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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.
  2. Even with hardened shafts needle bearings...

    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...
  8. 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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    Sent pictures, hope you can post. The TLEU is an...

    Sent pictures, hope you can post. The TLEU is an improvement with disc brake and heim joint connectors.
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    I put a TLEU on a 72 Shovel and as stated all...

    I put a TLEU on a 72 Shovel and as stated all mounts needed made. If someone would send an E-mail I will forward pictures, haven't figured out how to post here.

    bubbalowe@zoominternet.net
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    Yes. There is a set on Ebay right now to compare.

    Yes. There is a set on Ebay right now to compare.
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    The 78 mounts are for CLE sidecar which used...

    The 78 mounts are for CLE sidecar which used ball and socket joints and the sidecar you have is a TLE which uses heim joints. There aren't factory mount kits available to put new sidecar on old...
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    In retrospect I'm fortunate the sprocket thrust...

    In retrospect I'm fortunate the sprocket thrust washer didn't overheat outer bearing race and will compress new cork seal as recommended to prevent washer from spinning. Recently purchased a HF 1000#...
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    Clutch basket does need re-bushed to take up some...

    Clutch basket does need re-bushed to take up some wobble. Here's the rest of story. Years ago after a fresh rebuild it made a knocking sound from left side and locked up but after it cooled was able...
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    Thanks Tom for quick and reasonable response....

    Thanks Tom for quick and reasonable response. Sometimes I forget why things got done but glad to hear this was correct. Will take top off transmission and remove clutch hub for re-bush, going after...
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    Late Chief main shaft bearing

    Last go round 15 years ago I used a thrust style ball bearing on clutch side of transmission designed to take the load of clutch release. These have wider outer race on load side and a quite a bit of...
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    Motorvation and DMC offer Sportster mount kits...

    Motorvation and DMC offer Sportster mount kits for their sidecars and hundreds of pictures on the net of Sportsters with sidecars, albeit not MOCO brand. Specific mount kits can run $800.00 depending...
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    Looks like Rocketeer is sold through a discount...

    Looks like Rocketeer is sold through a discount house and not dealers as mentioned and reviews aren't favorable, something about universal mounts? Maybe someone had a positive experience and can...
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    Brett, Exactly which sidecar are you considering?

    Brett,
    Exactly which sidecar are you considering?
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    Scout pistons? Interesting. I heard years ago...

    Scout pistons? Interesting.
    I heard years ago that Gravely tractors used
    a piston dimensionally the same as a K.
  24. In primitive times I made an alarm from a toggle...

    In primitive times I made an alarm from a toggle switch to mercury switch to horn hidden between my Chief's tanks. The horn wasn't very loud compared to a house fire alarm and didn't have latching...
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    There is patented system Swagelok which uses an...

    There is patented system Swagelok which uses an extra ferrule and eliminates need for solder.
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