leon bee

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About leon bee

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    English motorcycles, Ironhead Sportsters

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  1. One thing you can do, if you haven't, is check out the Ford Barn. A lot of Ford truck knowledge there. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=4
  2. I was a member from the late 70s till early 80s. Like many, I joined for the magazine and parts sources and here are the main things I remember: there was often criticism of members who didn't "participate". I'd think......."do you want my dues or not?" And then I remember wasted time reading the magazine; constant wrangling and arguing about things like the exactly correct tint of an engine paint. Upholstery materials, etc., Knowledge I didn't need, I'm a "practical" car guy. Then I bought a Studebaker and joined their club. Man, that mag was great: almost all technical stuff about keeping the dam thing on the road. A lot of the "whatever it takes" attitude. I never sent any more dues to the BCA.
  3. Man I do too! A 5 holer!
  4. You have to break and cut a lot of bolts, at least in my experience. So you need a good impact wrench and long handled tools. A torch to heat things up maybe, propane will do. And a 4 1/2 inch grinder with a stack of cutoff wheels. And a box of band-aids and some Valium or whiskey.
  5. If it's a car they produced in any numbers at all, that anyone's ever heard of, then you watch ebay. Everyday for years. And years. Took me 10 years to score a certain English motorcycle part, but I did. Then when you find it, you bid sky high- price is no object.
  6. A year is nothing to me. Change the oil and clean the carb if concerned. Oh, and fresh gas, get rid of as much old fuel as possible.
  7. Oops, it's a fill plug. Maybe it USED to be a drain plug.
  8. Isn't that so you can crack the plug and just have a stream coming out? Something you can aim, rather than just jerking the plug and making a bigger mess. This would make more sense on an oil pan than a differential, though I guess.
  9. I've had a couple people ask me how long it takes to adjust to retirement. Based on mine and my wife's experience, I say "about a day and a half."
  10. I have one also, didn't see this post before. I'll have to dig a little, but can look for the numbers.
  11. On the floor, besides the pedals, is the dimmer switch and an OD kickdown switch under the accelerator pedal.
  12. I've been using my Monkey Wards torque wrench lately, good tool. Whatever happened to Wards?
  13. I can NOT remember to look under the hood of my 53. Does my first year V8 have one of them?
  14. Somebody should track those bastards down and do something to em.
  15. I just googled that Wix number. Looks like they are out there.