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Old 02-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Ironhead in my shed build.

I decided on making an official build thread for my 74 ironhead with a 75 motor in it.

Trying to decide if I like how the tank sits .. Going to have to cut the tunnel but hey beats the same ole sporty tank and I might get an extra half gallon.

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That will be diferent, will look good with a hardtail!!!!
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Nice shed haha, I wish I had a place of my own to work on things
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It's a small shed, the frame needs the forks off to fit...
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It 9 3/4 by 9 3/4 and I have too many parts in there as it is.
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Nice start.....

When they are down this far...So many ideas of how you want the finish look to be...

Many hours of standing back (In your case, a few feet ) and taking a hard look-see....

I'm sure you have something in mind that will be looking grand in time.
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One Box from USPS showed up today....



S&S has did a little update to their rods....In a effort to get much closer to matching the reciprocating weights they added beef to the front rod....
Nice.....Less work for me to do to get there...

Very lovely .010 pistons (Arias) from Jim's...Tis a dang shame that they can't be seen....... Although I would say that they sure will be felt......
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That is one fast flat rate box. Went out in Wednesday afternoon!
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I think my Mail Lady might be Wonder Woman....!!!



.................................................. ..Got her own Jet............................................... .

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did you like how the stuff was boxed in there? How much did the mailman piss and moan about the wieght?
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How much did the mailman piss and moan about the wieght?
You kidding....???

Look at those wonderful.....aaaaa......muscles......

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If she is the delivery person I am moving down there for hurricane and hotties

Btw the hammer hits were from a PO .. Not my hamfisted hands
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Can't wait for your Box from UPS to show up....



...............................Nice as....aaaa..aaaa.... Boots, Honey..............................

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When the crate gets there the Screws on the top will open the box the two wedges on the sides will let the motor lift out
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Yep, that tank is getting a new tunnel and changing the cap and adding a latter petcock bung for Matt, it will be slighty wider at the bottom for the bigger sporty back bone...

Some One used Braze on the tabs!!! Had to grind ALL of it out so the weld will not crystalize!!!

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ugh sorry Roach .. did not know it was under there.
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I know matt, not a problem, just takes more care...
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Default Re: Ironhead in my shed build.

His shed is so small . . he has to get down on his knees and reach through the window to work on his bike. lol That tank is going to look good either way you go.
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^^^ you aint whistling Dixy!!!!
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It is not that small. I just have to much stuff in there ... The swap meet season is almost here in we state and I will be unloading it all if I can.


Yeah right who am I kidding I will add more phat lewts
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It is not that small. I just have to much stuff in there ... The swap meet season is almost here in we state and I will be unloading it all if I can.


Yeah right who am I kidding I will add more phat lewts
I say the same thing with every bike or basket case I buy! Funny how the stuff gets acquired with intents on selling off the unused parts, and the unused stuff sticks around like flies on shit.
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.....Well Poo......

UPS showed up.....Wasn't the Hottie.....This one had hairy legs and one Eyebrow.....Kinda looked like Ernest Borgnine's sister...!!

Anyway box made it here and in grand shape...



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I kinda wanted to make sure that it would not get crunched and figured that 15 bucks extra in shipping wieght was worth it to make sure that it got there in one peice and the box was reusable to send it back in.


maybe i should make those and sell them for people wanting to ship engines haha
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....This is the Silver Metallic Powder coat that I mentioned in our phone chat.....

OEM Look....Very durable paint....

Cam, Sprocket, primary covers and rocker boxes look good with this coating...IMO

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Got a parts list going together.....
It's getting to be about as long as "Dixie Highway" ........

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Something that I need to say here....

Bad News..... Oh...It's nothing about your motor.

Happened yesterday about a mile from the shop...
A guy on a Rice Rocket was going about 120 + MPH on a side road (Two Lane) when a elderly lady pulled out in the lane...She said that she looked before making the merge....But at the speed he was traveling, he was on her in a flash.

This Fellow was a young Lad.....Sad, Just sad to hear this happen....

http://www.ocala.com/article/2012040...9693?p=1&tc=pg

My Buell is geared tall....About the only place that I feel comfortable with doing high speeds on it....Is on the interstate, and that is when virtually no traffic is to be seen.... Even then I still think about running up on a dropped muffler or a chunk of re-cap off of a over-the-road truck...

Just wanted to share this......
My Condolence to his Family...

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That is sad news for sure Jesse,I had a buddy years ago that was doing about 90 on a Kaw 1000 and hit a piece of 4x4 laying in the road.He was passing a truck on the interstate and when he caught the left lane passing him there it was,he couldn't miss it.D.O.A. on the side of the road ain't no way to go out.You all ride safe out there.
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Sad news for the kid and his family as well as the old lady.


Ride safe out there.
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This look on the cases will stay put a long time..(Brake-Clean is your Friend)
Could powder coat them in a silver or even a rattle can paint to seal them...




Oh...Will ya look at that....!!!



Think I would much rather see a Crack in my Windshield than a Crack in my Case ..!!



Although, I'd rather not see ether ... !!!
(Take a mountain of Coat Hangers to weld up that one)

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Kicker hole for 100 Alex.

Good thing it is going to be electric start only when it is done.
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Welded up "hole" as per your request....

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I would of said hoe as well Jesse.
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Holy "Wonder Woman's Jet" Batman....!!

That's one Hell of a Tailwind...



I think Superman got out and pushed.....

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lol nice. that is 2 days cross country, in the longest possible way Seattle to Florida, via usps in a flate rate box.

That is insane.
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.......Finish Looks........

Had a little chat with Matt...
What we talked about was his cam and sprocket covers being a XLH with the cut-out for the old Prestolite (Long Ass) starter..

In the talk...he said he was going to use a Tech Tornado Starter...
This aftermarket starter is much shorter then the OEM....

New ball-game popped in my head by using the XLCH Cam and Sprocket covers....(Which he already has)

Better looks going on with those covers....Will need a bit of trimming in a few areas to work....But will retain the OEM look of the CH....

What we did here was swap horses in the middle of the creek....
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Jesse,
There Gotta Be a Reality TV Show in the Works for you? get your old Shop Budds from Vegas to join you.. if those Meat Heads at OCC can make change Banging and welding bullits and snap on wrenches to bikes, with your talent it would be a hit.. I'd bet those OCC bikes weight about 800 lbs??
BTW Jesse, this was a compliment
For WTF it's worth I use DEI Silicone Hi Temp Aluminum Color Paint and it's a damn close match to HD Silver..
any time I see hairline cracks in early cases I go OOWWW as in, that hurts...

