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    Thanks Chris! I feel better now. Two sets...

    Thanks Chris!

    I feel better now.

    Two sets of 3.5s have been staring back at me for years.

    ....Cotten
    PS: These are both from MOCO pics. No two were alike!
  2. It was a natural question, Holeshotbob,... If...

    It was a natural question, Holeshotbob,...

    If this is all new to you.

    Rule number one is do no harm.

    History will never forgive you, and your hardware won't be worth as much either.
    ...
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    I am not familiar with the assembly, Jug,.. ...

    I am not familiar with the assembly, Jug,..

    But usually its easiest to true up the hole, and then cut an oversized bushing to fit.

    ...Cotten
  4. The easiest tool I've found, Epazikas... ......

    The easiest tool I've found, Epazikas...

    ... Is just one long piece of conduit, with two long pointers clamped to it, like a trammel.

    First I roll the bike far enough to make the front wheel...
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    We shall have language difficulties, Philippe! ...

    We shall have language difficulties, Philippe!

    Vacuum in the manifold and carburetor is greatest at low RPM (although damage from a vacuum leak is greatest at high RPM).

    Air pulled upward by...
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    Philippe! Air enters the carburetor primarily...

    Philippe!

    Air enters the carburetor primarily at the bottom of the bowlstem, with metered air entering the airvalve with the poppet and spring (and then auxillary air "at high speeds" through a...
  7. I pressure-tested an oiltank once, Len! ...

    I pressure-tested an oiltank once, Len!

    Suddenly the battery wouldn't fit.

    A hard lesson....

    ....Cotten
  8. Don't hook up a compressor, Holeshotbob! Just...

    Don't hook up a compressor, Holeshotbob!

    Just cork them up tight and immerse them in a hot tub of water.

    ....Cotten
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    Lots of perfect paint jobs, 1932VL,.. Are...

    Lots of perfect paint jobs, 1932VL,..

    Are ruined by modern fuels.

    Sometimes fumes are all it takes.

    The local pee used to eat powdercoating.

    ....Cotten
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    They would never use heat, Lenny! Not after...

    They would never use heat, Lenny!

    Not after they went to so much trouble to oven-treat them springy.

    (Big Twins shown...)

    ....Cotten
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    Say it real slow, Bubbalowe! Pee for.... ...

    Say it real slow, Bubbalowe!

    Pee for....

    Its that stuff that comes out of the pump they call gasoline.

    Its not as bad as it was.

    ....Cotten
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    My suspicion, Stan,.. Is that your assembly...

    My suspicion, Stan,..

    Is that your assembly would have sealed without the goober.

    I use P4gas to remove silicones quickly.

    ....Cotten
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    Welcome, Russ! I'm just a student, too. ...

    Welcome, Russ!

    I'm just a student, too.

    ....Cotten
  14. And his work is endless, Folks! Somehow...

    And his work is endless, Folks!

    Somehow ChiefTwoKicks's 'visitor' PM to Jim Groves just showed up on the activity stream..

    Funny if I log out, I cannot PM or view profiles. Can a non-member log...
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    I agree, Kitabel! Heat bad. Who's "they",...

    I agree, Kitabel!

    Heat bad.

    Who's "they", Lenny?

    ...Cotten
    PS: What little memory I have thinks Herbert Wagner's revolutionary "Revolutionary Motorcycles..." described the 'field'...
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    I remember when, Bubbalowe,... Ironhead...

    I remember when, Bubbalowe,...

    Ironhead sportsters could cook them regularly.

    Must have been a loose nut on the handlebars.

    ....Cotten
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    Rollo's nailed it, 1932VL! The "flashing" when...

    Rollo's nailed it, 1932VL!

    The "flashing" when the pressure is released is like popping open your favorite carbonated beverage.

    .....Cotten
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    The O-rings survive Flatty heat, Bubbalowe? ...

    The O-rings survive Flatty heat, Bubbalowe?

    They aren't supposed to...

    ....Cotten
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    I should have thought of that. ...Cotten

    I should have thought of that.

    ...Cotten
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    Overwhelmed. You can do it! I'm here to...

    Overwhelmed.

    You can do it!

    I'm here to support you through every agony...

    ....Cotten
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    Don't tell anybody, Mick,.. But after...

    Don't tell anybody, Mick,..

    But after roll-peening, I often silver-solder, just to "nickel" the cam.

    Then I lathe dress the 'upset', with a little center pip.

    I can spot mine in a heartbeat;...
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    I don't have that liberty, Mick! Schebler must...

    I don't have that liberty, Mick!

    Schebler must have pressed it before the rest of the shaft was machined.

    Or it would have crushed.

    ...Cotten
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    Getting the peen on the cam right is something,...

    Getting the peen on the cam right is something, Mick,...

    That I don't want to draw the judges' attention.

    (doh.)

    ....Cotten
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    Make a spare dozen, by any chance, Mick? ...

    Make a spare dozen, by any chance, Mick?

    Slotting .032" isn't tricky, but setting up all the screw hole operations is a bother.

    (If you're gonna make one, might as well make a production out of...
  25. Just yesterday, Duffey,.. I got a PM on this...

    Just yesterday, Duffey,..

    I got a PM on this forum that started out "I know you hate my guts.."

    And it wasn't even Bobby!

    My posts too long?

    ....Cotten
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