January 17, 2014

Unstamped

HD motor smuggled back from WW2 still covered in the factory cosmoline, still in the crate






10 comments:

Denver Dan said...

Godamn gold in them hills…!

Eggs said...

So what do you do with that?
kinda priceless, build a period correct bike? Something totally different? or just eye candy on the shelf(as I cringe at the thought)

Patrick said...

Triangle Motors and JC Whitney use to sell those surplus motors for $79 a pop.

WhitelinePsycho said...

Wow, find and a half.

Davidabl said...

Since it could be the last fresh WW11 surplus WLD on planet earth, well maybe it "belongs in a museum"..
as Indiana Jones would say.. Although this episode is "Raiders of the Lost Crate' instead of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"!
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pat said...

I'd leave it just like it is. There are plenty of other flatheads out there to be had for road use. Very cool piece.

Eggs said...

So very true... Built a air tight fiber glass box, preserve, and observe!

Noot said...

42WLA Series 6 or possibly '50-'52 Korean War?

Scott Kohs said...

Meh, saw one at a swap in Centreville, MI, they're out there.

Hairy Larry said...

Nice. As a kid living in Japan in the fifties I'd accompany my old man to a Navy base that had a huge military surplus sales place. All kinds of NOS goodies packed in cosmoline. 45 pistols for 5 bucks a pop. M-1 rifles for 15 bucks a copy.
When I was wrenching at a Calif. shop in the 70's my boss had won a bid on a shitload of cosmoline packed NOS pistons for HD 45's. The military would squirrel away so many spares.Gotta love the smell of cosmoline in the morning...