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It might not be a good idea to give me ideas...
I get enough ideas on my own......

And it's been done....Danny got it going on in Vegas......

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Loved hanging out there....His next door neighbor (To the shop) is Criss Angel.
Good guy...showed me how to do a few of his magic tricks..!!

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Well the cracks suck but honestly since the kicker is not going back in, it is sorta like the best bad news available. Jesse I will get this stuff boxed and sent out tommorow. Prolly primary side as well.


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Jesse, you're definitely going to have to trim those covers because that starter will hit. That starter is shorter but still long enough where it will not let the covers bolt on. I took a measurement and it looks like you'll have to trim at least a 1/2" off those covers (believe it or not the starter is sticking out that far in this photo). Look at my XLH covers with the shorter starter and you can see that there still is very limited space. I've since replaced the steel braided oil lines with rubber because they are too difficult to work with.

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Yeah I hear ya Ross....
Will need the starter and both covers to do the fit....This will need to be done before final finish is laid on.....

BTY.....That Brown's Chrome Plating hurts my eyes....Had to go on the hunt for some sunglasses to look at your post....

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I called Tech and Jaebby shack about the starter and cover and the starter fitting and the deal is that the starter cut out cam cover will fit no problem and the non starter cover will need to be notched out. The kicker cover will need to be notched out regardless of which one I go with since the bottom bolt sits farter out.

I will also need to notch a couple fins out on the bottom of the rear cylinder.

Thanks for the heads up on the fitting issues FDNY37.
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Well the cracks suck but honestly since the kicker is not going back in, it is sorta like the best bad news available.

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Since the cracks don't travel very far..."Ain't No Biggie"
If you can come up with the OEM Plug that Harley put in the XLH models, will work really well....And glue the fire out of it when installing..

Cases cleaned up well, all threads was chased and looking good...
Not all that bad of shape for being a 75 year model...Only the kick cover mounting area was hurt....Being no more kick will make for easy work to be needed there....



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Jesse,

There Gotta Be a Reality TV Show in the Works for you?
And on the TV show thingie....

Going to give Kat Von D a call, see if she would like to co-star...???
Being she has been there and done that....But, Kat would need to leave the other Jesse at home...



I'll let ya'll know what Dany says....
(Wish me Luck with that one, Guys)

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Thought this made a cool picture...

Shows what the Sportie's has become over the years...



The lower case is from a 99...Still has a trap door....
Doing the Rods...The crank-pin seen better days.

(The Local Harley Dealership throws me a Bone, every now and again. Thanks Guys....Save me a Road King later on down the Road for me. With the Drink Holder and Sat. Radio..!!)

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Wonder Woman showed up this morn....
(If she didn't have that dang lasso, I'd be hitting on that....Not into bondage)

Rockers look good...Will take powder coat really well...



Can do a little surface prep, as in getting rid of the casting numbers and a few small nicks...

Wanted to make sure the gasket area was in grand shape...



Hit them a lick on the surfacer just to make sure of "No leak"



Wasn't bad off as far as being flat there...
The gasket area of the boxes and the Holes will be taped and plugged for the Powder Coating...

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Nice Jesse. That is fast shipping it went out of my house at 2 in the afternoon Saturday.
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I knew it was to good to last....
Found the first thread that doesn't look good....



Rear Box here....

Did a chase to it...Not doing a cut as far as going any deeper with the 1/8 NPT....Just enough to clean the old thread up....

This may not be a problem...But the fitting will be sitting much deeper in the box then what it use to...
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I am not surprised by anything with that motor. Poor thing rode hard and put away wet it's entire life. PO was hamfisted apparently. Gives me an excuse to buy some old stf lines.

Go ahead and smooth the dings and stuff.
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First time bushings been replaced on this cover...



Gotta say that this Cam cover is like NOS...(Or will be once the new bushings are installed and line reamed)...No cracks, dents, threads are great...

Going to touch it also on the surfacer...



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I would like to see how those rocker boxes look after powder. I had a shop try one of my spares and it gave him fits and had pin holes everywhere. Good luck Jesse!
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Yeah...The Mo-Co didn't take great pains with the castings from the 90's and back...

Lab-metal will be used to help get a better look on the finish where it's really bad on the casting...

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Cam cover will turn out slick....Nice casting went down on it...

Got one low spot on being flat...A Cometic gasket wouldn't have a problem with where it's at now...Shoot, a factory paper would work well...



May hit it one more lick to get the low spot out of it...
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Parts came in...
Wanted to get the work out of the way with what needs to be done before the powder coat can be laid down....



The new bushings was installed and pinned....
Next to do is the line reaming...That is done with the cover bolted onto the case....Hence the word "Line"



Now that is done the cover can go to the powder coater's....
like to do all work to the parts before the color is laid down...Less chance of booger's handling it later....

Did a test fit with some Andrews....As Jerry Lee Louis said....."Feels Good"


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Got a little work to do with the Lab Metal on the rockers boxes and then will have a arm full of parts to pack to the Coater's....



Cam Cover, Boxes....And I think Matt said he wanted the cases also done too...

Soon will be time to: http://youtu.be/D6BCf_b8GfE
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After I get the parts back from the Coater's will install the cam seal...
This could be done now...But the oven gets to 375 on the baking end of things....Could make the rubber in the seal hard...



This tool does a slick job of getting it in straight and to the proper depth...

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Yes on the cases Jesse. Looking great thanks man.
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Have a question on the case...

The tab of the case that the sprocket cover bolts to does need to be dressed down before the Powder can be laid on...

I recall you saying that you would do the drilling of the filled "Ho" and finish the casting in....



It would be a better look to the finish coating if I did the top of the case casting to match the cover casting....



There is alot of unnecessary meat sticking up past the cover....
You would be filing this down (Guessing) and the powder coat would be gone in this area...

Would be better look if I did the top of the casting before the Coating gets done, and you can finish fitting as far as the hole and deck....

Your call here..?? ...My Friend...



I just couldn't stand to see that goober ....
Had to put the cart behind the Horse....



This will take powder alot better .... You will still need to do the finish on fitting your cover to the case....
What you will be sawing on won't be seen, as the top would have been...
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Did some filling with Lab-Metal..
Need to hand sand and see if more will be needed..



One piece is ready to be powdered...



All the pot holes has been filled and sanded down ...

Should have a good finish going on ...
Is it long lasting..??? ..Yes
Is it alot of work to do this before paint..?? ..Not really...
Is it time consuming....?? ..Takes a bit of effort to do.
Is it a Granny Smith Apple...?? ...You Bet...

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Mo parts showed up.....



