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by Speeding Big Twin
Mon May 20, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: Good practice for oil line fittings
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Good practice for oil line fittings

Cheers Jim. The vent screw in the lid first appeared for 1956 models. Shop Dope 372.jpg But the boss in the case remained. You’ll even find it on 1980s Shovelhead trans cases. Anyway, the undrilled boss suggests your trans case may be 1956 or later. Underneath the case you may find casting ID includ...
by Speeding Big Twin
Sun May 19, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: Good practice for oil line fittings
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Good practice for oil line fittings

Jim, welcome to the forum. Many thousands of miles ago I converted my tank to right-angle fittings and I’ve never had a problem with them.

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Regarding your trans case lid, does it have a vent screw? I can't see one in your picture.
Eric
by Speeding Big Twin
Mon May 13, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: 1965 FLH Horn mounting question
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: 1965 FLH Horn mounting question

I think the 65 top tree was the first to be drilled and tapped for a 5/16” bolt to hold a long bracket for the horn. Top tree.jpg But that set-up only lasted for a brief period. Perhaps 65–67/68? Anyway, at some later stage a shorter bracket was used and it was bolted to the bottom tree. I think the...
by Speeding Big Twin
Sun May 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Flathead and Servicar
Topic: 1946 UL restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: 1946 UL restoration

Shyam, welcome to the forum. Do you mean you have a 46UL and also a 47 Knuckle? If you have a 46UL then before beginning restoration may I ask if you had the engine number authenticated. If you’re not sure what a factory-stamped engine number looks like then you could post a partial photo—for exampl...
by Speeding Big Twin
Tue May 07, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Knucklehead
Topic: 1945 knuck
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: 1945 knuck

Thanks for the photo but I think we need a larger one. I just replied to your email.
Eric
by Speeding Big Twin
Mon May 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Knucklehead
Topic: 1945 knuck
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: 1945 knuck

I just received notification of your PM but I can’t see a picture. Could you try posting it again please. Or you could send it via email if you wish. My address is in my reply PM.
Eric
by Speeding Big Twin
Mon May 06, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Knucklehead
Topic: 1945 knuck
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: 1945 knuck

If we’re talking Knuckleheads only, and general production only, in the year section for 1940 SNs it’s possible at least two types of 4 were used but both had a closed top. For 1941-42 thus far I’ve only seen the top closed. For early-1943 the top was closed. But during that model year it changed to...
by Speeding Big Twin
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Finally Finished my WLA 42
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Finally Finished my WLA 42

I remember that bike from a few years back. Well done. It looks great.
Eric
by Speeding Big Twin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Knucklehead
Topic: Production numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Production numbers

How about 42FLs Page 204 in The Legend Begins says 799 FLs for 1942. But are those 799 all 1942 models? Or are some of them 1943 models that were made in 1942? This is part of the problem with Legend figures because although the 799 FLs are listed under year 1942, it is unclear whether it means cal...
by Speeding Big Twin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Knucklehead
Topic: Production numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Production numbers

I was actually only interested in how many 1942 Els were produced. I doubt that anyone knows how many 1942 ELs were produced. Pages 199-227 of The Legend Begins contain some production figures and model descriptions for 1969-earlier. However, page 198 states: ‘We are passing this information along ...
by Speeding Big Twin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: VIN number issue on 1949 FL
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: VIN number issue on 1949 FL

Both eBay cylinders appear to be 74 judging partly by the top view. They have greater fin area than 61s. Also notice each cylinder has its top three fins partly relieved on the left side and this appears to be normal for 74s. On 61s so far I’ve only seen the top two fins relieved. I don’t know why t...
by Speeding Big Twin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: VIN number issue on 1949 FL
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: VIN number issue on 1949 FL

Im starting to lose a bit of faith in my palmer book for identifying numbers and look to you guys. Theres so many things that are not spoken about in there. Are there any other years on panheads that could show different belly number combos? I can’t see anything wrong with the BNs and all character...
by Speeding Big Twin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: #5 stamped on Left side case??
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: #5 stamped on Left side case??

Thanks for your reply. Most 58 Pans have BNs beginning with code 1 but I have a few examples starting with code 3 and they appear to be authentic.
Eric
by Speeding Big Twin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: 1954 Panhead
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: 1954 Panhead

Eric, I am trying to figure out how to post pictures and i will have try to figure that out this evening. Any help there would be great. I friend of mine said to be careful posting the vin# online so I won't do that but I verified that that it was indeed 54FL1+++. It is a below 500. I was not able ...
by Speeding Big Twin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: 1954 Panhead
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: 1954 Panhead

Peterson54, welcome to the forum and congratulations on the bike. Below is page 112 from The Legend Begins , an official H-D publication. Notice the last paragraph: ‘Legibility of the Harley-Davidson name in raised letters on the tanks is increased in ’54 with the elimination of the long line undern...

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