Installing Shovelhead in ST Frame

Discussion in 'Custom Models' started by shark59er, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. shark59er

    shark59er Member

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    I want to put my 88" Shovel and 5 spd Little John trans in a Softail frame. I haven't purchased a frame yet so my question is, which year frame would be the easiest? Should I go with a 2000 up or 86-99? I'm thinking the early model frame would be easiest. Thanks,

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  2. bikerathome

    bikerathome New Member

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    Aren't the motor mounts diferent for 2000 and up? I would go with the 86-99 frame anyway, parts are plentiful and offered by a zillion manufactures in a bunch of styles. Not so much yet for the twin cam stuff
     
  3. shark59er

    shark59er Member

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    Yep, I've got the early ST frame, motor will fit and you are right about the parts being plentiful. I was hoping to pick up a few tips from others who have done this. The motor is an 88" Elmer Trett Shovel when he lived in Oxford, Ohio. I have it in a 68 frame at present, Elmer went through the motor in Georgia, before he hit the wall in Indy. That's been at least 13 years ago and it hasn't been started since.

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    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009