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Posted on Sun, Jun 17, 2007 15:04

Something for the guys. Starting my newest project. Twin 1949 Panheads. Since I have original tins and a wishbone frame with all the tabs I will restore one. The other I'm thinking 1950's style bobber. A cut up frame is easy to get, I have a couple of aftermarket rear fenders and fat bob tanks I wouldn't mind cutting and already own a set of lower legs for a wide glide front end without tabs for the fender or brake. Hell it's almoust done already.LOl

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Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2007 15:04

some of the newer softails have had battery problems from the heat - that asbestos is a good idea heretic... my 64 pan was dual points (61 - 64 were) set the front then when you set the back the front was off, i got an newer auto advance distributor and it dropped right in. i liked the way parts and engines and frames used to be compatible


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Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2007 14:41

Re:I was not born until 1971, so I thought it was pretty good that I got that close off the top of my head. It might have helped that my first harley was a 50 El though KnuckleFan write: The wishbone frame came out in 49 and ran though early 50's. I screwed up on the original post and said 47 should have been 1949 on these motors. If I could type I would get me a real job. LOL



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Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2007 06:23

Heretic, I get confused on electric sometimes but I asked about the regulator becouse the less amps,volts,or ohms [never remember which one] a generator sends to the battery the less heat. And your right about the battery now being surounded by hot oil. Never thought of the asbestos tip though. Thanks.


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Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2007 06:19

Bdel, Would love to see that Pan. Welding is one thing I wish I could do better. I can get two pieces to stick together but I never trust it. Always send mine out. Oh well you can't do everything well. Look at Elton John he plays a great piano but sucks an organ.


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Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2007 13:15

Re:I am running an accell regulator, but I thought that part of the boiling problem was partially caused heat from the oil. Since the battery is now surrounded by it. I got a better oil cooler, and lined the battery compartment with asbestos sheeting from a welding shop. The problem STOPPED happening. KnuckleFan write: Heretic, You don't have a problem with the battery over heating and boiling over? What regulator are you running? The people I've talked to seem to go though batteries once a year. The wishbone frame came out in 49 and ran though early 50's. I screwed up on the original post and said 47 should have been 1949 on these motors. If I could type I would get me a real job. LOL



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Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2007 12:54

Hey Knuck i run a 49 pan with a kickstart batt an transistor reg. I haven run batt over. Been ridin it 35 yrs. It was 6 volt when i got it though..Yeah with the matchbox..Remember them. I changed heads to later pans with the outside oilers and mannley valves...Itll last longer an oil better..Also put electronic dist. on it all billit.. looks good and seems to run good.. Ill send a pic later. I got the engin out right now. I got a dog leg frame and i need to fix center post at the bottem. Glad i got a wire welder.


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Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2007 07:21

Heretic, You don't have a problem with the battery over heating and boiling over? What regulator are you running? The people I've talked to seem to go though batteries once a year. The wishbone frame came out in 49 and ran though early 50's. I screwed up on the original post and said 47 should have been 1949 on these motors. If I could type I would get me a real job. LOL


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 10:22

Spyder very sharp. I'm will run a jockey shift on the bobber. Am I the only one who saw I wrote 1947 on this original blog sorry meant 1949 I have changed it so as not to confuse people.


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 09:54

If women dont start talkin about Dude's without shirt's on this will be the Perfect blog...Spyder and Knuck thank you for sharing your story's and wisdom with us all.... you both proubly forgot more about Bike's than most of us will ever learn or know...your scoot loook's great spyder....Be safe guy's and Thank's again....D


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 09:48

Re:You have heard of someone having good luck with a 12 volt battery in a wrap around oil bag now now. Mine has been like that for 10 years. I do keep a battery tender on it when I am not riding it, but I never have to worry about it getting me home. After I wrecked my road king I went back to riding it, and it is as reliable as ever I do have an extra set of pan heads that I might be willing to trade if you needed them. They are just cores, but they are not cracked or warped KnuckleFan write: Heretic,I have two sets of heads but 1 will need major work I'll look into STD when time comes. Zeke the restored 1 will have 6 volt I run it on my knuckle and don't have problems. I am thinking about 12v on the bobber but with the wrap around oil tank the battery has to be awful small. I haven't heard of anyone having good luck with those.



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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 08:35

Knuck, I just wanted to post a picture for you so you can see how I mounted the jockey.

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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 06:50

Harleygirl,I will post pictures as they come up but this is going to be a 2-3 year project I think. Good luck with your project. Spyder LOL ya motorcycles keep me broke and out of trouble. TTT women are great at keeping me broke and getting me into trouble.LOL Glideman I have had one of these motors for years. Time just seams right to do something with it.


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 06:31

Heretic,I have two sets of heads but 1 will need major work I'll look into STD when time comes. Zeke the restored 1 will have 6 volt I run it on my knuckle and don't have problems. I am thinking about 12v on the bobber but with the wrap around oil tank the battery has to be awful small. I haven't heard of anyone having good luck with those.


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 02:15

Just out of curiosity, how often do you think someone will look at the numbers and know that you have done. After all pans came out in 48 and had straight leg frames then. I am not sure but I think the wishbone frame came out in 1950....47 numbers mean knuck to me


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Posted on Sun, Jun 17, 2007 23:00

Re:Gee Spyder, I am sure we serve some valid, worthwhile purpose. Man, talk about a tough audience. mspyder write: Knuck, WOW, talk about 2 wonderful projects. Those twins are profect. Now were talking about some serious turn on's. Who needs women with that pair. Spyder



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Posted on Sun, Jun 17, 2007 19:57

Knuck, WOW, talk about 2 wonderful projects. Those twins are profect. Now were talking about some serious turn on's. Who needs women with that pair. Spyder


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Posted on Sun, Jun 17, 2007 16:06

Hey I know ya siad one for the guys but I like watching a bike come to life, my Barney was a basket case, he was wrecked and the guy took him down to a rolling frame got pissed went and bought a new bike and I picked him up and bought a book. (lots of wiring there on an Ultra). I am about to buy a new bike but I want to redo Barney too. After Sturgis that is. So Good Luck! Keep posting pics of progress!


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Posted on Sun, Jun 17, 2007 15:41

great projects - are you going to do the original 6 volt electric? harley didnt go 12 volt till 65 but i dont see much 6 volt shit around anywhere


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Posted on Sun, Jun 17, 2007 15:38

I know you like the older stuff, but have you considered STD heads for the custom one? I have them on my pan, and they really make a difference. They use shovelhead intake and exhaust, and they really do breathe. I have run them for four years, and 90% of the people who look at them never know the difference. You just have to remember to watch your cam. Even though they are so similar to shovels, they have the pan rocker ratio. Using a shovel cam could introduce piston to valve


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