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Looks like it would work. Searching on the H-D part number shows manufacturers besides V-Twin, or items with no manufacturer listed.
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Use a VTwin 40-0116 oil line kit for clearance on a mag.?
It depends on the mag. HD put a "loop" in the rear line so it doesn't interfere with the grounf screw on manual advance mags.
So, FM style manual advance mags nee that clearance. Morris (and Hunt ?) don't have the screw on that side so they aren't a problem.
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Oh, nearly forgot.

I'm actually just installing the solid lines on my 58 CH. Because my eyesight isn't that good I used a small sharp screwdriver to check the inside of the clamping nut and discovered one of them had the remains of a seal inside. It had been "squashed" or damaged so bad it was only half the height of a new seal.

Had I not checked I could guess that line would be leaking at some point.
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the ground screw is on the inside on my Morris MM3.doe's it interfere with a straight oil line can't say always used the oem hoop oil line.
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Oh. One other I forgot.

I use Loctite pipe and thread sealant 561 on the connectors. Easier to use, neater in terms of looks, less likely to cover all or part of the hole when installing them.
Most people use far too much teflon tape. Looks messy. They seem to think if a little is good a lot will be great.

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the ground screw is on the inside on my Morris MM3.doe's it interfere with a straight oil line can't say always used the oem hoop oil line.
How old is that mag Bruc ?

Dave normally has them on the outside and provides a "ground stop" kit with them.

(Just a bit of thin mretal like on the old Briggs & Starttons - but nice red plastic covering the end)
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So, I was going to handle that oil line now that it's getting nippy. I think the majority of the oil is certainly coming out from the top of the cap, so will take those off and replace the seals. Someone mentioned using Loctite pipe and thread sealant 561 here I think. Just wondering what thoughts there were on that. Also, if I had to gently remove that cross-threaded connector, would I be better off trying to get another new connector to re-install? And would I want to put some thread sealant on the threads if I had to do that?

An additional question, just bc I'm wondering if it could be related. I noticed a little oil leaking out of the front rocker on the left side (when sitting on the bike). Nothing big, just enough to coat the upper fins some. Should I be concerned about something being over-pressured?
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