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Old 04-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Took delivery of my new motor today - '47 FL. This will be my first build in a couple years and also my first Stateside since moving here to CA in December 2011. Yee ha!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Felt a bit like Xmas as a boy again..
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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Better than porn, hell this IS porn... ;-)
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go on then ,tell us whats in it
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Very nice Billy!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Gives me that fuzzy warm feeling ...
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #8
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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where's the rest? get her going
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #10
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I recently realized that the 'knuckles' are only on one side of the engine. And then I felt a little down.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:21 AM   #11
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WOW i am drooling .
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:37 PM   #12
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I recently realized that the 'knuckles' are only on one side of the engine. And then I felt a little down.
I know a cat named " Blue Bob" sells slushies with booze in em at bike meets,anyway his knuckle is always done in blue,and he has "knuckles" on both sides as well as a bunch of one off mods,It was featured in easyriders back in the late 70s early 80s.I hope enjoy you knuckle as much as I do mine.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:18 AM   #13
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I recently realized that the 'knuckles' are only on one side of the engine. And then I felt a little down.
Why do you think everyone takes pictures of the right-hand side of knucks? =P

Looks like the start of a sick project. Clean looking knuck. Worth a mint, probably.

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OK, what's next?
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Nice engine,what kind of bike do you want to build with it?
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Crap that's nice. Just once, I'd like to open a box and find something that pretty...
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Knuckle good.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #18
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Does the motor have everything in it or are you going to put those pistons and cam in it?
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I got into the "'shop" err.. living room (the missus is actually very supportive) for a few minutes today and pulled the top end off the motor ready for inspection. As I don't know the re-build history I'm gonna go through the motor thoroughly with the help of Mike Olsen and see what we can find out..
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #20
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As spotted by Haynuzband the pistons were out of the motor - it has had a rebuild started but not quite finished - I think everything is present except the pushrods. I will need a generator and carb too. It's cool to find that the cases are matching in belly numbers & '47 year marked. I actually bought the motor on Ebay as a bit of a punt - I didn't have a lot to go on but fancied a gamble! As it happened the seller also had a CA pink slip to hand too - I wasn't expecting that.
We're gonna take the motor over to Mike Olsen's place tomorrow afternoon where we can appraise it fully. Fingers crossed!
I have a '57 OEM Harley wishbone frame (I think it's a '57..) too - another Ebay find, and I want to put together a compact, narrow bobber - I'm limited on fabrication facilities so it's gonna be more of an assembly job this time than a lot of welding and shaping metal. Just have the motor, frame (collecting that soon..) and an old solo seat that purports to be a Bates but looks like it might not be one (Ebay again!!)
Fun fun fun...
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