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  1. Gray cast iron is weldable, either with cast iron...

    Gray cast iron is weldable, either with cast iron rod or Ni-Rod. Malleable cast iron is not weldable due to the formation of brittle iron carbide in the fusion zone. Malleable iron as a foundry...
  2. Metal identification is one of the big problems...

    Metal identification is one of the big problems when performing these sorts of repairs. On my '52 Chief, I actually took small samples from the article to be repaired and did a microscopic...
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    Between a third of a thousandth and half a...

    Between a third of a thousandth and half a thousandth for freshly machined perfectly round holes.
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    My pin is from Greers.

    My pin is from Greers.
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    How badly is it worn? I just measured the...

    How badly is it worn? I just measured the diameter of a new pin I have and it is 0.871" on the kicker end. Might give you some direction on where to go with this.
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    Plating must be applied over a clean surface,...

    Plating must be applied over a clean surface, i.e. bare metal, no rust, no dirt, no oil. Any previous finish needs to be stripped prior to plating. Your plating vendor should be capable of performing...
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    I have had various vendors "make good" on...

    I have had various vendors "make good" on discrepant parts over the years. But the nagging question, is "why do they send you discrepant material in the first place?"
  8. Thread: 1952 Chief

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    Did the official start-up Sunday. It ran well,...

    Did the official start-up Sunday. It ran well, got good oiling from the return tube and there were no strange noises. Shut it off after about 2 minutes and then noticed that the generator belt had...
  9. Thread: Roller Starters

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    Thanks for the replies, guys. I have a 52 Chief...

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I have a 52 Chief that I am ready to fire up for the first time since rebuild. I will try kick starting first, and see how that goes.
  10. Thread: Roller Starters

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    Roller Starters

    Has anyone here use a roller starter, such as the one sold by DocZ to start a hand shift/foot clutch bike?
  11. Thread: 1952 Chief

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    Here is the latest. Put the tank emblems on. Got...

    Here is the latest. Put the tank emblems on. Got the wiring mostly done. got the throttle and spark control cables done but not yet connected to the carb and distributor. Working with fitment of the ...
  12. Thread: Wiring Harnesses

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    TH47Indy--I stumbled upon the diagram yesterday...

    TH47Indy--I stumbled upon the diagram yesterday while looking for wiring stuff in Starklite's catalog (CD version). So, I would give Gary Stark a call if you didn't find the diagram at Dixon.
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    I told my painter the color was DuPont Centari...

    I told my painter the color was DuPont Centari 5248 and he was able to get a cross reference from Sherwin-Williams, which is the kind of paint he uses.
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    If you're going to Dixon, stop at Kiwi's booth...

    If you're going to Dixon, stop at Kiwi's booth and see if they have their restoration guide available yet. Might have what you need.
  15. Thread: Wiring Harnesses

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    TH47Indy--The parts book is listed in Rocky's...

    TH47Indy--The parts book is listed in Rocky's catalog, at least it still was in the 2009 edition I have. The next problem is how to get a hold of Rocky, as he is phasing out his business from what I...
  16. Thread: Wiring Harnesses

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    TH47Indy--I used the "Indian Chief Parts Book...

    TH47Indy--I used the "Indian Chief Parts Book #67500" as my guide. I has a pictorial layout of the wires and components. It is to scale, i.e. is not just a schematic. The parts book was a repo item I...
  17. Thread: Wiring Harnesses

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    Wiring Harnesses

    My latest little annoyance with vendor parts has to do with wiring harnesses. Working on a '52 Chief and bought a harness from Greers that was cataloged as model specific for the 52/53 models. I was...
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    BMW Airhead Guru Passes

    Orlando "Oak" Okleshen died April 4. Oak was an expert in the technical aspects of the '70's BMW twins.
  19. Thread: Rocky's

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    Ah--bike week. Completely slipped my mind. Shame...

    Ah--bike week. Completely slipped my mind. Shame on me.
  20. Thread: Rocky's

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    Rocky's

    Is Rocky's Antique Cycle Parts still in business? I called the number yesterday and got a recording that it was disconnected.
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    Replacement Parts and Judging

    I have two questions re replacement parts and judging on mid '70's BMW Airhead machines. The first has to do with gas tanks on R90S models. These machines had pop-up gas caps, but the tooling was...
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    I took a look in my 1954 edition of Woldman's...

    I took a look in my 1954 edition of Woldman's Engineering Alloys, which lists alloys by trade name. I did not a listing for "ToughMet". It might help if you could tell us if this is an iron base...
  23. Thread: Sealing primer

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    Parkerizing is a phosphate conversion coating....

    Parkerizing is a phosphate conversion coating. There are 3 types: iron phosphate, zinc phosphate and manganese phosphate. The latter is what was historically used to finish military small arms. The...
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    You are starting with a decent machine, which is...

    You are starting with a decent machine, which is a major advantage. Might want to price out paint and associated supplies before you make the plunge to paint it yourself. My painter had about $400...
  25. Thread: 1952 Chief

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    I got the fenders on yesterday. Had quite a bit...

    I got the fenders on yesterday. Had quite a bit of delay finding fender trim that was half way decent.
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