It is a shame this was never built but the makings of a wonderful 1929 KTT 350cc engine are here below.
The KTT was a production racer built by the Veloce factory in Birmingham for the Isle of Man TT. Only 1000 were made over a 20 year period starting in 1929. It is said that these were the most successful 350cc race bikes in their day. This engine is from one of the earliest models.
The parts available for this engine are all shown below and it includes a barrel, 2 flywheels, cases, new and original pistons, racing carburetor etc. It will be sold through ebay. The start date for the ebay sale is Thursday 25th September 2014. It is planned to end 10 days later.
CORRECTION: due to ebay pulling the item listing down and it having to be re-listed, this ebay auction now ends in the early hour of 07 Oct, 2014, at 00:11:37 AEDST (ie. you will need to be bidding around midnight AEDST on Monday the 6th October)
This is a wonderful opportunity for a Velocette fan or a classic racing enthusiast to acquire the makings of a renowned motor and either start on the creation of their own KTT or to add to an existing frame.
Having handled these parts myself to photograph them, I would also like to add that you can really see the craftsmanship that went into making them all those years ago – beautiful alloys and precision made pieces. Stunning.
This 1926 OHV Harley Davidson 350cc was a project bike that was almost fully restored by Kevin. He collected and carefully restored its components over many years. It has only recently been put together for viewing purposes in order to show what a magnificent motorcycle it was going to be.
The 1926AA was closely related to the racing single of the day known as a Peashooter and these too have come to be called “Peashooters”. They were sold by Harley Davidson as a speedy road bike to rival the sales of the Indian Prince at the time. Closely related to the Harley side valve ‘Pup’, the OHV version is a much rarer and faster beast.
This particular bike is close to the racing form, built to run with a Bosch FF1 magneto (included) and as a result is much leaner looking than its 1928 brother on this site. It has no lights or switchbox and is year accurate with its nickling and handlebars – someone wanting to make this even sportier will probably fit the racing style handlebars of the period.
This has matching crank-cases but has not had its engine and gearbox rebuilt yet. It is being sold with the main components for these in seperate crates along with various other parts. As can be seen, this bike has most of the difficult to locate parts already such as front and rear stands, nickled tank plate, mudguards (fenders) and stays. It requires very few items to finish it off and most of them, such as the exhaust, are easily purchased. Some further restoration work will be required.
Please note: The following unrestored but non-standard parts for this model are also available to the buyer to purchase for this bike seperately should they wish to:
If you are interested in buying this, you will need to make us an offer in writing prior to the deadline of 17:00pm on Monday 8th December, 2014. Click here for full details on the blind auction process we are using.
It is hoped that collection of this Harley project by the successful buyer may be made as soon as Tuesday the 9th December. Buyers will be responsible for arranging and paying for all packing, packaging, freight, insurance, customs clearance, duties and taxes and any other costs incurred to transport the bike and parts from the agreed collection point. We can put you in contact with a professional international freight company which specialises in antique vehicle transport.
Note that there is also a 1928 Harley OHV single model in this collection which is being sold seperately. Both of these bikes will be able to be viewed together on Sunday 7th December, 2014. The blind auction for the 1928 bike will end one day prior to this bike.