My new money pit

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  1. will

    will Bronze Member
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    Well the mystery is finally solved, this monster is, after 3 days of digging through old service manuals, antique HD books, online searches, I finally called HD and had the vin ran, parts guy, Josh says, “ she’s got a FXEF-80 Super Glide frame and the engine vin is a FXSB-80 Low Rider Sturgis engine built in 1983. He also said she’s a, “odd duck”. The problem back then is they just put anything and everything together. So you may have parts from a Sportster on a Wide Glide, which is what I have for the frontend. And a engine for something else, a Low Rider Sturgis. The front fender is HD but still haven’t found out what model.
    Counted up the wheel spokes last night, rear has 84 spokes and the front has 80 spokes. These are not cheap, by today’s prices they are $750-$950 dollar wheels.
    Josh told me, this was probably built this way at the factory, and may be one of a kind special build or they may have built several just like it”. Have to keep looking around as I tear into it.
    Got the tank soaking in dawn dish soap to cut the varnish and crap out of it. Tonight I hope to put some rust remover in it for 24-48 hours then start rebuilding the carb and replace fuel lines, battery and find the short or ground she has.
    Hope to have her back running by next week if I’m lucky.
     
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    Cool man. So it's a LowRiderSuperWideGlideSportster?
     
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    Whose as happy as a pig in Shizen over there?:cool::p:D:rolleyes:;)
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    Hah!,....funny Iroquois! ,.......reminds me of an overheard conversation one morning when my mother was staying a couple of days,.......Mum was helping Steph at the sink,.....’ you never taught Alpal housework or dishes’ Steph said, ‘ he’s a dud, I thinking of giving him back!’ Quick as a flash my Mum replied, ‘ Sorry, no exchange, no refunds, you got him for life!,’ I walked away, quietly with a smile,.....not often my Mum got the upper hand,......but she was quick that day!
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    Shovelheads are shooting up in price. If you got matching numbers even better
     
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    will Bronze Member
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    Nothing matches what it is. So I’ve decided that if she’s a Frankenstein, I might as well turn her into a real monster.
    New seat I’m looking at
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    her new paint skeem
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    Sissy bar for the wife
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    New frontend F56B680C-824D-462A-A2DF-75A9DCC5DFD6.png

    new mural for the tank
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    for the front fender along with the horses that are on the tank
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    If I can figure out how to install fuel injection and maybe a turbo she might even give my Indian chief a run for her money....
     

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    Loving it Bud,......
     
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    Awesome. You're gonna have loads of fun. Shovels rule!
     
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    Now you’re talkin! That’ll be some cool stuff, right there. Don’t rule out Ginz sissy bars, they make some cool ones.
     
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    How good is the S&S Shorty 720p Carb 388?
    Just wondering if anyone has used it before.
     
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    This might help a bit but I would call S&S before ordering anything they have some pretty sharp guys there if get hold of the right one .. The Video sucks with just music, but all the parts are there ..



     
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    With that seat you need to rake it and put a springer front end on it. Something that sticks out about six feet. Make it a true chopper. My Uncle had a sportster in the 70s with that same seat and a springer. The springer was so long that he couldn’t turn it around in a two lane road. Looked great, but sucked when it came to riding it.

    Something like this:

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    That sure sounds good.

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    Little issue with air mixer, think she’s running a bit rich. But when she gets past the couch it about tossed my ass off, lol. Now if I can just learn to turn gas on and off.
     
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    I always wanted a Sugar Bear front end.
     
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    God willing, I'll be into a Shovelhead build in the near term.
     
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    Can't Beat the Shovelhead Sound ..
     
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    #Amen
     
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