It’s PAN-demonium

Panhead Pleasure…

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It’s all about the Panhead today. From one week to the next we never quite know what treasures we will discover. It is one of my favourite aspects of the job. The other side of that is helping people find the parts they need to finish their projects. Some folks have literally been searching for years for missing stuff until they come across our website. It makes it all worthwhile when we can help out. So here is a special Panhead treat. In the photos you will find the following;

  • Original 1963-1965 cylinders, sandblasted, painted and honed out. Ready to be installed.
  • Set of four NOS 17611-48A Rocker arm housings for with original boxes.
  • Used Harley original heads in various conditions.
  • Various conditions of mousetraps.
  • Variety of used D rings

According to Wikipedia the Panhead was an ohv Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine, so nicknamed because the rocker covers resembled cooking pans. The engine is a two-cylinder, two-valve-per-cylinder, pushrod V-twin, made in both 61 c.i. (EL) and 74 c.i. (FL, FLH) displacements. The engine replaced the Knucklehead engine in 1948 and was manufactured until 1965 when it was replaced by the Shovelhead. As Harley-Davidson engines evolved , the distinctive shape of the rocker covers led Harley enthusiasts to recognize an engine simply by identifying the head, with names such as “Flathead”, “Panhead”, “Knucklehead” and “Shovelhead”. Of course, our beloved XA model is a Flathead. As a special note of interest, both the “Captain America” chopper used by Peter Fonda in the movie Easy Rider (1969) had a panhead engine, as did the “Billy Bike” ridden by Dennis Hopper’s character.

Our preference would be to sell it as one lot but we are also open to trading the Panhead parts for cool XA parts if you have them. Otherwise, let’s talk and see what kind of deal we can make. You are welcome to connect with us here  As always if you don’t see what you are looking for, you can always ask by email as we continue to add to our inventory both here and online.