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New Flathead Engines?

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Post Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:59 am

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I see new Knucklehead, Panhead and Shovelhead complete, ready to run engines being produced by S&S and others, is anyone out there producing complete, ready to run Flathead engines here in the USA?

Post Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:12 pm

Posts: 83
Not that I know of.
There's no aftermarket source for the engine cases.
Almost all other parts are available though, from different sources, like Tedd's V-Twin, 45 parts depot, NOSPARTS etc
Karl.

Post Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:41 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
from his website ,moldthread is saying that wr cases will be availiable in the future
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:21 pm

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Location: Ojo Caliente,NM,USA
Kiwi Indian is offering a repo Indian Chief engine in 80 and 84 Cubic inches. Every one seems to think that they are excellent.
Dusty

Post Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:50 am

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Dusty-Dave wrote:
Kiwi Indian is offering a repo Indian Chief engine in 80 and 84 Cubic inches. Every one seems to think that they are excellent.
Dusty


I just saw that. The quality and finish looks out of this world!

http://www.kiwi-indian.com/gallery/engines_new/

I wonder how much $$? :shock:

Maybe S&S will make a 45 soon, after all they have most everything except the cases. :D

Post Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:26 pm

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Hey motogunner.
Are you sure S&S have any parts for a 45 engine? AFAIK they're selling UL aluminum heads, and that's all they have to offer for the flathead motors. Please share any good news you have in this matter.
Karl.

Post Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:08 am

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helsingborg wrote:
Hey motogunner.
Are you sure S&S have any parts for a 45 engine? AFAIK they're selling UL aluminum heads, and that's all they have to offer for the flathead motors. Please share any good news you have in this matter.
Karl.


They have flywheel assemblies, flywheels, heads and cylinder base studs. Maybe i was a bit over enthusiastic... :oops:

Post Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:31 pm

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helsingborg wrote:
Hey motogunner.
Are you sure S&S have any parts for a 45 engine? AFAIK they're selling UL aluminum heads, and that's all they have to offer for the flathead motors. Please share any good news you have in this matter.
Karl.


Good news from S&S:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHGE_teYsYg&NR=1

It seems they are planning to offer a complete flathead engine. The video shows cylinders, etc, for flatheads.

Post Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:01 pm
jib

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Location: devon,england
not wanting to .but anyway , ...... i didnt hear in the vid.. there would be a complete flathead 'harley' type engins for sale at enytime ever by s&s . .

please correct me if im wrong.

regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:47 am

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jib wrote:
not wanting to .but anyway , ...... i didnt hear in the vid.. there would be a complete flathead 'harley' type engins for sale at enytime ever by s&s . .

please correct me if im wrong.

regards jib


By the end of the video they mention S&S would have a complete UL motor besides the knuckle, pan and shovelhead they have now. They also mentioned the cylinders were scheduled to be released by December but no mention of these on the S&S website. I wonder how much interest is out there for new flathead engines as they produce so little power and the cost is so high.

Post Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:49 am
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
corrected, i must have gone off just before the end.
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:31 am

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I suspect that the H-D market is covered by the knuckle, pan and shovel motors and there is a small market for consumables for ULs plus the rebuilt 45 motors ( in various capacities ) from various sources, plus the Kiwi indians which do indeed look like a quite remarkable piece of kit
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...


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