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Ricky Noot - Vintage Harley-Davidsons, motor building, racing, history, art, music and event coverage and sometimes Morty The Official Cat. Blog / Instagram

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This shit sucks . . .

TV ads at the pump.  When you pay with your credit card, the gas station sends your information to the advertising company.  The station is paid by the advertising company.  Now the advertising company knows... Where you live, Your address, What time you got fuel, What items you bought at the station(if you purchased food, etc.) . . . Now the advertising company can sell your information to Wendy's Hamburgers, Marlboro, Wal-Mart, whatever local business is in your area.  They may call you (telemarket) for more services.  I might have to start paying cash and shutting off my pump TV with my ball peen hammer?  Stick a big microwave magnet on the screen.  This is war now !  This is coming from a guy who usually has to buy a new television remote 'cause the MUTE button on my original remote is worn out from silencing all the commercials when I watch a program.  This gas station deal is just the latest invasion of privacy - no wonder they what to do away with cash sales !  I feel sorry for you people in the big cities - now you'll have to wait to use your card until you watch the ad (ends in 5 seconds).  At least small town Iowa has old gas pumps left. 

TECH: Intake Valves

I like these valves available from Eastern Motorcycle Parts.  They have nitrite coating which allows you to set-up your valve/guide clearance a bit tighter (especially with cast iron guides).  The valves can be cut and machined to suit your seat size.  Shown below:  I'm using the larger KH Intake Valve, but cutting the head dia. to 1.750 to fit the smaller K Model Intake Seat.
I had the valve head "lip" machined off (uncut valve on the right) to aid in flow between the valve and the head.  Jerry Branch found the best flow with +.120 to +.150 above the intake valves.  The Eastern Part No. 18070-54N(N for Nitrite).  Nitrite coatings are proven to decrease valve "stick" and add to the life of your valve and guide.  Kibblewhite valves are also a good choice. 
After I grind the 45 degree on the valve, I re-adjust our Kwik Way valve grinder to 15 degrees and take that small edge off at the top of the 45 . . . Our engine building friend (I'll just refer as, Radar) told me that little bevel increases port air flow and efficiency "about as good as anything."  Since the air and fuel is coming in - flowing towards the bottom of the valve, we don't need that lip messin' up our path.
Bottom Valve: The bottom valve just looks better . . . There are few aftermarket products that are ready "right out of the box" . . . but these valves at least may be modified to your liking.  It was easy, everybody would do it. 

Harris


1969 XLCH

It's too cold . . .

 . . . I want to be back in Florida instead. 

Ice Forming This Morning 11/13/18

Last night I got on the roof to get the leaves from the gutters....and they were frozen in there.  Hopefully 45F on Thursday . . .

Long Live Harley-Davidson

Genuine breeds Aftermarket . . . The longest living motorcycle company, and stimulus for millions of dollars of aftermarket products.  The brand will be relevant long after we're all gone.  This 8X10 red, white and blue decal was suitable for framing, as it's future remains arguably black or white.

Park Your Ass . . .

 . .  on some Fiberglass !

Iron XR750

I believe this is a real one???  The top end seems short...

Messin' with Wico Magnetos

I remember seeing Wico magnetos for sale in my earliest memories of swap meets.  A vendor had an entire box of H-D Wicos at a swap in Rockford, Illinois.  I didn't know how they worked.  They looked kinda ugly, and who knew they'd become popular again for racing and restorations???  I bought a Fairbanks-Morse Sportster magneto in LeMars, Iowa for $100.00 at an AMCA Meet.  The same vendor gave me a choice between (an almost new Wico vertical) or the used FM.  I'm currently working on about the 5th engine with a Wico....and I'm learning.  Interesting little "magic boxes" these things are . . .  #singlefire  #rotor  #don'tmixupthewires 
         
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