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    You will find some issues with cyls for those. I...

    You will find some issues with cyls for those. I am looking for some as well. There is 2 types. Thin flange and thick, The Thin ones turn up and in a low compression, low power application they...
  2. You can use the old fab trick of the "T", take a...

    You can use the old fab trick of the "T", take a carpenters framing Square,, one of the big ones. Or a laser (We bought one from harbor freight for a big pipe and excavation project to get drop...
  3. Im out the door in a few minutes, But I just...

    Im out the door in a few minutes, But I just posted a ton of links to free downloads for manuals on another topic in the main forum, I also have them in digital for virtually every vintage Triumph so...
  4. Up and down or a wobble is not good* but front to...

    Up and down or a wobble is not good* but front to back across the tranny (Primary side to kicker side) is normal within a degree.
    Its hard to tell from the video, all you can see is there is play. ...
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    Purty cool, Im into BSAs as well, got a couple...

    Purty cool, Im into BSAs as well, got a couple A10s, some preunit singles including a couple goldies, Some A65s and some unit singles.
    I suppose you already know about the BSA A7/A10 forum? Im on...
  6. Thanks Farmall. I contributed some of the...

    Thanks Farmall. I contributed some of the material here,, Its all British related, But for BSA especially they have some good materials. Includes some British Hardware, Prince of Insufficient...
  7. what I meant was where a spoke exits the nipple...

    what I meant was where a spoke exits the nipple hole in a rim, Ideally it should project straight out perfectly. Its considered permissable to bend just a tad bit, but not a good idea. I have seen a...
  8. I have looked at some of these alleged free...

    I have looked at some of these alleged free sites, And my take is, (Keeping in mind I am an idiot) is that few are actually free and want you to subscribe. A few truly are free but over the last few...
  9. Do you already have the spokes? It makes a...

    Do you already have the spokes? It makes a difference. But why not just use a Triumph rim with a Triumph hub and then stuff will fit and if you dont already have the spokes you can order off the...
  10. Sounds like your little girl is well on her way...

    Sounds like your little girl is well on her way to be a good wrench and mechanic! LOTS of people put screws, bolts, nuts etc inside a tank and rattle them around to knock loose rust and sludge. So...
  11. JB, Agreed & thanks, but as far as Rocking couple...

    JB, Agreed & thanks, but as far as Rocking couple goes,,, its at least best to have an understanding as well as the primary & secondary forces, as well as WHY the HD and Indian engines are designed...
  12. Dynamic balancing is a complicated topic, But I...

    Dynamic balancing is a complicated topic, But I wont build a vintage British twin without it. Static is just a ball park approximation and better than nothing. But Brit twins are extreme vibrators.
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  13. Farmall is once again correct. I was a 43151...

    Farmall is once again correct. I was a 43151 AFSC in the USAF as well, although did more than that (Primary AFSC). I also prefer a clicker type Torque wrench properly maintained and have them...
  14. Powder coat is incredible variable. Some of it is...

    Powder coat is incredible variable. Some of it is quite soft, Some takes extreme measures to remove. It also depends on how clean a part is for adhesion, just like paint,
    I knew a guy many years...
  15. Test alloy wheel cleaners and polishes carefully...

    Test alloy wheel cleaners and polishes carefully before you slather it all over any alloy bits. Some will badly discolor and stain the alloy. One of my renters had a meltdown and had nearly ruined...
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    In the good ol' days, People ran a fat 16" with a...

    In the good ol' days, People ran a fat 16" with a 5? cross section. 5.00x16" and now tires are measured differently, but with a hardtail. IE; Honda, Triumph Harley you ran that 16" and lower tire...
  17. As my man Marlon Brando said.. "Whatta ya got?" ...

    As my man Marlon Brando said.. "Whatta ya got?" 96304

    Although to be honest I have no idea what he is digging for but I just would like to say,

    THANK YOU FOR ONE OF THE BEST RESOURCES OUT ON...
  18. Best advice around! I am into vintage British...

    Best advice around! I am into vintage British bikes and there was a LOT of changes over the years just on the unit 650s from 63-70, let alone the entire range of twins from the prewar twins to the...
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    Yes, that is a useful thread and discussion, Those guys have a lot of experience. The long distance tourer with the...
  20. Well, I have a variety of Nortons and years from...

    Well, I have a variety of Nortons and years from my old shop I am working on after being inactive, And keeping in mind digital calipers are useful, I would not rely on them to print for manufacture....
  21. The correct answer is: "It depends" Off the top...

    The correct answer is: "It depends" Off the top of my head I generally say approx 1" inch, & TNC is mostly correct in that most 1971 C-Dos have a sealed bearing top and bottom.
    But in all things...
  22. Some one in another state could probably get it...

    Some one in another state could probably get it titled and registered, Although more and more places are connecting and might pop up if you tried to do so in another state. I sold a non matching...
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    Im no expert on HD big twins, But if I got one it...

    Im no expert on HD big twins, But if I got one it would have to be a EVO, seen way too many problems with the Twincam twinkies, Remains to be seen on the new X engines. But I know Buell and Sporty...
  24. Eh,, Never mind, here it is. (Last place I ever...

    Eh,, Never mind, here it is. (Last place I ever look, forgot I had some in a file folder,) :banghead::banghead::clap for you: So check out that scroll work! I was impressed, so was a lot of others....
  25. Nice stuff,,Long term I am sure you can do quite...

    Nice stuff,,Long term I am sure you can do quite well as side money or a full time business if interested. It used to be huge in the show world, Back when Ness was building crazy ass show bikes the...
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