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Old 08-17-2011, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: Red Bat

My 2 best Ht's have been RED BAT mfg. Quality diff can be seen and felt in the running. IMHO
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:44 PM
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I was so pleased to see the nice compliments to the Red Bat product! :-)
So far, mine has sat in it's box, with an occasional outing to rob parts from it.

Today I was going to put it's nt carby back on my skyhawk, when I remembered Alf's advice... use an O-ring between the manifold and carb. He said take em both to the auto parts house and get one that will fit well... So I did.

The carbs never been installed on that motor, just the skyhawk 48.
But I pulled the manifold off, so I could take both for a match-up.

Here's a pic of the horrible job RB did matching the gasket to the cylinder port, and the indent shows how bad it matched up to the manifold.
Also note how brittle the gasket is, from the breakage.
Definitely would have fed gasket material into the jug and, performed poorly until that time...

Apparently it's all a crapshoot.

There was a nice note regarding the case half screws being counter sunk...
If you look at my pic you'll see where the screw is not visible, for that bonus feature... and you'll also see the horrid finish work on the casting, the mis-alignment, and to the right hand side under the port you'll see a 30-35mm jagged edge on the casting! lol

I remember when folks talked down about harley castings... lol

Guess I'd better continue tearing it down for inspection before I attempt to run it... maybe it was a monday motor following the chineez new year!

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Old 08-17-2011, 11:04 PM
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LOL I have an '82 Shovelhead, and it's jugs have castmarks worse than that. Don't hurt a thing but yer eyes :~)
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