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    Not sure about federally regulated but Marvel...

    Not sure about federally regulated but Marvel Mystery Oil has been used for decades as an upper cylinder lubricant, especially for valves which receive little to no oil in flatheads. In olden times...
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    Virtually all gas pumps are labeled up to 10%...

    Virtually all gas pumps are labeled up to 10% ethanol which is no more than a little dry gas to combat the condensation which forms in storage tanks and really poses no negative side effects. E85 is...
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    Fully charged batteries shouldn't pull 7 amps,...

    Fully charged batteries shouldn't pull 7 amps, check with voltmeter when reving at overcharge and verify there is no more than 14.5 volts. Suspect regulator as generator is obviously making current...
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    Good find on the Opel. 12v VW generator is larger...

    Good find on the Opel. 12v VW generator is larger in diameter than 6v and doesn't fit the Autolite bracket and hanging an alternator is just ugly. Recently put a Cycle Electric on but can't say...
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    Ran 6v VW generator and Bosch regulator for years...

    Ran 6v VW generator and Bosch regulator for years with 6v H4 halogen headlight and coils are 6v, great setup. The amp gauge only shows voltage going into or out of battery so just plus side zero is...
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    Yes threading into tank, not a new idea. Roller...

    Yes threading into tank, not a new idea. Roller bearing cranks can run a long time without oil, pistons seize first. Probably not the right thing for those with memory loss although I did put a...
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    I put a small petcock on oil tank at supply line...

    I put a small petcock on oil tank at supply line and kick start motor before opening. Before shutting down I close valve and idle a minute to pump oil into tank. Life has gotten a whole lot easier...
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    Point taken, place for siren to mount and highway...

    Point taken, place for siren to mount and highway pegs also. Just never gonna work as intended.
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    Having slid down the road I understand how spill...

    Having slid down the road I understand how spill bars protect legs. After putting a sidecar on I removed front and rear bars, don't understand there function on a sidehack rig.
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    Don't know if these fender racks came from...

    Don't know if these fender racks came from factory as an accessory but there are a lot of Chiefs out there with them. Curious to know the origin.
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    The cool kids wear back packs. I use a factory...

    The cool kids wear back packs. I use a factory tool box and fender rack, no bags.
  12. Thread: Valve seals

    by Bubbalowe
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    The short guides without seals were an...

    The short guides without seals were an engineering mistake by MOCO whose " fix" was external drain lines. Valve seals are an upgrade to any Shovel.
  13. Thread: Valve seals

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    Manley and others sell cutters for installing...

    Manley and others sell cutters for installing seals on intake guides. Just because they weren't available in 71 doesn't mean it's a good idea.
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    Coil springs are accepted as superior to leaf...

    Coil springs are accepted as superior to leaf springs for ride and travel, that is reason Wigwam and automotive industry never went backwards. I love the look of 40/41 models and have ridden but...
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    Simple enough to put a Bendix on and see if...

    Simple enough to put a Bendix on and see if problem goes away. S&S Super E are made to be used in conjunction with other performance modifications.
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    Even with hardened shafts needle bearings hammered indents in shafts. Evidently problem showed early for Indian to make correction, bronze bushings way easier to work with than the Torringtons.
    Good...
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    Check accelerator pump? Timing?

    Check accelerator pump? Timing?
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    Hydraulic or solid lifters? color of spark plugs?...

    Hydraulic or solid lifters? color of spark plugs? stroked/ cam change? new condition or was running OK before? drag pipes? High speed backfire through "carby" would indicates larger main jet needed,...
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    Continue cleaning carbon off, oversize is only...

    Continue cleaning carbon off, oversize is only lightly stamped. Better to measure bore of cylinder and diameter of piston 90 deg. to wrist pin. Good luck.
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    So 3 performance choices. Thanks Robbie

    So 3 performance choices.
    Thanks Robbie
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    Chief camshaft history

    Early on I only heard of Standard and Bonneville cams with matching Bonneville followers. Later I heard of Ollie, Skunk and Savannah as another name for Standard cams. Are Ollie and Skunk camshafts...
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    Early 1948 frames used straight tube behind seat...

    Early 1948 frames used straight tube behind seat post, not sure when serial number break was for change to curved bar stock. The blue frame does not have hole for speedo cable or tab for gen light so...
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    Same outside casting used front and rear.

    Same outside casting used front and rear.
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    Only difference is mounts. Repop fronts have the...

    Only difference is mounts. Repop fronts have the rear boss cast in outside half just not finished. OEM fronts used different casting without unused bump.
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    MOCO sold sidecars with drum brakes even after...

    MOCO sold sidecars with drum brakes even after bikes went all disc in 73 so mismatch didn't seem to concern them much. I got lucky, rig pulls to a stop in a straight line as is.
    Thanks
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