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BigRicky

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Post Fri Oct 20, 2000 2:50 pm

need help!!!!!!

Had a customer in the shop yesterday with a
pair of pan heads [1950]wants me to change them external oil,I said no problem
see ya in a couple of days. Here is were the
help comes in, how do I do this properly???
Thanks BigRicky
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Cotten

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Post Sat Oct 21, 2000 2:07 am

Ricky!
Been there, done that.
Ya should told him NO.
It's a stoopid idea for bunches of reasons.
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Fatdog Vintage Salvage

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Post Sat Oct 21, 2000 2:05 pm

It's a big job, if you are asking how to do it do not attempt!!
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BigRicky

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Post Sat Oct 21, 2000 10:15 pm

THANKS GUYS
I kind of figured it was more work than
what it was worth. Think I sold the guy on
a pair of new STD heads anyway.
Cotten, what pistons would you use in a
4-3/4 stroke motor with FHP barrels and heads
Thanks BigRicky
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Cotten

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Post Sun Oct 22, 2000 2:43 am

Geez! I'd be on this board with a few questions myself it if I were building the combination you write of. And I have yet to have the good fortune of installing any FHP cylinders, but I am looking forward to the new Sport Scout alternatives.
The first thing I would do is mock up and measure how high your wristpins travel. Then its a matter of determining from deck height
how close to a readily available piston you are.
And then figure your swept volume and cc your heads to decide if you are still under the six-to-one streetability barrier.
The pistons may be available from Anders for all I know, but I bet you will either use an S&S stroker evo piston, or an automotive one.
(I like Kaiser T-slots, but Egge is sold out of their old stock.)
Keep us posted on your progress!
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Cotten

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Post Mon Oct 23, 2000 1:05 pm

Alex! What advantage do you think this accomplishes?
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Cotten

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Post Wed Oct 25, 2000 3:19 pm

Alex! Sorry, I meant the overhead oiling (double plugging is obvious) since the factory overhead oilers really had more hassels than benefits.
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Cotten

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Post Thu Oct 26, 2000 5:57 pm

Alex! I've never booger'd any for double plugs, just overhead oiling (Doh!)

I would think you would want the electrode much higher in the chamber anyway. Won't a 10mm or smaller plug fit up there without intersecting the galleries? (Will it really be worth it?)
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Cotten

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Post Sat Oct 28, 2000 2:10 pm

Alex! I guess its all a matter of how you define "worth"!

I, too, professionally build (and 'tune')H-D engines, but only vintage ones. And since pans aren't the high-flow powerproducers that really show much benefit from such updates (flamefront ain't the limiting factor fer sure), it hardly seems 'worth' depreciating their value from "original".

Don't get me wrong, I love to booger relics, and do it for myself all of the time. But as a 'professional', I really do consider the customer's best interests. Usually they come to regret such anachronisms on a farm implement like a pan.
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Fatdog Vintage Salvage

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Post Mon Oct 30, 2000 5:34 am

Farm Implement! ouch! Lets face it dual plugging a panhead is like all of these old timers taking Viagra! Hasn't anyone told them they are still screwing 70 year old women...
Moral, What's the point!!!
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Post Mon Oct 30, 2000 1:56 pm

Alex! I think we both really come from the same point of view on this.
My customers make all of the decisions, but I like to make sure they aren't hasty ones.

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