58 Panhead juice brake

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Rfrack8610
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58 Panhead juice brake

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Post by Rfrack8610 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:49 pm

Hello. The lower shoes springs pulls the top of the shoes out of the wheel cylinders by an inch.The top shoe spring (4-1/4) is very sloppy in the slot but can't see in pic as slop is taken up due to being pulled apart. Do I have a mix of years on the brake plate parts, seems I need a shorter top spring ? The side retainers are off in the pic
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Re: 58 Panhead juice brake

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Post by PanPal » Fri May 11, 2018 8:28 pm

looks like the long side of your yellow spring needs to go out one hole.
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Re: 58 Panhead juice brake

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Post by Gotnoclass » Sun May 13, 2018 3:31 am

Also don’t neglect to adjust the cams once you have it all put together. I use the open end of a 1/4” ratchet extension and an adjustable wrench on the square part to move it

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Re: 58 Panhead juice brake

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Post by Gotnoclass » Sun May 13, 2018 3:33 am

Also your small spring keeper is backwards

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Re: 58 Panhead juice brake

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Post by RooDog » Sun May 13, 2018 12:17 pm

Also: Get a correct for your year model FACTORY Harley service manual, not a Haynes, Cylmer or Chilton, they have just enough misinformation to get you in trouble. You should also get the appropriate H-D parts book and also a V-Twin catalog, they are free from their web site,
http://www.vtwinmfg.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 1_10102_-1
It is a valuable source of information, and factory part numbers, even if you don't like their parts..... RooDog


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