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Took On An Engine Build

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by JohnnyBiker, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I was able to secure a job to build an engine. This one is pretty straight forward, nothing too crazy but it is experience. The bike is a 1998 Wide Glide. The bike only has 32k on the clock but the owner wants to perk it up a bit. This isn't going to be too crazy of a build. do some head work, an EV 27 cam, some new slip on mufflers as the ones that he has on now are gutted and junk, new S&S oil pump, adjustable pushrods, lifters and new slugs. Going to be a fun little project.
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    Cool! Right time of year for it, too.

    Are you gonna mill the heads any, and if so, are you doing it in-house or sending to one of your wrench-master buds?

    I, for one, would like you to post as much as you can on this job as it progresses. Good luck!
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    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    Yes the heads will get a little bit of work and no I won't be able to do them as I don't have the expertise to do what needs to be done, so yes the heads will be sent out. I don't use Tapatalk anymore so posting pictures will be more of a chore than normal but I will see what I can do for you.;)
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    sounds like fun, do you have a good heeter in yer shop?
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    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I have a petty good set up now. I have heat, a tool chest full of tools, a nice lift and a fridge full of beer for when the work is done for the day.:cool:
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    Sounds like you got everything you need, congrats on getting the job!
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    Good luck. When you say headwork what ya gonna do?
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    I have a tight budget to work with and since I am using the EV 27 cam which isn't a huge cam, we are going to lop .030" from the deck, a complete new valve job while installing a 1.90" intake valve along with new springs and port the intake side. Not a heck of a lot really.
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