What came out was USA made....
What's going back in....Well it was all made on this continent...
Looks like Yukon Jack was having a good day...





End play was checked, right at .003
Getting set-up for doing a lap on the pinion race....
Should just take a few turns with the lap to see a good velvety finish all the way around the I.D. of the case race....

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Photo below shows the I.D. of the race with small traces of wear at sides of the roller paths. The lap will true and remove all of this...



Wonder how it looks under the goo...??
About 12 turns on the lap head went down...
As little wear that the race had going on...Shouldn't need much meat moved.....






Just a bit more will do it....
Cleared almost all the way around but for the spot at 9:00.
A few more turns with the lap will be needed..

I'm hoping that this hadn't been done many times before...
As long as it's not over-sized more then .001 will be good.. __________________

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Hummmmmmmmmmmm...

Matt, if you could do a small job for me...??
The bearings that came off of the pinion shaft...
I need to know what size they are...

Reason for me to ask this is...
Loaded up the max oversize rollers for doing what's call a "Plug-Fit"
The largest made by the Mo-Co for 54-76 Sportie's is OEM # 9426, This is .001 over the STD size of .1875

A Plug fit is allowing the shaft to have a very little noticeable shake by feel....
Well Sir....The .001 over went in with no problems....
OK...Time to do the fit by mic-ing all (Shaft and Bearings times two) and setting up a dial-bore gauge...

This gave me a reading of .0007 to .0008 tenths running fit...
Harley speck for running fit is .0005 to .0015
Well with-in specks....

Next tear-down.....(Way off in the Future) ...will be seeing a need for replacing the case race...

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is this the missing washer?



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Hell's Bells.....

I'm Good.....But I'm far from being that Good....

Anybody out there can mic one of these washers ...??
I have none in stock to get the dimensions
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Heard that one of the Dodge Brothers had a acute sense of feel...
He could feel a crankshaft journal and tell how much farther it needed to be ground to be at STD size....

I'm thinking he was a Bit lucky that day...
His name was Arnold

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The washer goes .........>>>




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Do think that's the one.....
I can see a little shine where the snap-ring was riding.....

Let's get Wonder Woman busy.....

Superman didn't see that.....

Superman was feeling bored after a long break of crime fighting & wanted to go out & party so he called Batman to ask if he wanted to go to a club & pick up some girls. Batman said Robin was ill & he had to look after him.
A little disappointed, Superman called Spiderman to see if he fancied a Few beers. Spiderman told him he had a date with Catwoman.
As a last resort, Superman flew over to Wonderwoman's apartment to see If she was free.
As he landed on her balcony, he saw Wonderwoman naked on the bed with her legs open. Superman thought to himself "I'm faster than a speeding bullet, I could be in there, have sex & out again before she knew what was happening." So Superman did his super thing in a split second & flies off happily.
Meanwhile on the bed, Wonder woman said "Did you hear anything?"
"NO"! said the Invisible Man, "But my ass hurts like hell!"

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With the pinion race being fitted now...The case can go see the Wizard, along with the cam cover and the rocker boxes.

Could spend more time on smoothing the case casting for better looks with the powder coat laying down. Let's see how well a rough cast takes to powder coat. Would like to see a show look on all parts, But time is of the essence..

Speaking of time....
Once the parts are being coated will allow me time to finish building the crank..
Will be going with a 60% balance factor and matching the reciprocating weights..Then time to assemble and true it...

Hoping all goes smooth there...

The only used part of the crank will be the flywheels, all else is new aftermarket parts from well known Manufacturers (Rods, Pistons and Pins)

Did a fast look over of the parts...
Being a gear Head, I would like to see thin wall Tool Steel wrist pins with Teflon Buttons for locks...Could save about 70 grams of weight in that area....But it is what it is and will use what came with.

I see tire smoke in the near future....and your O' L' screaming in your ear to pull over so she can get off and walk...

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And it fits.....



I have a question.....

Being I'm Going to see the Wizard soon.......????


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what is the question?
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The new Rear Mount....Should we add it to the list of the Powder Coating..??

Your call,...Boss
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nah keep it ugly!! I think it should stay au natural as I was going to use some aluminum ones I have for the front
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.....Way Cool.....



This don't happen very often..
Running down the numbers for doing the Balance...
Got to doing the matching of the recip. weights of both piston/rod combos.
......Wow..... only 3.5 grams diff. between the two..
Most of the time it can be as much as 30 or 40 or more grams diff..

I'm sure it has to do with the "New and Improved" S&S rods...
My hat is off to you boys.... Look for a bigger slice of Raisin Pie in y'all paychecks....


This photo shows their Rods from a 2005 cat.



Today's S&S Rods....



Their efforts to make the recip. weights to be close to the same on both piston/rod assembly paid off...

Will remove 3.5 grams from the underside of the front piston in the wrist-pin area to put the numbers right on..



Could take the weight off of the rod as well...
On some that do require high removal of weight, will work both the rod and piston and also the wirst-pin can be lighten...

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Which rods are those? I don't find that part number on the S and S site.
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These are S&S Heavy Duty 34-7500...

They do make the Sportster Supreme Rods for extreme hard playing ....
I do not recommend those for street use....
They are let's go racing Rods and have super big time weight going on .... Way to dang heavy....

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I have a set of the "regular" S&S rods that were polished that I got to use for this build before I got the sweet deal on the heavy duty ones. The regular rods still look like the 2005 catalog picture.

The forward rod seems to have gained the most in thicker wristpin area.
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The forward rod seems to have gained the most in thicker wristpin area.
Well.....Guess we could lay the blame on the Mail Carrier....
Hi Altitude does strange things to metals......Or so I heard..
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HA !! no i ment between the heavy duty ones i shipped and the ones in the catalog.
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Oh....Cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnO9Jyz82Ps .....

I sure didn't want to mess with Wonder Woman ...
But..It does look like she would be some big fun...

S&S has been doing their homework on making the "Milwaukee Vibrator" less of a shaker...
This updated Rod set does help alot with doing just that...!!


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I was thinking about the closeness in weights and the rods and pistons were the best items of my build so far. Both are pretty much upper end for what I am using them for and the pistons were matched and hand engraved before going out.

Good deal all around
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I was thinking about the closeness in weights and the rods and pistons were the best items of my build so far.

Good deal all around
That they are.....

My thoughts on your best item of your build so far was.....
The pinion bearings being the max O/S and falling with-in low specks on the running fit....
You must be carrying a Rabbit's Foot and a Four Leaf Clover.....

Now if the flywheels will true up with no problems sticking their ugly heads up...

Say do you also have a Mojo...??
If not...Better attain one before that work goes down....



