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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    Looks great, Sean. What year are the heads? I believe '48-'49s had a cast-in angle on one of the ribs to the rocker block by the exhaust springs. Doc

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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    they are 48-49 heads. the only thing I believe I still need for the motor are the one year only chrome plated steel rocker covers and pistons



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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    I sent you a PM, Sean.
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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    probably one of the most important OEM parts that can really ruin your day if its not right. The repops are IMO are junk from my real world experience and I buy these every chance I find one.

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    But there's booze in the blender
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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    Building a late 48FL. doing research seems that the majority of bikes ordered were either sport or deluxe solo group. I did see Adam posted many pictures of 48 on FB and only 2 looked to be utility solo all black options. I don't really like chrome but If I go black, I think the chrome wheels and lights would be a nice contrast instead of all black. Problem is I have a nice pair of original black painted wheels. Ug! the decisions but I like to be original. Not sure I want to have another blue bike....but the azure blue would look nice with the black rims and lights.....uggg the decisions. !
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    But there's booze in the blender
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

    You never get better....you just get less awful. "Joe Walsh"

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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    Police Silver...
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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    Sean, I ended up buying the 48 I told you about at Davenport. I have put it together in my mind at least five different ways. I initially thought bobber, with a very rare 2into1 high mount racing exhaust, just because I've had the pipe for thirty years, hoping to use it someday. Now I'm thinking stock resto as I have all the parts, but I vacillate over whether to build a plain Jane or shiny bike with a little bling. I'll change my mind ten times before I make a final decision. I guess that's all part of the fun.

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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    yeah Kyle I know that is the fun part. I guess I already have a plain Jane bike with the 47EL.....So maybe a shiny bling bike is the way to go....plus a good history conversation piece
    to talk about the progression and the state of mind people were at between 47 and 48. plus the shortage or availability of chrome in back then too. I have along time to think I guess since this wont be done for awhile.

    and Robbie police silver would solve everything!
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    But there's booze in the blender
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

    You never get better....you just get less awful. "Joe Walsh"

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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    A guy could order a Utility model, but add a couple of shiny options to bling it within his budget. You can look at the Season Order Blank and decide, just like the guy that ordered his new bike from the dealer looked at the same Season Order Blank.
    You can also find a set of chromed steel valve covers as available from the Accessories Catalog. They're not hard to find.
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    Re: Tomcat's 48FL Project

    My old buddy, the late Marsh Lance was a post WW2 biker and he made a comment that has always stuck with me. He said, everybody wanted chrome after the war. All that saving, privation, and scrimping made people in America hate doing without, and being conservative. Just look at a 1948 Buick.

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