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    Eric, I'm in the middle of a CB450 rebuild as...

    Eric, I'm in the middle of a CB450 rebuild as well... Weird motors... I'm at the same point where I need to install the chain. Unfortunately the chain that was shipped had a link fall out right...
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    Congrats Steve! I did the same process with...

    Congrats Steve!

    I did the same process with terrible results. Minnesota gave me the middle finger when I gave them my Vermont registration. I went as high as I could go at the MN DMV and they did...
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    I'll plug Bob Luland for the front tubes. While...

    I'll plug Bob Luland for the front tubes. While not cheap it was worth it. Good Old Motorcycle Parts Co.

    You may be better off hunting for another rear fork, they are not that crazy expensive...
  4. Thread: Excelsior Hub

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    Bob. Nice Hub! What bearing configuration did you...

    Bob. Nice Hub! What bearing configuration did you make your hub for? You must have a pretty large lathe to handle the spoke OD. Heck the material alone is probably as much as the old hub is worth... ...
  5. I can speak to some Harley history I suppose. I'm...

    I can speak to some Harley history I suppose. I'm not expert just a fella who can't pass up a magneto when the price is right...

    There's no serial number data post 15 from what I've seen too....
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    Steve, we are on the edge of our seats now! Good...

    Steve, we are on the edge of our seats now! Good to see you take on a cut down. I’ve seen a J shoehorned into a VL frame, didn’t look right though. If you’re looking for unique and great, Matt...
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    To Steve's Point: How is everyone setting up...

    To Steve's Point: How is everyone setting up their top ends?

    I'm running the dry set up with oil rings, I mix in marvel mystery oil or two stroke oil like Steve. I have no washers left on my oil...
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    I've run into more "WL" stamps that are incorrect...

    I've run into more "WL" stamps that are incorrect than anything else. I'd double check the VIN & belly numbers and make sure it isn't a surplus WLA engine that some fellow bought in 47. They are...
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    Try running a rubber fuel hose instead for...

    Try running a rubber fuel hose instead for awhile. But if it's a pressure problem them you might wanna take a peek inside and redo your timing like Tommo suggested.
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    Anybody who putzes with J's is a lousy mechanic...

    Anybody who putzes with J's is a lousy mechanic that doesn't believe in the wonders of OHV and oil pumps.

    I've been in the magneto zone for the last few months (I keep buying them...)

    I...
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    Martin, I am doing a bottom end right now on...

    Martin,

    I am doing a bottom end right now on my J so I am in a similar situation. I'd replace all of the shafts with new Easterns shafts. Then you can upgrade to the VL 3 hole crank pins. Truett...
  12. Thread: 1928 JD Motor

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    http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z357/williampe...

    http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z357/williampeckels/3EEE8AE0-EC41-4718-A0C0-B14E1E87E7E7_zps4zu0usmv.jpg
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  13. Thread: 1928 JD Motor

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    Thanks Steve! Wise or not, I try to do almost...

    Thanks Steve! Wise or not, I try to do almost everything myself cause eventually all of these old timers that know everything will be gone and I'll have to do it all myself. Hopefully some kids come...
  14. Thread: 1928 JD Motor

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    I'm going through the process of repairing cracks...

    I'm going through the process of repairing cracks right now. I'm stumped on how to remove all the oil from the casting as it is almost a sponge. Maybe vapor degreasing? I've had it in the oven a...
  15. Thread: 1928 JD Motor

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    Mitchell! Good work on buying a JD! It's a bit...

    Mitchell! Good work on buying a JD! It's a bit more unique and fun than anything else I've built that's for sure. Looks like you have a great start to an engine. Those motor mounts are kind of a pain...
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    Geloman (Germany) might make a set of VL tanks...

    Geloman (Germany) might make a set of VL tanks too. Might take up to 6 months and half the price, just pressure test them when they ship in. I've never seen a picture or proof that Feeser makes his...
  17. Thread: JD to almost JDH?

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    Yer going down a slippery slope there, but I...

    Yer going down a slippery slope there, but I can't stop ya! :)

    The JD has a single cam and the JDH has two cams, the two cam can rev up quite a bit more. Below is a link to the Tom Sifton two cam...
  18. Thread: 1927 J update

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    Chris/Steve, You're very right about that rear...

    Chris/Steve,

    You're very right about that rear brake... Was going down a hill towards a stop sign last Saturday and immediately burned up my rear brake capability on the J. Thought that was the...
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    BoschZEV. From knowing nothing about...

    BoschZEV.

    From knowing nothing about Magnetos to buying a ZEV for my J and taking it apart to diagnose condition I must thank you on your write up! I'm sure you've heard it a thousand times but...
  20. There's some machinable Garolite on Mcmaster that...

    There's some machinable Garolite on Mcmaster that would work pretty well Steve. I'm going to make a set in the next few days. I think the cam has one too. I'm sure if you left about .010 to .015 of...
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    Very cool bike, depends how much you want to do...

    Very cool bike, depends how much you want to do yourself really! Rip the whole thing down to the frame and make sure it is straight (the seat bar casting looks to have been hacked up). Jerry has an...
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    Looks like you wrote the post while riding the...

    Looks like you wrote the post while riding the bike! Good work on the bike!
  23. Thread: Guy from MN

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    Thanks guys! Trying to keep all this cool stuff...

    Thanks guys! Trying to keep all this cool stuff alive. i think I have a build mentor to help me through some of the tricky details and I'm glad to have one. Multiple generations of information is...
  24. Thread: Guy from MN

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    Guy from MN

    Hello !

    I've been apart of the CAI group for awhile and figured it was time to become a member and join this crowd.

    Name is Will and I'm from St. Paul MN, more of a younger guy here (23) so I...
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