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Mine works great - no leaks. Grease up the threads to catch metal pieces.
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Mine works great - no leaks. Grease up the threads to catch metal pieces.
Wasn't big enough. They had larger ones without the magnet. I'm leaning towards an insert at this point. The transmission was a no-show today.

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I'll see if NAPA has a 9/16x18 self-tapping magnetic plug. If they do it will probably do the trick. Otherwise I can buy a tap. Still have to deal with the timing port.
Transmission came in today.
Won't have any time until Monday or Tuesday though.
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Well, NAPA drain plug didn't work out.
Parts are in. The one new stud I tried went in pretty easy although I didn't try to seat it.
The gear box cover is never going to look good. I'm not willing to spend all the time necessary to sand out all the Bubba marks. Looks like Bubba used an 80-grit sanding disc. I'll probably go flat black for now and put a chrome skirt on it later.
The used transmission looks decent although the original shift shaft looks better.
I'm looking for input on upper motor mounts. This bike didn't have any installed.
This is my week to finalize the logistics of making this run by October. Should have a plan by Friday if all goes well.
Anybody wants to snap some pics of their upper motor mounts that would be appreciated.


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Talked to Paul at T&O and this baby is headed his way by Friday.
He warned me about backlog delays and spending more on this engine than it's worth.
Definitely a straight-shooter!

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There may be mounts pictured in “Sportsterpedia “, and you can see them on the microfiche schematics.
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Just curious. What are you having T&O do? Just the crank or are you sending the cases to have them assemble the whole lower end?
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Your in good hands at T&O. Paul's been in the game a very long time and they know whay they're doing. Having the job done right is much cheaper in the long run than a "quick fix" shafe tree mechanic using Chinese parts.

But he may well be right about the "more than it's worth" part.

But that's your call. He will just look at it as another engine and you can buy them second hand for not a lot of dollars.

I got him (Charlie actually) to build me a complete stroker engine some time back.

5 grand. I supplied the core and my preferred cams.

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Just curious. What are you having T&O do? Just the crank or are you sending the cases to have them assemble the whole lower end?
Current plan is the crank and transmission. He thinks the con rod issue may just be the Timken bearing. They can install the cylinder studs and tap out the buggered timing and drain holes and bolt up the case.
They have a backlog. I said take your time.

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Just looking at the parts manual isn't very clear. I'll hash it out one way or another.

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