I was actually doing a search for working on my linkert carb, when I came across this site and I must say, it appears to be a nice relaxed atmosphere.
I have a 1942 U-model harley complete with sidecar on the left. I bought it last year from Capetown in S.A. It is an ex military and the last owner had the skirts carefully tacked to the original guards to make it look more civilianised. It is 4 speed foward and no reverse the sidecar has a number on the bar running parallel to the bike. The number is 42-LLE2247 and appears to be an original number. Where it does get a bit weird though, is that the original case number "42Uxxxx" has been stamped out and another number stamped in. I know this to be the original engine, as I am only the third owner since the military and The bike was listed as a code 2 in rego, meaning that it had no alterations as such. I had another look for the broad arrow and there is one on it, to the left of the stamped out case number. All in all it is a great bike to ride with or without the sidecar.
I even attached a photo of her.
And the weird stamped out number??????? with the broad arrow to the left.