I need some help with an old bike

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#91

Post by Glove » Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:18 am

I am looking to see a 48 panhead in the frame w/ a correct trans (shifter and clutch). I want to keep the forks and the taller front wheel (means custom fender). Probably will have a bobbed rear fender, and floorboards.

I want to keep it clean and simple AND HARLEY!

I do surf ebay, I have watched for something for a few years. One popped up when I didnt have the loot, not seen anything since.

glove



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#92

Post by VPH-D » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:25 pm

You already have the correct 48 frame. The transmission also appears to be correct for a 48. The kick cover is post 51, but who cares, it can be easily changed. Any motor you may buy for your project will come with a title, so that is what year your project will become.
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Post by Glove » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:28 am

Since I have things this far apart, I was looking to see some type of numbers on the trans case. All I could locate was this
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there might could be a 7 at the end under some grease?
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and what are the (very hard to see) letters "C" stamped into the case- by the rear adjustment bolt?
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So do I need to open the ecases to see an actual part #?
(other pics in the photobucket album)

Thanks again.... more questions soon to come.
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Post by Panacea » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:52 am

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#95

Post by Glove » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:31 pm

My trans case has the 5th mounting bolt/boss for the kicker side of the trans case.
The Palmer book tells me I need the 3rd sub-type of trans case -used from 40-55. This one has the vent plug transfered to the case.
I am not sure where/what the vent plug is...
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Is the plug the little bolt about dead center of the 2nd pic?

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#96

Post by VPH-D » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:30 pm

The little bolt you referred to is the trans vent plug. The plug was located in this position until 56. E 7 is the casting date code for the transmission case. It tells us the case was cast in May of 47, but used for the 48 model year. [not calendar year]
The kicker cover is a 51 style which unlike earlier covers, has no date code. Again, this is no big deal, as covers can be easily changed.
I'd say the trans belongs with the frame.
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Re: I need some help with an old bike

#97

Post by Glove » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:55 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know I am still lurking, still learning, and still the owner of this mess, but nothing new to report on the progress of the bike.
2008 has been a poor year for lots of folks and I am one of them.

Hopefully all goes well this Friday @ the interview for the new job and I will be able to have a little more $ to play with.

... just letting ya'll know I have not given up!


-Glove

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Re: I need some help with an old bike

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Post by panhead » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:48 pm

Hopefully all goes well this Friday @ the interview for the new job
Success!

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Post by VPH-D » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:07 pm

Have you done any disassembly of the bike? This will help you keep up your spirits on a long project.
That Wico mag will be of interest to the WR crowd.
Prices for things seem to be dropping lately, so maybe you'll be able to dig up a 48 motor.
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Re: I need some help with an old bike

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Post by Glove » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:51 am

I pulled the engine and trans off over a year ago and it has sat like that since.
(all of that was covered in the thread a page or three back)

Just wish me luck with the interview Friday. The job pays well, good insurance, and lots of hours.
It would be the best x-mas present I have ever gotten.

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Re: I need some help with an old bike

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Post by jlaley » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:56 am

Good luck.

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Post by windweaver » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:11 am

good luck on getting the job. WW

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Re: I need some help with an old bike

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Post by Glove » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:45 pm

X-mas came early to my house....
I got the position!
I start Monday @ 5:30am.
:D
Having this job will provide some loot to put into the bike. I might even be able to afford a suitable engine in a year or two.

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Re: I need some help with an old bike

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Post by panhead » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:08 pm

Congrats!

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Post by windweaver » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:34 pm

my congratulations also. WW

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