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    Default Panhead Valve Oiler

    Gentlemen, I've done shovelheads and flatheads but please bear with me as this is my first panhead. I'm very meticulous about keeping parts in order and when I disassembled the heads, oiler parts #18100-49 and #18102-49 were at the exhaust valve. Did some one assemble it wrong in the past? Or is my parts manual wrong as it states intake valve oilers? Thanks for your help & time, Lloyd

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    Default top oiler

    every pan top end i,ve ever rebuilt the oiler was on the intake side.

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    There is a Shop Dope that advises to remove them.
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    If that is the case, let me ask everyone if I should remove the oilers????????? Lloyd
    Last edited by Lloyd; 06-02-2009 at 09:01 PM.

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    I've got a good 20k on my engine with out them on there.
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    The last time I had the valve covers off my '59, one of the oilers was broken; the little 'dripper' portion of it was found loose, had bounced around a bit and was just laying in there.

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    According to Palmer's book, the use of the oilers is required with certain types of rocker bearings or over oiling will result.
    Brian Howard AMCA#5866

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmh View Post
    According to Palmer's book, the use of the oilers is required with certain types of rocker bearings or over oiling will result.
    What Panhead has a rocker arm bearing?
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    i think they are possibly talking about the little rotator cup that went on the end of the valve stem on 1 or 2 years??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    What Panhead has a rocker arm bearing?

    17611-48, 17614-49 & 17615-49 rocker arm bearings , as listed in the parts book. From my dictionary, bearing  [bair-ing]; In Machinery. the support and guide for a rotating, oscillating, or sliding shaft, pivot, or wheel. Not all bearings are ball or roller bearings.
    Brian Howard AMCA#5866

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