Collection Inventory

4.  1924 Harley-Davidson Indirect-Action, FH 2-Cam racer.

    Indirect-action two-cams of this design were produced only in 1923 and 1924.  This engine dominated in pro racing,  and in the U.S. was successful in both board track as well as dirt track events.  In Europe,  this model,  equipped with a transmission chassis,  was also successful in road racing.  The indirect-action two-cams are readily identifiable by the tappet blocks which are an integral feature of the crankcase design.  It is estimated that there are less than six correct indirect-action FH two-cam motors in existence.  This is the only known example of this model to have survived intact,  with its entirely original,  short-coupled H-D factory board track race chassis.  This example has its original matched crankcases and straight-fin Ricardo cylinders as well as numerous details particular to the factory racers.

Installed:  April 12, 1997
Revised:  October 13, 2003