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Offline Cmgeorge

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1930's 750 ohm racer
« on: 02 Nov 2015 at 00:59 »
Can someone give me more info on engine 75E114 with frame RD228D
Virgil Elings

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Re: 1930's 750 ohm racer
« Reply #1 on: 02 Nov 2015 at 04:26 »
Virgil,

75/E is an engine prefix assigned to a 750cc aero engine with AC fuel pump, Zenith carburetor, BTH magneto, B.A.C. type airbox, and propeller hub. Circa 1935.  In its original guise it looked like this:



The frame is actually FD228D (not RD228D), the last D actually being a superimposed D and K, the Kingswood trademark. This is a 1931 F/G model frame. It looked like this when it left the factory:



The last time I saw this particular combination of engine and frame number was in 2009 at the Solvang Motorcycle Museum in California and it looked like this:



-Doug
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Re: 1930's 750 ohm racer
« Reply #2 on: 02 Nov 2015 at 15:43 »
Doug
Thanks for the info.  The bike is still in the museum in Solvang
Virgil

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Re: 1930's 750 ohm racer
« Reply #3 on: 03 Nov 2015 at 10:44 »
What a fabulous machine! Any more details Doug?