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1942 Harley WLA re-build
1942 Harley WLA re-build
02 Jul 2017 10:30 AM
4 new valve guides fitted and reamed to size, + 4 new valves and seats re-cut to suit..
cut a piece of 3mm plate and welded it to an old clamp for the valve spring compressor , it works..
the cylinders where surfaced for a good flat mate to the heads,the dark surface is where they have been die grinder-ed,and a little bit lower,
relieved for flow,they were like that, well see how it runs?
the heads were skimmed as well,both cylinders and heads had minimal amount cause there was a bit of warp in both..good now..
the cylinders were not bored ,honed only and the existing pistons and a new set of piston rings used..
02 Jul 2017 10:50 AM
Great post, Im enjoying reading your progress.
You are a clever bugger thats for sure. Keep em coming.....
07 Jul 2017 01:13 PM
pretty much there now, motors in has oil & fuel,
wiring done,used some of this and bought some,
front/rear lights/brake light,dash lights, all good...new 6 volt coil,new 6 volt horn,
sifting through speedometer parts stash, should have enough to make the correct one for this,
a green military face or a civilian face ?? civi face...
had most parts to make it, most is all
, except the repop face(civilian) the pointer l made,& a couple of small bits in the trip meter return assembly.
a bit of surface rust here n there, scratch on the curved glass....many hours of fun...
the chrome dash cover has extra holes in it,above and below the red&green,and the 2 in the middle, that will need attention..
Strength in Unity
07 Jul 2017 01:24 PM
Let me know when you want to sell her mate?
13 Jul 2017 11:29 AM
the bikes up and running,did 1 lap around the block ,back home for a few adjustments, easy to kick over and starts within a few kicks, the carb needs jetting its lagging,l bought a wla jet kit with the carb so will tinker with the mixture ,running straight 60wt oil it likes it,of course the generator light stayed lit ,not charging,it was the only part left on the bike l havnt touched,
so will start with the generator its a 32e 3 brush 6 volt, did strip it and clean it once l got the 2 sheared off bolts out,seen in above photo,
insides were gunked up with many years of gunk.thorough clean through out, washed and greased both bearings,brushes are good,no obvious damage or wear,hard to test without the right equipment, so put it back and tried it, light still on,
did a test on the mechanical relay,cleaned and adjusted the points as the book shows, seemed to be o.k. but light still on..
had this 6 volt (electric franks regulator) on a panhead model 52 generator,on the shelf, worth a shot, that was the problem the mechanical reg.its charging now,
these bolt to the end of the generator usually, not with a foot clutch set up its in the way. a temporary mount bracket made to hold it on the down tube,its a bit un sightly but will do ...
Adelaide foothills SA
13 Jul 2017 11:33 AM
Well done K. You are very resourceful. Helps to have a few bits and pieces around the place. Keep the pics coming
13 Jul 2017 11:37 AM
yes,got lucky with the reg, forgot l had it,dont have 6 volt parts laying around ,thought id moved the elec frank on years ago..
13 Jul 2017 04:49 PM
One of the best tjreads here. Please keep it coming, this reminds me so much of hood memories as a teen.
15 Jul 2017 07:29 AM
Impressive stuff there. Must be a great feeling punting around on a bike running parts you have made yourself.
09 Feb 2018 03:53 PM
Bike ran good on the 75th anniversary ride last year !!,l dont have photo's of the event to show , theres plenty on face book n other social media,l think it got a plug in heavy duty mag? it was a well organized event with a good turn out of wla's couple of wr's couple other models of the era,some guys have had their bike for 40 years,about 60 in total turned out, thundering through out back NSW towns and country,what a sight!
NE Foothills, ADELAIDE
09 Feb 2018 06:02 PM
congrats on the out come, nice work.
must be very happy.
2008 CVO Springer, 2008 Night Rod Special TURBO
09 Feb 2018 08:00 PM
09 Feb 2018 08:23 PM
That is a fantastic looking bike great job.
2017 street bob, now fitted with screamin eagle slip-ons.
Alice Springs NT
10 Feb 2018 08:01 AM
Out standing bike
awesome post kickinon
Don't count the days make the days count Muhammed ali
10 Feb 2018 12:22 PM
What tyre have you got on the back of that?
Nice bike, by the way.
11 Feb 2018 02:19 PM
I admire your work Kickinon.
Age shall not weary them..........
11 Feb 2018 02:23 PM
Brilliant work, well done and we can all learn a lot from your efforts!
11 Feb 2018 07:34 PM
both tyres are cokers..
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