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    Engine is killed dead abruptly when it happens. I...

    Engine is killed dead abruptly when it happens. I suspect a short in the lead from the coil to distributer, in the tube that contains the spark plug and coil wires, as that was the only other thing...
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    Cotton, I am interested on your opinion of the...

    Cotton, I am interested on your opinion of the PEEK seals. It is interesting that you should mention the manifold nut, as I cracked one like a cub bear with boxing gloves, when I found the leak...
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    Cotton, I made a block off plate where the carb...

    Cotton, I made a block off plate where the carb bolts to the manifold with a threaded hole for a pipe nipple which connected To my paint gun regulator, set to 12psi, I did not fit o rings, just had...
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    valves siezing in guides

    Finally finished my top end overhaul, fresh bore, pistons, guides, springs, keepers on my 1945 chief. Started right up, but had an intake leak so took it back apart and installed new Viton seals....
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    Thankyou fellas

    Thankyou fellas
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    Sorry, to clarify, top engine mount.

    Sorry, to clarify, top engine mount.
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    1945 Cheif top engine mount

    I have the cylinders and heads placed and torqued down. I have about .045 inch space between the mount and the frame, although it is not even ( more towards the rear cylinder by about .010 inch. I...
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    Eric, after doing it this way, I must agree with...

    Eric, after doing it this way, I must agree with you. I am comfortable with the gaskets and Intake manifold, but felt it was an awkward and rough way to install the wrist pins, and access for...
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    What I ended up doing was threading the base nuts...

    What I ended up doing was threading the base nuts partially on the studs, setting the cylinders on top of them, and screwing some short fine thread studs through the bases into the base nuts. This...
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    Setting cylinders on a chief

    I am about to place the cylinders on my 45 chief in the frame, which requires having the pistons in the cylinders and holding them up while pushing in the wrist pins. Any tricks to this?
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    So I dug around a little because I was curious as...

    So I dug around a little because I was curious as why to not use forged pistons, and found Kiwi had problems with them seizing and went back to cast. Is this because a greater range in temperature...
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    1945 chief top end overhaul

    Doing a top end overhaul on my chief, needs to be bored 30 over, guides, springs and valves. Ordered the parts from Jerry Greer. Found that my wrist pins were .004 oversize, but since the engine is...
  13. Thread: 1945 chief timing

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    I decided to stay stock. No need to modify it.

    I decided to stay stock. No need to modify it.
  14. Thread: 1945 chief timing

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    Well, timing got easier anyway, going to be able...

    Well, timing got easier anyway, going to be able to measure how far the piston is down in the cylinder, cause when I had my finger over the front spark plug hole the compression felt less than the...
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    Well, thanks for the help, guys. So, not correct...

    Well, thanks for the help, guys. So, not correct flywheels? Interesting, cause it was local 2 owners since 48, and they both thought the bottom end has never been opened up. If these things could...
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    Spark plugs are out so I know I was on the...

    Spark plugs are out so I know I was on the compression stroke. Really, Eric, that is the timing mark? I have a 1944 manuel that talks about using the I mark. Appreciate the response.
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    1945 chief timing

    Trying to find the timing marks I have yet to find the + and the I, but have found a mark that looks like a $. Granted, I am trying to bump the motor and look through the timing hole at the same...
  18. Thread: 1945 cheif

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    1945 cheif

    1945 essential civilian chief motorcycle. 16,000 actual miles, all original, has been refinished,not restored. runs and shows well. Originaly bought new by the Chicago Tribune, 2nd owner had it from...
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    I have been told, but am not sure, that the...

    I have been told, but am not sure, that the essential civilian chiefs came with a unskirted civilian fenders, which are different than a military fender. And, ya, the bike is plain, that is why I...
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    1945 cheif

    I have a 1945 essential civilian chief that is pretty much original with very little plated parts and the unskirted fenders and chain guard. I have seen on the internet some 1945 chiefs that are said...
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    1945 essential civilian cheif

    I have a 1945 essential civilian chief that is pretty much original with very little plated parts and the unskirted fenders and chain guard. I have seen on the internet some 1945 chiefs that are said...
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    78 sidecar to 76 flh

    I just picked up a 1978 Harley sidecar as it came off a 1982 flh I am going to put it on my 1976 flh. Guy I bought it from says I'll need a different rear mount. I haven't been able to get the 2 in...
  23. Does the Parkerizing include axle nuts and axle,...

    Does the Parkerizing include axle nuts and axle, steering head nut, head bolts, primary cover bolts, etc. My 45 was never really restored but engine was overhauled in early 70s. I suppose the...
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    update: It was the spacing between the 2 parts of...

    update: It was the spacing between the 2 parts of the pressure plate as indicated on the Kiwi tech article. Had to add an extra steel. Also installed the Kiwi discs and synthetic oil. Works perfect.
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    Update: established centerline of the frame after...

    Update: established centerline of the frame after plumbing the bike vertically, then using a lazer and a square trued the rear wheel to the frame. Also found the neck or front fork are slightly...
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