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    Default ShovelHead trans on a PanHead

    Can I just cut the ears off a ShovelHead ratchet top trans and use it on my PanHead?

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    Not to sure about cutting off the ears, but im pretty sure the main shaft is a specific length for panheads only

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    depends on year of pan, but yea it will work. earlier pan motors will require a bit of spacing, but done all the time.

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    there is different length of mainshaft:
    short 1936-64
    medium 1965-69
    long 1970-84
    You may have alignement issue if you dont have the appropriate mainshaft

    cutting ears is no problem

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    Think offset pulleys hombre.

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    There is no "just" only do.
    Is everything else stock?
    Cutting the starter ear would give you room for the stock Pan oil tank
    Cutting the primary ears would give you clearance for the stock tin inner primary.
    You could offset the trans itself for the longer mainshaft. But that opens a can of worms. Pipe and kicker clearance, plus needing an offset front final drive sprocket.
    Offset the front primary sprocket/pulley and the stock tin primary cover won't fit.
    Another way to go is rebuild the trans with a short shaft (generator style)

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