The quest to actually find someone to reline your brake shoes & true your brake drums & work could be finally over, after a Tip from a very well known Gentleman, i sent off 2 sets of Springer brakes to an OldTimer who's been apparently doing these since the Romans ruled England, well today i got them back & they look good, real good , anything that's wrapped with Care in brown paper gets my pulse pumping, just that oldschool touch is all that was needed to know this is The End of The Rainbow, the workmanship Perfect, the shoes fit perfectly and the drum is trued to perfection. stay tuned for the final test on the Road.
Of all the Bits of Metal on your Knucklehead Flathead or Pan this bugger will give your more grief, misery & down right trouble than any other part of your beloved Harley !!! you need to get this RIGHT & tight, AIR TIGHT !!! Only then will you blissfully ride into the sunset with 3 kicks !! my magic recipe for this is
Annealing the Copper Gaskets before fitting them to the HogGoblin
Annealing, in metallurgy and materials science, is a heat treatment wherein a material is altered, causing changes in its properties such as strength and hardness. It is a process that produces conditions by heating to above the recrystallization temperature, maintaining a suitable temperature, and then cooling. Annealing is used to induce ductility, soften material, relieve internal stresses, refine the structure by making it homogeneous, and improve cold working properties.In the cases of copper, steel, silver, and brass, this process is performed by substantially heating the material (generally until glowing) for a while and allowing it to cool. Unlike ferrous metals which must be cooled slowly to anneal—copper, silver and brass can be cooled slowly in air or quickly by quenching in water. In this fashion the metal is softened and prepared for further work such as shaping, stamping, or forming.
,Over 160 correct answers , Wow, good to know that there's still a load of Small Faces Fans out there !!
The first 3 emails with the correct answer were from
Ian From St fraimbault France
Roger From Fresno USA
Toby From Chamberino USA
Your Little Packets are on There Way !!!!
And Last but not Least
the whining little sissy from Portsmouth who is bitching like a little girl about his post being removed i thought you would like a Pin & some stickers to at least give some sort of temporary relief to your infliction of Giganticous Wankerous
But as you hide behind an anonymous post & did not send in an email like i requested i cannot send you the Pin , Oh what a Shame !!!