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    The heads on the screws are NOT Phillips but JIS....

    The heads on the screws are NOT Phillips but JIS. Using Phillips screwdrivers will usually strip the heads on tight ones.
    Tom
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    I have a 1939 Indian 4 engine. There is no dash...

    I have a 1939 Indian 4 engine. There is no dash between the letters and numbers on the serial number. I have never seen a dash in a 4 cylinder serial number. My engine also has the M on the...
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    I would say that a mistake was made on the title....

    I would say that a mistake was made on the title. The first "one" should be an I, indicating that it is a 1939 engine (DCI)
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    The Indian parts book show the front fender for...

    The Indian parts book show the front fender for the 101 and four cylinder have the same part number.
    Tom
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    The front fender for my 1929 Four (same as 101)...

    The front fender for my 1929 Four (same as 101) is a little rough but also measures 31 inches.
    Tom
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    one last picture
  7. I did not take many pictures but these are my 3...

    I did not take many pictures but these are my 3 favorites in order. The 1919 Militor, 1913 Indian, and Henderson powered Spanish built Patria.
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    That looks to me to be an acetylene tail lamp and...

    That looks to me to be an acetylene tail lamp and not an electric one.
    Tom
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    Sasha That is an original medal that Art...

    Sasha
    That is an original medal that Art Shuttleworth from Toronto Ontario won. Art was quite involved in the local motorcycle scene in the early days. He was the Waverley, PEM and Jefferson...
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    The bracket goes on top of the frame on my 1918. ...

    The bracket goes on top of the frame on my 1918. It looks to me that if the 2 rear mounting bolts were removed from the frame the engine could pivot up enough to slip the bracket in.
    Tom
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    I don't have any Mondial books but do have this...

    I don't have any Mondial books but do have this information241152411624117
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    I have just over 72K miles on my 1940 Indian 4...

    I have just over 72K miles on my 1940 Indian 4 since I rebuilt it 40 years ago. It has the original bronze intake seats with Oldsmobile valves. I use the cheapest gas I can find and have never...
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    I assume that military Harleys used the same...

    I assume that military Harleys used the same paint used by other military vehicles in that year. I got paint for my military Harleys from a military vehicle parts and restoration company. ...
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    Steve Back to the molasses and water rust...

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    Back to the molasses and water rust removal method. I mentioned it to a chemist. The molasses /water mixture simply converts red oxide to black oxide which can be readily removed. It will...
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    I have taken early engines apart that had the pin...

    I have taken early engines apart that had the pin grooves in the cylinders brazed up sometime in their past. They were obviously run many miles after with no apparent problems and the bores were...
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    Steve, Try a mixture of about 10% molasses and...

    Steve,
    Try a mixture of about 10% molasses and water. Leave the part in it for a week or more. I cover the container to prevent evaporation. Remove it and wash it off with water. A little...
  17. Here are a couple of pictures of my 1959 sidecar...

    Here are a couple of pictures of my 1959 sidecar leaf spring. The top leaf goes to the front and has an eye. It ends just past the center rivet. The second leaf ends at the front just under the...
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    I would guess that if your bearing clearance is...

    I would guess that if your bearing clearance is set to spec. and using 50 weight oil, then you have little or no oil flow through your bearings. It is all going out the bypass.
    Tom
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    I delivered 2 painted XA pans and 1 WLC pan to...

    I delivered 2 painted XA pans and 1 WLC pan to Heather's Leathers at Davenport this year and received the finished saddles this week. They are absolutely perfect and the price was by far the best of...
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    I bought what I thought was a 45 rear crash bar...

    I bought what I thought was a 45 rear crash bar a while back not knowing that the 45 bar did not have spacers. I have not cut them off yet. I will look for the proper 45 bar. The spacers are...
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    I know of an owner of a 1929 Indian four with...

    I know of an owner of a 1929 Indian four with sidecar who was given the bike as a birthday present by his wife. He had never owned a motorcycle before. Apparently the oil dipstick blade had fallen...
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    On my 440, warmed up and at idle I turn the low...

    On my 440, warmed up and at idle I turn the low speed in one click at a time until the engine starts to miss. I then turn the low speed out one click at a time (and count the number of clicks) until...
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    If it were my tank I would cap the outlet and...

    If it were my tank I would cap the outlet and fill the tank with 10% molasses and water and leave it there for a week or 2. Then flush it out with water. It will leave bare metal inside and not...
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    A friend had the same thing happen on his 1946...

    A friend had the same thing happen on his 1946 chief. He found a bad splice on the battery and brake switch wires in his new wiring harness. After he repaired that he had no more stalling.
    Tom
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    A friend got a complete KJ Henderson in parts...

    A friend got a complete KJ Henderson in parts with an extra engine in pieces from a dumpster at a house that was being cleaned out. Another dumpster had already been filled and taken away before he...
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