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    Haha. Right on man. I'm leaving the Tampa area...

    Haha. Right on man. I'm leaving the Tampa area and headed to just a stone's throw outside of Winston Salem. Mooresville looks to be just over an hour from my new house. Once I get this hunk of metal...
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    Was hoping "soon". Shoot... was hoping last...

    Was hoping "soon". Shoot... was hoping last September. Insane how time is passing me by on this one.

    I want to finish up the cardboard this week and see what metal I need. Get it bought. And...
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    Bit more cardboard... still more to come. Have to...

    Bit more cardboard... still more to come. Have to make the shapes for the back of the seat into the fender, and then I'll have all the templates.

    Still going to do the ridge on the top of the...
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    On to the seat area. This is the part I wasn't...

    On to the seat area. This is the part I wasn't really sure how to do. Want the seat pan/foam kinda recessed into the molded frame. Seen plenty of photos of other's builds. But not sure how I wanted...
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    Then on to the neck. Making cardboard templates...

    Then on to the neck. Making cardboard templates for infill. But still want to leave some of the lines of the frame tubes and the original casting. But then blending into the backbone and gas tank....
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    More work. This time on the oil tank. Needing to...

    More work. This time on the oil tank. Needing to confirm capacity. As I said in the last post... doing the uncooked rice method. 3 quarts worth.

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    This confirmed I had plenty of...
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    Unfortunately I don't man. sorry. Image below is...

    Unfortunately I don't man. sorry. Image below is as close as my photo album gets... and my clearance issue was at the intake side of the rear rockerbox.

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    But again, just make sure that...
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    So after a good afternoon yesterday... I still...

    So after a good afternoon yesterday... I still felt a little deflated. All this work on the engine and the end result isn't really new. It's cool, I love it, but it wasn't new stuff to look at other...
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    More garage time. Finished shaping the center...

    More garage time. Finished shaping the center mount on the other rocker box. Made some plug wires. Mocked up the engine with the new tappet blocks and pushrod tubes just to get a look. Installed the...
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    Have you tried to test fit the engine to be sure?...

    Have you tried to test fit the engine to be sure? I have seen some do weld-ons where they actually heat and bend the backbone up a bit for this reason... clearance. If you do definitely need to...
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    So that wrapped up the cylinders/heads. I'll get...

    So that wrapped up the cylinders/heads. I'll get em blasted to get all the black off. Then take one last look at the shapes and smooth any last bits before the new powdercoat goes on.

    Then got...
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    More grinding. 100383 100384 100385 ...

    More grinding.

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  13. Right on. Any good local resources around Winston...

    Right on. Any good local resources around Winston Salem?

    Chrome?
    Old timer engine dudes that know pan/shovels?
    Parts distributors?
    Welders?
    Machine shops?
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    Dude... I am absolutely in love with this bike....

    Dude... I am absolutely in love with this bike. 1,000% dig what you've done. So cool. CONGRATS!
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    I dig it. clean and simple. No fluffy...

    I dig it. clean and simple. No fluffy choppularity crap. Subscribed. Looking forward to more!
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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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
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    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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