47 EL ARRIVED

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Pete808
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47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Pete808 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:27 am

The 47 EL finally came in. Lots of work on this one needed, but looks good. Started to strip it down already at work, will do some more when I get off. Needs a lot more parts then I had anticipated, but I guess that's the fun part. As a lucky bonus the tanks might be 57/58 tanks which is what I need for my FLH.
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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:45 am

Baby Boy, be a happy camper now. Great bones.....

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Pete808 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:28 pm

Cleaned things up a little more, waiting for some hardware to replace and put motor back in the frame. The cases and transmission were painted black so I stripped the paint and it came out great. Here are some pics of my progress. I hope to have some time today to change the springs with some parkerized ones I have sitting around. I cut some bars laying around to make it easier to move around, don't worry those are not the bars I'm going with, but they do look cool, lol.
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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:52 pm

It would be a good time now while the engine is accessible to get rid of those awful custom pushrod covers and put correct type on there.

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Pete808 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:52 am

RUBONE wrote:It would be a good time now while the engine is accessible to get rid of those awful custom pushrod covers and put correct type on there.
Definitely on my list, also changing all the acorn nuts everywhere.

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by nmaineron » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:50 pm

Ya,they should be gold...:-)

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Panacea » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:36 am

Do you have any idea what condition the engine is in?

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by VPH-D » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:31 pm

The late 60s/early 70s were a rough time for Knuckleheads, many were victims of "Colonization...
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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:58 am

Someone chopped the end of the brake crossover tube off on that frame. Big problem if you want to go back to stock brakes.

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Bigincher » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:27 am

Not a big problem. The crossover tube can be replaced. It's a bit of work, but not hard. I've done several. Wasco stocks and sells the replacement tube.

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Pete808 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:44 pm

Panacea wrote:Do you have any idea what condition the engine is in?
No idea. The guy I bought it from says that he did the top end last year or so, but I have not opened it up to see. I was going to run it and see how it goes.

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Pete808 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:45 pm

RUBONE wrote:Someone chopped the end of the brake crossover tube off on that frame. Big problem if you want to go back to stock brakes.
Crap, I did not know that. Do you have a photo of what it should look like. I will have my friend help me with that.

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:59 pm

Crap, I did not know that. Do you have a photo of what it should look like. I will have my friend help me with that.
It is just longer (they probably cut it off for some stupid exhaust or such. The problem is that it will have to be done with the frame bare. That is why I said a big problem as you were going back together and it isn't easy to do if even possible on an assembled bike. The repair assembly is available from several sources but Wasco will have the closest to looking original. As I mentioned before, you need to step back, take a deep breath, and educate yourself or your build will be a series of backsteps mixed into slight forward motion...

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:03 pm

WASCO WASCO, WASCO Pete, guy kewl as blank, and his products are beyond reproach.

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Re: 47 EL ARRIVED

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Post by Bigincher » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:04 pm

Pete808 wrote:...Crap, I did not know that. Do you have a photo of what it should look like. I will have my friend help me with that.
This will give you a good idea. You'll need to know the overall dimension of the crossover tube. You'll also need new bushings, if you intend to weld a piece on the end of that stub. And the ID will have to be bored to accept the bushing. Don't forget the grease zerk, too.
But for a proper repair, the frame will need to be stripped down. Then all the welds securing the crossover tube must be carefully cut/removed. This takes some skill to do without leaving unwanted marks. Once removed, the new tubes sold by Wasco are the correct length when they bottom out inside the motor mount casting. Then the welds that were removed are re-welded. Anyone with good metalworking skills can do the job.



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