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Speaking of which, I ordered some parts for the Sportster - shims for the cams, points and condenser, magnetic drain plug for the oil tank, and a couple of other things. Everything was in stock, so should be here the first of next week. In the meantime I'll try and get a couple of other things sorted. I need to finish the front brake, start chasing the wiring and I'm still a little confused about the front motor mount. I know there should be spacers between the frame tubes. One of the plates has a spacer welded to it but it's about a 1/4" too short and I haven't found a spacer at all for the other bolt. I'll get it figured out, though. Machining up a spacer is easy enough. I bought new lock nuts for the bolts already. I'll just keep pluggin' away. I've been having a lot of fun working on this thing - other than dropping the key in the crankcase that is. This is exactly the type of thing I was looking forward to doing when I retired.
Looks like the weather is going to stay cool for a few more days. This global warming thing ain't so bad after all.