|From:||Dave Hennessey||Electronic:||dave -A- toyhouse.org|
|Subject:||RE: Identification||Date:||Wed Apr 13 13:55:19 2011|
The engine, frame, rear wheel and various parts are from a Harley Model 165. It could be either 1953 or 1958 - depending on the 2nd digit of the serial number. It's more likely to be a 58 STU than a 53, but you'll have to look closely at the serial number. The last part would be 3104, not 310A.
The gas tank is from a Hummer or later model - it lacks the key switch used on the Model 165.
The front end and handlebars are from some other kind of bike - not sure what - maybe someone else can identify it.
You've got quite a project there. I'd suggest aiming for a cool "rider" rather than a complete restoration. If the front end works well, then find a fender that fits it.
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I was wondering if someone could please tell me what model this is? The casting numbers from the engine are:
53 or 58 STU 3104 or 310A. I'm trying to figure out exactally what i have so i can start the restoration process. Any info you may have would be helpful. Thanks