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    Photos RaceStoration @ Wheels Through Time

    OK, I finally able to get to a computer where I can upload some photos. so here goes.

    Here is one of the team the evening we arrived before we started to work on the 1931 Harley V. Remember this bike had not been started in 21 years and we had no idea what to expect with it.


    Left to right - Bill Nugent, Dave Fuziak, Dale, Jim Sims, Brian, Matt and me.
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    Here's the bike without all of us standing around it.

    Buzz Kanter
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    And here is the running bike a few hours after unloading it off our truck at Wheels Through Time museum. We removed the crash bars and other items we knew needed to come off for the race in a few days.



    Now remember, this bike had not been started in 21 years and none of us knew what to expect from the bike. We removed the old battery and replaced it with a fresh one. Added fresh gas and checked the oil. Dale's first kick did nothing. His second kick produced this result.

    All the smoke was due to too much oil in the sump. We drained a lot of oil out later and it stopped smoking.
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    This is what the bike looked like at the end of the first day. It was running well and sounded great without the muffler. We all finally left the shop around midnight.

    Buzz Kanter
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    Howdy Buzz
    Looks like the excetutive stress has gone out the window for a few days! glad your having fun!
    Ok who wiped the oil puddles of the work bench ?
    Nice to see the pics and the working team,
    Regards Phil

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    Hey Buzz,
    Here is your back up engine.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1931-...mZ230303224867
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Hey Buzz,
    Here is your back up engine.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1931-...mZ230303224867
    Back up engine? Just because I have a reverse transmission on my 1931 Harley V does not mean I am going to back up over that rusty old engine.

    Actually I think most of you will be quite surprised with the engine in my little warehouse find. Details to follow when I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Hey Buzz,
    Here is your back up engine.
    Hey, Chris,
    Mismatched 31 and 36 case sides and no internals, apparently. I wonder what it "weighs?" WYSIWYG, apparently.
    Whattaya predict? $700-$900 bucks for the visible parts? Not from me, but some less astute connisseur (sp?) of rust, perhaps. Or thru the roof to a real blind man? There is still one born every minit, old man.
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    Excellent, Buzz! Thanks a lot for the photos, I can't get enough of this!
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    Your a lucky fella Buzz! To be able to whip into a shop like Dales's and get the job done lickity split must be nice!

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