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On the balance...
The OEM flywheels have balance holes drilled, a few are in the crank-pin area.
I'm not all that fond of drilling in this area of the wheels..



Where the fall took it to was at the pin....
Could drill more holes in the pin area or add weight to the other side...



Got holes there also....
What I did was thread the preexisting hole and filled it with acid core solder.





In hopes that it was enough to keep many holes from being drilled in the pin area....
Also in hopes that this work will not go down the tubes, as in the tapers being so far whacked that the wheels will not true up....

If they are, would make some really nice trott-line sinkers.
!!..Yum....Soft Shell Turtle soup..!!

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Lets see how much this added weight helped with the fall...



Could have used Heavy Metal slugs....But those are up there in price, they are about three times more weight then the solder...
http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/e.../photo_07.html

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Gotta Love that.....



The added weight was just right....
Did take a bit off of one of the og holes to put it on the money....
If I did a slug of the Heavy Metal, would have been way to much weight....

One guess what needs the other wheel has.......



Yep....Same Shit.....

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Yo Matt...

You must have got a good Mojo working for ya....
Got the other wheel also on the money...Tomorrow will build up the crank..
You could help a little on your end by pulling out that rabbit's foot and give it a few rubs.........

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If ya get a chance to try the new drink at the bars....
Order a Bin Laden......It's made with ....Two Shots and a Splash.....

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Well Mojo or not, I was thinking I wasted time and some cash by trying to use the old flywheels for a bit there. The solder fill is neat, I have seen the Mallory slugs pressed into a ford flathead crank before.

I was pricing out a T&O flywheel to replace that one with. I am glad that I have bypassed that this go around, but next time around or next engine is getting them since I have a habit of buying basket cases needing full rebuilds.

The bottom end is looking nice. Too bad it will never see the light of day until the next rebuild. My 4 year old is going to rip into it in a couple of decades and say, "WTF this thing is full of Jim's parts!"
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Well Mojo or not, I was thinking I wasted time and some cash by trying to use the old flywheels for a bit there.
Tomorrow will tell the story....
It would be great to start off with new parts...
But...If the old can still see service, your money ahead.

Don't know until the effort is put fourth.....We are dealing with parts from many years ago and has seen abuse from previous rebuilds.

Put that Mojo under your pillow for tonight.

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Still waiting for Wonder Woman to show up with the pinion shaft bearing cage washer.
No need for the old bearings...What I was wanting to know was how far over/size they had in there....But there is no need for that...We will fly with the .001 O/S ....
All Good in that area...

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A little more talk about the Flywheels....

If indeed these are toast...and a new set was needed...
It sure would be a great time to do a stroke.
4-1/2" is fairly easy to do on the Sporties....But....Big But here...Would need other pistons with the wrist pin Hole moved up for the added stroke...

Could run stroker plates under the jugs.
Not all that fond of doing that, because of lifting the jug up takes away from the bottom of the jug keeping the piston from rocking....Could get by with doing that on a smaller stroker and keep the pistons that you have now...But not the 4-1/2"

Lets not be putting the cart in front of the horse just yet with what we have going on.
They may not be a problem truing up.....Then again with seeing the hammer marks in that area of the wheels has me concerned.
It would have been nice to see the old pin that was in them...That could also helped in making an call on how bad the tapers are..???
Called a hypothesis...

In a few hours, will be in the know. Or deeper shit....

BTW....I killed a chicken and did the dance last-night....
Ok..Ok...It was the Colonel that killed the chicken...
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....Dang Chicken needed killing.....
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well if those are toast or cost more than a set of T&O flywheels do to fix(or even close to the same price honestly) I am going to get a set of T&O flywheels for the motor. I am not a fan of stroking a motor that is not going to be torndown and built up on a regular basis. I would much rather go with a stock stroke on the flywheels so that everything I have going on will still work. Still at a list price of 285 bucks for a set of stock sportster flywheels from T&O, I have to wonder if I could've saved time and therefore money by buying a new set from the get go. Hindsight being what it is and all.

I am not a fan of putting in the stroke plates on the borrom of the barrels and to be honest the fit of the motor in the frame was tighter than I would have liked to have seen. Maybe a inch more room on the stock frame would've been nice.

So we will see what the rotating mass of a "hammered" flywheel will be doing shortly I think.
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Here we Go....



After a run though the wash tank and oil ports in the pinion side wheel was rodded, all mating parts got a shot of Clean & Prime...

Time to assemble.....

Do like seeing the flywheel washers in grand shape...If they had deep cuts going on would throw up Red Flags as far as the condition of the tapers being bad...

Gooooooood MOJO.....!!



Taking the nuts to factory max. torque specks. Using 640 Green Lock-Tight on the threads and face of the nuts...The factory locks will not be needed no longer.



Did a test for run-out at the rim of each wheel...
This shows how well the shafts are in line with the machining of the wheels...

The results of these tests showed .......That Mojo is Badass..... Needle didn't move at all.

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Well...maybe the Mojo needs a little charging up...

This problem came up in a test fit of the wheels being mocked up...



S&S Rods being much more meat to them than what OEM rods have going on, has cause a small hick-up in the assembly...
The rods are playing tag with the end of the shafts and perhaps the nuts...
Not very much, but are none the least...

The cure....Could grind a little off the rod....Don't like that idea cause it would throw off the balance ....

Best to take a little off the end of the shaft.....These are Jim's and most likely will be hard to grind....

would like to see at least .030 between all moving parts down there, if not a tad more...



Gotta chop off the ugly head...

Did some chopping...


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Yippy..Ki ..Yi ...Yaaaaaaaaa



Wasn't one of the easiest sets that I've trued up....

Less then .001 on the pinion and a big fat O on the sprocket side...
In a effort to close up rod side play, exceeded factory torque specks.
Stock max. speck is 175.... Being the pin and nuts are S&S...I went to 220...
This closed up the side play a whole lot....




................................Works for me..........................................

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Pin and nuts are Jim's should be good to go.
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Shhhhhh

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http://www.hark.com/clips/svznxdqtnj-very-interesting


Package made it here.....

That was the right washer for the pinion...

In your package was two old bearings that came from the pinion...
Being somewhat curious about what size it had been running with.
Mic-ed them.



They was STD size...a little under from ware...

Meaning that the bearings had over TWO Thousandth of a running fit...
Could be the reason the pinion bushing in the cam cover had mega slop going on ...
And also why I was seeing a belly dip at the 9:00 position in the race (Not common to see)...This is when the pistons are in the power stroke and most forces are at work in that area of the case race...

