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Frame ID

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stubborn
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Frame ID

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Post by stubborn » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:39 pm

I am new to this. I am looking at a 1946 FL to buy. I am being told all is original. Closer inspection seems to indicate otherwise. However, the deciding factor on price is if I can determine if the frame is original, of the same era or just plain aftermarket. The motor and tranny seem look original. The belly numbers match. The case number is 46FL XXXX. I've noticed from looking at others pics, the stamped number on the case (vin) seems to vary as whether the four is closed or open and whether the 6 is curled or straight. Can anyone shed some more light on this? I really need info about the frame more than the numbers. Any help is welcome.



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Re: Frame ID

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:26 am

First off, wecome to the club. With out a picture, how do think anyone can help you?

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by HD48FL » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:27 am

Pictures are worth a thousand words!

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by stubborn » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:47 am

See photos
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Re: Frame ID

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Post by Bigincher » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:26 am

Well, certainly the O-ring intake ports are not "all original".....

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:30 am

Two things here...
Those numbers suck, even in that poor picture!
And there is no way to tell you anything about the frame from those pics, no details, no closeups of critical areas!
Robbie

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:17 am

Fuel lines are not correct. Kicker arm and shaft are not correct. Air clearner cover is incorrect and so is the backing plate. Ride control should be of the shock absorber type. Rear brake linkage and brake shaft lever should not be plated. This is only at a quick glance with the pic's provided. Hate to rain on yer parade, but there's probably more that is not correct if the truth be known. Just outta curiosity, what is the asking price on this unit?....bosheff

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by radarv » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:27 am

from the 2nd picture.. it sort of looks like a straight leg frame. I just looked a my palmers book. it is supposed to have a straight leg frame. my mistake :oops: . stubborn, I would invest in the palmers book. regards,radar
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Re: Frame ID

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Post by stubborn » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:53 am

No problem about the rain, that's why I'm asking questions before I put some change down.
I'm getting lost in the terminology.
What is meant by "ride control"? What is meant by "O-ring intake ports"?
Don't know what close up pics I need without some further directions.
It is a straight leg frame.

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:44 pm

How do you know they're 'O-ring' intake ports from the two pix shown ?

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by Cotten » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:08 pm

The pic is gone now,
but Robbie is right about the VIN: The four should be open-topped and the six should be straight-backed.

Its a nice pile of parts with a felonized left case.

....Cotten

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:08 pm

Yesterday there were other pic's posted that showed the primary side of the engine clearly showing O-ring intake set-up, and some really funky lookin #'s ....bosheff

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by stubborn » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:10 pm

Here's some more photos.
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Re: Frame ID

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:39 pm

Speed-o is repop, so are dash lenses, the switch appears to be repo also. Speed-o cable is not correct. Rear cylinder studs are not even protruding through the stud nuts which don't have lock washers. Appears to be another old whore in a new dress. Go figer....bosheff

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Re: Frame ID

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Post by JR JOHNSON » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:52 pm

RUN AWAY,keep on looking,.......with respect ....JR

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