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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:42 pm

Strange Knuckle Case on ebay!!

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It strikes me as odd that it has late style webs and early style bearing housing, don't you think?
engine numbers seem a little odd, but the belly numbers look o.k. to me.
Any thoughts?
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Post Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:27 am

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I saw that one awhile ago. Shouldn`t that belly number year be a 47 ,instead of 46 ?
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Post Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:31 pm

Re: Strange Knuckle Case on ebay!!

The belly numbers look OK, the case number looks like an owner or dealer stamp of a blank case, and the odd part appears to be a late style case sold as a replacement set for an early engine. H-D often combined later features in replacement parts so my guess is that is what it is.
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Post Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:55 am

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I was thinking along the lines of a replacement case and dealer stampings myself. I just couldn't figure why the factory would make a case with the early style bearing setup in 1946. I guess because they could! It would just take dropping the early style insert into the mold at pouring time, I suppose. H'mm, strange doings down at the foundry :D
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Post Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:11 am

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Whoever stamped the FL numbers ,must of had the shakes real bad that day.
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Post Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:38 pm

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I have seen a few of those blind hole replacement cases.
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Post Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:01 pm

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h.d.ryder wrote:Whoever stamped the FL numbers ,must of had the shakes real bad that day.

Or the boss hanging around too close?

If this is a felony case, I fail to see a motive.

As authentic as it seems,.. it must be presumed innocent,... until proven otherwise.

....Cotten
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Post Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:57 pm

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I cannot see anything illegal in the stampings. On the other hand, I can easily see a Monday morning go back to work job of stamping. Sloppy yeah.....big deal ! It is Monday or a late night hangover. Sure as hell not gonna scrap them over it. If it looked to damn perfect, we would all jump on the too perfectness of it. ;) JMHO
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Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:30 am

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In this world of automation, evidence of "humaness" is a good thing !
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Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:32 am

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Pa wrote:I cannot see anything illegal in the stampings. On the other hand, I can easily see a Monday morning go back to work job of stamping. Sloppy yeah.....big deal ! It is Monday or a late night hangover. Sure as hell not gonna scrap them over it. If it looked to damn perfect, we would all jump on the too perfectness of it. ;) JMHO


I do believe it is simply a replacement case stamped outside the MoCo. Obviously not H-D font on the stamps..
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Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:43 pm

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So OK, the fonts suck.
(attachment for comparison)

But it would seem to have been a virgin boss.

Even though the AMCA system would dismiss it,..
it is still real History, and a mystery too.

...Cotten
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