panhead gearbox id

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Post by flh1958 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:38 am

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it also has a4944 stamped on the front.
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Post by 58flh » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:13 pm

Sep.-1961---Guys help me out I think that mark is a 1 my monitors screen has seen better days!---RICHIE

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Post by 1950Panhead » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:43 pm

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Post by flh1958 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:55 pm

ok thanks for the info.
what does the a4944 stamped on the front mean???
thanks dylana apc.

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:36 am

what does the a4944 stamped on the front mean???
That is a code used by H-D to identify major components. Some refer to them as anti theft numbers. They can be traced to the original engine VIN.They are on frames, forks, and transmissions.
Use the search function on this site to find lots of VIN and related number info.

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Post by flh1958 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:37 pm

ok thanks for that info
would it be possible that this gearbox left the factory in a april 1962 frame???
and how do i trace the engine vin from the gearbox number??
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Post by RUBONE » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:25 pm

would it be possible that this gearbox left the factory in a april 1962 frame???
Possible, if it was used out of sequence. Usually they ended up in a bike built closer to the date code, often within a month. but all kinds of anomalies exist.
and how do i trace the engine vin from the gearbox number??
You cannot. H-D has some of that information but only share it with Law Enforcement agencies, it is not available to the public. And H-Ds records are incomplete. If you have them trace your VIN they may or may not be able to help on a '62 model.

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