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    Success at last! Successfully soldered the wear...

    Success at last! Successfully soldered the wear grooves, reamed it (very carefully), honed it, then tried my hand at Nickel plating. I used Caswell plating crystals and electrode, and think it turned...
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    Cotten! Thank you, I would very much like to do...

    Cotten!
    Thank you, I would very much like to do this myself if possible. I have a nice Jet lathe and Jet Mill at my disposal, but lack the hones and expandable lappers, and the experience or...
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    Linkert M41 boring-lapping

    Any recommendations on a machinist that can repair Linkert carb body wear from a throttle plate? The wear looks pretty significant, plus there are some weird chatter marks, not sure how those...
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    VLD Cylinder head washer size

    Went to bolt down the cylinder heads on the 1936 VLD bitsa project, there are 9 cylinder head bolts that a washer will not fit under. The washer is 1.10" and the fins on the heads are slightly less...
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    Thanks Sarge, now it goes in the spare parts bin

    Thanks Sarge, now it goes in the spare parts bin
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    Gentlemen, thank you for the responses! Is...

    Gentlemen, thank you for the responses!

    Is this nut supposed to fit into a recessed bolt hole in the case? If so, the case was never drilled/machined for it.
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    Per the picture, I did insert...
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    Mystery nut - mystery to me anyway

    This nut with a winged flange came with my 1936 VLD bit-sa project, the head is 11/16"

    Can anyone tell me what it does, and what the part number is?

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  8. Rubone, Please see the photos, nothing here I...

    Rubone,
    Please see the photos, nothing here I recognize as a "window" in either rod. If I'm missing something, please point it out. Also, the pistons have oil control rings. Additionally, the...
  9. Thank you Steve!

    Thank you Steve!
  10. VL connecting rods - is forked forward critical?

    Just realized that my 36 VLD bottom end (recently assembled by Paul Freibus) has the forked connecting rod back and the single rod forward. Does this really matter? I've tried calling Paul, but they...
  11. American Cycle Fab is in business, about a week...

    American Cycle Fab is in business, about a week ago, I got my 36 VLD bottom end back after 23 months. He estimated it would take 9 months, as he liked to do several identical motors in a batch.
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  12. Steve, Thanks for the length and angle spec,...

    Steve,
    Thanks for the length and angle spec, it's always good to have something definitive. It looks like the bottom braces are slightly less than 10.5"
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    Using a profile gauge, the bend...
  13. Gentlemen, thank you for your continued interest...

    Gentlemen, thank you for your continued interest in this thread. Long story short, I have not yet resolved the issue. I've been traveling the past couple of weeks, so I'll address a number of replies...
  14. Robbie, you are referring to the plates that bolt...

    Robbie, you are referring to the plates that bolt to the frame by the rear axle? They are straight now, after much work on my part. The braces were very bent and twisted, I had to remove the rivets...
  15. Grumpa, Thanks for the measurements, they match...

    Grumpa,
    Thanks for the measurements, they match my fender. Does that confirm it's correct for a VLD?
  16. Steve, Okay, the battery box is now mounted up...

    Steve,
    Okay, the battery box is now mounted up (finger tight only) and it didn't shift the fender at all, it was already forward and flush. Never mind the incorrect hardware, I'm still stumped as to...
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    Steve, I received my set of books over this past...

    Steve,
    I received my set of books over this past weekend, unbelievable in that it only took about 4 days to get to the US! They look great and I can't wait to get started reading all 4, page by...
  18. VLD Rear fender fit - what the heck is wrong?

    After many years of searching, I located a rear fender for the 36 VLD. It all started with good karma, as I found remnants of Venetian Blue on it - a correct factory color for 36, and my color of...
  19. I agree, glass beading does not look right,...

    I agree, glass beading does not look right, especially for HD’s. I’ve spoken with the guys at Barber about the many bikes they have with a glass bead finish on engine casings, etc. and they are...
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    Gentlemen, thanks for the advice! I’ll use my...

    Gentlemen, thanks for the advice! I’ll use my spot weld cutter and remove the butterfly.
    Tom at Replicant doesn’t have the butterfly on the Replicant website, so it must not be available...
  21. Better late than never, thanks for weighing in! I...

    Better late than never, thanks for weighing in! I still have not finished my restoration, but really like the vapor hone machine. It’s actually quite gentle. Don’t try to remove rust, that’s...
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    VL Fender straightening

    After years of searching, I finally found a rear fender for my 36 VLD that is repairable within my meager metalworking skills. The side braces are a mess and it would be easiest to have them off the...
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    Go to jgrelining.com The website does not say...

    Go to jgrelining.com
    The website does not say they do bikes, but they have relined and arced in the front and rear shoes for my VLD. They will
    Want they backing plate and drum to get it right.
  24. Mark, I don't have an RL stand, but would...

    Mark,
    I don't have an RL stand, but would purchase your stand for my 1936 VLD, which needs one. I was prepared to fabricate one, but not looking forward to it, figure it would take 3 attempts with...
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    Thanks, I'll sharpen a couple of chisels and give...

    Thanks, I'll sharpen a couple of chisels and give it a go!
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