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Matchy topends?

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Post Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:11 pm

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Anyone have some pics of WL bottom ends with Matchy topends? I can't see how they would have aligned the pushrods with the Harley offset tappet arrangement?

Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:03 am

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
I have never heard of this top end. Perhaps they used different lifter blocks and lifters? Got a picture?

Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:47 am

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Location: Central Illinois, USA
(Pssst! Chris! I think he means "Matchless).

....Cotten

Post Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:49 am

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Location: Jonesville, Louisiana, USA
I'd love to see some pics too. Those miss matched bottom ends and top ends are cool looking. Plus some pretty good skill went in to making the rascals run.

Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:14 am

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Location: Middle England UK

Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:13 am

Posts: 304
Location: Jonesville, Louisiana, USA
Limey_Dave wrote:
http://www.sscycle.com/tech/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10733&p=81664&hilit=matchless#p81664



Cool ! Thanks !

What is the "45 Club" ?

Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:41 pm

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Pity someone doesn't post an account of all the mods needed and whether it's worth the trouble.

Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:29 pm

Posts: 202
Location: Middle England UK
dalaymond wrote:
Limey_Dave wrote:
http://www.sscycle.com/tech/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10733&p=81664&hilit=matchless#p81664



Cool ! Thanks !

What is the "45 Club" ?


It was a UK club for 45 flatheads,run by a guy called Dean in London.

Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:32 am

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wilko wrote:
Pity someone doesn't post an account of all the mods needed and whether it's worth the trouble.


I've seen a couple of incomplete ones hanging around the vintage sprinting scene. They have a reputation for being slow and fragile, although I've never actually seen one running. I would tend to expect the barrel-crankcase joint to be a major weak point, and I would guess that the comments about Magnums also apply to some extent
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...


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