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Tin primary

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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:55 pm

Posts: 530
Location: Ogden, Utah, USA
Local rider has run a Shovel in a 57 straight leg frame for ever. i never thought about it before but he has a tin primary on that looks great. Since all Shovels were electric start from the factory and that would require the use of a cast primary how would any of you go about running a stamped primary? I already thought about the Pan bottom with a Shovel top idea. Somehow that doesn't seem quite right for this bike. I could be wrong. It is an early flat side motor but seems to me some of those still look beter than the "nose cone" motors that came later. Thanks in advance. I am sure some one here will know.
Steve H

Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:53 pm

Posts: 2677
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Tin primary covers will bolt on to a 1966-1969 Shovelhead. After all, it is a Panhead lowerend.

Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:24 pm

Posts: 251
Location: Hudson, Florida
You need the deeper inner primary for 65-69. V-Twin is the only one I know has them.

Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:14 pm

Posts: 530
Location: Ogden, Utah, USA
Thanks for the response. Should be fairly straight forward to do.
Steve H

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