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Old 08-09-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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My 76 shovel that I started chopping. Sorry I don't have the photos of it in its original state. Cut the whole rear off the frame and went rigid. This will be the basic frame design except for the brace at the neck coming out and puttin some gusset plates. I have also pulled the seat cover and foam off, may just have it covered with leather. I also have some 4" straight risers coming. I am looking for ideas on how to mount mid controls with a suicide clutch. The bike will be an open primary, so I could use any advice on how to fab them. I'll keep updating as I work on it.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:14 PM   #2
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This is before I pulled the engine.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:18 PM   #3
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frame looks good. what the hell is that huge tractor in the background.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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That is a 1953 Farmall Model A. It was handed down to my dad when my grandpa passed. The tractor really isn't that big, must just be how the photo was shot.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:59 PM   #5
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Worked a litttle on it this past week home.

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Old 10-28-2010, 01:32 PM   #6
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Just about finished. I have it rideable, but the clutch is not wanting to disengage when it warms up. I also plan on putting a better paint job, this is just rattle can.


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Old 10-28-2010, 01:36 PM   #7
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Sweet! I like it, where in Louisiana you at?
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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Bike looks good Beejay, plus you did it yourself.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:15 PM   #9
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I'm in Iota. I built everything on the bike that I could. It's suicide with a jockey shift and custom mid controls made by me. The oil tank is a kit from Bung King that I welded. The tank was from Jireh, a little bigger than I wanted, but only 75$. Its straight up kicker. I had to run a battery, couldn't make it fire without. The taillight is made, found the cheapest marker lights that Autozone had, and bought two. Robbed the element from one and put in the other to have a brake light. I'll cover the seat and shave the front end when I get in from offshore. I also have a 21" spool, but haven't decided if I'll run it yet.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:20 PM   #10
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I relocated the oil filter and ran copper oil lines. I'll try to get the pics bigger when I get a chance.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:42 PM   #11
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I relocated the oil filter and ran copper oil lines. I'll try to get the pics bigger when I get a chance.
Iota, my wifes uncle lives there, I am from just North Of Alexandria.
I like everything you got going there but I have little trust in those copper oil lines, vibration tends to make copper work a lot and leak eventually. Not trying to tell ya what to do here but I might suggest Russel braided lines that fit over #6 AN fittings, the kind with hose nipples, might not look as sexy but more sturdy. Keep posting them pics.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:47 PM   #12
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I hear ya jonjon, I've already had to tighten them a few times. Thing is, I'm on a budget and a friend gave me a role of 3/8 copper so that's what got used.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:15 PM   #13
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great looking bike! i to am looking for those same answers.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:14 PM   #14
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A good aviation style thick wall stainless tubing will last longer than that bike, proper torque on unions and fittings equal no problems
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:20 PM   #15
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HD & IHC--gotta love it
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:24 PM   #16
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Jonjon, my question was what fails on copper, the unions or the actual tubing. You've said that copper will not hold, just wondering what failed. With the exception of the two tank return fittings, all my lines are nut and ferrels. Stainless sure doesn't have the look copper does.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:34 PM   #17
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Found this thread, do you think this setup would work better?
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/shovel...oil-lines.html
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:43 PM   #18
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isn't copper is more ductile than SS yes?

all that exposed copper tubing scares the pants off me...what happens when you get a piece of debris hitting one of those 90 degrees and you don't notice because you're havin too many kicks riding around!
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:56 PM   #19
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My foot being 2 inches from the 3" open primary is what scares me. A lot of remote filters are set right behind the front tire. Imagine all the rocks and things that are launched into them. I'll work the kinks out as I go, trial by error I guess.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:02 PM   #20
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They have stronger grade copper tubing than what you buy at lowes ect. Made just for these type of applications. Its like aircraft grade or something. You can use rubber tube on the connections and flare the copper ends and it absorps the vibrations also. Bike looks good.
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