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wagon man
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Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:27 am

Buy the light of a Coleman Lantern I was able to pull the heads of my1965 Pan . Feels like when I was a kid rigging up lights in my club house . With a little work I was able to free up the motor . The heads look great , Next I'll pull the jugs and see how the clean up . I'm just hoping I don't need to split the cases .
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by RooDog » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:18 pm

What the hell is that orange stuff on the rear head? Surely to God that's not the dreaded silicone? That stuff has no place on a Harley engine and is the sure sign trademark of a gobbling, hack "mechanic".
The cylinder bores look good except for the rust. A ball hone wold take care of that. But otherwise the jugs and heads look totally un-run, though no doubt have been setting for quite some time.....
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by 1950Panhead » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:29 pm

What the hell is that orange stuff on the rear head?
RooDog, that is orange silicone, other colors are available.

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by RooDog » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:43 pm

1950Panhead wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:29 pm
What the hell is that orange stuff on the rear head?
RooDog, that is orange silicone, other colors are available.
LOL.... It's still CRAP, and on a head gasket, really?

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by nmaineron » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:05 pm

With the rust your showing I would have to go into the bottom, just because.

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:36 pm

It's rust , I think the owner got sick when he was reassembling the heads . Plugs where finger tight , push rods covers still held up buy close pins . It was sitting in a garage with no door so it was raining and the wind would blow it would get hit by the rain . He died before ever laying a hand on it agin . This may have gone on for 20 years.

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:37 pm

Still no power .

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by panhead_kicker » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:52 pm

A week without power? That REALLY stinks. ( and you might too at this point!) It’s 6 whopping degrees here today. Glad I do have power.
You’ve got a nice scooter to start with there. Ever find the tanks?

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:09 pm

Not Yet , I'll be on that fairly soon . There's a few swap meets coming up so before and I'de like to know if the tanks are out first . Yah I don't know what Oregon would do with a real storm . This was just a little one .
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Re: Powers been out

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Post by Mark44 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:12 pm

wagon man wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Still no power .
Where are you in Oregon? I'm north of you, a little bit east of Everett, WA. We had a dump of snow three weeks ago, about 18". At the lower elevevations, it's mostly melted off now, but I'm up at 500' and half my yard is still covered, and snow is still piled up to about 4 feet in places.

With all the snow and some wind knocking down trees, we lost power for 24 hours. It's a common enough occurrence here that everybody on my street has a generator. The PUD guys up here have been really working hard -- lots of overtime for them, as well as for the county roads people, who were out in force plowing the roads. At one point several thousand people were without power. The PUD folks have been pretty proactive in the last few years, trimming trees that were too near the power lines.

I have some buddies down your way -- one in K Falls, and another in Glide, up the road from Roseburg. The one on K Falls said he got just a little snow, and the one in Glide I think got a bit more.

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by FL54 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:25 am

It could be worse Wagon Man. You could have been one of those poor folks stuck on the Amtrak train outside Oakridge for 30 hours.

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by drinner-okc » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:58 am

If it's been open to humidity at the lifters & pushrods that long, you need to go all the way. if there is rust on the bearings it will run a while then fail. you're most of the way there now, and all that RTV (any dang color) HAS to go. There are products to seal the case joint that stay right where you put it. RTV softens & ends up in oil journals, plugging just the wrong spots.

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:18 am

For sure could be worse . I'm in Oakland a little north of Roseburg . Still no power but they did cut trees off the power line today .

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by wagon man » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:57 am

There is no silicone , any body have a good way too tell if this motors been stoked . I hear you on making sure the bearings have no rust , I Think water could have made it through the lifters. I'de love to see this bike on the road next summer but theres no way . These cases are so hard to come buy I need to treat them like gold . So I ask can they handle a stoker kit ? I really just hope its stock , and if I'm going to open it up I'll probably put it back stock If it's been stoked . What do you think ?

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Re: Powers been out

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Post by RooDog » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:31 am

Well, since you have the heads off you can easily check the stroke buy simply measuring how deep the pistons go down in the hole, at BDC, vs how far they come up at TDC, OK?
My wrecked and welded 1968 cases, similar to yours, handle 90 inches just fine (4 5/8 stroke),. I would have gone Big Bore, 3 5/8, but i did not want to bore out the welded case set. Strokers are not as hard on an engine as is the loose nut behind the handlebars, that is where the abuse comes from....
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