onsdag 22. september 2010


I`ve always heard that there was built special 8 valve Harley`s in Sweden way back where they used Rudge 4 valve heads with home turned cylinders.
Hmmm, 8 valve Harley just the tought is a thrill.

Was fortunate at Ekeberg swap meet getting a Rudge 4 valve head to play with.
Didn`t get home until today, have a guess what was my first "to do".

Its just amazing, the Rudge and the Harley IOE from late 24 (JDCA/JDCB) up to 29 J & JD share the exact same dimensions between cylinder / head bolts centers, oh yeah even the same dimensions of bolts.
A plan is getting borned, watch out :-).

2 kommentarer:

  1. Yes, there have been a few bikes that received Rudge heads over the years. To get it to really run well, you'll want to do more than just put the head on though. Some cam work will help to bring the valves to life.

    good luck!

  2. Way cool!
    I've seen it done to a chief...but it's more difficult to adapt I believe:)


    Btw, a friend is considering trading some late '20s hd parts for something newer..if you know someon that needs parts. Wrong make for me:)