1915 Harley-Davidson J
Rare antique 1915 Harley-Davidson Model J 61 cubic-inch (1000cc) engine ONLY with clear certificate of title. This engine is complete minus the carburetor and magneto ignition, but will require a rebuild. The 1916 and earlier Harley-Davidson engines have the Motor Company's name raised above the casting, as seen in the photos. 1917 and later feature indented "Harley-Davidson" casting in the case. Pre-1917 engines are also narrow case engines, narrower than the later models. The exhaust valves are closer to the centerline of the engine, requiring cylinders unique to the pre-1917 narrow case models. These are good, usable, early cylinders with some original nickel plating left on them. There are some chipped fins, and the front cylinder exhaust port is broken.
Both engine case halves are in very good, solid condition. The front motor mount has been cut off clean, rear motor mount is here with no repairs. Case halves do not have matching line-bore (belly) numbers, but they should be line-bored when you do your rebuild.
The beautiful cam gear chest is the rare magneto case, and cam gear chest cover is very nice with one chipped screw hole. This would be an excellent candidate for restoration, Sons of Speed racing, or The Motorcycle Cannonball. If winner is interested, I will offer to negotiate repair of the chipped cylinder fins, front motor mount, and front cylinder exhaust spigot. But it is very solid, and it deserves to be preserved.
The item "1915 Harley-Davidson J" is in sale since Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Motorcycles\Harley-Davidson\Other".
The seller is "cyclenut100" and is located in Columbia, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Make: Harley-Davidson
- Year: 1915
- Model: J
- For Sale By: Private Seller
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Type: Standard
- Exterior Color: Silver
- Mileage: 100001
- Title: 1915 Harley Davidson Motorcycle 61 Inch Model J Engine 1000cc Narrow Case Motor
- SubTitle: 1915 Harley Davidson Motorcycle 61 Inch Model J Engine 1000cc Narrow Case Motor
- VIN: 3177K
- VIN Number: 3177K
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- Deposit amount: 500.0
- Deposit type: 1