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    Default 1942 WLA Bobber Build

    I, like Eric, also have a build thread going on Buzz's forum. I'm building a Bobber around a 42 WLA engine and using some civilian and some military parts. At this point I am fixing a disaster of a frame that I got and the I will be back on track. I won't bore you guys with all of the pics, just bring you up to speed with a music less montage.

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    After photobucket finishes with their maintenance. Love the new name of the thread, the only thing I could post in the Legendary category would be Legendary screw ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanc48 View Post
    After photobucket finishes with their maintenance. Love the new name of the thread, the only thing I could post in the Legendary category would be Legendary screw ups.
    Now that is funny Al! Keep up the good work and you'll find yourself a nice ride!
    Bob
    '' The hurrier I go, the behinder I get ''

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    Very cool, give us mere mortals a chance to show what were working on. I am excited to see this, well done.

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    So I started with a set of 42 WLA cases



    Got my conn rods honed



    Assembled and balanced the flywheels, conn rods





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    Assembled the flywheels with the bearings in the case halves





    After getting my cylinders back from the machinist I lapped in the valves and assembled the valve gear






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    I then installed the piston and rings on the small ends and made sure they were square



    Piston clip installation tool, a must have



    Piston squaring plate, another must have



    Installing the jugs, had to be real careful of the piston rings



    Installation complete

    Last edited by alanc48; 09-21-2013 at 09:35 AM. Reason: Wrong pic

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    Next was cam gear timing. I marked the lines on the gears with a white paint marker so they were easier for me to see



    I set the lash on the valves, threw the heads on with original gaskets sprayed with copper gasket spray, left everything loose, installed the intake manifold with a rebuilt M-88 carb, and here she is.





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    Next up was the tranny (I am 90% done with it! had a hell of a time finding the right shifter drum.) I am mainly using the manual and this build from another forum which has been invaluable http://www.sscycle.com/tech/viewtopi...45+trans+build

    I'm going to spare you guys the details and blow right through this

    First thing I did was clean everything up, chased the holes and made sure everything fit





    Clutch gear and bearings



    Installing the seal with the special tool



    Checking the endplay after installing the mainshaft and clutch gear



    I then installed the cluster gear and counter shaft, proper clearances were obtained by changing out the spacers after checking endplay. At this point I had taken this thing apart and put it back together about 20 times


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    And almost there, i still need to install the drum I just got along with the shifter forks.

    Last edited by alanc48; 09-21-2013 at 09:40 AM.

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