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    Default Original literature sources

    Where do y'all find your source material? I'm not specifically talking about original, moth bitten coffee & oil stained first edition stuff. I'm talking clear & legible reprinted manuals and catalogs. I see an occasional item on ebay, but those are usually original materials... printed with gold leaf it seems, from the prices that they usually command.
    I'm particularly interested in the late 40's & early 50's, accessory catalogs that reflect what would be "era appropriate" for example.
    Thanks!

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    eBay is your best source. Either step up or step back. There is a lot of stuff in the AMCA Virtual Library. http://antiquemotorcycle.org/virtual...ex.php?cPath=6
    Be sure to visit;
    http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
    Be sure to register at the site so you can see large images.
    Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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    Painful as it is, when my wife wants to browse an antique store (not very often...whew) I willingly go in and browse the boxes of old magazines and postcards while she scopes out the other stuff. I've found a few old pieces of literature that way....but the pricing is usually not any better than Ebay. BUT there is the advantage of having "hands on"....a brochure I bought on Ebay once I swear is a reprint....while the seller insisted it was original.
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Speaking of Indian literature...

    Who thinks they know what the carved-in-granite float setting was for the M741 Linkert carburetor?

    I don't.

    ....Cotten
    AMCA #776
    Dumpster Diver's Motto: Seek,... and Ye Shall Find!

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