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    I donít know at what stage the Hs were stamped on...

    I donít know at what stage the Hs were stamped on top of the rear mounts and Iím yet to see them on 55 model cases.

    FLH has different valve springs to FL.
    FLH heads received some internal...
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    A seriffed 7 is the only type Iíve seen so far on...

    A seriffed 7 is the only type Iíve seen so far on top of the rear mount of 1941Ė47 74ci Knuckle cases and also the only type Iíve seen so far for 1948 Pans. The seriffed 7 continued during 1949 but a...
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    You're welcome Rein. Lots of characters appear on...

    You're welcome Rein. Lots of characters appear on different parts and my best guess is that they may have been done by inspectors. Hereís another trans cover and near the filler hole it appears to...
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    Rein, I donít know what the 1 and 2 indicate....

    Rein, I donít know what the 1 and 2 indicate. Sometimes youíll even see the number 1 upside down just below the hole for the spring stud (pre-date code covers).

    Iíve seen several covers with 2...
  5. Kurt, did you receive my PM? As Cotten...

    Kurt, did you receive my PM?

    As Cotten mentioned, the 4 appears to have an open back. And I cannot see a serif across its base. That 4, along with some of the other characters, suggests the SN is...
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    Thanks for the extra photos. Iíll also post this...

    Thanks for the extra photos. Iíll also post this on CAI. I canít see anything wrong with the 5 and for comparison hereís another example. BTW, in the past I too used Photobucket but now I use Imgur...
  7. Pete, sorry if I misled you with my post about...

    Pete, sorry if I misled you with my post about the highest authentic-looking 66 Shovel SNs in my photo collection. It was just to give you an idea how many were produced. I agree with Robbie in that...
  8. Pete, serial numbers (SNs) for 1966 Shovels...

    Pete, serial numbers (SNs) for 1966 Shovels (FL/FLH) began at 2000 due to the 1960Ė69 even-odd code.

    The highest authentic-looking 66 Shovel SNs in my photo collection are 180++. These are...
  9. Craig, for starter covers cast in 1948, after J8...

    Craig, for starter covers cast in 1948, after J8 youíll find at least two more date codes: L8 and M8. These covers have casting number 33-352 raised and on a plate. Underneath the plate may be that...
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    More than one format was used for sand-cast date...

    More than one format was used for sand-cast date codesófor example, some codes are numbers-only and have no letters while some other codes are letter-number. Also some, not all, situations involving...
  11. tomanybikes, I agree with Robbie. I think the SN...

    tomanybikes, I agree with Robbie. I think the SN is fine. All characters appear normal factory types for a 58 Pan.

    It doesnít always happen but itís not uncommon for the first two characters to...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-Harley-Davidson-Othe...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-Harley-Davidson-Other/362557613118?hash=item546a1e243e:g:46UAAOSw-ttcZc1l:rk:13:pf:0&vxp=mtr
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    I see no re-stamp, 'horrible' or otherwise. What...

    I see no re-stamp, 'horrible' or otherwise. What I see on the SN boss are sometimes called striations and they are common with Knucks for 42 and some other years. They arenít always there but they...
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    hdhikaru, FLE was a 74ci Panhead with handshift....

    hdhikaru, FLE was a 74ci Panhead with handshift.
    FLEF was the footshift version. NB: the second F may appear on paperwork but I would not expect it to be stamped on the engine as part of the serial...
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    'OUT' is on a release plate. My 99 Evo has one. I...

    'OUT' is on a release plate. My 99 Evo has one. I donít know if they made more than one version of them but the part number for mine is 37903-90.
    Eric

    https://i.imgur.com/uCS0E1s.jpg
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    Rowdy, although you bought the bike in civilian...

    Rowdy, although you bought the bike in civilian trim is there anything about it that would suggest which batch it is most similar toófor example, the hand lever(s) and bracket(s)? Any clues in the...
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    Rowdy, here in Australia there is a 42WLC engine...

    Rowdy, here in Australia there is a 42WLC engine I have seen in person. All the serial number (SN) characters are consistent with factory stamping for a 42WLC and the number boss has not been...
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    Marc, welcome to the forum. Hard to say exactly...

    Marc, welcome to the forum. Hard to say exactly what info the factory has for each bike but from H-D Customer Service in November 2013 the owner of a certain 71 Super Glide received a letter...
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    Thank you. I looked through my engine number...

    Thank you. I looked through my engine number photos and in them I see the first section of brake line for two 71FLHs and a 71FX. One FLH appears to have the front tube bracket as a permanent part of...
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    Thanks VPH-D and badger34. I've put correction...

    Thanks VPH-D and badger34.

    I've put correction notes in my copy of Palmerís SE regarding the routing of the brake line and the position of the switch.

    badger34, thanks for the photo. Is that...
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    I contacted my friend in Europe and asked for...

    I contacted my friend in Europe and asked for photos of his 71 brake line and switch. He replied but heís away this week on business so heíll send pictures on the weekend. Iíll let you know as soon...
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    Youíre welcome. I donít know exactly where the...

    Youíre welcome. I donít know exactly where the stop light switch is mounted for 71. My Harley parts catalog ending with 1971 Shovels doesnít help because its illustration of the line routing is the...
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    Cheers Mike. For 1958–69 Big Twins the tab had a...

    Cheers Mike. For 1958–69 Big Twins the tab had a brake line tee bolted to it. The brake line ran across the front of the engine into the tee and out the other side, continuing along the left side of...
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    Mike, does your rear brake line run down the R-H...

    Mike, does your rear brake line run down the R-H side of the bike and then go behind the trans to the left side of the frame?
    Eric
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    According to Bruce Palmerís 37Ė64 SE, all 1936Ė47...

    According to Bruce Palmerís 37Ė64 SE, all 1936Ė47 front rocker housings have casting number 7049-352. However, he says there are at least six sub-types of front housing. Late-1936Ė37 had the third...
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