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    1941 el case on bay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/332080570739?

    don't have the "bible" at hand to check if they are within production numbers for 1941, so: would this be good numbers?
    The belly numbers look good but quite high into the 62 hundreds..the VIN would be (at least) 50 less in this case,so earlier VIN and not as expected later..

    Rein




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    Re: 1941 el case on bay

    It is broke in the appropriate place to be a '41. :-) Buy a new case and transfer the serial and line bore numbers.
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    Why wouldn't you fix it? I think that case is the real thing. Jerry


    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    It is broke in the appropriate place to be a '41. :-) Buy a new case and transfer the serial and line bore numbers.
    Last edited by Jerry Wieland; 01-06-2017 at 10:48 PM.

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    Re: 1941 el case on bay

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Wieland View Post
    Why wouldn't you fix it? I think that cases is the real thing. Jerry
    Maybe because the case looks polished
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    Re: 1941 el case on bay

    I can't quite make out the date code, should be 1 for 41 with long ribs, right? (0 or 1 for short ribs, I believe). Can anyone else make it out? Its unusual to have long ribs on a 41EL, but it is a high S/N, High belly number.
    Wonder if the rest of that '41 is still down there in Mankato?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat1 View Post
    Maybe because the case looks polished
    Yes It does look polished but who says all cases need to be in a restoration. I would run it as a bob job with a polished engine. History is what it is and not what we would like it to have been.

    Jerry

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    Re: 1941 el case on bay

    Rein, I donít know how many characters are hidden but if the VIN is 61++ then it is within production range for 1941 Knuckles. (The highest authentic-looking example I know of for 41 is VIN 6200.)

    The BN being in the 62 hundreds is not a concern in this instance. (BTW, I donít see a serif at the base of the sequence 4 but it may be there.) Also in this instance it isnít a concern that the BN is higher than the VIN, assuming the VIN is 61++. For 1941 I have twenty examples (five Knuckles and fifteen Flatheads) where the BN is higher than the VIN and I expect to find more.

    But is the VIN good? I donít know. I canít really tell about the VIN or its boss so can you ask the seller for a clear close-up please. Also ask for a better photo of the casting date code and a clearer picture of the top of the case near the hole for the rear engine mounting bolt.
    Eric

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    Re: 1941 el case on bay

    Thank you all for your great reponses!

    Quote Originally Posted by Speeding Big Twin View Post

    But is the VIN good? I don’t know. I can’t really tell about the VIN or its boss so can you ask the seller for a clear close-up please. Also ask for a better photo of the casting date code and a clearer picture of the top of the case near the hole for the rear engine mounting bolt.
    Eric


    Eric, the pictures of the inside tag on the pictures as well as the VIN boss are not clear indeed..


    The repair itself wouldn't be too complicated ( seen a simular repair on a case Chris had done by knuckleworks) neither the polishing is (for me)

    ok, managed to ask him for better pictures..have to wait and see for his response...He already states in his listing that he doesn't want to ship outside the USA however ( which is his good right and probably a lost "case" for me)
    Rein
    Last edited by nukkel; 01-07-2017 at 05:25 AM. Reason: adding info

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    I'd be willing to bet that sometime back in history this case was replaced on a motor and the vin was transferred to the new case replacement. That's how two bikes can end up with the same vin.

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    Re: 1941 el case on bay

    Ended early
    1947 EL
    1948 FL Project
    1947WL Project
    2000FLSTC

    But there's booze in the blender
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

    You never get better....you just get less awful. "Joe Walsh"

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