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The Viking
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Can anybody advise me of the minimum that I will require in the way of specialist harley tools for my planned build which is :-

SE 95" flat top pistons.
Dewey Heads.
Andrews 37G cams
SE Ignition Kit
SE 44mm CV Carb

This build is for my 2003 Wide Glide which already has a stage 1 done


I know that it may seem a dumb question but have not really carried out any major engine work on a Harley before, (although happy with a wrech in my hands)

As there seems to be a lack of places where I live (UK) that can rent from, it looks as though I will need to purchase these tools so keeping costs to a minimum at this stage is important.

This project believe it or not started with the idea of just changing the pistons and pots, so as you can see it is starting to get out of control.

Your thoughts and advice would be appreciated.
 

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The fanciest "specialty" tools I'm using are eight 6" pieces of 1/2" ID rubber hose to protect the cylinder studs, and a couple of 4" pieces of pipe insulation to protect the rods. (Springer had a great suggestion for using shorter split rubber hose on the cylinder studs during reassembly.) If your heads are done for you and you have someone press your cams into the support plate, you shouldn't need anything special. Aside from wrenches, hex keys, a decent socket set, maybe some socket drive allen bits, a torque wrench and a sharp awl or two to pop out the circlips on the piston wrist pins, you shouldn't need much else. If you're fitting your own rings you'll need a file and some feeler gauges. It'll be easier to put your pistons back in with a ring compressor but you should be able find a cheap, non-HD one.
 

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Look HERE

Only specialty tools I wouldn't do without are the inner cam bearing tools. Everything else can either be improvised or is a common tool.
 

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The Viking
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Thanks for the replies everybody. Its good to know that you can get the answers that your after on this site.

Found Harleyhogs 95" build really good, with lots of great tips ( exactly what I was looking for.)

HDWRENCH........I might just take you up on your offer:)

While I'm on and just a thought will the current clutch(stock) be adaquate for my planned build. What da ya think?
 
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