Got this panhead running decent now. I built a set of early heads (w/o-ring intake adapters). Runnin' 1/8" oversize nitrite valves with cast iron guides. Andrews springs set up to .550 travel and 1.340 installed height. Andrews #1 low compression cam. I like the Andrews 31, but in the stroker with increased compression - I'm getting some pinging at low speeds, and in high gear when tryin' to get with it . . . I set of the heads for an Andrews B or Leineweber L3S - so changes can be made without more valve spring set-up.
I built this bike for vintage touring - trying to use all H-D parts, ie: frame, engine, tanks, sheet metal, etc. Even if it had a dent, I still used it. Original H-D USA over ___________. (well you know) I had a couple sets of aftermarket tanks, and they just didn't fit right - so I picked up these original 1954 tanks, dash plate and dash, all bought separately - and everything bolted right on - no shims and plenty of time left for an ice cold High Life !