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  1. And, here's why I wanted this one . . .

    One of the things you hear all the time is about "matching numbers." Well, what does that mean?

    If all goes according to plan with an old ironhead, it means the VIN is kosher, the belly numbers...
  2. Now for more fun. The engine cases are to be...

    Now for more fun. The engine cases are to be bored by Dr. Dick to accept Dytch big bore cylinders. Because I'll see the good doctor at Davenport, I decided to get the cases stripped and cleaned. ...
  3. So, we got everything out of the crate and on the...

    So, we got everything out of the crate and on the floor.

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  4. Forklift driver wasn't super cooperative and kind...

    Forklift driver wasn't super cooperative and kind of in a hurry -- so they did not load the trailer correctly with the weight forward of the axles. But, we decided to live life on the edge. Made it...
  5. Q-ship Part 4 -- bringing home a basket case

    Last Thursday, my partner in crime crated up the 64CH basket case and took it to the local Land Air Express office in Denver for shipping to Chicago. For those of you who haven't done a dock to dock...
  6. What's in the box. Photos of the latest basket...

    What's in the box. Photos of the latest basket case on Monday.

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  7. Now that we have paperwork on our project, it is...

    Now that we have paperwork on our project, it is time to figure out where we are going to get parts. A very common refrain these days is that parts are not available for old bikes. This is often...
  8. The Q Ship, or, How I Learned to Love Torque...

    The Q Ship, or, How I Learned to Love Torque Curves

    Part III: M.I.A. Paperwork and Parts Availability

    In this installment, we will discuss two of the things that often stop people from taking...
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    I've only done one of these so my "experience" is...

    I've only done one of these so my "experience" is highly suspect . . .but I don't recall it being too tight -- in fact, the opposite. It was awfully slack until I released the tensioner.

    So, I'd...
  10. Many thanks for the kind words. Yes, we...

    Many thanks for the kind words.

    Yes, we wanted to show folks exactly what it takes to do some of this stuff.

    I don't tend to make it down state too often, but will certainly drop you a line...
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    +1 Call up T&O; get CJ or Paul on the phone...

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    Call up T&O; get CJ or Paul on the phone and ask if they'd look at your photos and give you a true opinion on cost. Worst case scenario; they will sell you brand new wheels and at that point...
  12. Finishing up Part II

    With all that in mind, letís recount how the Q ship came to be. About four years ago, Chuck and Will were both active on a Sportster-specific forum. Chuck noticed Will mention he was hunting a 1958...
  13. The Q Ship, or, How I Learned to Love Torque...

    The Q Ship, or, How I Learned to Love Torque Curves

    Part II: Finding a Project Bike

    In this installment of the Q ship saga; we are going to talk about finding project bikes and getting a good...
  14. I can help you with the S&S L series. Relatively...

    I can help you with the S&S L series. Relatively few people know squat about them -- but the long story made short is that they are VERY sensitive to float height. But, before we get to that, I need...
  15. New thread on rebuilding a '64 XLCH

    We just started a new series on rebuilding a '64 XLCH in case anyone is interested . ....
  16. Rebuilding the Q-ship; a 1964 Harley Davidson Sportster

    Introducing the Q-Ship, or, how I learned to love torque curves

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    Imagine you had $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket at an Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) National...
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    Yep, love the 56 KHK; but the restored 60CH for...

    Yep, love the 56 KHK; but the restored 60CH for sale pushed my buttons far harder than the 67H.

    Really, the one I wanted to take home was the robin's egg blue Honda 350/4. I've never seen one...
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    Always happy to share photos. If we don't...

    Always happy to share photos.

    If we don't promote the meets, within the AMCA and externally, then just what will become of them in 10-15 years? These are among the very few motorbike gatherings...
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    That is FANTASTIC. Please give her our props! ...

    That is FANTASTIC. Please give her our props!

    In fact, I greatly enjoyed watching her kick over that bike and her handling of it was GREAT through the slow speed traffic. I used it as an example...
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