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Old 05-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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They're only original ONCE!

As for 100%? I'd like to do the judging on that. Especially since I own a '68 myself. She's beautiful , and get comments everywhere we go , but it's nowhere near 100% correct.

The last half of the '60s was a weird time for Harley. the '65 , '66 , '67 , '68 and '69 all had several major and minor one year only features.
I guess I should have chosen my words better. LOL! He did restore it, but I guess we all know they didn't come with S&S carbs. Here's a pic of him helping me when I ran outta gas on the way to Sturgis back in 05.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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In 1989 a customer brought me a 1966 in very poor shape and wanted it brought up to modern standards, many thousands of dollars later it was finished. Last year he brought it back to me in the same condition I found it in 1989, but with all the upgrades, and wanted it restored back to original condition. It took longer to find all the original parts than it took to do the work, but it was finished in about 14 months and many thousands of dollars. If I can find a pic I will post it later.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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When I freshened up my '68 , I put an S&S Super E on it and regretted it shortly thereafter. Gonna put a Bendix back on it. Much better than the stock Tillotson.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
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your project is also mine

look at this

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4g6frh3h3g6uvbe/9dT1Rk69dj
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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what ever happened to this "project"?

first I saw of this thread. Iffin I had found that bike, I would have cleaned it up, and made it work, no "restoring" at all. patina is nice
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:38 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I've seen those jobs called "rustoration."

They go to a lot of trouble to rebuild whatever needs it w/o knocking off too much dirt or rust.

Like mounting new tires w/o brushing off the flaking chromes and rust on the wheels.

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:50 AM   #28 (permalink)
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That is a sweet looking 66. It's your scooter, you do what you want.

My 68FLH is rough looking, all original w/the exception of the S&S carb, it even has the original dealer sticker on the rear fender. The paint is cracked and peeling, now and then I'll shoot the bare spots with a can of primer to prevent it from rusting. About a week ago a friend who owns a body shop, offered to repaint my 68 to original HD spec's for cost, alls I hafta do is pay for the paint. I turned the offer down. The way I look at it, to get it repainted would be changeing her soul.

A little FYI, contact HD customer service, tell them you'd like the actual assembly date of your 66.
My 68FLH was assembled June 21, 1967. I've done this to all my old irons.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Looks like 1 I lost some years back. Could you please return it to me? Great bike.
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