Wednesday 18 February 2015
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Ultra Rare 1940's Drake Water cooled Knucklehead Race engine.
These engines were designed by the same designer that designed the Miller Race engines that dominated Indy.
This engine came out of a midget race car and is in barn find condition. Amazing history and patina.
Cylinders have good bores and valve seats.
Hand operated rocker lever compression release.
Cases appear to be Harley Replacemant cases from the 1940's. (Most were bought at the Dealer in Fresno that was near Drake's shop.) They have been extensively welded to stand up to the rigors of circle track racing. Also cut down to eliminate the generator to save weight.
No wheels, rods or pistons included.
This could easily be adapted to make work in a motorcycle frame.