62 Chopped FL Rebuild

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2Loose
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SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Sun May 07, 2017 12:35 am

That Shellec is falling apart in Maui's gasoline....
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Got the single fire leads on the correct cylinders...
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Link to a video...

Worked on adjustments to the clutch setup...
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Link to another video...

Shortened the fuel lead to the carb, keepiing it further away from the exhaust...
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Can't find the damn plug for the crankcase timing hole....
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Also adjusted the belt and chain...
and started bleeding the brake lines...

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Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by gearhead1951 » Sun May 07, 2017 4:00 am

Shellac will stand up to pure gasoline but alcohol eats it !!

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SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Sun May 07, 2017 4:42 pm

I can't get the rear brakes to bleed though, the mc piston seems to hang after "pushing", sometimes retracts sometimes doesn't, might need to pull it apart and see what's up...
Might be able to disconnect the line at the mc and force fluid through it somehow, looking at that possibility....
Still need to find the right cable and hook up the throttle too....
Too many home projects/chores taking up lots of time....

I also gave in and ordered some of this, supposed to be the best shellac for what I want to do....
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Let's hope it will resist Maui's E10 gasoline....

This is from the Permatex spec sheet for this product:
"For Cleanup, Use chlorinated hydrocarbons, acetone or alcohol."
Not a good sign...

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SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Mon May 08, 2017 8:24 pm

OK, what's going to happen if I plug this breather/primary chain oiler??
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The faster I go, the behinder I get....
I never look over my shoulder, I know what's back there, and it scares the hell outta me !!

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Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Mon May 08, 2017 10:21 pm

Pulled it out, cleaned it up, brazed a nickle over the opening,
drilled the side and pressed in a barbed outlet...
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I gotta fasten that barb in there better...
probably use silver solder, or epoxy...

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Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Thu May 11, 2017 9:05 pm

tree trimming yesterday
had a bad accident
am laid up w a busted arm
it'll be awhile ......

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Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Fri May 12, 2017 5:17 pm

Got this done just before injuring myself...

Reinforced that barb in there with JB Weld...
It's pretty solid now....

Some fresh paint and we're good to go...

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Just need some 5/16" hose and a clamp...

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SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Wed May 17, 2017 10:44 pm

Put my modified crankcase vent in...
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And routed the hose back under the bike....
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Looking at how to route and hookup the throttle cable...
Throttle closed...
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Throttle full open...
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I'm in no hurry now, have to wait for this busted arm to heal !
But I'd love to fire it up and hear it run...

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SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Thu May 18, 2017 2:25 pm

A buddy suggests I should use one of these on my Linkert carb....

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Converts your Linkert carburetor throttle conversion kit to use snap throttle.
Kit is made out of aluminum. For use with overhead valve models to use snap throttle.
Fits: FL 1941-1965 .. EL 1936-1952
The faster I go, the behinder I get....
I never look over my shoulder, I know what's back there, and it scares the hell outta me !!

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Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Fri May 19, 2017 2:03 pm

Borrowed some Indian Head shellac from a buddy....
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It seems to have a much thicker consistency than the Bulls Eye shellac does...
Gave it 24 hrs to cure....
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And dunked it in some E10 93 octane....
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Lets see how it holds up....
The faster I go, the behinder I get....
I never look over my shoulder, I know what's back there, and it scares the hell outta me !!

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SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Fri May 26, 2017 2:19 pm

This is after 1 week in E10 gasoline...
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I'm going to have to find something else to
try to seal off the Linkert float bracket and screw....

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Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by gearhead1951 » Sat May 27, 2017 3:33 am

2 part epoxy , super glue , and I think Permatex makes a sealant that does not react to alcohol !

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Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by Dusty-Dave » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:06 pm

Call or write Cotten he is usually right on top of what fuel is dissolving.
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Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by jbfrmca » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:21 pm

there is a product called "the right stuff". there was a guy that tested all sorts of sealants and this is the only thing that modern gas did not harm. although it says not to use is gasoline applications it did not seem to harm it at all. do some research and see if this will work for you.

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SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

Post by 2Loose » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:56 pm

This stuff looks like it has possibilities....
http://www.klasskote.com/product/KKA040



Klass Kote Epoxy Clear #40 is the side-A component of the Klass Kote Epoxy 2 part clear coat system. This clear coat part-A epoxy paint is a catalyzed epoxy clear coat, and requires equal parts [by volume] of the part-B component.

TEST 5 - Fuel Proofing

The chemicals typically used in the operation of engine-powered models are particularly harsh on paint. Oil, alcohol, and especially the nitro-paraffin’s (nitro methane, e.g.) will often break down paints almost immediately. Sometimes, so-called "fuel proof” paints (butyrate dope, for example) will resist these chemicals for a while, but eventually succumb. In some cases, the fuel causes the paint to become sticky; in other cases; the fuel buries under the paint and lifts it off the surface.
The test procedure here was to soak a towel in fuel and vigorously rub the paint. When no effect was noted on the paint using 5% nitro fuel, the fuel was allowed to sit for an hour on the paint and at its edge, and the test repeated. When the paint survived this test also, the same towel-rub test was made using straight 100% nitro methane. The paint was unaffected.
A further test was made out of curiosity to see if amyl nitrate, (used as an ignition improver in model diesel fuels, and known to be hard on some paints) would affect the paint but, as before, no breakdown was observed.

I ordered some, let's see how it holds up submerged in E10 gas.

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