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Wow thanks for the information. I actually started to pull the heads apart when I made this post. That same cylinders was the start of a lot of problems as i can see from the beginning. I figured I would need at minimum a set of valve seals but most of the older guys I know from the all or nothing days say thay there will probably not been any in the heads ever from the factory. I'd say it will need valve guides anyway because it definitely leaks like a sieve when running but I'll know more when I go to the old man's garage for a spring compressor. I plan to pull the heads all the way down, send them out to be cleaned/checked, check the valves & guides & put new guides

I looked at the rod bearings & there was a little play & I told the dealer i seen today. They said that as long as u can't feel anything then there ok & that u want a little play. The wrist pin actually looks like new. I think the gummy build up u seen in one of my pictures as well as what I mentioned was from the old stick set that I had laying around in my odds & ends. The last picture was of the actual pistons in the bike. But I'm still going to put back on a new set of pistons & rings to match the bore.

The dealer was about $10 cheaper then the machine shop down the road as well as I trust they have done this 6 or 3 times. He actually had a set of Custom chrome pistons at the dealer but they wanted a little over $40/piston & that was without rings. That to high imo. Seeing the old boxes reminded me that I knew someone that bot out an old Harley Davidson dealers ONS so I'm going to see what all he has. I remember he said that there was a ton of old sportster stuff in there. They looked at the jugs & said they look good just a little rust in places & that .010 till take care of that as well as give a nice clean set of walls to start out with.

I need to read how to check the rods & hopefully get pistons of my buddy soon. I'm not in a rush after just think a bit it. It's cold now & I'm just going to try & do it the 1st time & not have to do it again for a long time after.

I know there's some other stuff they was said but man the was a lot lol.

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I have new pistons & rings that should be in Friday (shipping has been a little slow). I pulled apart my heads & assumed the front head that had all the oil in it would have a loose valve guide but they didn't really move a lot. I pulled down the rear head to compare ir to & they felt the exact same. Maybe the oil was from the slit in the jug & not the head is the only thing I can think of. I noticed that the back piston (that didn't have any problems) had a different ring configuration & what looked like a better one at that. They look more like Hastings rings so when the .020 job was done idk y they used to different sets but o well. I have a set of .010 Custom Chrome pistons on the way (really good deal) & Hastings rings. I already have my gaskets & then some. Everything will be going back new & I need to get the heads looked at on the valve guides I guess now. I can do that when i drop the jugs off the be cleaned up.Thanks everyone for your help up to this point.

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