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Once the Timken bearing is pressed on...I will be at a "Full Dead Stop" until the parts gets back to me from the Powder Coater's



Didn't have much need for the motor sprocket or nut that you sent in the first box...
Did a test fit onto the new Jim's shaft.....It fits....(Dang well better fit)


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nice, scary about the slop in the bearing area.

pretty much confirms the roade hard and put away wet theory
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Say Guys......

Got something I want to share with y'all...

Being this is the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby today...

This is somewhat of a tradition for a Born and Raised up Kentucky Boy...



What your looking at here is the best dog-gone pie that has ever been on the face of good old planet earth....!!!

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Must use Kentucky Bourbon in it....."It's the unwritten Law"

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Wow! Just went through the whole thread and now I know more about rebuilding an Iron Head than I ever wanted to know! Cool!
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Cool........

Do hope that all found Matt's thread to be entertaining as well as educational....

The Names have been changed to protect the innocent...
But for the Colonel and the Chicken...!!

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Hey "Shovelhead 80" Glenn.....

How did you like the Kentucky Horse Racing Derby Pie.....??

You did leave some for the rest of the family.....didn't ya...??? ...

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Hey Jesse,yeah I did leave a little for the family,only because the wife baked 2!! Sure did enjoy it.

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Glad that you enjoyed it........Two Huh..?

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"The Wizard of Color" called..!!

Said, Come and get it..
I ran to get my bid, then it dawn on me that he was talking about your parts...

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I asked him how did they turn out......
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Looks like the "Wizard" was Right-On...!!





Got a bit of clean up to do on a few machine surfaces...The heat tape does do well in the spray. But the oven does work the tape a little.



Rockers also turned out tits....
The Powder laid down very well over the Lab-metal


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I miss my motor. I cannot wait to get it back so I can start putting the top end together and working on the rest of my build. Picked up a titled 73 frame for the motor to go into.
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I miss my motor.
I have a feeling that it will be back in the Shed very soon...

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Got a question....

I can install a new sprocket shaft oil seal with this press tool...
Does a neat job of getting it in straight.

The one that is there now looks like new money...
Don't know if you bought a full Gasket and Seal kit, if so that oil seal will be in it..



I would not be afraid to reuse this seal....
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I have not bought the gasket set for it yet and the oil seal on the left side slipped my mind completely when I was worrying about getting a titled frame. If that one looks good then I am good reusing it. it is afterall a ironhead and there should be leaks!
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It is afterall a ironhead and there should be leaks!

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Need to install a new Seal in the cam cover ...
Also the gear shift shaft in the case could use one too...
Left the old one in there to keep from having to use a plug for powder coat.

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I can do those when it gets back here right or am I thinking of something else?
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This tool does a slick job of getting it in straight and to the proper depth...
Yeah...the seals can be put in by you....
Could spin one of these up for doing the cam seal job...
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The oil seal on the left side is the only one that needs to be in the case before the shaft goes in right?
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It's made to install into the bearing spacer...
The spacer was removed from the case when the new Timken bearing was being install...

The seal was not removed from the spacer when that work went down...And it didn't make a trip though the oven...

I re-installed the seal/spacer into the case....I see no problems with the seal being weather-checked from age...Runs in oil on both sides.

The cam seal was removed from the cover when the new bushings was install..It is now...History..
You will need a new replacement one there...

The gear/shift oil seal did make a trip though the oven...Still is kinda soft on the lip ... But, think I would want to see a new one there also...

Don't want it to be leaking any more oil than a 50's Panhead...
Could get a name hung on it, on Bike Night, at the Club....
You don't want the Boys calling your bike "The Valdez" ....Do ya..?

Useless bit of info here......The Valdez is on it's way today to be scrapped .......
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You may see the need to replace the shift shaft bushing also...Good time to do that when you are after the Seal..??

Being it has been rode hard and put up wet.
Check all the parts and pieces for ware and tear.
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Another question..??



The pump body has seen some polishing..The bottom plate is raw...(Also top plate)
The plates will rust unless some type of coating is applied.
Could do powder or rattle can on them...

And this is an optional labor to do if wanted done...
Set up the pump to XLR specks....






The oil pump mods are not much needed for stock bore/stroke motors
They are intended for hi-po and most likely would be over-kill for 61" motors.
Being the pump is a 72-up got much more window timing going on from over what the 52-71 pumps had going ...

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Did find a little damage on the pump....

Looks like the breather valve gear retainer ring may have let the breather valve drop down some letting the feed gear roll pin do a little chewing on the body..



The cuttings from that went to the seal....It's toast.



Will install a new seal...The cut on the pump will not hamper the performance of the pump....Just not nice to see.

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Cool...Had some in stock...



The tool pulls the new seal and sets it at the proper height...


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Once again evidence of the PO's care of making sure that his engine did not try to implode on itself. If I am understanding what the article said for the pump, it is to fix an error in pre 72 pumps that led to under scavanging of the oil from the sump in the case increasing case pressures and forcing the oil up past the rings into the combustion chamber causing smoke and leaks elsewhere in the motor?

How much of this is applicable to my year motor seeing as it is slightly hotter than normal in the cam and compression area but it already has the post 72 oil pump but is still a pre 77 pump?


I think rattlecan black would work on the plates .. if the pump body needs it as well rattle can as well.
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How much of this is applicable to my year motor seeing as it is slightly hotter than normal in the cam and compression area but it already has the post 72 oil pump but is still a pre 77 pump?

Being it is not big in inches (That's what she said ) I think a good service, tune up, so to speak will be all it needs....


I think rattlecan black would work on the plates .. if the pump body needs it as well rattle can as well.
Took a hard look at the check ball seat....



Going to do a lap on the seat and take another down hole look-see (That's what he said )
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Stuck a new roll-pin in it...
Was hoping I had all the gaskets in stock for the critter...



Only the top plate gasket I will need to order...
It would have been grand if we did have a Full gasket and seal kit...
All would be there for doing the whole motor and trans...
.....O-Well....



Being the body had been polished at one time...Left it as is..

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looks nice in there! Yeah i slacked on the gasket set I kept looking for the best ones to get and forgot to order. Still looking for the best ones to get or at least input into which ones I should get.
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Since I am conerting it to electric start and have several sprocket covers ... I like Kirk's sportster build over at CC and what he did to his cover so I copied it.

What it was



middle of the job


Side by side with a original cover



by itself filed down a bit


I was thinking about putting in some "speed holes" with stainless screen but will wait until I decide to drill out the spare rear drum cover as well.
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Nice work on that cover...

I been a little busy at sawing too today...

Been looking at the super rough casting on the right case...Knew it was going to be somewhat of an eyesore after the powder was laid on...

