Correct Cylinder color

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Correct Cylinder color


Post by 6hds » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:45 am

Looked at lots of pictures of "original" Panheads and restored ones. Early ones usually have black, and sometimes black wrinkle cylinder color. Most later years have silver cylinders. What were they from the factory? Thanks, Gary

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Re: Correct Cylinder color


Post by cdndewey » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:59 am

I believe mid 48 to 65 were silver....if I'm wrong I'll get corrected.

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Re: Correct Cylinder color


Post by RUBONE » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:32 am

Dewey is correct. '48 started out black, than went to silver for the duration of Panhead production. And any sort of wrinkle was NEVER used.

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