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primairy oiler

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Post by hjans » Fri May 09, 2008 6:53 am

Anyone can tell me if it would be a problem, to block the frontchain-oiler completely, block the oildrain of the primairy housing, and periodically lube the frontchain with chaingrease ( the spraybottletype) ??
I'm tired of letting my pan stand in the street because everyone complains of the oil i leave on their driveway. Well, sometimes it's a hell of a lot of oil and can i even understand them.
HJ



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Post by VintageTwin » Fri May 09, 2008 3:35 pm

Vol. 2 explains exactly how (1936-64 OHV) within about 185 pics and words to build a dripless "Green" Knuckle or Pan. The book is available from http://www.wwag.com on May 12th.
Part # WW 96701

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Post by panhead » Fri May 09, 2008 4:34 pm


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Post by hjans » Sat May 10, 2008 4:14 pm

Thanks Panhead
But i do not want to install a belt, i stay with the chain ( primairy) but plan to do it without the oiler. Instead i'd like to spray the chain once in a while.
Also i'd like to spray the rear chain, not to use the prim.oiler on the rear chain.
Anybody done that ?

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#5

Post by Guest » Tue May 13, 2008 3:44 pm

I tried turning off the oiler on my 56 a few years ago. You will have to lube the primary chain MANY more times than the rear.

After 2 burnt primary chains I gave up and turned the oiler back onn

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Post by hjans » Wed May 14, 2008 6:56 am

Hi there
I've read the articles Panhead mentioned. Learned a lot of it.
Very interesting. I now understand a bit of the breathing of the engine.
I still have some questions.
Is the breathing force strong enough to blow oil into the oil tank ? It has to climb a foot and a half or so. Suppose i have to open the tank, so no pressure builds in there.
Anyone has a picture of a oil-collecting bottle/container attached to the primairy housing ?

Thanks

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Re: "green" dripless panhead

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Post by guest » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:05 pm

to VT, could you please tell me the name of the menhanics guide to building a green panhead.please include correct title, author and publisher if you would. seems a little expensive to order it from wwag.com. im sure it can be had much cheaper from amazon or fleabay. thank you in advance, fredi

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Re: primairy oiler

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Post by VintageTwin » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:10 am

Thanks Fred,
Volume 2 (blue cover).
We appreciate http://www.wwag.com/ and their distribution. They paid a lot to get the books to Germany. We need them. They've been helpful since Aug. 2000.
Amazon ships the book new, to Europe, I think.
http://astore.amazon.com/panheadhomepag ... e=0&page=5
You can also have someone here in the states buy the book(s) from:
http://vintagetwin.com/ and ship it to you in Europe.

A spiral binding that folds over during the procedures makes for easier following. You can leave the book opened for extended periods and pick up where you left off.
If you have build questions after reading through the guides, you don't have far to ride to get an answer.

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