Well Sir.....Every time I looked at that spot...It bothered me to see it.

OK....This one is on me...
Being the Wizard has a powerful liking for the Kentucky Derby Horse Racing Pie...
Going to have him re-shoot the right case....
After I smooth out the Ten miles of gavel road....



This photo shows some of how bad the casting was....



Working the whole top of the case....The Powder will flow really well now that the rough is gone...



Almost got it all....A little more grind time will be needed...

Question....??
The case numbers...
They are a bit faint from what grinding I did...

I do have the Harley stamps for restoration work ..
If you would like these to be more pronounce...
I can make that happen....

Your call there....Chief
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Honestly I do not care about case numbers. I am not a snob when it comes to that and seeing as it is not in it's original frame anyways restamping the part number on it is not really needed. I think the vin number is the only thing I am worried about.
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Honestly I do not care about case number restamping...

The part number on it is not really needed.

I think the vin number is the only thing I am worried about.
Not talking about a part number....
The case numbers that can be seen are the Vin ID numbers...

Ooooo.....I get it....
You are going off the frame number for a title and won't be needing the OEM Vin numbers on the case no longer...Dang...I think you said this to me on the Phone...

Shoot...In that case...I could grind them all the way off....
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Umm no lol keep the vin numbers there I thought you were talking about the belly numbers. No vin numbers on that motor means the highway patrol assumes it is stolen.
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Umm no lol keep the vin numbers there I thought you were talking about the belly numbers. No vin numbers on that motor means the highway patrol assumes it is stolen.
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Now back to my question about making those numbers look more like what they did when the bike was sitting on the Dealer's showroom floor back in 1975....

I'm not changing any number's from what is there now....Just would be making the imprints of the factory numbers look new again...The grinding to get down below the rough cast of the case did make a few of the lighter stamped numbers look faint...

When the powder goes on...They just may disappear....



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Don't worry....

Not going to let these Boys get anywhere near your motor....



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The redo powder coat will not slow us up much being I have to order a few gaskets and wait for them to show up...

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No worries Jesse I was glad to make the call to make sure we were on the same page there! .. If I wanted to take my stuff to the Three Stooges I would take them to a "cafe specialist" shop up here that looks like they do welds with a bic lighter.

On a lighter note working on a fender setup that mounts to the swing arm and a seat bracket for the solo seat I picked up from hard Luck Designs a while back. I have to say that since my oxy acetaline torch lines are about 40 years old they have dry rotted out and I am using MAP gas to heat the metal to bend it to shape.









You can see the gernal idea that I am working on. I have another frame that has the rear tabs hacked off so I am going to have a bracket extend back and use it to put some stubby 2 inch springs on.


This is just a rough out to see if what I was thinking about will work. Getting new gas lines for my torch is going to have to wait until the shops open up. But you get the general idea. Wife asked me if it will hold meup, I told her I hope so!!
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Great thread. Always enjoy drag stews on the journal.from one ky boy to another where in the world are you dragstews?and if Matt doesn't mind was wondering what a guesstimate on all this work you have done costs? And is that cost comparable on an evo sportster motor lower end rebuild?
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Just a short note,the guys would trust with "hard stuff"died this winter and I have a "blockhead" in my shed and if I need work done I don't know who I would take it to. If you're still in Ky I sure would like it to be you I think.
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Betca, I have been wearing Shoes longer then you have...
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I have a complete rocord of costs on this motor build. I was saving considerable amounts on getting screamingn deals on parts but the motor had some rough spots that have taken mroe than i would of liked.

Seeing as this is my first Harley I am not sure what a EVO motor runs on the complete rebuild.
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About the same on cost.....
Parts are just a little diff. from a IH but close in relation.

It's when Hi-Po parts are being installed that the Dollar gets to be up there.

With an Evo there are many choices, not so much with the Ironhead these days...Bout the same thing going on with the Model T Ford...
Back in the day the options for them was endless...Was 15 Million of them made...100 years ago.

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Photo was taken in Barren Co. Ky.

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Must have been headed to Church...

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Guess that was a good thing for me...



He traded up in this photo to a 25 Chevy.......Go Gramps.......

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Well I have found a shoe five years ago along the road, been wearing that one all along,but just found the other a couple of weeks ago. So I guess I been wearing shoe longer than you! AND I still got all my teeth!!!... I keep them in a glass by my bed at night, but it is a whole set.Of course I don't know where the jar is that my old lady keeps my balls in, but she tells me they are still here somewhere!!!
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Yep..........Guess So.

.....Well.....

You got this to look forward to......

An elderly couple were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, so they decided to return to the little town where they first met. They sat in a small coffee shop in the town and were telling the waitress about their love for each other and how they met at this same spot. Sitting next to them was the local cop and he smiled as the old couple spoke. After the waitress left the table, the old man said to his wife, "Remember the first time we made love, it was up in that field across the road, when I put you against the fence. Why don't we do it again for old times sake? The wife giggled like crazy and said, "Sure, why not." So off they went out the door and across to the field. The cop smiled to himself, thinking how romantic this was and decided he better keep an eye on the couple so they didn't run into any harm. The old couple walked to the field and as they approached the fence they began to undress. The old man picked up his wife when they were naked and leaned her against the fence. The cop was watching from the bushes and was surprised at what he saw. With the vitality of youth, the wife bounced up and down excitedly, while the husband thrashed around like a wild man, then they fell to the ground exhausted. Eventually, they stood up, shook themselves, and got dressed. As they walked back towards the road, the cop stepped from his hiding spot and said, "That is the most wonderful love making I have ever seen." "You must have been a wild couple when you were young." "Not really," said the old man, "when we were young, that fence wasn't electric."

Bet that was fun....

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Ha! Reminds me of when me and the wife were dating and she walked into an electric fence on my dads farm.There wasnt any love making for awhile cause I laughed my ass off at her and she didn't see the humor in it...sometimes there's just no charming them!
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How do you get so much work done when your always on here?
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Takes more voltage.....

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Time to take another shot at it....



If we could get it to hold still long enough...Might just hit a homer...
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Should be able to see them under the P.C. this time around...
Before was kinda iffy.
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The photos of My Mom with those old cars....
Wanted to share a bit of my family history...

My Grandfather was a Hard working dirt farmer....
He was one of the first to have a car in our neck of the woods...

That Model T served him well for many years...
In late 1924 they drilled for oil...In the backyard.

That is where the Brand New Chevy came from....
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(Useless bit of info here .. Jed's truck was a 23 Oldsmobile converted into a truck)

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This is the photo of that day the well came in....



