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01-26-2013 06:25:01

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First HD engine I built a 69 FLH a few weeks later one of the rollers went bad on a lifter,,, the worst part was getting the oil pump keys replaced while the engine was still in the bike....

Second engine a 73 super guide,,, somehow the bolts for the stater came loose and ate it up :cry:
Down the road I rebuilt one and installed a Andrews A grind cam,,, never could get it to start Andrews had pressed the drive gear on wrong :twisted:
On the 69 somewhere in the early 80"s I got hold of a 80" low-rider engine less the cases and swapped the whole lower end , jugs, head and my old FLH cam into the 69 cases...
I sold my HD scooter shop in the mid 80's to a employee no one had any money,,,, Only the local scooter trash rode'em (that includes me),,,, he was as good as it gets working on them.... Never did I think HD's would ever become a fad and folks with money would have to have one...
I went to Bowling Green KY in 1978 for the big boogie,,, It was the first time I saw Ray Price run his Funny Bike thru the quarter and tote the front wheel off the pavement the whole way....

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01-26-2013 07:18:07

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 Re: OT----ENGINE LAY OUT in reply to Hobo,NC, 01-26-2013 06:25:01  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeI could give a puke for the new yuppy scum HD trash. Not too common to see stuff screwed up from the mfg. like the drive gear on the Andrews cam but it sure happens. Take this and compare it to the XR four cam set up-----start with four cam lobes,four shafts and four gears. Set up degree wheel along with dial indicator, set opening of each cam lobe one at a time, dissemble entire cam chest ant T.I.G. each lobe to gear and press on shaft. Many,many hours to set up one of these engines. To compare these to the above yuppy engines, well you cant, not even in the same world.

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