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    Because air cooled motors are different animals....

    Because air cooled motors are different animals. And more importantly, the H-D combustion chambers are primitive compared to what they are doing with the car motors. And most importantly, that's an 8...
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    Good luck with it, but that ain't gonna happen. ...

    Good luck with it, but that ain't gonna happen.

    Jim
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    A little help from a friend: The front...

    A little help from a friend:

    The front cylinder has 120-48 cast into the base. The "50 front cylinder may have this as well. The rear cylinder has no marks at all.

    Jim
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    No numbers or identifying marks at all on the '48...

    No numbers or identifying marks at all on the '48 and '49 cylinders as far as I can remember, and I just finished up a '48 and a '49 a few months ago.

    Jim
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    1)The expectation of 90 ft.lb. is not realistic. ...

    1)The expectation of 90 ft.lb. is not realistic.
    2) As you increase stroke, vibration goes up. That is simple physics, and you cannot balance your way around it.
    3) As compression goes up,...
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    You have a factory H-D steel hub and a factory...

    You have a factory H-D steel hub and a factory H-D steel, drop center 16" rim, so spoke sets for those are plentiful. You could reuse the existing spokes in a pinch, although that is not usually...
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    Yes, I think that's it. Works perfectly. Jim

    Yes, I think that's it. Works perfectly.

    Jim
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    Hey, the OP says he's a machinist. Jim

    Hey, the OP says he's a machinist.

    Jim
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    I have one that is a step above that one, that...

    I have one that is a step above that one, that also integrates the brake light function in the rear turn lamps. I think your existing black box does the same, judging by the wires shown in your pic....
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    Ah, the 9028 bearing. MUCH easier to do than the...

    Ah, the 9028 bearing. MUCH easier to do than the 9029 that the OP proposed.

    Jim
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    The Signal Dynamics module I have is the size of...

    The Signal Dynamics module I have is the size of a Zippo lighter and replaces the black box in your pic, the flasher, and the load equalizer. Two wires must be extended to the front turn lamps to get...
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    You will probably have to do some rewiring...

    You will probably have to do some rewiring whatever components you end up using. The modern modules eliminate the need for the load equalizer for LEDs, so it should be simpler overall.

    Jim
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    Poll: In the old days, post WWII, a top brand, right up...

    In the old days, post WWII, a top brand, right up there with SnapOn. I don't know how they rate now. I've got some Cornwell from my dad's tool set.

    Jim
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    Looks like a turn lamp/brake lamp adapter box....

    Looks like a turn lamp/brake lamp adapter box. Doesn't really matter what kind it is. There are several offered. I like the Signal Dynamics box on my WG. It auto-cancels on a timer, and combines the...
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    Optional on most years, standard on the '71 & '72...

    Optional on most years, standard on the '71 & '72 FX and the Low Riders (FXS) through '84 I think.

    Jim
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    Just use the punch that you are drifting the pin...

    Just use the punch that you are drifting the pin in with. Move over half the hole and upset the top of the bushing with a light blow.

    You can Loctite the bushing in place as well. No real need to...
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    I like the Dyna S as well, have them in both my...

    I like the Dyna S as well, have them in both my bikes. But like anything electronic, they do fail. They will usually manifest an intermittent miss after the motor is warm, and sometimes do stop...
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    The VOES diminishes or eliminates the tendency to...

    The VOES diminishes or eliminates the tendency to spark knock in hot weather.

    If you are going to eliminate the VOES, grounding the VOES wire from the module is the correct way, as you have done....
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    Best line from farmall's exposition: "I could...

    Best line from farmall's exposition:

    "I could buy a new dually for cash but that's because I would never buy a new dually for cash."

    Listen up boys & girls because there is A LOT of wisdom in...
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    Check the VOES for a vacuum leak, for electrical...

    Check the VOES for a vacuum leak, for electrical function, and that it is grounded. Your bike is at the age where the VOES start to fail.

    Check your full advance timing at the flywheel with a...
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    The measurements from the manual for positioning...

    The measurements from the manual for positioning these rims are only good for the OEM factory rims. For anything else, I have found that centering the rim between the spoke flanges on any of these...
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    An attempt was made to do that on the pinion side...

    An attempt was made to do that on the pinion side to control crank flex in race motors. I don't think it proved successful. On the old big twin fuel motors they do away with the pinion bearing and...
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    Yeah, I'm a machinist too, and one of the things...

    Yeah, I'm a machinist too, and one of the things my old boss often said, was, don't reinvent the wheel. Before you cut up a good case, get a '58 - '69 left case so you can see what is involved. The...
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    You would be better off mating a '58 - up...

    You would be better off mating a '58 - up generator left case to your right case if you really want the Timken bearing.

    Jim
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    According to Palmer's, your frame with the early...

    According to Palmer's, your frame with the early pan top motor mount and the rounded horn mount tabs would be a late '51. And the story attached to it is just a story.

    Jim
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