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Forum: The Board 06-20-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By old.wrench
Re: O-Ring Install Panhead

Dave,
That is the same way I install them (not too much choice here!).
You'll want to use viton o-rings and good quality clamps that apply even pressure all the way around.
When snugging up the...
Forum: The Board 06-17-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Premature Primary Belt Wear

marvin,
For primary belt drives, alignment and tension are critical and the key to a long lasting belt. I setup all belt drives (even a 3" belt) so I can actually pull and slip off the belt off by...
Forum: The Board 06-08-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By old.wrench
Re: replacement panhead petcock

willy,
The part number on that conversion petcock setup from VT is 38-0202. I've still got the one that was on the set of 1959-1960 tanks I got from Russ, another JJ forum member. The petcock is a...
Forum: The Board 06-07-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By old.wrench
Re: replacement panhead petcock

Forgot to mention -
the bottom hole for the thru-rod shut off seat is threaded 3/4"-18.
Forum: The Board 06-07-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By old.wrench
Re: replacement panhead petcock

willy,
You might check with VTwin; they used to sell the whole conversion petcock/cross over line assembly for around $55 bucks. It has a hex head cap for the top hole, the bottom cross-over line...
Forum: The Board 06-02-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Chopper battery

mdiorio,
I've been riding various kick-only shovels since the '70s, and I've used all different kinds of smaller batteries in them. It really doesn't take much battery power to light the fire and...
Forum: The Board 05-29-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Spark Plug options for early PANs

Curtis,
I've also had good results with the Autolite 4275. They are cheap and reliable; I buy them when they are on sale here locally for less than $2 bucks each, They work real good for a kicker...
Forum: The Board 05-19-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By old.wrench
Re: still trying to figure out these Pan pushrods HELP PLEASE!

Curtis,
The fixed length Panhead pushrods are used when you run the early type of adjustable lifter/tappet ('48-'52) with the adjuster built into the lifter/tappet. It's similar to the type of...
Forum: The Board 03-06-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Old STF VL neck cups

Well . . . . I was hoping someone with a scanner would jump in to help out, but so far, nada.
I took a couple of pics of the I-beam part of the page with my old camera; I hope you can read it.

...
Forum: The Board 03-02-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Old STF VL neck cups

Vins,
From the pictures I saw, that is definitely a VL I-beam springer, but the original stem was removed and replaced with that fabricated bolt on stem. He is right about the frontend, but wrong...
Forum: The Board 03-02-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Old STF VL neck cups

Vins,
The guy selling that I-beam front end is totally wrong about the the 1" stem.

NO Harley I-beam front end had a 1" stem or a removable stem.

For verification, Palmer's book is about as...
Forum: The Board 02-24-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By old.wrench
Re: I Think Mr. Pete Passed

I haven't been on this site (or any site for that matter) for awhile and I see this. Mr. Pete was a real attribute to JJ. His posts contained nothing but the real facts. No bullshit or wacky...
Forum: The Board 02-24-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,548
Posted By old.wrench
Re: my plumbers beezer

Ratso,
That odd looking contraption is an oil tank. If you look closely you can see the oil lines and the filler bung. Sometimes, on the OIF brits, there may be a problem with the existing oil...
Forum: The Board 01-17-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,975
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Dan Haggarty passed away

To Haggarty's credit, he admitted he lied about the authenticity of the bikes.
From what I've seen and experienced in my life, most people are very big on "justice", as long as the "justice" is...
Forum: The Board 12-12-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,933
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Sharpening drill bits

Lester,

I hear you about dull drill bits and files.
I use files too, . . . a lot!

You might know about this, but for the guys who don't, here's an old trick for getting a second life for your...
Forum: The Board 10-30-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,178
Posted By old.wrench
Re: I got a little write-up in a magazine

Mike,
Good to see you getting some well deserved ink.
Nice feature and write-up by Horst too.
Hats off to all the old timers who are still going at it today :) !!!

Best Regards,
Geo.
Forum: The Board 10-29-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,423
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Home machinist help

trucked,
Carbide should cut that material without a problem. Some of the sprockets I've worked with are harder in the tooth area and softer towards their center or hub - selective heat treat.
A...
Forum: The Board 10-19-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By old.wrench
Re: eastwood stores

conn.rd,
Thanks for posting that up.
I see that Eastwood just opened an actual "brick and mortar" store that's located less than 30 minutes away from me.
Your bender looks like a helluva good...
Forum: The Board 10-06-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Running a 45 springer on a big twin

dan74,
I see you're in U.K., check out Boon in the Netherlands. Same things as tomsnosparts here in the States.
Geo.
Forum: The Board 10-06-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Running a 45 springer on a big twin

dan74,
The lower springs are the cushion springs and the upper ones are the rebound springs. As far as I know they come in just a "stock" type of strength; I've never seen any "heavy-duty" ones.
...
Forum: The Board 09-17-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,340
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Ball hone grit for Triumph?

Vorhese,
Glad you caught it, I know those 50 dollar bills don't grow on the trees around here either :).

Before you get after your cylinders with the hone - if you have a junk cylinder or can...
Forum: The Board 09-17-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,340
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Ball hone grit for Triumph?

vorhese,

Hold up a minute before you hit the buy it now button on the 4" hone!!

BRM sizes it's ball hones by cylinder diameter. They do the figuring for you, so if you are honing a Harley...
Forum: The Board 09-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,340
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Ball hone grit for Triumph?

It all depends on your rings.

Every reputable ring manufacturer supplies detailed information regarding the type of cylinder finish that works best for their rings. The ring manufacturer will tell...
Forum: The Board 08-02-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Clean out old tank sealer.

Charlie,
Crapped-out tank sealer is always a pain in the ass to remove.
Some of the older compounds like Creme (or whatever) will usually break down fairly well with a good paint remover.
The...
Forum: The Board 07-29-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By old.wrench
Re: Making a checklist turning pan/shov back to PAN

Curtis,
Solid pushrods are fine, but you need to make sure that the pushrod ends are correct for the Panhead rocker arms. That is why I said that your existing lifter blocks should be O.K., but you...
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