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    Frame Hallmark No. Insert

    A couple of years ago I met a guy either at at Oley or Hebron who was selling inserts of the correct frame casting hallmark numbers. These were cast pieces that are welded into a machined pocket in...
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    Yes Cotten, I understand your position...

    Yes Cotten, I understand your position completely.

    I'm in another profession now, but earned my living early-on by repairing Harley-Davidson for many years and you're certainly correct; I now...
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    Amen to that brother. You're correct and that's...

    Amen to that brother. You're correct and that's my plan exactly. Because I work away all week, I'm going to put the bike aside for a week or two until I can take a full day to remove the carb,...
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    Cotton, I removed the low speed needle from the...

    Cotton,
    I removed the low speed needle from the knob and it's length is 3.520". Therefore, it looks like it's the correct P/N 27336-27 and not as I previously stated.
    I really thought we had an...
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    Cotton, I agree that the M35 is the culprit,...

    Cotton,

    I agree that the M35 is the culprit, as the M74B works fine with the settings around 3.5 and 1.5. I don't believe that the needle settings are the problem, as the problem reflects a lean...
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    Cotten, Yes, I always draw both flange across...

    Cotten,
    Yes, I always draw both flange across 400 grit paper placed on a thick glass plate until smooth. I use my shop compressor with a small inline regulator set to 14 psi. To test the...
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    M35 Linkert Problem

    I had my '47 FL judged awhile back knowing that it had an incorrect carburetor (M74B) and it did quite well. I'd now like to elevate its status past Junior 1st. So in the interest of correctness I...
  8. We go every year and plan to return on 2020. I...

    We go every year and plan to return on 2020. I was there from Thursday through Saturday afternoon and stayed with my buddies at the H.D. Generator Service tent who got there on Wednesday. Wednesday...
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    Well folks, here is the status to-date. I...

    Well folks, here is the status to-date.

    I removed the blistered decals, wet-sanded the clear coat and my painter re-cleared and polished the tank. I then applied ANOTHER pair of decals. Mike...
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    I used Seal-Lock Fluid Weld when replacing my...

    I used Seal-Lock Fluid Weld when replacing my knucklehead valve seats. Very good stuff. And Cotten's correct - very expensive.
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    Sorry to go off on a tangent, I would be...

    Sorry to go off on a tangent, I would be interested in knowing who manufactured the shift/kickstand bracket assembly and shift arm and if they're still available? Also, it looks like there is a 2"...
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    Despite our research, experience, proper planning...

    Despite our research, experience, proper planning and meticulous installation of the tank decals, the clear coating was unsuccessful. TWICE.

    We applied the clear coat as discussed above and both...
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    Eric/Tom, I just sent this as a PM to...

    Eric/Tom,

    I just sent this as a PM to another member and then read your posting - it seemed to apply here too.


    According to information that I found on the web, the 1950's and 1960's were...
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    Tank Decals

    I recently applied a decal to my '64 XLCH oil tank. It took a couple of tries and two decals, but I got it on and after much finessing, my painter got the clear coats applied and it looks great.

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    Thanks! Should be clear coated by Friday...

    Thanks! Should be clear coated by Friday...
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    XLCH Gas Cap

    My painter applied the white side panels to my '64 tank yesterday and I applied the decals this morning. Tank goes back to the painter tomorrow for final clear coats and polishing. Given that, the...
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    Try THAT with a Babbitt-journal lower end!

    Try THAT with a Babbitt-journal lower end!
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    I must say, this really is a work of art!

    I must say, this really is a work of art!
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    Jerry, That's interesting and disappointing if...

    Jerry,
    That's interesting and disappointing if that is the actual scenario, but it does seem plausible from a business perspective.

    Knowing the quality that Steve brought to the market, the...
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    Chris, First off, unfortunately I have no idea...

    Chris,
    First off, unfortunately I have no idea as to where this pattern is. However, your inquiry is quite interesting.

    I have been in touch with Race Frame Engineering for a neck casting...
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    Cotton, You swaged a venturi for me awhile...

    Cotton,
    You swaged a venturi for me awhile back for my M61B and it worked out very well. However, it's good to know that the colony units are now of a larger diameter, as the one that I had at...
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    Thank you Tom - that's good information... ...

    Thank you Tom - that's good information...

    I'll re-install the 2nd plug.
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    M-35 Main Jet

    I rebuilt and installed an M-35 carburetor on my 1947 FL a couple of months ago. I generally install a No. 18 main jet in my Linkert carbs. to ensure a rich mixture at high speed operation. I have...
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    You may very well be correct Tom - I'm going from...

    You may very well be correct Tom - I'm going from memory and it was a long time ago. I do know for certain that we go-fast guys did change these larger intake valves to the XLR valves (which were a...
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    1972 was the switch-over to 1,000 CC's with...

    1972 was the switch-over to 1,000 CC's with change in head bolt positioning in 1973 and a final change in the head bolt pattern in 1974. I'm aware of the cylinder part numbers but am interested in...
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