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Exhaust Question

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:48 pm
by cdndewey
I read Palmer's book and he says all panhead front pipes are the same. I have a buddy of mine that swears there is a difference in years. Can anybody set me straight?

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:00 pm
by Cotten
Dewey!

My -65 Parts Book only lists one, so I believe Palmer's is correct.

...Cotten

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:28 pm
by Bosheff
I haven't checked the parts bible yet, but doesn't a sidecar front pipe have dimple in it to clear the tie rod?....bosheff

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:39 pm
by Cotten
Bosheff!

I believe the sidecar handbook (haven't one handy) instructs to apply harley tool #1: a hammer.
FARSIDE.jpg
....Cotten

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:45 pm
by UPSROD
The later ones are chromed, but I believe the same otherwise.

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:35 am
by cdndewey
Bosheff wrote:I haven't checked the parts bible yet, but doesn't a sidecar front pipe have dimple in it to clear the tie rod?....bosheff
I do believe that's what Palmer states.

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:10 am
by 1951 adam
Chrome pipes were available for 1951 season according to the enthusiast .

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:36 pm
by Mark44
Cotten wrote:Bosheff!

I believe the sidecar handbook (haven't one handy) instructs to apply harley tool #1: a hammer.
....Cotten
As they say, "Don't force it - use a larger hammer!" A BFH will do the job :D

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:58 pm
by Cotten
Mark44!

I have also heard it called "the up-and-down wrench."

Boring anecdote:
A couple of decades ago, I enrolled at the local community college for a basic machining class (similar to what I instructed at the local University just a few years prior).
One of the projects was a little ball-pein hammer with a mild steel head, aluminum doomed-to-break shaft, but a nifty secret compartment in the handle.
Most of the class was a decade younger than I, but one fellow was an old stock-car racer nearly twice my age. (Didn't know at the time that he was a local legend.)

When I remarked to him about how silly the project was, he replied: "Its a gasket hammer."

And indeed it is!

....Cotten
PS: I would post a photo, but I recently broke it again.

Re: Exhaust Question

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:30 pm
by Panacea
Mark44 wrote:
Cotten wrote:Bosheff!

I believe the sidecar handbook (haven't one handy) instructs to apply harley tool #1: a hammer.
....Cotten
As they say, "Don't force it - use a larger hammer!" A BFH will do the job :D
If all else fails, use the "smoke wrench"...