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1954 project

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Post by Yags » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:10 am

1954 project untouched since 1970's. Came with Linkert carb and runs good. Case #'s match.
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Re: 1954 project

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Post by doug_heisel » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:36 pm

Wow that seat on a ridgid frame looks to be the makings of a rough ride.

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Re: 1954 project

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:15 pm

There might be a reasonably good frame under that bondo, looks like the sidecar loops are even there. Are you going to ride it as is or restore it? Or??
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Re: 1954 project

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Post by Yags » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:42 pm

RUBONE.
There is a lot of bondo in it but like you mentioned, doesn't look like they did any hacking, except for the neck and tool box mount. They even molded the the left downtube so a mouse trap could still be used. A couple of passenger peg mounts behind the oil tank need to be cut off also.
Plans are to tear it down, get frame stripped, then see what we have to work with. Would like to restore it and keep as a daily rider. Been checking out the re-pop necks from v-twin.
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Re: 1954 project

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Post by Yags » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:34 pm

Motor and tranny done.

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Re: 1954 project

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Post by TimmyV » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:32 pm

Nice job. Just out of curiosity, are the cylinders & lifter blocks painted silver ?

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Re: 1954 project

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Post by Yags » Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:50 am

Thanks TimmyV,

Yes. Cylinders, lifter blocks and oil pump are painted high temp. silver.
Everything else is silver cad or glass beaded aluminum.

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Re: 1954 project

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:28 am

Fine looking progress! Must be a low to mid production with the thin D-rings. How did the frame clean up?
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Re: 1954 project

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Post by Yags » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:47 pm

Robbie,

Sold the frame at Wauseon. It was salvageable, but I'm in no hurry. I'd rather keep my eyes open for a straightleg frame.

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Re: 1954 project

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Post by john HD » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:00 pm

hey yags,

looking good so far! if you are shopping for the correct kicker arm, old dude usually has them at a reasonable price.

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Re: 1954 project

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:27 pm

Yags,
How high is your serial #? All the early and mid '54s came in wishbone frames. Are you building as a correct restoration or as what you personally like as a rider. Either way, have fun with it and keep showing us the progress.
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Re: 1954 project

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Post by Yags » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:30 pm

This motor and transmission is currently for sale.
Good/clean Harley-Davidson title.

mike.yagel@h-dsales.com for more info.

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