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    Looking good, fun watching your progress - thanks for sharing your build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Lovejoy View Post
    Looking good, fun watching your progress - thanks for sharing your build.
    I'm having some fun putting it together. Thanks for watching!

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    Joel's coming along nicely on the motor.


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    Liam, make sure Joel puts the screw in that pinion shaft if it is threaded for one (can't tell in the picture). Or make sure it has a plug in it, or you will soon be replacing the rod set..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubone View Post
    Liam, make sure Joel puts the screw in that pinion shaft if it is threaded for one (can't tell in the picture). Or make sure it has a plug in it, or you will soon be replacing the rod set..
    Yes sir. I believe my pinion shaft was [**** - REDACTED] poopy-kaka, and Joel had me pop for a new Jim's shaft. I am fairly certain those come with the end screw.

    But I will ask him about it.
    Last edited by govmule84; 09-23-2017 at 05:41 PM.

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    Guess the cam came in...


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    Those "think-they're-NOS" heads I traded for are almost ready to go on.





    Joel says he's hoping to have the motor in the test chassis and on the dyno Saturday. Hopefully I'm loading an engine into MY chassis pretty soon! From there I have to put the primary together, figure out some sort of exhaust, plumb, wire, and I should be riding...

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    Looks great, Govmule84!

    But I would still bubble-test the inlet nipples on the bench before assembly, or lay awake at night.

    ....Cotten
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Looks great, Govmule84!

    But I would still bubble-test the inlet nipples on the bench before assembly, or lay awake at night.

    ....Cotten
    One of us will for sure. That really is a great way to test 'em, though in fairness I have been able to find all my leaks so far with propane.

    Thanks for stopping in. I always enjoyed reading your posts on the other forum we both frequented, and I still appreciate you letting me interview you for that article I did a few years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by govmule84 View Post
    One of us will for sure. That really is a great way to test 'em, though in fairness I have been able to find all my leaks so far with propane.

    Thanks for stopping in. I always enjoyed reading your posts on the other forum we both frequented, and I still appreciate you letting me interview you for that article I did a few years back.
    But Govmule84,

    The whole thing has to be assembled and running for the propane trick, and it won't pin-point the problem if there is one.
    And it won't detect a tiny leak, which can be the most diabolical.

    (One of my locals doing modern bikes uses a CO2 fire extinguisher, and can tell which side of the bike maybe...)

    You don't want to take it back apart do you?
    Better to find it now on the bench?
    (No bubbles, don't fix it.)

    ....Cotten
    PS: Interview?


    Article?
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