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    Do you have the correct carburetor including...

    Do you have the correct carburetor including venturi and main nozzle?
    Float material?
    Float setting?
    Vacuum leak (throttle shaft)?
    Vacuum leak (manifold, nipples)?
    Spark setting?
    Plug gap?
  2. Thread: 1941 ulh heads

    by kitabel
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    The ideal static compression ratio is not fixed,...

    The ideal static compression ratio is not fixed, even for a specific engine type. The CR is a balance between cylinder pressure (small chamber volume) and high RPM flow between the intake valve and...
  3. Thread: 1941 ulh heads

    by kitabel
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    All H-D sidevalve engines have quench, it's just...

    All H-D sidevalve engines have quench, it's just not very effective because of sloppy tolerances and head gasket thickness variations. Some U series as loose as .080" between negative deck clearance...
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    UL - knucklehead: same pattern, same height...

    UL - knucklehead: same pattern, same height difference fronts/rears
    VL - knucklehead/UL: different pattern, same height difference fronts/rears
    Panhead/shovelhead - knucklehead: same pattern,...
  5. Thread: 911

    by kitabel
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    I was around the corner in lower Manhattan during...

    I was around the corner in lower Manhattan during the Fraunces Tavern bombing (Puerto Rican separatists) in 1975.
    I watched the trial of El Sayyid Nosair (shot Rabbi Kahane) across the street from...
  6. Thread: 911

    by kitabel
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    What do you think is happening today in Riyadh,...

    What do you think is happening today in Riyadh, Kuwait City, Beirut, the Palestinian Authority, Cairo, Damascus, islamabad?
    Laughter.
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    If you're satisfied that the actual seated and...

    If you're satisfied that the actual seated and full open spring tension are within limits excess coil bind distance is harmless.
    The assembled distance is only useful if you are using a spring with...
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    I'm sorry I haven't been following this closely....

    I'm sorry I haven't been following this closely.
    .350" to coil bind is way, way more than any safety margin I ever heard of, like 5 times too much. It won't hurt anything, but how do you know you...
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    The height difference is .125" (5.530" vs....

    The height difference is .125" (5.530" vs. 5.405"), which may cause piston to valve or piston to head contact.
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    The front brake always does most of the work.

    The front brake always does most of the work.
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    If the buyer were going to buy an existing H-D...

    If the buyer were going to buy an existing H-D product otherwise, the profit is limited to the difference between the OHV and what they were going to buy. If they were going to buy an EL they lose...
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    there were no problems with the first VL's ...

    there were no problems with the first VL's

    Sarcasm, I assume?
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    Their greed prevented them from asking the...

    Their greed prevented them from asking the all-important questions. But then, Ford made the same mistake in 1958...

    1. Major marketing rule still true after 100 years: if you build something new,...
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    One factor to consider: do you have enough ground...

    One factor to consider: do you have enough ground clearance (large front tire diameter, extended front end) to use a "drag pipe" that fits under the frame and will reduce cornering clearance, or are...
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    "Made in Germany" I like, but "not a non-domestic...

    "Made in Germany" I like, but "not a non-domestic product"?
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    This is the place to begin if the transmission is...

    This is the place to begin if the transmission is still using the original internal gear set, with 3.00:1 1st gear. If it has the "close ratio" 2.45:1 or 2.60:1 low gear (Andrews, etc. - not OEM for...
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    W/r/t/ "The motor will turn over slower" A...

    W/r/t/ "The motor will turn over slower"

    A larger engine sprocket will have the same effect. Going from 23 (common on UL) to 25 increases your leverage by more than 8%.
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    I don't think the extra static ratio of the ULH...

    I don't think the extra static ratio of the ULH will be a problem.
    Take pictures, we all want to see this in progress!
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    The sprocket offset is the same as the extra...

    The sprocket offset is the same as the extra length of the transmission mainshaft: about 1/4".
    I haven't done this, but I'd examine the pieces to see if it's do-able. I would try to use the UL left...
  20. Thread: knuck pistons

    by kitabel
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    AFAIK the ring lands & grooves and the ring set....

    AFAIK the ring lands & grooves and the ring set. The later is preferred, but I'm not sure w/r/t the "female rod in front" etc. oil control thing. If you have a '46 you should be using the later...
  21. Thread: 68 t100r

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    Anticipating that someone will find fault with my...

    Anticipating that someone will find fault with my remarks, as always, I'll spare myself the embarrassment of being wrong.
    Good luck with your project.
  22. Thread: 48 crankcase

    by kitabel
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    The case halves will have a casting number...

    The case halves will have a casting number inside: the pan left is "112-48", the knuck right is "112-404".
    A knuck right will have an oil transfer hole at the top of the cam cover gasket surface, a...
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    More about the coil bind issue?

    More about the coil bind issue?
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    I should just wait for someone smart to answer...

    I should just wait for someone smart to answer these.
  25. My history of condenser failure includes...

    My history of condenser failure includes everything (new Fairbanks, new aftermarket, believed to be good used) except "just removed from a running bike" and the now $$$ Mallory external brass nail...
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