Early Shovelhead-Style Motors

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Hardly a New Product in any sense of the word, but gratuitous motorcycle porn because there’s never a bad time to show a great looking engine.

Often called the Pan Shovel, because it does look rather like somebody has plonked a Shovelhead top end on a Panhead bottom end – they did: it was Harley-Davidson – the ‘Generator Shovel’ was only made for four years between 1966 and 1969 and perhaps qualifies as one of The Motor Company’s shortest production runs for a motor.

No longer listed by S&S on their website, W&W can supply these S&S-built 74-inch motors that have been built to the highest standard and using the best components that S&S can offer, which meet or exceed factory specs. These include bullet-proof steel flywheels, reinforced rods, billet oil pump, billet rocker boxes, roller rocker arms and S&S 513G cam giving higher lift and improved valve timing for better performance. All aluminium castings come in a natural finish while the cast iron barrels are powder coated: the billet rocker boxes are … well, they’re billet.

The SH74 comes with an S&S Super Stock ignition with a billet timer housing but the choice of carburettor and inlet manifold is yours, so you can fit your preferred parts.

With its standard 74-inches from 37/16 x 331/32 and a modest 7.5: compression ratio, it’s an excellent combination of retro style and modern materials and tolerances that will be good for thousands of trouble-free miles.

W&W 69-105 S&S SH74 Early Shovelhead Motor  €7,316.20

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