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Working on a fender setup that mounts to the swing arm and a seat bracket for the solo seat I picked up from hard Luck Designs a while back. I have to say that since my oxy acetaline torch lines are about 40 years old they have dry rotted out and I am using MAP gas to heat the metal to bend it to shape.





You can see the gernal idea that I am working on. I have another frame that has the rear tabs hacked off so I am going to have a bracket extend back and use it to put some stubby 2 inch springs on.
I was digging in my parts bin and came up with these homemade fender struts......Could come in handy for your seat idea...
If you think so too...Will slip them in your crate...



Even had them plated....
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sure I will try them out. Not sure how I am going to proceed with the seat, but it is going to have to wait until after next week.

Finals and all.
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You got them.....

A word on the origin of those fender struts..

The Sportie in primer is where they came from...
Made them up as per the owner's instructions..

I didn't care for them from the get-go...But did as he said to do...
After 15 other people said "What the #@%&"

He let me do my thing with what thoughts I had in mind...



This is that bike done...



Think the fender struts that are on it now looked much better than the ones I'm going to send to you...

Being the holes are drilled for mounting to the frame ears will give you a great place to weld to....

BTY....That exhaust was NOT my idea....!!

But it was a great controversial piece...

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I think the box may get overfilled at this point and the side cover and rocker covers may need to come back in a different box.
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...this last picture show a bike that looks like a bunch of styles that s put together...
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...this last picture show a bike that looks like a bunch of styles that s put together...
The Guy that owned it was a Beatnick in the 50's...A Hippy in the 60's and 70's and a Punk Rocker in the 80's

Now he's just a pain old Yuppie.......

Like the rest of us Baby Boomers....

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I'm just totally confused about what or who this thread is about.
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Matt's motor rebuild, being done by Jesse (Dragstews). And general radio chatter. =) Entertaining radio chatter, at that.
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I think the box may get overfilled at this point and the side cover and rocker covers may need to come back in a different box.

You may be thinking right about the room in there...

Should have the right case back from the Wizard this coming week..
All work has been done, so just gluing them together, timing the oil pump, pressing on the pinion gear and boxing up to send back is left to do...

Still need to order that oil pump gasket... Been waiting for more of a order (From others) so as I don't get nailed with a handling fee from the Vender...They have a $50 min. going on.. If that don't happen soon, will make a trip to Ocala to pick one up...

Kinda need to go there anyways..
I most always try to stop by an Old Friends place to shoot the shit.... http://garlits.com/ .....Hell of a nice guy to talk with.... Hard to get away from him... He is a Hoot to be around...

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I need other gaskets so I can give ya a call and see what we can work out on it.
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Well .... Good Golly Miss Molly......



Was going together and on the last case bolt taking it to 15 Lb of TQ...
Guess what happen..?? The threads pulled... Great Scot !!! .....

So.....Split the case for repair and start over....

In the back of my head...Heard Forrest Gump saying "#%It Happens"
Guess so on 40 year old stuff....

Anyways got them glued and a few checks done....



Down-Hill from here....





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A Fellow asked me what my Grandfather grew on his farm...(Besides Girls) ....

He grew anything that had a market for it.
Kentucky is well known for it's Tobacco.
Also had a huge Blackberry Patch.

For the War Effort (WWII) he grew Hemp... the Navy made rope from it...



Now before y'all get up in arm's .... It ain't the same.

Case in point...

"White Men Can't Jump" Woody Harrelson took it to Court...and Won.

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Said you could smoke three acres of it and you would only get a headache...

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Been there tried that! They grew hemp here in central kentucky during the civil war, so now you can find it in the fence rows around here. leaf looks right but a lighter color green. But hey sixteen and sober in a small country town will try anything!!!
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Hey...It's a step up from Banana Peels.....
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Got the parts in today...

Once the oil pump was loaded with the gaskets, did the factory timing on it...

This tool does a splendid job of keeping the TDC mark locked....
Flywheels will not turn while installing the pump and setting the timing of..



Also some Kick Butt base gaskets came in.
These are very much like the James Metal Rubber coated ones...that they don't make for the Ironheads.



Time to box up and give Wonder Woman a Call....

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awsome! .. now just to find the time to get it buttoned up!
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My end...Or your end...???
Just have to set it back in the Super Crate..and Fuel up Wonder Woman's jet on my end.
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my end ... I have to get cracking on my stuff
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Locked...Cocked and really to Rock

But not on Wonder Woman's Jet......70 pound limit..
Guess those wasn't what I was looking at..........And nether was y'all..!!..



(A) are the Pistons
(B) .."..."... Gaskets
(C) .."..."....Rings
(D) .."..."...Fuel Valve and a bag of hardware.

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Man. I can't wait to see this bolted into Matt's frame! I wish I had the coin to send you a motor, Jesse. You do amazing work.
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Now that is a box o parts with the motor !! side and rocker covers coming in flat rate boxes?

Tolda ya my post lady looks like sasquach ... or Shreik maybe both
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Yes the box on top of the Super Crate has the rocker covers in it...
Will box it in a large Priority Mail Box.
The Cam Cover will also go into a large..

Three boxes all together headed your way...

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Thanks...

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going forward with my Seat bracket for my solo seat. Since I am keeping it a swingarm bike I do not need to worry about springs but i do want to make it stable.

Adding to the fact that I am replacing the rear horseshoe that was cut by the previous owner of the frame I welded in plugs to the rear mounting holes on the horseshoe that I picked up from skajaquada.



and welded and ground down again ... keep in mind it is Oxy/Acet gas welding since that is all I have.

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All this looking at SevenYearFamine's tranny gears led me to go look at mine while it is waiting for the rest of the bottom end to get home.

Keep in mind I have zero running information on this engine, got it as a basket and have basically considered everything in the motor suspect. Jesse and Roach both asked about my tranny and honestly I have been a little reluctant to get into until I get the rest of the motor in line. Well guess it is time to look at the gears.

Looks like 1st and 4th countershaft gears have a bit or wear on them and the dogs that fit into them look a little worn as well.









The grit/shavings are from a bunch of dust getting blown on it by my shop vac and not from the tranny.(happens when you have a 4 year old for a shop assistant)

The one picture of the brass arm shows a pretty deep groove in it, but it is uniform and looks like it was for fitting with the gear.

The dogs look like they have been used, just as much as the rest of the bike was and is prolly all original from 1975.


what does a set of andrews gears run ...
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Been a few 4th gear mis-shifts with that tranny...

And no....The cut on the shift fork is not OEM...
Somebody was having some fun....on this bike.

BTY...Boxes went out today..
Two by WW and the crate went UPS.


