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The other day I picked up a '72 Ironhead project bike. The primary cover says "Flowster" on it. He said he thought it might be an oddball variant, but want sure because he couldn't find any info. Somebody also suggested that it may be an aftermarket cover or decal.

Anybody here know? Thanks in advance!

And sorry of the pics are huge. I'm still figuring out how to shrink them on my phone.





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Dual plugs, odd markings on cylinder bases and a bike named named FLOWSTER. The mind races...
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Looks like heads may have some port work. Check the flywheel #'s through the timing hole.

Any chance prev owner had Progressive insurance???
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o.e.m. barrels weren't marked front and rear.
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Thanks for the tip.

And thanks everybody. One of the previous owners built the piss out of this engine. I guess when it was running it had a pretty healthy lope and had gobs of power. I didn't know about the cylinders being aftermarket. I wouldn't be surprised if he figured out how to big bore it. The guy who built it is a local guy that's known for hot rodding Harleys. It's been sitting for 8 years though, so it does need taken apart and looked over. I am curious why it was robbed of so many parts over the years, though.

As for the cover, I'll probably sit it aside and hang it on the wall or something. It's sort of folk art at the least...make for conversation, ect.
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Thanks for the tip.

And thanks everybody. One of the previous owners built the piss out of this engine. I guess when it was running it had a pretty healthy lope and had gobs of power. I didn't know about the cylinders being aftermarket. I wouldn't be surprised if he figured out how to big bore it. The guy who built it is a local guy that's known for hot rodding Harleys. It's been sitting for 8 years though, so it does need taken apart and looked over. I am curious why it was robbed of so many parts over the years, though.

As for the cover, I'll probably sit it aside and hang it on the wall or something. It's sort of folk art at the least...make for conversation, ect.
Have you talked to him??
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What’s that vertical rod coming out from the primary cover?
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I think it's an illusion sCOTT. I think it's a plug wire.

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