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    Quote Originally Posted by rbenash View Post
    Thanks Robbie - Doh! Of course - that would be the top side. Back from Oley meet will have a look.
    Mine are cad Fosters.
    Ray
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    Can anyone post a pic of a parked "Foster" bolt, Folks?

    Not to be more than a gadfly, but patinated cad darkens to look a lot like gray parkerizing.
    (Parkerizing varied enormously in the first place.)

    Thanks in advance,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbenash View Post
    Mine are cad Fosters.
    To follow up with Cotten these/mine aren't patinated they are bright old style cad. Don't think I have any parked Fosters handy to look at, would have to dig. I'm messing with the bikes due to the season and will post if I find any parked fosters in the loose parts stuff. These particular ones in the discussion - seems to make sense they would be cad as they are top side and against the sand cast aluminum stuff or silver heat painted cast iron. But who knows what HD did back then if they ran out. Probably just picked parked if they were "in the bin" and the cad parts bin was empty :-)
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    Fred Werner sent me this photo, Folks!

    CIRCLEF1.jpg
    But without smelling it, I'm not convinced its not cad.

    There was a time folks were parkerizing their carb hardware just because it was dark.

    Apparently airtight storage can cause the problem with fresh hardware, as I was warned by a supplier to not seal stuff up tight.

    ....Cotten
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    If I pour out my bucket of old bolts on the table to sort out HD bolts, will I look for an "F" in a circle (F as in Foster's) on every bolt on a HD? or just the case bolts? ..... just in case I go on a "purge" mission....

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    They are mixed, with the 1038 CP being the most prominent.

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