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Old 11-24-2016, 12:52 PM   #281
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The carburetors on both my '59 and the '62 are identical and called Linkert M74's.
Somehow I misplaced the '62 carb, it has to be around somewhere, just can't find it, and I can't remember where I might have put it. But I have the '59 carb, and have ordered a rebuild kit for it. This is right off of the '59 motor over 40 years ago...


....Complete with original dirt !!

Let's see how well it cleans up....

And, a Happy Thanksgiving to all....
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Old 11-24-2016, 01:33 PM   #282
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Happy Thanksgiving Willy!!

We'll find it.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:29 PM   #283
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Messed around today with the '59 carb.
Fine brass wire wheel brushed it...

I'm in love !!!!!!

Compare....



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Old 11-30-2016, 01:37 PM   #284
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Some interesting markings on the sides of the Harley 1959 carb....

This carb was always known as a Linkert, so I'm sure the "L&L"
has something to do with that, and the "INDPLS" just has
to be Indianapolis !


I'm assuming the 1-1/2" is the venturi size...
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:48 PM   #285
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I have a M74 on my pan. It runs like a train. People say S&S super E.. my 54 ran like shit on it. Put the link I had for a steal and cleaned up from the US, now she runs like a lion.
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:09 PM   #286
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I ran my '62 for about 20 years with a Linkert,
it always started easy and ran strong, motor
was mostly stock, a Sifton 468+ cam and solid
lifters and a joe hunt mag, but that's all...

these are the parts kit I've ordered
thought I'd give it a try
it hasn't arrived as yet

Not real happy about the brass float though....
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:23 PM   #287
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I was about to say, Rubber ducky, the brass don't last 5 mins here in the UK with the 99RON fuel.

My pan is a mag battery less and literally is a one kicker hot and cold! it's -10 here at the moment and it kicked cold in 2.
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:25 PM   #288
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Picked up a float from Tom Cotten at Victory Motorcycles.

Those tabs I welded on my freshly painted frame for the mufflers, needed to do something, so sanded and smoothed that area, mixed some activator with the paint I used on the frame, and hand painted the tabs, they look pretty good. Just wish I had remembered to fit those tabs before I painted the frame !!!
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:04 AM   #289
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Looks great!
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:26 PM   #290
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Just too much going on in my life, and I love it all !!!
Hard to find time to go in the shop and work on the bike....

Heres some pix on how the bike sits at the moment...



And, Yeah, that's my '55 Chevy Sport Coupe I'm supposed
to be working on in the background there....




I share this shop space with a couple of other guys, so there
is always lots of projects going on in this shop....


Also reworked the "mouse trap", a spring loaded over center clutch assist device that these early Harleys used to assist the clutch lever effort....



I chromed parts of it in one of the shops in Honolulu in the early 70's....
They're all gone now, environmental concerns shut them down....
Aloha,
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:54 PM   #291
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Hurry up!! We have rides to do and beer to drink or scotch.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:28 PM   #292
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Back to the carburetor...

The float was swollen and it busted up pulling it out of the bowl....

So I ordered a "Durable" float from Liberty Cycle,
it's supposed to be immune to fuel ethanol problems....

Cleaned up the original pivot bracket, and used a new
mounting screw provided by Liberty with the float on my request....

The new screw and shank is slightly shorter then the oem one,
but it went together quite nicely....

I need to adjust it a bit, it is set a little high right now,
but I can do that when the rest of the rebuild parts arrive....

Waiting for the rebuild kit to arrive....

