, like the sample....
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    Freestylegold: It's a home-made serial number. ...

    Freestylegold: It's a home-made serial number. Purporting to be 1942, it won't even raise an eyebrow with motor vehicle registration authorities these days. All the exceptions noted above are...
  11. If my front & rear wheels are same width, I'll...

    If my front & rear wheels are same width, I'll run a straight edge down the left side, an inch-or-two off the floor, catching all four tire sidewalls. Might have to adjust the rear chain a little, by...
  12. First off, you're sure the rear wheel is squarely...

    First off, you're sure the rear wheel is squarely centered in the swingarm, pointing fwd through the centerline of the bike? 'Looking for a reason to need all that rear shim.
  13. Are you using the "offset" rear sidecar swingarm...

    Are you using the "offset" rear sidecar swingarm connector? There's no need to. It was changed back in 1969-or-whenever to clearance a changed exhaust system. Make whatever you have to, to line up....
  14. Shim it to about 1/2"-to-one-inch of toe-in at...

    Shim it to about 1/2"-to-one-inch of toe-in at the front axle of the bike. That's not the most critical measure, to be slightly off square and parallel and level. Most important is the bike leaning...
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    When are any of our bikes ever "finished?" ...

    When are any of our bikes ever "finished?"
    They're never finished. They just grow catalog part number lists. Attention isn't all we pay them.
    Judging for points is life-threatening. Your own.
  16. Thread: Emblem

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    Google is your friend in this hobby. Here: ...

    Google is your friend in this hobby. Here: https://www.watsonian-squire.com/


    Watsonian goes back to 1912. They produced that style, on their fiberglass-bodied sidecars, probably circa...
  17. Thread: Emblem

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    Watsonian Sidecars, England. It's upside-down.

    Watsonian Sidecars, England. It's upside-down.
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    Ditch the brass float. They are heavier than...

    Ditch the brass float. They are heavier than stock and totally unreliable.
    It's been my experience that sooner or later, every one leaks fuel, and sinks. Every. You are not the first to pull hair...
  19. Very amusing, Robert, but I've done that; on I-75...

    Very amusing, Robert, but I've done that; on I-75 in Georgia, on a road trip about four hunnert miles from home. Jacked up the UL and removed the rear wheel, hitched a ride to a nearby Honda shop on...
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    Hello, Bobo! Welcome! Sounds like you have an...

    Hello, Bobo! Welcome!
    Sounds like you have an interesting project. Hang around and ask kweshchins and you'll learn everything you need to know an' then some from J & F Model Harley owners all over...
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    The difference in ten one-thousandths of-an-inch...

    The difference in ten one-thousandths of-an-inch here is, to put it mildly, "negligible." Between zero, five and ten-thousandths there's nothing to sweat. The engine will not protest, rings will work...
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    Avoid "Neat's Foot Oil Compound. That contains a...

    Avoid "Neat's Foot Oil Compound. That contains a nasty additive that does bad things to some leathers. But Pure Neat's Foot Oil is all I've used for twenty years, and my bags and seats are like new....
  23. Blame Easyriders magazine. Someone writing for...

    Blame Easyriders magazine. Someone writing for them misidentified what the factory always called the "Streamline" taillight, 1939-46, a "Beehive" when the magazine was just starting, and it was off...
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    There was a handle on the switch on the gas tank...

    There was a handle on the switch on the gas tank "tool box" of a Hendee Special that you threw from "start" to "run" after starting, which manually changed the starter motor into a DC dynamo for...
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    Tight as your arms tighten down an...

    Tight as your arms tighten down an ordinary-length wrench. And NEVER use Loctite on a tapered shaft. Use a key, as designed, and they hold themselves.Torque specs and wrenches weren't invented in...
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