leon bee

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About leon bee

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    English motorcycles, Ironhead Sportsters

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  1. Well, there is that..........
  2. I did this just today, motorcycle only four valves. I like doing it. After the valve setup is apart this doesn't take long and, as said above, gives you a good look at the condition of things. One old book I read once said you're listening to the "tone" of the lapping. It's a satisfying task.
  3. Could be. I bought some little piece from her one time, paid out the you know what. It was packaged and mailed on a major holiday and I had it in about 2 days. And it was the only one I'd seen anywhere.
  4. Thanks. I do take some care where I spend my money. Had read about an improved piece and wondered if this was it.
  5. I need to start gathering parts for pulling the back out from under my Roadmaster. Doesn't have to come from ebay, but is this what I want? Thanks! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Buick-Dynaflow-1948-60-Stop-Leak-Torque-Ball-Retainer-Seal-5646C-1191652/272973628494
  6. You could check AutoTran, David Edwards. I bought good parts from him 40 years ago and he's still at it.
  7. Wiper don't work yet in my old Buick. But I've just gotten an old Ford back on the road; driving uphill in the rain, I love how you gotta let up on the gas and let the wipers swipe a couple times.
  8. I've got some good ones, and some chinese ones. If I have a boogered up nut the good wrench won't go on. Have to go get the chinese one.
  9. Now I like nipple spanner.
  10. I never heard em called tubing or tube wrench before. Google hasn't either, they refer you to flare nut wrenches.
  11. It's motorcycle crankcases in the dishwasher you gotta be careful about. Have to do it right after the wife goes to work, then let things air out. Maybe even run another load. Now she's retired and every day is Saturday at the house, had to quit doing it.
  12. I used a few pop rivets in the channel part on my 53. Had to cut down the nose of a riviter to get in there. I know these methods aren't "correct", but they don't show, work good, and the windows and wings were redone in my lifetime. Also, I figure somebody else can do it right next time.
  13. Well I guess on the assembly line they had a stapler that shot through steel.
  14. Those are staple holes, right? On my older car, 53, some of that stuff was put on with tiny countersunk head screws so that's what I did with most all of it. Little bitty screws from the special drawer at the hardware, and a littler drill. Worked better than I ever thought, and the heads disappear into the fuzzy stuff. I decided I didn't have enough time left to try the staples included with the kit. I might have used a little glue, too, but wouldn't tell anybody.
  15. All I have is a Monkey Wards beam wrench I bought 40 some years ago. I've never questioned whether it was good enough for the junk I work on.