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Any updates?
Thanks for checking up on me
Got the clutch back together needed had to wait on USPS for the button I had overlooked on the diaphram.
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Put gearbox lube in the 4 speed and chain case oil in yesterday.
Not sure I'm going to make it for a running bike by Nov date that was on the flyer you posted.
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I did electrolysis to remove rust and paint years ago on the oil bag it worked very well. Stored with oil back then once I drained it out of storage the inside wasn't as clean as I had it at least the clear coat on outside still looks good.
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So I'm getting the oil bag all cleaned up again this time used metal rescue came out sweet.
 

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Congratulations!

Love the T shirt!
Thank ya
teeshack Just got the shirt couple weeks back.
Back on the lift for now Im hoping I didn't get the auto advance gear tight enough or gear broke will find out tonight

Newsh are you running the fiber gear auto advance unit on your T-bird?
 

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Newsh are you running the fiber gear auto advance unit on your T-bird?
Yes I am, I wrecked one fibre wheel due to a chipped tooth on the inlet cam gear which wore through the fibre. Bought a new cam wheel and fibre wheel and it鈥檚 been fine since. It does worry me a bit though. I鈥檇 quite like to get the mag converted to cable advance and fit an alloy timing wheel.
Apparently you can get the magneto converted to full electronic ignition now.
But I do quite like the whole simplicity of the magneto, I had it overhauled back in the 90s and it still works well!
You might find the points have closed up, the operating cam ring must be spotlessly clean, no rust or it will wear the fibre points lifter away, just a smear of grease or drop of oil on the felt if present.
 

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Appreciate the info yes I too like the mag with points Bth mag here I have a k2 on my 57tr6.
I think the fiber gear is a good idea lot more forgiving than metal on metal.

Fingers crossed the armature didn't swell up on me BTH mag
 

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Don't these bikes have the best sound! Just better than a v twin, I'm sorry. ;)
 
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Welp I rolled the dice and lost... found out my slip ring gave up the ghost.
Looks like I'm gonna be on the hunt for a rebuilt Bth magneto now.
On the plus side looks like the auto advance unit backed off and spun on taper when the mag locked up.
Just thankful it happened less than 10 blocks from home and not 10 miles or more.





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Ah that鈥檚 a shame man, hopefully won鈥檛 take long to find a mag.
If yours has the 3 bolt flange I think you can fit a Lucas K2F? (or if your really stuck, Wassel make a fake one with Electronic Ignition inside)
 

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Big Thank You to Baxter Cycle in Marne,Iowa馃憤馃憤 Always top notch service was huge surprise to see I had my reman replacement BTH magneto waiting for me once I got home from work today.
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Ordered on Saturday and 400 miles at my house Monday Sweet.

The timing and install will have to wait for another day.
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Today's progress Finished up the fab work on my birds ammeter mount out of stainless.
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Also setup the ignition timing of my magneto with disc.
After I fabbed up a mount for the disc needed since the oil pump was installed and engine in the frame this time setting timing..
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Some updates to the build over the last couple of weeks.
Added a oil tank vent to my chaincase since mine was missing late night at the pub back in 1951 ? With the help from Newsh he was nice enough to take pics of his 52tbirds vent I found out how it was supposed to be.
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Added 1/8 pipe hose barb I bent up a brake line to follow along the frame tube.
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Finished up grinding and polishing my ammeter/kill switch mount .
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Reaping the rewards got er back out in the wind for miles of smiles.
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Had to seal up some chaincase leaks permatex aviation gasket sealant to the rescue.
I was able to get enough miles on for engine oil change Sunday.馃憤
Looking forward to some back road trips still would like to find a couple missing parts for this t-bird of mine.
 

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Always wanted to visit Baxter Cycle in Marne, Iowa we did this yesterday so cool.
Scored some parts yesterday I was able to visit Baxter Cycle and Randy fixed me up with these gems.馃榿
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Such a awesome shop in Iowa can't wait to fit these on my 6T.
Off to watch some vintage bike drags in Humboldt Iowa mmmm nitro!!
 
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