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    Whoa... 303 Autolite plugs work well in my...

    Whoa... 303 Autolite plugs work well in my Chief...don’t go bad mouthin’ my plug choice!

    In spite of two of the most knowledgeable vintage bike guys you’re likely to ever hear from, and they may...
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    The special bolt that retains the pinion gear was...

    The special bolt that retains the pinion gear was mangled up something terrible, I wasn't certain if it was a bolt or nut and I wasn't looking forward to taking it off. But it really wasn't a...
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    ...and be prepared for the little spring loaded...

    ...and be prepared for the little spring loaded ball to go flying if you're not careful! (...don't ask me how I know.)
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    My favorite time of the year to ride, too! My...

    My favorite time of the year to ride, too! My Chief likes cold air, me... not so much! Was thinking of getting a battery powered heated vest!
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    -Idling shouldn’t foul your plugs, but “idle for...

    -Idling shouldn’t foul your plugs, but “idle for awhile” could mean 3 minutes or 30 minutes, so unless you’re set up super lean then you’re bound to get some blackening the longer you idle. The...
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    The Rider's Instruction Book advises initial carb...

    The Rider's Instruction Book advises initial carb set up should be 1 1/2 turns off the seat for the high speed needle, and 4 turns off the seat for the low speed needle. Those will set the...
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    ...virtual “like button” hit! That frame looks...

    ...virtual “like button” hit! That frame looks like a very complex piece of fabrication...wow!
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    Very cool! Question: is that a Photoshop...

    Very cool!

    Question: is that a Photoshop deal, or an actual photo of a display? (...sorry, not aware of what’s going on.)
  9. Nice Chief Lipdog! You do need another...

    Nice Chief Lipdog!

    You do need another terminal on that regulator, I don't know if you can add one... might be worth looking into.
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    ...and back to the front fender braces. I want...

    ...and back to the front fender braces. I want to thank everyone who gave me measurements and advice, mostly you helped me confirm my fender is curved properly and my braces are close to being the...
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    ...back to the wheels for a moment, I debated...

    ...back to the wheels for a moment, I debated whether to paint the spokes and nipples before lacing, or wait until after. I guess it doesn't make much difference because in my case I'll need to...
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    And if you'd like to see where Doug Wothke is and...

    And if you'd like to see where Doug Wothke is and has gone, he carries a tracker on his bike. You can see see it on Spotwala here: https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=2e1b4de3265776584
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    Probably! The Rider's Instruction Book shows...

    Probably! The Rider's Instruction Book shows where the two sump plugs are, the lower plug is for completely draining and the upper plug is for proper level. So if you pull the upper plug and lots...
  14. Thumbs up! Thanks Jason!

    Thumbs up! Thanks Jason!
  15. Jason, that’s great, thanks for the pictures! ...

    Jason, that’s great, thanks for the pictures!

    Question: where’d you solder the lower wire (the one through the hole in the can)?
    I’ve kept my old condenser and I’d like to do the same!
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    Cotten, those are pretty cool...quite stylish!

    Cotten, those are pretty cool...quite stylish!
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    running lights

    These Yankee running lights came with my '46 Chief, and I understand there's a variety of aftermarket lights like these out there, e.g. Guide. Don't know much about Yankee, but I did somewhere see...
  18. ... but in my opinion more appropriate than a...

    ... but in my opinion more appropriate than a disc conversion. That's pretty neat, thanks for sharing!

    (I've always wondered if too much improvement in front braking might eventually compromise...
  19. Got ‘em, welcome and nice Chief! Front brake,...

    Got ‘em, welcome and nice Chief! Front brake, twin leading shoes....how’d you do that??
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    A man of good taste! Welcome and thanks for the...

    A man of good taste! Welcome and thanks for the pictures.
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    Imagine that Indian also suggested that once the...

    Imagine that Indian also suggested that once the bike is on the center stand, then you can lean the bike further over onto the side stand (note the curved up leg on the center stand side closest to...
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    JTR, what I know about verticals would fill a...

    JTR, what I know about verticals would fill a small thimble, but I figured those were casting numbers of some sort, so thanks for the update!
  23. Alright! Jason, if you think of it maybe put up a...

    Alright! Jason, if you think of it maybe put up a few pictures of the surgery and transplant operation, his website has some pictures but they aren’t all that informative IMHO!
  24. Traitor! :cool: But seriously Jason, that would...

    Traitor! :cool: But seriously Jason, that would be a bummer to keep having them fail, especially if that's all that's ever happened. A good friend of mine converted his '41 Chief to electronic,...
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    Hahaha! I hear you!

    Hahaha! I hear you!
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