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    With the leaf spring it looks like an early teens...

    With the leaf spring it looks like an early teens Indian. They had a tool box on the top frame tube that was leather with a sheet metal frame.
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    Sidehacker, The color on the 1945 EL on the...

    Sidehacker, The color on the 1945 EL on the cover of Bruce Palmer's book was matched from original paint on the underside of the rear fender. It was covered with about a quarter inch of grease...
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    Tim, I have an early Comfort-Flex, white...

    Tim, I have an early Comfort-Flex, white complete with handrail. Please call me if you are interested. Dave 954-802-4307
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    WOW Robbie!! I had the same exact problem with...

    WOW Robbie!! I had the same exact problem with the V-Twin cups and cones! Imagine that. Fortunately my machinist (Big Lake Bob) solved the problem. Like you said, PITA.
    Dave
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    Your friend got off easy, Tom. (See post #10 for...

    Your friend got off easy, Tom. (See post #10 for my nightmare). I've found that buying from V-Twin unless you are buying a name brand item, it's a crap shoot. May fit, may not.
    Dave
  6. I too had a bad experience with an industrial...

    I too had a bad experience with an industrial sandblaster. When I got the frame back it had the texture of about 36 grit sandpaper.
    They use too course sand at too high pressure. Took a lot of...
  7. I use 30/65 silica sand in a pressure pot...

    I use 30/65 silica sand in a pressure pot sandblaster with about 100 PSI. That grade of sand provides a good surface for the primer. Courser sand will require more primer to attain a smooth finish....
  8. Page 579 in Bruce's book. It's a little tricky,...

    Page 579 in Bruce's book. It's a little tricky, even with the tool. Sometimes takes 4 hands.
    Dave
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    Larry, I believe you are good with the 5 hole...

    Larry, I believe you are good with the 5 hole plates. Actually, the early saddlebags had a flap that was part of the saddlebag to mount them to the fender. The plate was a dress up cover for the...
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    Wright brothers bicycle shop, Dayton, Ohio??

    Wright brothers bicycle shop, Dayton, Ohio??
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    Find a gas station that has recreational vehicle...

    Find a gas station that has recreational vehicle fuel. It's basically for off road vehicles like ATC's and ATV's. It doesn't contain ethanol. I use it in my motorcycles and lawnmower that sit for a...
  12. I don't believe John works on Corbin...

    I don't believe John works on Corbin speedometers. Terry has done several Corbins for me and I am very pleased with his work.
    Dave
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    Hi Steve, the rack on my '37 UL is 1 1/2 inches...

    Hi Steve, the rack on my '37 UL is 1 1/2 inches up from the hinge. It was on the bike when I got it. It doesn't sit horizontal. I think if you sat the bike upright and sat the rack on the fender...
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    Hi Peter, thanks for the reply. Today I noticed...

    Hi Peter, thanks for the reply. Today I noticed the box the JADE pistons are in has a sticker from Beck-Arnley part number:61 0077. Beck-Arnley quit selling motorcycle parts in 1973 according...
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    I use a rust converter called OSPHO. It turns...

    I use a rust converter called OSPHO. It turns the rust into a black paintable surface. Available at hardware stores and paint stores.
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    46CHF, how do you identify Bonneville pistons...

    46CHF, how do you identify Bonneville pistons as opposed to regular pistons? I have two pair of pistons marked .020. Probably aftermarket. One set has a number on the inside and the other set...
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    A friend has a pair done for a '51 FL by Bill's. ...

    A friend has a pair done for a '51 FL by Bill's. Good work, decent turn around time.
  18. Matt, here are some measurements I think might...

    Matt, here are some measurements I think might help you. The 72020-39 Pull wire is 4 5/8 inches overall length and has a 7/16 inch hook on the pedal end and a 1/4 inch hook on the spring end. The...
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    Bill, that's just the information I was looking...

    Bill, that's just the information I was looking for. Thank you very much.
    Dave
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    Chris & John, I know the holes for the stainless...

    Chris & John, I know the holes for the stainless fender tip were elongated because the studs on the back of the tip were at an angle. Were the holes for the badge elongated also?
    Dave
  21. Karl, it would probably help you a lot if you...

    Karl, it would probably help you a lot if you got a copy of Bruce Palmer's book; How To Restore Your Harley-Davidson.
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    Bruce, I use to get those samples from Antique...

    Bruce, I use to get those samples from Antique Cycle Supply, too. I got lucky this time and found an unopened can of Pepper Red. Going to spray a sample for my paint store to match to.
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    Bruce, thanks for the pictures. Gives me some...

    Bruce, thanks for the pictures. Gives me some idea about where it should go. Is that Pepper Red?
    Dave
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    1955 Front fender badge location

    Does anyone out there have an original 1955 FL or FLH? I need the location of the front fender badge. Either the measurement from the front edge of the fender to the lower point of the badge or from...
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    I have 3 bikes in my shop with front fender...

    I have 3 bikes in my shop with front fender lights. Two 1937 UL's and an original paint 1938 EL. All measure three and a quarter inches from the light to the edge of the fender.
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