'50 FL project

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by Sarre » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:28 am

Yeah I found that one in the diagram, but got confused because it is sold as “Inspection cover gasket”. Can you confirm it should be cork and this number?



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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by panhead » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:36 am

https://www.flatlandmotorcyclecompany.c ... dview.html :

- Chain Inspection Cover Gasket
- (Also Between Chain Guard & Crank Case)

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:18 pm

This is a fantastic drop ship operation.
panhead wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:36 am
https://www.flatlandmotorcyclecompany.c ... dview.html :

- Chain Inspection Cover Gasket
- (Also Between Chain Guard & Crank Case)

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by RooDog » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:34 pm

Question: Why not just cut a gasket from appropriate gasket material, either cork, or paper fiber, to match the back side of the inner primary to engine mounting surfaces?. Are we not more interested in keeping dust and dirt out rather than retaining fluids?
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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by Sarre » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:59 am

RooDog wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Question: Why not just cut a gasket from appropriate gasket material, either cork, or paper fiber, to match the back side of the inner primary to engine mounting surfaces?. Are we not more interested in keeping dust and dirt out rather than retaining fluids?
....RooDog....
Can you elaborate? What would be the benefit of a differently shaped gasket between the inner primary and the engine? Why would the correctly shaped (for the recessed area on the outer side of the inner primary) gasket not suffice to keep both the dirt out and fluids in? Or am I misunderstanding you?

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by RooDog » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:43 am

I have not had a tin primary in over 30 years until recently and still have never used a gasket at the engine flange. I didn't even know the inspection gasket did double duty in that position until I joined this site, i'll still not bother to use one. But you do what ever is right for you....
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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by Sarre » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:44 pm

Hey all,

Started this project at the beginning of fall 2017 (topic Nov 28, 2017) and this project is almost done (for now). And it is time to ride it as soon as the salt is washed away and temperatures are above 10*C. A lot of things have been taken care of, and could/would not have been successful if it wasn't for this site. So my thanks goes out all of you.

Minor things that still have to be addressed:
- Want to put the linkert carb on, but struggling with the venturi, ordered a bombsight with O-rings will see how that works out.
- Got an electronic ignition for the bike which I still have to build in.
- Want to change the front spokes to stainless and replace the hub for a black/parkerized one instead of chrome.

Other than that, enjoy the photos!

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:57 pm

Nicely done, I really like it!

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by RooDog » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:58 pm

Nice, very nice.
But I suspect you will learn not to like that location of your ignition key switch....
Ow ! That burn hurts ! ! !
....Thank you so much for sharing good quality photos.... RooDog....

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by Larry » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:35 pm

Is that a Wassel tank?

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by Sarre » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:30 pm

RooDog wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:58 pm
But I suspect you will learn not to like that location of your ignition key switch....
Hence the location of the heat shield. :roll: Have already learned this lesson.. Hope the lesson sticks.
Larry wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Is that a Wassel tank?
Hi Larry,
All I know is that the location of the rear 1/4th NPT petcock bungs is all the way in the rear on both sides, it also has a centre petcock bung 3/8th on the right side. Further the tank is pretty old and is very thick and heavy for it's size. Has a visible ridged weld in the center running from back to front (now under the paint). I don't remember any stampings on this tank. The gas cap is bayonet style HD.
Do you have any info for identification?

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by Pete808 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:07 pm

Well damn that thing is sick. I really like the front fender and the speedo mounts along with a million other things.

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by hydra74 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:13 am

Good Job, really Nice, have fun with it !

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Re: '50 FL project

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Post by Larry » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:59 am

Not Wassel

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