Thanks for the fit tips. Always helpful to know where to look elsewhere. Sometimes mis-fit is all that's out there. I always say, when in parts quality doubt
...call Kick-Start (616) 245-8991 (M-F, 10-5 EST), and get fit right
the first time.
I'll be one happy wheeler if I can make the oil filter fit on a rigid frame and look like it belongs there. IMO, the best of both eras : Rigid frame with an oil filter (where it should be), and a voltage regulator (where it looks right), with the reliable 2-brush generator.
I'm going to use this new-stock V-Twin
'48-65 rear header (VT 30-0173) and mock it up with a new-stock V-Twin supplied exhaust and the rear head.
Then, using 3/8 copper
bend a template
pump-to-filter line, and a test bracket made up out of 7/16 copper tube
, with a 5/16" bolt jammed in the hollow copper tube, to nut the "bracket" to the top (yoke) hole, and flatten the other end of the tube on an anvil, and drill a 5/16 hole for the top of the filter stud nut, and then bend a bracket that will fit the custom
, and longer length, filter-to-tank oil line alignment, rear exhaust header allowing.
If you "pause
" this, Greybeard52 supplied, video of a 1955 OHV on the section that shows the oil filter
, I'd say what I'm attempting has already been tried by a jillion other people already, but I have to check it out for myself. Putting the '58-up plumbing on my '55-57 is going to create filter cannister/header problems probably. I'll post a pic.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfFyD_jG9po
The interior of the V-Twin headers need to have the rough edges of the slot Dremeled away or they'll scar the exh. spigot.
The first ones I got from V-Twin didn't have slots. I sent them back, and they sent these. The slots are too deep. I needed to grind the uneven top
off the header or they would have gnawed
into the head over time. Now I have to grind some of the top off, so the hub will fit further up towards the head and eliminate a small opening, the too long slot leaves, below the end of the spigot. Be aware if you get any like these, they'll need work.
This would be the mounted position. The filter to pump line will go behind the exhaust and compound bend over to the pump. Making up the line with 3/8 soft copper will be fairly straightforward. Then I can bend cad-plated brake line (NAPA has it) from the model.
The rigid filter will have a path and pump line like this one on a swing arm, with an (early) S&S pump.
This is the V-Twin
(30-0199) '36-57 Big Twin replica
"Y" pipe (10-1/2" long), and the '36-64 (30-0203) Exhaust flat pipe w/ rivet (65465-36). The "Y" pipe
was made in the U.S.A. The flat pipe
is made in the U.S.A. The parts were label dated 3/04/03 ans 9/09/03 respectively. The parts are getting better.