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About erichill

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  1. I was thinking the same. probably took well over a year for me to fully understand what was happening inside my motor and how to efficiently start my panhead hot or cold. Now I have it down pat. And every bike is different.
  2. McMaster Carr may have what you need. I just purchased woven lining for my Chandler from them as well a countersunk rivets
  3. First date with my wife was on my '69 Kawasaki 500. She squeezed on the back with no passenger pegs and fell in love with me and motorcycles. Few months later I helped her buy her first motorcycle.
  4. Funny just discussing this with my wife this evening. Told her I was planning to sell two vehicles because it is too expensive to maintain all of them. For me one to drive, one to work on. Then sell one and get something else. Wrench and repeat. Oh and lose money on every deal, but that's okay with me because its my hobby and that time counts for something. When I have more than one project I end up like a deer in the headlights and can't decide which to work on when I get the time.
  5. Can't help but feel like the guy who started the post got beat up on a little bit. Nothing wrong with wanting a back up camera. I for one could use it as my depth perception up close like that sucks. I back into a spot and think I am 1 foot from the car behind me, and get out and have six feet to go. Parallel parking is my worst nightmare.
  6. Knew this was coming. It will be here before we know it. As for less income for police departments it will also mean less policemen needed. It either have the cars automatically slow themselves or we will open our mailboxes to a couple dozen speeding tickets each week as we accidently creep over the limit and our cars record it.
  7. I say Chandler too. Rear window, hood line, front fenders and top of radiator all match that of Chandler from late teens. Mine is 1919.
  8. It may have already been mentioned, but it would help if you can have someone experienced with cars (if you don't feel that you are) to go with you to look at any you are considering. Paint can hide a lot. Freshly rebuilt motor means nothing nor do most of the descriptive words people use. Meeting the owner and talking with them can sometimes tell you more about the car and its history than photos on the web. You are considering spending a large chunk of money, you want to the best you can to avoid disappointment or inheriting someone's problems or crappy work. You probably already know this but any older car like this is going to be more maintenance than today's cars. Wish you the best of luck. Also from near your neck of the woods-Woodstock GA
  9. I am with Capngrog. If our engines had 20,000 parts we would have a lot of left over pieces when we were through rebuilding. Could you imagine having to fit 20,00 parts together to build your engine. So basically the list says some industries go away while others come on. Duh? Isn't that what happens?
  10. I can't add much to what everyone has said, and I am sure all these folks have more experience than me. This car is obviously a huge undertaking, and I would ask myself am I going to keep my interest up enough over the upcoming years to see the project through? In other words does this particular car pull at you for a specific reason that five or eight years from now you are still wanting to work on it? That seems to be the biggest problem with large projects that are going to take years; people lose interest, and are ready to move onto something else. I am probably not alone in that I am already thinking about another project before I have completed the one I am working on. Good luck, and let us know what you decide.
  11. David, Pine Ridge Automotive 770-479-3610 in Canton Ga
  12. Mike thanks for the link to your earlier post. I did find a local shop that's been around for 70 years who are familiar with doing this so I am going to let them. Figured their labor charge will be money well spent, and I will concentrate on other areas of work on the car.
  13. Thanks, Learning a lot here. As for location I am near Atlanta GA. Have been asking shops around here for recommendations and I am hoping to find someone who can still do the riveting. Interesting to learn why to use woven with the low pressure application of the mechanical brakes. I inherited all the parts in boxes, so it was very interesting figuring out the puzzle of the brake linkage for the external bands and how it all worked. Thanks for all the input. Eric
  14. Thanks for the suggestions. The only fear I have with doing it myself is properly countersinking the rivet holes. I will try Napa or local shops for suggestions for someone local to do the lining. I will have to research the difference between woven and bonded lining.