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When using any fastener into an aluminum part: Aluminum always loses. Look at the hundreds of timing holes with a wine cork in them. In '66 they went to a 7/8 headed plug and you couldn't get a good purchase on the plug, so thousands of timing holes were saved from idiots.
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That’s why mine is probably still intact... for now.


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Regarding the length of the oil line, I had a '59 Ch which leaked from one. No matter how carefully I reset and tightened the nuts, it would leak. The solution was that I purchased same diameter tubing from an auto parts store ( if I recall correctly, the tubing was for an auto transmission cooling line) and cut the length slightly longer that the stock one and slid the stock rubber seal into place. The leak never returned.
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You can also cut some longer rubber sleeves from some 3/16” vac hose from the parts store. This allows them to compress a little tighter around the tube.
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The braided stainless steel ones work just fine.
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unless you have a magneto like Doc's'59. or have you managed to make them work on your XLCH?
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Not sure what peoblem the Doc might have had but the ones I've used worked OK.
They have enough length to accommodate taller cylinders. So you can run them with some of the aftermarket cylinders.
The point of interference with the upright mounted magneto is just where the ground screw sticks out. With Morris (and J Hunt ?) this doesn't pose a problem. In fact you can use two straight lines with them The ground screw is re-located on the Morris mags.
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right.i was referring to the bend for the ground screw for the F-M units.i have a Morris MM3 but i choose to keep the oem look.as a matter of fact i just ordered some new cad plated ones from ebay to replace my chrome ones i put on many years ago when chrome was popular.
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I'm finally getting around to putting the top end back on my 58 CH Stroker engine. And I'm PROBABLY going to use the oem lines.

But they can be a pain at times. And I forgot to measure the cylinders on this engine. They might be stock height, they might not.

The braided ones are easier to use on an engine that comes apart a lot.
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The braided stainless steel ones work just fine.
The braided hoses for the rocker box oil feed tend to leak between the fitting and the hose after a time.

I take them off and toss them.

Use a VTwin 40-0116 oil line kit for clearance on a mag.?
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