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I wish my ups lady looked like that, my wife is glad she doesn't?


New gear time for the ole transmission?
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Well that kinda sucks, but not totally unexpected. Gives me an excuse to try this whiskey I picked up at Costco ... It is very young tasting. Time to put up a wtb Andrews tranny gears ad.

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That ain't going to fix it...Might help in forgetting about it for awhile...


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First 2 boxes got in last night. Looks great, I will post some pictures when it all gets here, but right now most of my photos are showing up as x's ... guess photobucket wants me to pay for it now.
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Once your album has maxed out (2500 photos)
They will want you to pay...

You can clear some of your photos out of your album to make room for the new ones to upload...

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Matt/Drag, didn't Crebo have some parts left over from his tranny build?
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He should have...

When he was building his, bought up a few sizes of those forks and shims..

crebo PM him....

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something whicked this way comes ....



lifted it out of the box and put it in the engine stand while holding it under my right arm ... little awkward but hey it worked




all the fine stuff mocked up to see if the flat black works with the silver


close up of the points cover .. oopps got the wrong points cover from Super Rat .. kinda like it as it is and it was all he had so i am keeping it

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Daymmmmmm
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Looking Good...

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This plate is from the later Ele. Ign. Could make do with it...


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I see what you're saying .. well wanna part with that one? hehe

on a side note started putting my trumpnut rocker bolts on... these things are real nice!



yeah I know i need to align them better but my shop helper (4 year old son) told me not to do anything exciting while he was at swim lessons, which he declared was doing anything in my shop, so I had to stop.
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Dang...Looks like Bummer Guards off of a 56 Buick....That some Cool sh...stuff...!!

The plate is yours....Will box it in the next shipment out to you...
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Thanks Jesse!! I will get my odds and ends back down to you as soon as i have time to fit the Sprocket cover

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How tight did the lifter bores go in the case...??
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They weRe tight but not wtf tight. Felt solid.
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That's good to hear...

Cause they will need to come back off to set the end play.
Only way to check is by feel with a feeler gauge down each hole...

I do one cam at a time....Once the end play has been set with however many shims it takes....Set it aside and go on to the next one....
On the specks....I like to go on the loose side for them....

Do have a tool for pulling those out...
The cam must be in the motor for it to work....
The slots on the sides of the lifter blocks is for that tool to lock in....
Will dig it out of my tool box and snap a photo and post it.



This tool makes for an easy job on ones that are being a pain in the ass to get out...

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This look good? or is cam 1 ( rear exh ) look off by one tooth?






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Could hook up a degree wheel and check timing....

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do not have a timing wheel setup

try this
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That looks good to me....

But you can call their tech line and point the tech to this thread or e-mail them a photo and let them make the call on those dots that should have been done in Braille for us visually impaired !!!

http://www.andrewsproducts.com/PDF_f...ams_IronXL.pdf

Say....How did the fit feel of those cams in the cover..???
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I put it on and took it off prolly close a dozen times so far. Gears fit nicely ito the cover.
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Yeah...
Take a bit of time to properly set up the end play on a four cam motor...
Those poor case threads are getting a work-out...

May want to make sure of where the oil line vent fitting is pointing..Once you have that cam cover nailed on..It's a blogger to get to, if it needs to be turned...
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it's pointed right at the cover .. i was looking at it and thinking about which way I wanted to put it... I was considering putting it directly down. The one thread that popped loose helicoiled fine. new stainless bolts were tougher than the40 year old block. I retapped it and cleaned the threads on the bolt after I helicoiled it and put it back in. I beam torque wrench is a bit tougher to work with but man it will not go out of cal unless you bend it with a vice.

I think my ibeam is 1960's era
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Keep this Guy away from turning ANY screws on it.....

Speck is 90 to 110 inch pounds

Opps.....Didn't see the Guys Johnson hanging out in the first photo...

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Hey Matt, is that you in that pic?
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Point is....Try not to get Popeyed with those ....

A beam type TQ is a bit hard to read in inch pounds
In foot pounds it would be somewhere near 6 or 7 ...??

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yeah was kidding kinda late here. soft touch with aluminum threads anyways
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Headbolts look a little loose....
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Just picked up a vintage part from 24 cycles and had to head to the shop to see how it all fit.



Now you might ask yourself if I really needed to put on a karata belt drive with a scorpian clutch setup .......


hells yes I needed to do it!!

now to get the scratch together to get a set of andrews "c" ratio tranny gears
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well 220 for the belt drive setup makes it pretty easy to pull the trigger on, especially since I would have spent about 1/2 that or more for a new front engine sproket and and replacement parts on the primary.
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Matt where did you buy the 12 pt. head bolts from? Did you plug all the oil transfer holes in your case so you can run the belt or is it a wet setup? Can't wait to see this thing all done!
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The cases are plugged, but I am running a wet setup. The bolts are stainless sold by alloy bolts http://alloyboltz.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=13 .

I was hoping to have it done to ride in the spring, but looks like it is going to take a slower road than expected, might pick up a buell for a commuter.
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Insert is junk...
That pulley could be used...Some Hard Anodizing would give more life to it...
The nicks are of little concern...Dress down the sharp edges and roll...
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That is about what I was thinking on the insert, glad it is still available. I need to pick up a belt and retainer ring as well.

Hopefully he will get back to me otherwise I am going to have to bug you to talk to him .

I will try to grab his ear about how to go about repairing the teeth if possible.

Thanks for the Help Drags ... again
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Been tiring to talk Jim into coming down here and go Gator hunting with me....

Don't catch many but the boat ride is fun....

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I wonder if I can get it repaired and then anodized .... hmm seems my bike is getting put farther and farther down the road ... next time I will pick something simple like a knuckster ...
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well at least I would be able too reuse the entire tranny setup, barnett clutch, and karata belt drive instead of chasing down more
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:49 AM   #196
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Got the parts I need on order from Jim at Karata. Good guy that called me back on a Sat to see what I needed.

He also said that he was considering making the drives again if there were enough interest for them .. like 100 production runs at a time.

I know there are at least another 99 ironhead owners out there that want to get one !!
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I picked up a mini bird deflector, but it did not have the ring and screen so instead of running an open pipe into my engine i made a ring and now need to pick up some screen.






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Old 01-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #198
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Nice!!! Yeah I am going to use that crank shaft you gave me in my Xhead project

Cant wait to see yours done!!!


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added a new bike to my shed for a commuter, old cb550 what not cutting it so i picked up this 97 Buell thunderbolt off of CL ... long story 1900 bucks and comes with a spare engine



daylight will add detail .. anyone know the difference between a RS and SS engine code?

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