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    Many Thanks Guys - advice always much appreciated...

    Many Thanks Guys - advice always much appreciated

    Greg
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    Advice on Painting 48 Panhead

    Hi Guys

    I'm restoring this to the 'Deluxe' spec., but I prefer the predominantly black image on the enclosed to the more chromed parts on the 'proper' Deluxe spec on the 1948 order form, which are...
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    Hi Jerry, thanks for the response, your advice...

    Hi Jerry, thanks for the response, your advice will be valuable on the following.

    The kicker (starter crank) I'm looking for is the one piece type, which was fitted to the 48, according to the...
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    48 Panhead parts???

    Hi Guys

    If anyone has any of the following, I'd be interested

    1948 kick start cover Panhead
    1948 wheel rims (3 x 16),these would be the early 'non safety rims'. Just rims as they will need...
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    thanks guys, terrific!

    thanks guys, terrific!
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    Electrical Query on 48 Panhead

    Hi Guys

    Is the wiring loom (recently replaced) capable of handling; short term use of all spotlights (2 at 35w), headlight (35w), tail light (5w), brake light (15w) etc etc, with a 6 volt battery...
  7. Ok - Demonic laughter as the 48 fires up and...

    Ok - Demonic laughter as the 48 fires up and keeps going - what a great sound and music to my ears!!!!!!

    So, it was the condenser, and a lesson well learnt. The 'old' condenser provided a spark at...
  8. good points, I need to check this by running a...

    good points, I need to check this by running a wire direct to the coil. Done it before but you never know! On the condenser, I've never had one fail and there is no arcing on the points, but I do...
  9. Hi Tom, took bowl off and fuel level is at 5/8"!!!

    Hi Tom, took bowl off and fuel level is at 5/8"!!!
  10. Hi Tom I missed this post. This says that...

    Hi Tom

    I missed this post. This says that whatever the float level height from the top of the bowl, it is the fuel level that is important, and that this should be 5/8" from the top of the bowl?
    ...
  11. Difficulty starting a rebuilt 48 Panhead FL - Part 3

    Hi Guys

    I'm still having problems on this one - since the previous thread, I've had a rebore done with new pistons and compression is now up at 100 psi on both cylinders.

    I'm having problems...
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    thanks Guys

    thanks Guys
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    1948 Panhead FL 6v spotlight wiring

    Hi Guys

    I'm struggling to find wiring diagram for direct wiring of two spotlights, ie not using a handlebar switch, just using the switch on the back of each light. This info is not in Palmers and...
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    thanks Robbie

    thanks Robbie
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    1948 FL Deluxe Fender emblem

    Hi Guys

    Does anyone know if the enclosed emblems were standard on the 'deluxe' model in 1948?

    Thanks

    Greg25188
  16. Hi Guys, I have now checked the front cylinder...

    Hi Guys,

    I have now checked the front cylinder and compression ring clearance in bore is 50 thou, both rings were checked in their cylinders at two different heights. The 20 thou clearance between...
  17. Difficulty starting a rebuilt 48 Panhead FL - Part 2

    Hi Guys

    A few weeks ago I posted the following problem

    Prior to chroming and painting this 48 needs to run perfectly and I'm having problems starting her. She splutters for a few seconds but...
  18. Hi Tom, interesting comment about fuel level, as...

    Hi Tom, interesting comment about fuel level, as I've checked this using your method, and set the float height (brass) as advised in the service manual/Palmer to 5/16" from the rim. However, it would...
  19. Thanks Guys, this is good input on all aspects, I...

    Thanks Guys, this is good input on all aspects, I shall check all these and respond in a couple of weeks,

    Greg
  20. Difficulty starting a rebuilt 48 Panhead FL

    Hi Guys

    Prior to chroming and painting this 48 needs to run perfectly and I'm having problems starting her. She splutters for a few seconds but doesn't catch on.

    I've never had the bike running...
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    48 Panhead luggage rack and muffler

    Hi, I need to buy the former and replace the latter.

    Luggage Rack - Most of the pictures I see of these bikes exhibit chromed luggage racks (Part # 53406-36/2818-36A), but the HD available ones...
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    Thanks Robbie, according to the parts manual the...

    Thanks Robbie, according to the parts manual the rocket fin is 65251-41, and the mufflers are listed under 1034-41, see the following options
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    48 Panhead luggage rack and muffler

    Hi, I need to buy the former and replace the latter.

    Luggage Rack - Most of the pictures I see of these bikes exhibit chromed luggage racks (Part # 53406-36/2818-36A), but the HD available ones...
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    thanks for this, I will go for the black HD one.

    thanks for this, I will go for the black HD one.
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    thanks Robbie, I checked the accessory catalogue...

    thanks Robbie, I checked the accessory catalogue for 48 and the one with bars (your second image) seems to be only available in black, chrome?
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