March 27, 2018

Barnfind 1913 Indian Original Paint Motorcycle

Yes, it’s like winning the lottery. I recently pulled this very original and correct 1913 Indian V-twin out of long term storage and hope to get it back on the road and running in the not too distant future.

Barnfind classic 1913 Indian motorcycle

While it appears to be very original and correct, it appears someone replaced the original Hendee carburetor with a later teens or early twenties Schebler carburetor. The old tires are dry rotted and torn, so they will need to be replaced with something more appropriate.

Original paint single speed antique Indian motorcycle

We plan to follow the adventure of cleaning up this antique motorcycle in the pages of American Iron Magazine, getting it running and sorted out. We will not be painting or replating anything as it is so correct now.

Filed under Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Classic Motorcycle Maintenance, Restoration by Buzz_Kanter

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February 21, 2018

How to correct a machining error in oem Harley Davidson head bolt thread drill too deep

Hi to all

Sometimes manufacturers make maching mistakes and it take a while sometimes to found the issue,and many often left facory like that and sometimes even worst,quality control was almost non existent in the past,often today .

Here it is ,you can barely see a black spot in the bottom of the thread(holes going throught drain hole cavity),the hole was drill too deep from factory and oil coming to drain to the bottom of the cylinders was sligthly leaking the head bolt thread all the way to head gasket,and into combustion chamber,so this is what I did to correct the problem.

 

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Filed under Engine & Transmission, Motorcycles, Other, Random Ideas, Resources, Restoration, Saddlebagrail's blog, Tech by saddlebagrail

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February 7, 2018

Last Chance To Subscribe to Digital American Iron Magazine Cheap

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