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You don't need "expert" Harley mechanics. Think of this engine as a 350 Chevy engine from a 1969 Camaro. Now, could you find people to help you with that 350 ?

Those people will recognize everything inside your engine other than the clutch.

The FSM and parts manual will tell you everything else you need to know.

Document it with pics as you go,. Before and after. Everything.
Probably right. The basic's don't concern me, it's basically like an airplane or car engine. The cams seem a pain.

I'm not worrying about the front brake now because I would really like to replace this rusted mess with a smaller lighter caliper. I don't mind these forks, but I understand they may have to go just to get a different caliper. Rear brake appears OK, EXCEPT, the pedal spring is attached to the pull rod on the right side. Works OK, but not stock.

The wiring is rotting and really a mess. A push button is wired to a mechanical push button starter relay. I'm not understanding that. The only thing that keeps the wiring somewhat simple is that there is no other wiring. LOL.

Anyways, lots of adventures.

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The only thing that keeps the wiring somewhat simple is that there is no other wiring. LOL.

That's OK. I only have five wires on my Sidecar. One to each plug (4) and one ground wire.
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