More Later....
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:32 PM   #293
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Linkerts rock.
I have one on each of my Harley 45's. I know a lot of folks have problems with them, but I have found them highly adjustable & easy to work on.
I originally planned to put an M-74B on my hotrod 45, but I came across an M-53 (with bombsight venturi), so the M-74B is sitting on the shelf.
The markings on the carb body are standard for brass Linkerts after about 1938 - 39. They had 4 lines before about 1939 & 3 lines afterwards. The "2-418" identifies the casting & can be the same for several different models.
Palmer has a ton of info on Linkerts if you're interested.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:51 PM   #294
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In 1975 I was on a long mainland trip on this bike, in essentially the same build as now, shipping to and then back home thru San Francisco, and on the first leg of the trip I was headed East from Jasper Park in Canada through Edmonton, and ran into a bunch of local Edmonton guys headed East, at the local HD dealership. They saw the Hawaii plates on the chopped pan, and invited me to ride with them. I was amazed at how well that '62 pan performed with those guys, who all had early iron, all modified and hot rodded, and I was able to hang with them very successfully, all the way to Winnepeg, before I cut South and left them. A great bunch of guys, still keep in touch with a few of them. Also visited the HD factory in Milwaukee on that trip, those guys were also great, and gave me the true "cook's tour".....
I'll never forget that trip, and it continued to be great thru Nashville, then heading back west to SF visiting old buddies here and there along the way....
I'd love to do that trip again, but as I'm 74 now, and was 33 then and in great shape, I could ride the pegs on that pan for miles on rough back roads....
I doubt I could do that today, but it's fun imagining it....

Aloha
Willy

PS....
I have a whole bunch of 35 mm slides from that trip I need to digitize and put up a thread on it, this is the only pic I have available, this was the start of that trip in SF, at my buddy's house, he still has the '55 Chevy pickup in the background....

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Bike look real nice man.
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:04 PM   #296
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Ran into a problem with this new o-ring style chain though,
it's wider than the old style chain and is hitting the back side
of the clutch shell, so looking for ways to get more clearance...


I have a spare (new) hub on the shelf,
will try that to see if it fits better w/ the chain....

So locked down the clutch springs and pulled it apart...


Need to pull both sprockets and lift off the primary as a unit,
And I did remember that the motor nut is right hand....
and the clutch nut is left hand thread....


The new hub does not have a liner riveted on yet,
and I have a spare liner,
am considering doing a double thick liner
to give me additional chain clearance....


Hmmmmm....
I wonder if those rivets are long enough....


Other options I've considered are:
1. machine some of the material off the back side of the clutch shell to get clearance with the chain....

2. Machine some metal off the back side of the chain drive sprocket to get it to sit closer to the transmission on that splined shaft, but there is not much room to do that.

3. Part of this possibility discussed above, the taper on the existing hub, compared to the new hub I have pulled off the shelf, might be just enough different to give me clearance, so am thinking about how to check that without riveting on only a single layer of the liner on the clutch hub flange. Because if it still hits with the new hub and a single liner, I'm still where I'm at now. But I think a double layer might just solve my problem.

Hmmmmm......

More Later....

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Old 12-10-2016, 01:40 PM   #297
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Looks really good man! what gearing are you running there, I have a 47 front, not actually sure about my other. They look tiny though compared! probably will wheelie that badboy in 1st 2nd and third!! o ring chains are considerably bigger, mine was contacting in a few place, I machined material off the clutch shell!
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:14 PM   #298
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23/51 on the final drive, but don't remember the
primary tooth count, will hafta take a look....

I did take a look at the chain drive sprocket to see
if it could be repositioned closer to the tranny....
Nawww, it's already as close as I'd want it...



So, let's put this new hub on and take a look....



Just setting the single layer of liner on the hub flange...



Nope, it still is too close, just barely touching the chain....



Added the other liner, about an additional 1/16"



Ahhh, now I have chain clearance....



The problem is that the rivets are too short for a double layer of liner....



More "Hmmmmmm......." !!

and More Later....

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Old 12-12-2016, 08:40 PM   #299
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Stopped by the local ace hardware and put some
flathead brass #6 machine screws in....



The plastic surface is tapered same as the screw heads...



And I think I can torque down these and peen over the
ends of the screws.....

More Later....
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