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    Also got my order from McMaster Carr. DIY oil...

    Also got my order from McMaster Carr. DIY oil lines kit. This order is WAY premature. Not ready to bend lines yet. But I was drawing up the system in CAD and using McMAster Carr's content (did you...
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    Also then was able to finish removing the center...

    Also then was able to finish removing the center mount boss on one of the good rocker boxes. Got it cleaned up nice.

    Order a set of spark plugs as per recommendation for this carb setup. Had to...
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    More time in the garage last night. Got the front...

    More time in the garage last night. Got the front head fins ground down at the carb... now I'll just focus the rest of the time with the dremel and sander bits to round off all the cut fins so that...
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    Good idea for sure. I'm not sold on the oil lines...

    Good idea for sure. I'm not sold on the oil lines routing yet either. Just trying to get close enough to an idea to know what fins I want to hack and what fins I need to save. Ultimately, after this...
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    I saw that in the other thread that a fella had...

    I saw that in the other thread that a fella had been asking about running those. But the idea was a day late. Already dropped the coin on stainless tube and all the fancy schmancy fittings for both...
  6. For what it's worth, I did a hi/low switch on my...

    For what it's worth, I did a hi/low switch on my ironhead into the top motor mount. the other two lights are oil and genny warning lights. The hi/low is the type with the blue light in it. my low...
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    Did some more shaping on the head fins. In...

    Did some more shaping on the head fins. In consideration of the oil feed line routing, that aspect fills up one of the former pushrod tube valleys. The other valley was still there though and I...
  8. I'm about to move up to the Winston Salem area in...

    I'm about to move up to the Winston Salem area in April/May. Right around your neck of the woods man. Was tryin to get my shovel build done before the move but that's not gonna happen. Might need to...
  9. LOL. the previous response was funny. But... you...

    LOL. the previous response was funny. But... you might not find these pics on a normal google search...

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    Prolly cause it's likely a really bad idea. I get it. But it's what I'm...
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    I might have missed it, but where are you going...

    I might have missed it, but where are you going for chrome? Seems like good chrome shops are harder and harder to find. Can't wait to see your joint back together man. I love that new color. The...
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    And now on to my current ponder... could use some...

    And now on to my current ponder... could use some help in research...

    Rocker box oil feed lines - I want to bend my own.

    I'm currently thinking about making a set of feed lines that are...
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    Finally realized that the intake manifold I...

    Finally realized that the intake manifold I had... one of the slight bends (not full rotation extended)... just wasn't going to work. I kinda liked how it kicked the carb pointing to the rear. Funky....
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    Thank you SO much for taking the time to record...

    Thank you SO much for taking the time to record and post these man. For real. I am going to be watching these a million times as I get closer to rebuilding the engine/trans of mine.
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    Cheers! 99743

    Cheers!

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    Using a carbide cutter die grinder on the...

    Using a carbide cutter die grinder on the cylinder fins (steel). Cuts right through. Then using the sander wheel on the angle grinder for the rough cuts on the head fins (aluminum) and finishing the...
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    Got some work in this weekend. First up was...

    Got some work in this weekend.

    First up was grinding the valley for the rear set exhaust pushrod. Start easy...

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    Then came the iffy one. Rear set intake pushrod. This is the...
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    Right on. Good to know. Separately - what top end...

    Right on. Good to know. Separately - what top end gasket kit would you recommend? I see a few in vtwin with different materials for the base/head gaskets. Which do you think would be best for my...
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    Prolly. I have it rounded to where the bottom no...

    Prolly. I have it rounded to where the bottom no longer overhangs. It kinda rounds upward and outward. I might take it down a bit more tho yea. For sure.

    Speaking of the metals tho... with steel...
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    Also did some test grinding on the cylinder/head...

    Also did some test grinding on the cylinder/head fins. So for the front tappet... intake pushrod tube... the fins needed ground a bit.

    Used a chalk pencil to put some hash marks for reference...
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    Got a care package in the mail. I've always...

    Got a care package in the mail. I've always looked up to Paul Cox and his work. Happy to have some of his craftsmanship on my build. Actually have one of his single row chain open primaries coming...
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    LOL - oh man... gettin weird.

    LOL - oh man... gettin weird.
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    After some rough cut on both sides... 99593 ...

    After some rough cut on both sides...

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    End result for the morning's worth of worth of work was half way decent:

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    And then the big moment. Hacking away at the...

    And then the big moment. Hacking away at the cylinders.

    I was able to do some simple grinding with the angle grinder and sander wheels to knock down the cylinder flange to miss the rear tappet...
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    Doing some layouts for the areas that will...

    Doing some layouts for the areas that will receive engraving. Ended up purchasing a new set of rockerboxes pre-polished. So I'll be using this old set for mockup, template making, etc. Also used one...
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    That's sound logic for sure. Bummer is that I now...

    That's sound logic for sure. Bummer is that I now have one box black, and one half way cleaned up. Not a very attractive set for someone to spend money on. Not sure. Prolly shelf em till I have more...
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