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Timbo's '64 FL Restoration





Timbo's '64 FL Restoration (Part Five)

The Last Ride from Hell

Text and Photos by the Tail Gunner with his lovely assistant Colleen
Well here she is, finally complete and out for her last shake down run. We stopped at a scenic area and shot a few pictures before I have to hand her over to the owner, Tim.
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Timbo's '64 FL Restoration (Part One)

Or the Hard Ride back from Hell

Text and Photos by the Tail Gunner with his lovely assistant Colleen
Not too long ago, my good friend Timbo approached me with a proposition, restore his 1964 Harley FL, I agreed. Problem was, it's in a box, literally! So after a brief discussion on exactly what we wanted to do, how much it would cost and the possible value at the end of the rainbow, I started the Hard ride back from Hell with the old '64.
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Timbo's '64 FL Restoration (Part Two)

Classic 4-Speed Ratchet-Top Transmission Clean-up

By the Tail Gunner with Coleen's assistance, and classic shots courtesy of the Bob T. Collection
After removing the primary drive and clutch, I thought the transmission would be a good place to start the restoration.
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Timbo's '64FL Panhead Part 3, Engine

(Hard ride back from Hell) But the Engine Rebuild Was a Breeze

By the Tail Gunner with photos by Colleen and images courtesy of the Bob T. collection
So far the Tail Gunner has had it easy. This puppy is meant to be. " I got pretty lucky with this engine, as I later found out it had recently been rebuilt and is .010 over on the bore," said the Tail Gunner
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1964 Pan Head part 4 (frame)

Timbo's Hard Ride From Hell

By Tail Gunner with photos by Colleen Gunner
Well here we are, past the point of no return. In this chapter I pretty much cover the reassembly of the 1964FL restoration I have been working on for the past nine months. Assembly is straight forward, almost the reverse of the disassembly.
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