I'm assembling this bike from 2 basket cases ,a 1961 and 1959.The 61 had been a restoration before being stolen,most of the parts I have from the 61except the eng and frame,so I'n making a 59 because of the eng serial no.and I have the headlite and tins etc.
This bike has a dual crossover exhaust,which was on the 61 .The fellow who restored it had a one peice squish/connector pipe put on it , OEM 65539-65 which came out in 1965.other than that everything is 59.
So before I go any further I want to be sure the exhaust is matching up ,( I have not yet cut the extra slots in the pipes that go on the cylinders).I ordered a set of 9 muffler clamps from Antique cycle,and am not sure where they go.I attached a photo of Harleys parts books dual exhaust system ,showing the old and new versions of the exhaust system.
After looking at plumbers pics I better ask some questions.
I see which clamps hold the pipes to the cylinders,and the big clamps that hold the mufflers on.
But on item 39 in the photo ( the one peice squish/connector pipe) the clamp wont fit over the joint,Plumbers photo looks like maybe it isnt suposed to ,it looks like you just slide the front cyl pipe into the connector pipe and use the clamp to suport the front pipe to the frame ( with the help of the small clamp).the book doesn't seem to show a clamp to fit that joint,so I'm hoping I'm right.
Next is item 32 in the pic,the tee pipe,it looks like only the cyl port clamp goes on it ,the other 2 openings are slide in fits.meaning the crossover pipe doesnt have a clamp on the joint where it meets the tee pipe nor does the bottom joint of item 32 where it joins the squish/connector pipe .I have a suport clamp that goes on the crossover and bolts to a cyl bolt ,but hav'nt got that far to figure which one.
What I just describes takes up all nine clamps .Can someone please confirm this ?