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    Compelled to ride a wide variety of footclutches,...

    Compelled to ride a wide variety of footclutches, Folks,..

    The very first rule, as instructed, was never, ever trust the pedal at a stop.

    That crutch is the original "suicide" clutch.

    You...
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    And Folks wonder why launches are jerky. Even...

    And Folks wonder why launches are jerky.

    Even my wife thought a stiff footclutch was "stupid",
    (when I thought she needed a "training clutch".)

    She's always right.

    ....Cotten
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    I don't know how to put this politely, Lipdog......

    I don't know how to put this politely, Lipdog...

    So sorry in advance.

    But you want a crutch not a clutch.

    ....Cotten
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    I'm really confused, Lipdog! Do you need it so...

    I'm really confused, Lipdog!

    Do you need it so stiff as to do enduros?
    Roads today are such that you don't need to set it 'feathered' to paddle-foot through mud.

    Or would you rather be...
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    Its no mystery why it hasn't sold, Harry! The...

    Its no mystery why it hasn't sold, Harry!

    The mystery is why anyone would go to the trouble to list it with a reserve.

    (I gotta learn to sell on ebay, and soon.)

    ....Cotten
    PS: I've got...
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    It's gotta be "authentic" patina, Bubbalowe! ...

    It's gotta be "authentic" patina, Bubbalowe!

    It can take decades to apply correctly.

    ....Cotten
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    It would be better unmolested,. of course,. Mike!...

    It would be better unmolested,. of course,. Mike!

    Cigars were never my style, but it would be in daily use for dog treats.

    (I'd wipe off that sailing ship stencil off in a heart beat.)
    ...
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    Every one is different, Bill! There's more...

    Every one is different, Bill!

    There's more different silver-solders than I can begin to decipher, especially the ones in my quiver.
    For an un-trained artisan like me, its ALL trial and error....
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    My "Last Word" is a Starrett, Bob! ....Cotten

    My "Last Word" is a Starrett, Bob!

    ....Cotten
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    My Chumme has the straight outboard 'ribs', too,...

    My Chumme has the straight outboard 'ribs', too, Bjind!

    But only four hand rail lugs, not six.

    Instead, it has a conventional bracket for the 'tee'.

    ....Cotten
    PS: Pics wjhen I can...
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    A four-jaw is most proper, Omar! I'm just...

    A four-jaw is most proper, Omar!

    I'm just lucky to have a very precise Cushman three-jaw.

    (Not the scooter brand, I believe.)

    Shimming or dowels is the only way it could be adjusted.
    ...
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    Certainly, Bubbalowe,... Those surfaces should...

    Certainly, Bubbalowe,...

    Those surfaces should be inspected and corrected as necessary.

    Fastener stress, however, occurs because all metal 'moves' under pressure. Even cast iron.
    If it didn't,...
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    Don't look now, Larry,.. But the bushed gear...

    Don't look now, Larry,..

    But the bushed gear was used for handshifts through at least '65.

    Don't know why, as I got away with both designs on handshift machines.

    ...Cotten
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    Finally found a pic of the distortion, Folks,......

    Finally found a pic of the distortion, Folks,...

    That a stress-plate alleviates during the honing procedure.

    The shadow is where the wall is pulled outward directly 'above' the base stud, ...
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    What I found most important, Omartentmaker,.... ...

    What I found most important, Omartentmaker,....

    Is to lathe bore the bushing true to its outer circumference.

    Just poke-reaming or honing the bushing can make it whine.

    ...Cotten
    PS: Idler...
  16. They were that way when I found them, Larry! ...

    They were that way when I found them, Larry!

    So I fixed them.

    ...Cotten
  17. Did you cook it cherry-red in coals first, Harry?...

    Did you cook it cherry-red in coals first, Harry?

    Looked for the memorable 'malleable' upon castings in my shop, Folks,

    And the first I found were C-clamps.
    None were broken, but a couple of...
  18. So Indian castings were gray cast iron, Swall? ...

    So Indian castings were gray cast iron, Swall?

    Because they are weldable.

    One Chief came to me with the center stand lugs broken off at the holes.

    I laid an aluminum rod where the bolt would...
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    If a sleeve is loose enough to move, Jeff,.. ...

    If a sleeve is loose enough to move, Jeff,..

    It isn't conducting the heat as it should.

    Over-size LA Sleeves ain't cheap, but maybe necessary.

    A thou and a half interference should hold it,...
  20. Read my previous posts, Bubbalowe! Cast iron...

    Read my previous posts, Bubbalowe!

    Cast iron IS weldable.



    Good thing cast iron doesn't know that, Swall!

    My departed TIGmeister used either nickel or silicon-bronze.
  21. All I know, Larry,... Is piston rings would...

    All I know, Larry,...

    Is piston rings would have been a mess on anything else.

    Here's a cast lawn furniture 'toe' broken across the hole.
    The side closest has been ground to show perfect match...
  22. It let an amateur like me, Brian,... Fill in...

    It let an amateur like me, Brian,...

    Fill in when the skilled professionals weren't available.

    Now, most all of the locals are dead.

    It comes with a range of tips from tiny to one big enough...
  23. I'm not an expert welder, Brian! But I have...

    I'm not an expert welder, Brian!

    But I have experience with Indian frames.

    The headstock and castings smelled like cast iron to me.
    So I used air compressor piston rings for filler rod, and it...
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    Can you be more specific, Luvmyshovels? ...

    Can you be more specific, Luvmyshovels?

    ...Cotten
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    I suspect it is a Scout model, Chris! But you...

    I suspect it is a Scout model, Chris!

    But you aught to email IndianFrank@yahoo.com for specifics.

    (Please say 'hi' for me,...)

    ....Cotten
    PS: I think it takes a drive sprocket.
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