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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome..........................

THAT SHOVEL IS KILLER.................
Nice work that bike rocks......

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THAT SHOVEL IS KILLER.................
Nice work that bike rocks......
Thanks WITMAN. Its actually a Panhead bottom end with a shovel top. When I can afford it I will change it back to a Panhead.

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I donty want excuses.........

Sell the kid and finish it, come on be a man.........

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Sell the kid and finish it, come on be a man.........
Hell no! Sell the wife but never the kid. She has been helping and asked me when we are gonna build her a motorcycle.

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Thanks WITMAN. Its actually a Panhead bottom end with a shovel top. When I can afford it I will change it back to a Panhead.
Very nice, actually (as I'm sure you know) hd made shovel heads with pan bottoms from 66 thru 69. These years were considered the best for quality by many. I had a 68 FLH I paid $1600 for. Wish I still had it. Changing it back to a panhead looks better (to some) but you will lose a little speed.

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Very nice, actually (as I'm sure you know) hd made shovel heads with pan bottoms from 66 thru 69. These years were considered the best for quality by many. I had a 68 FLH I paid $1600 for. Wish I still had it. Changing it back to a panhead looks better (to some) but you will lose a little speed.
Yeah the 66-69 Shovels are cool, definitly under apreciated. I wish I could find one for $1600 now. The bottom ends are actually a little different than the panhead bottoms if I recall. The Shovels have an external line to feed the top end on the R case half. Besides the year, that is one of the ways you can tell my cases are actually Pan. The top end oil line is run off the gear cover like on a Knuckle. I'm not worried about losing a little speed if it goes back to being a Pan.

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You are right, I should have said generator style lower ends. Forgot. Seeing your bike makes me want to pull out my old "spoon head" manual and start drinking old style again. Oh well that was the past, I'm done with that for now. But you have fun, those were some good days.

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Bump!

Where does this project stand? I love this bike.
I got mad at here about a month ago and decided to push her in in corner of the garage until september. Its getting there. I'm taking my time and don't really care if I ever finish it. I have a bad habit of selling bikes the once I'm done putting them together.

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