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Post Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:29 am

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Location: Lost Wages, NV
I was stationed in the Phillippines back in 88-91 and picked up my first Flathead, a 1942 WLA. There was a local guy in Manila that had a ton of parts that we used to go to to get what we needed. I just recently found and scanned some pictures I took of the parts stash. I thought you guys might like to see them.

Flathead Red

Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:55 pm

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The pictures in the link look like an old Indian with its characteristic leaf-spring front suspension.

Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:58 pm

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When working in a dealership in the '70s we had a lot of servicemen as customers. One guy brought me in a pair of NOS H-d plugs from that place. He had a whole case of them he brought home. He also had gotten lots of other small parts off the guy. I saw pictures of it at the time, stuff scattered all over under the trees. Fun to see your pics.

Post Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:52 pm

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Hey Red,

Not sure if you saw my intro post. It's on this forum under shoot the bull. I visited the PI during two Westpac cruises aboard the Kitty Hawk in the mid-70s. I remember Toby saying he had a buddy in Manila who he used to get bikes and parts from. Good to see someone else post pictures of their finds from around the world. I would assume anything related to old bikes left those islands a long time ago.


Post Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:32 pm
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Flathead Ed wrote:
Hey Red,
I would assume anything related to old bikes left those islands a long time ago.


Ed...A lot of those parts probably ended up in South Korea. I know a gent there who seems to have an endless supply of nos parts for 45's. Pa

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