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Forum: The Board 05-20-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,419
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: my Ironhead has me stumped. (quits running when warm)

I had a bad coil do that on an old flattie... Took forever to diagnose, because the coil would cut out when hot. Try points first, but sound ignition related to me...
Forum: The Board 09-30-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,000
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Mounting Mechanical Oil Gauge - Questions

If it's of the Bourdon tube type, there are places that advertise in Hemmings Motor News that can replace the tube, and provide the bulb at the end. I had a rare '33 Plymouth temp gauge repaired.
Forum: The Board 08-15-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Talking Seattle Cossacks; was: Found some cool old Pics

Hi all, I'm the Cossack brother. I've been doing it for three years; I am member #123 in 75 years. They started in 1938 with a group of Seattle area hillclimbers entertaining themselves between...
Forum: The Board 07-26-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,738
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson Motorcycle by Bruce Palmer on PDF?

Another book I am pretty impressed with is "How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley Davidson Big Twins - 1936 - 1964". Fantastic how-to's and very detailed pictures. Author is Rick Schunk,...
Forum: The Board 07-26-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,620
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Crocker?

Dale is cool. Saw him during the first Cannonball, in Albuquerque, NM, helping a guy straighten the frame on his 1915 Harley...using Dale's 1915 Harley. They had one side of the guy's bike strapped...
Forum: The Board 05-05-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,726
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: rigid bike fucked up your back?

This might be old news to most, but I want to pass on an old school trick some may not have seen. I ride a couple of old Harley flatheads with the stock pogo and solo seat set-up. An old guy on my...
Forum: The Board 05-19-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,434
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Stolen Indian Chiefs, could use some help!

Hi Zac, sorry to hear about your bad luck. You oughta cross-post your message to Virtual Indian:

That will hit the audience most likely to know if...
Forum: The Board 05-16-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,183
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Grant's '37 UL build

Awesome build, Grant. I ride a '38 "U". It's such a joy to ride, you're gonna love it!

Not sure how stock you're planning... I have a cool dual exhaust setup to sell if you are interested.
Forum: Wanted 04-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 676
Posted By Flathead4Ever
1946-53 Indian Chief "square base" front cylinder

Hope there are some Wigwam afficionados on JJ that can help.

What I need:

1946 - 1953 Indian Chief square base front cylinder. I plan to sleeve it and replace guides, so oversize bore or...
Forum: The Board 02-08-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Does anyone replate head light reflectors???

I have heard that the best option for reflectance (not cheapest cost) is supposedly a place called Uvira. Uvira is a company that will put a glass coated vapor deposited aluminum coating on antique...
Forum: Parts For Sale 01-23-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,238
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Narrow Flanders style bars, throttle, grips

Sold, pending payment
For Sale: 1” narrow Flanders style bars. $45.00

Forum: Parts For Sale 01-22-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,404
Posted By Flathead4Ever
BT Flattie Dual Exhaust

For Sale: complete dual exhaust system for a Harley Davidson big twin (74" or 80") flathead. Came off my 1938 U. Looks, sounds, and performs great. Includes:

- front and rear header pipes,...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 01-19-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Hellbuellie from Austin area

Just wanted to say how beautiful your Chief is. I just got a 1948 Chief that has been in storage since 1986... Very original, but needs some love. I live in Seattle, and am the rookie on the...
Forum: The Board 12-07-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,463
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Ever thought about learning to machine?

I have had the itch forever, and recently had a 1947 Craftsman Atlas lathe fall into my lap (I had space, the owner doesn't) after spending years with a hack saw and files. It is truly addictive. ...
Forum: The Board 10-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,793
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: How did they get there names?

I have had the pleasure of hanging out with some real "old school" riders from back in the late 1930's and early 1940's... I have noticed that a lot of them don't use the terms Knucklehead and...
Forum: The Board 10-27-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,160
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Big twin flathead motor question

Isn't it true that the stroker pistons have shortened skirts, to clear the flywheels at B.D.C.? I have read that this can significantly shorten top end life.

I have had the chance to compare my...
Forum: The Board 09-10-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,305
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Just Putting This Out There

Rode dirt bikes as a kid, then on the street until age 19. A drunk driver coming down the wrong side of a freeway made a hood ornament out of me and my bike. I stopped riding for 37 years, so I...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: frame guy needed

I got a repop '38 "U" tool box bracket from Raceframe Engineering. Great to deal with, and the part fit like a glove... +++
Forum: The Board 07-14-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,012
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Short Film about Motorcycle Riding.

I think it's awesome. Captures that zen-like moment in the middle of a ride, where the old mill is singing to me, in perfect syncopation, and there is no past, no future, only NOW. At that point I...
Forum: The Board 07-13-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,365
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Smile Re: WTF MOTHER FU&^@T%*&# Ironhead????

"After a generator has been repaired and reinstalled on a vehicle or at any time after a generator has been tested, it must be repolarized to make sure that it has the correct polarity with respect...
Forum: The Board 06-29-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,263
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Engine advice for boardtrack racer

I am not nearly talented enough to pull it off, but anyone else ever think that a homegrown V-twin made from Triumph Cub parts would be awesome in a project like this...

The JAP is a totally cool...
Forum: The Board 06-19-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Fathers day

On fathers day, three cheers to guys like Teach, who are passing on mad fabrication skills to the next generation. Hey kids, life is the part outside that little pixelated screen...
Forum: The Board 06-14-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,799
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: Rhinebeck 2011

If someone knows the guy with the drag knuck on the solid axle trailer, I would be really curious to know how that trailer works. I know where there's one just like it from back in the day, and...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 05-01-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: greatest has been that never was

My WL has the stock tanks, and carries oil in the right tank half. Already made sure nothing is dripping/seeping down from above (tanks or fittings). Somebody might have heli-coiled the spark plug...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 04-29-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By Flathead4Ever
Re: greatest has been that never was

Hey, Kopcicle, we're damn near neighbors if your lat/long is accurate. Welcome. Ever been to the South Prairie Fly-In and Motorcycle show? Practically in your backyard.

Here's a motorcycle...
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