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  1. Thread: Valve Springs

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    Got some springs from NOS parts the other year,...

    Got some springs from NOS parts the other year, still in the boxes, nice price too.
  2. Thread: Cylinder I.D.

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    So how did they change that letter???? different...

    So how did they change that letter???? different set of mothers for every month? I seriously doubt it, that makes no sense from a production stanpoint. And I really don't expect anyone at that...
  3. Thread: Cylinder I.D.

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    No early pan cylinders have the MOCASCO logo on...

    No early pan cylinders have the MOCASCO logo on them. All the ones I have seen through 55 any way. Date codes don't even appear until very late 50 models. Unless you say all the original machine I...
  4. Thread: Valve Springs

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    Cory, What cam are you going to use? Stock? Don't...

    Cory, What cam are you going to use? Stock? Don't know where Crane is being made today since the buyout and don't know what their quality is currently like. For a stock cam, I'd try and find some NOS...
  5. Thread: Cylinder I.D.

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    Sorry Chris but I have a different theory on...

    Sorry Chris but I have a different theory on these codes. It is basically the same one in use in many industries today. 22-2 would stand for the 22cnd week of a year ending in 2, 1952 in this case as...
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    Very true indeed sir! And what other reason...

    Very true indeed sir!

    And what other reason is there to obliterate or alter a VIN on a good case other than theft???? How can some folks profess to tell how long ago the alteration was done? ...
  7. Sorry it took me a bit to get this, I almost...

    Sorry it took me a bit to get this, I almost forgot about it. The service parts I have on my shelf are Wagner rebuild kit WCK F 71670.

    I also have a complete wheel cylinder, Raybestos WC ...
  8. If I remember correctly, the complete wheel...

    If I remember correctly, the complete wheel cylinders sold for that application at an auto store has a different style bleeder than the original. I have a rebuild kit out in the shop I bought a long...
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    Hylomar works nice, If the flanges on the cases...

    Hylomar works nice, If the flanges on the cases are in good shape. And gas won't eat it. I had some bad experiences with Yamabon, doesn't take much squeeze out to lock a motor stud in its hole real...
  10. Thread: neck locks

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    Try Bill's Custom Cycles 7145 Columbia Blvd....

    Try
    Bill's Custom Cycles
    7145 Columbia Blvd.
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815-8635
    Tele: (570) 759-9613 or (570) 759-3078
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    I take it we are talking FL keys, FX bikes (and...

    I take it we are talking FL keys, FX bikes (and maybe XL's) started using a different switch in 73. Those keys were also one sided but I believe they were a different blank. Original keys for these...
  12. Thread: harley cast wheels

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    I don't believe cast wheels were an option in 74....

    I don't believe cast wheels were an option in 74. Thought 76 was the first.
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    55 and earlier covers are different in the area...

    55 and earlier covers are different in the area at the top of the oil pump. In the pic Chris posted you see a tubular portion running upward at about 50 degrees. This is not present on the early...
  14. Thread: Air Cleaner Id

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    They were sold as parts counter replacements...

    They were sold as parts counter replacements through the 60's. Basically the same cover as the screw on one, only without the hole and dimple for the screw. Might have been on 55 production but I...
  15. Thread: Forked tongues

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    My absolute favorites are the types who cross an...

    My absolute favorites are the types who cross an entire parking lot just to tell me how nice my panhead is...........when I'm seated on a shovel. I just nod and smile, people are truly amusing at...
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    In looking through my pics of original machines I...

    In looking through my pics of original machines I noticed a couple of things. First, these filters don't appear to have been a favorite accessory for most. I was surprised at how few bikes had them...
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    Great site, Thanks!

    Great site, Thanks!
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    After glass beading and washing with warm soapy...

    After glass beading and washing with warm soapy water, I like to wipe the aluminum down with a clean rag soaked with WD-40. It evens out the look of the aluminum, protects from corrosion, and makes...
  19. Thread: old photos

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    She's just "unrestored" :D

    She's just "unrestored" :D
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    All the 52-54 original pans that I have...

    All the 52-54 original pans that I have photographed all show the version with the straight zerk fitting boss.
  21. Thread: Ignition Coils

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    Energize and trigger it with the leads held off...

    Energize and trigger it with the leads held off ground, should see a strong spark. They can still go thermally intermittent, but that's the best way I can think of to test them. If you have a...
  22. Thread: Club Roster

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    Thanks for the info, I guess it should be here...

    Thanks for the info, I guess it should be here soon.
  23. Thread: Club Roster

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    Club Roster

    So, how long does it take to get a copy of the club roster? Sent a check in June, still no roster. Has everyone else got theirs?
  24. Thread: Hostile Takeover

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    Now that sounds like a step in the right...

    Now that sounds like a step in the right direction!
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    That 54 unit you mention was only available as an...

    That 54 unit you mention was only available as an accessory starting in 55. Don't think solid sprockets were an option after 70 either.
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