Powers been out

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wagon man
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:59 am

Powers on ! 8:30 PST , went off last Sunday in the Middle of the Oscars . I've watch it since I was a kid with my Grandma . LOL



wagon man
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:18 pm

Thank you RooDog , I'm at 4.5 in. could be 4 9/16

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by RooDog » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:50 pm

4-9/16 is an unlikely number. S&S strokers usually run like 4 1/4, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 & 5". Beyond 4 5/8 longer jugs, manifold, pushrods & covers are required, maybe even frame alteration too, for those reasons I chose 4-5/8 for my SH. $&$ codes their flywheels and are viewable through the timing hole. The numbers are up-side-down but are readable. Then a quick call to S&S can decode the date and stroke size.....
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by RooDog » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:27 pm

S&S Pan/Shovel common displacements....
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wagon man
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:20 am

Well you know what I did after work . LOL My bore is 3" 7/16 and stamped od the flywheel is -56 4 1/2 1038 so it look like is 83.5 . I can live with that , it's not too radical .
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by RooDog » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:41 pm

84 inches makes for a pleasant ride. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a well built stroker if you do not run high compression and overcam it will serve you well and last as long as a stock build if you keep clean oil. I run an Andrews #3 cam (same came S&S recommends as their 514 Cam) in my 90" Shovelhead, but due to the hi-lift rocker arm ratio in your Panny, I would suggest the Andy #2 for your engine.
The extra power/torque of a stroker will make for a safer and more enjoyable ride. + you can run more gear for lower RPM and less vibration at highway speeds. I recommend stroking most any engine that needs a bottom end rebuild, but then, that's just me, and I could be wrong, but I doubt it.....
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by socalrider » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:49 am

In my opinion, these bikes dont ride well over 70 mph max. I have owned my 65 since 1986 always stock specification with the exception of .030 oversize pistons. Stock displacement and gearing is enough for me even with a passenger. I stay at 65 mph max and off the fast lane.

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by RooDog » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:24 pm

My 1950 Panny is good for 70 MPH and is not happy above that, so I keep to the surface streets. But where I live the highway system demands 80 MPH capability, so that's why my main ride is a 100" Evo.....
Like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry, do what makes you happy, 'cause no body else cares....
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