62 Servi-car w/ a 45 FlatHead in it (military surplus, still wrapped as new when installed)...not running quite right (yeah i can be more specific)
looking for a 'good' HD motor guy in the Columbia area that works on flatheads...and I mean actually works on them unlike the last two cheesed!ks that wasted my time
Nothing like the rocker-arm shift and a solid axle out back...yeah boy, twisities bring a new meaning to pucker.
The bike was a basket-case that myself and another assembled back in the late 70's, has run well until now. It looks great, gets attention, doesn't have the grunt of todays hogs but is a blast on those warm summer days.
Anyways, if anyone knows someone, gimme a shout..appreciate it.
My first Harley was a 1946 45ci flatie in a solo frame. Tank shift, foot clutch, left hand spark retard. If I remember right it had a servicar 3 spd in it for a while...with reverse...can't remember if I had the servicar shift grate on the tank or not...don't ever remember actually putting in reverse.
I used to do basic engine work and tranny rebuilds for Warren at HD45 Restoration in Albany NY....probably where you got some of your parts.
Does it have a Linkert or bendix carb? Most of our problems were usually related to the carb or ignition. That old 6v ignition was pretty hinky, specially if you are using correct parts. Thing would only do 60mph when it was running great.
Rat, what the hell was up with those generators anyway. Same here, constantly having problems with the gen. Not to mention that gawd awful process of "polarizing" that I still don't understand despite a pretty good background in electronics. If I remember right it also had a big box regulator too, mechanical of course....I spent countless hours checking my wiring against the books....and it still never made any sense to me
People used to swap out the Linkerts for the Bendix, supposedly more reliable. A lot of people just give up and put a sportster CV on there
Wish I could be more help, but I owned that bike 25+ years ago. Sold all my parts, gave away all the literature etc.
At least you don't have to re-rivet the rear sprocket every year...I could never get that done right either.
How's the box? We came across a few in real nice shape, no rotted wood, no holes etc. They went for a pretty penny even back then.