1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead Model Engine. This beautiful piece is long out of production and quite rare. The engine came in both kit and assemble versions and this is the assembled version - assembled by the Marushin factory in Japan.
In this version, the motor unit, that forms the base, is included and is in an integrated silver color. Note that the built engine does come with full "kit" instructions, so one could disassemble and reassemble the engine, if desired. The engine is assembled with over 300 precision diecast & machined metal parts, miniature screws and nuts.The valvetrain, pistons, crank, chain, etc. All move as in the real engine. The engine is mounted on a stand and operated by an electric motor uses an. You can accelerate or "rev" the engine using the miniature throttle twist-grip on the base and listen to the revs rise as you watch it vibrate and shake just like the real engine! Cutaway cylinders show the pistons operating and the valve operation can be seen with the covers removed. The air cleaner cover and valve covers are included in a separate blister pack with hardware for optional installation. Chain cover may also be removed for viewing internals. The sound maker connects to the back of the engine unit via a short cable.
Note: the original cable was missing, but I fabricated one using proper connectors and it works great. The engine/motor unit stacks on top of the sound effector for a nice overall look. The sound is amazing and adds so much to the overall enjoyment and'coolness' of the model! If you do an internet youtube search for: "Marushin HD 1948 Panhead 1200 1/6" by Ivan Photography dated 11/21/2011 you can find a video of the engine running with a sound effector attached.
I think you will agree that it is very impressive! The sound is sync'd with the throttle and the sound volume is adjustable via the knob on the effector. Both the engine and sound effector are new - NOS. The boxes have only been opened and the units removed for photos.
All the original packing and instructions are included. Items will be well packed for safe transit. Please message with any questions. Thanks for looking and please check out my other auctions! The item "Marushin'48 Harley Panhead 16 Scale Model Engine with Motor and Sound Units" is in sale since Saturday, September 14, 2019.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Motorcycle". The seller is "rsc4" and is located in Indio, California. This item can be shipped to United States.