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I can understand cutaway displays for things that are unique and need explaining visually.
But when this engine was built the only thing that was unique was ........Dunno.

And at $8K ?

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I can understand cutaway displays for things that are unique and need explaining visually.
But when this engine was built the only thing that was unique was ........Dunno.
overhead valves.the k model was flathead side valve.XL was the new sensation.someone went to town polishing those rocker arms.
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Triumph were selling bikes with 4 valve (overhead) heads back in 1921.

But then, maybe Harley's customers need proof these weren't really flat heads in disguise.

And they had a functional clutch.
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we are looking at a Harley-Davidson motor.900.who the hell cares about triumph turnips?
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I am doing my own "display" engine.

Leftover parts.

Mind you, cases will be my "mini-sump" cases so interesting in it's own right and if I leave the sump off you could see the rods and wheels !
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when can we see the pictures?
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I might already have some. I'll look.

(I'm old now and forget lots of things)
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i'm only 63.i've got time.
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A hole in your cases isn't always catastrophic.
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Dawns on me I wasn't going to use internals, Won't be able to see rods and wheels.
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