Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kit bike engine

This is a picture of the AEE Sportster kit bike engine. When this bike was originally assembled in the prototype department it had this engine in it without the Joe Hunt mag and Weber carb. As the kit bike was coming together a "performance division" was established at AEE. to that end we put these two items on this build. Later on one of the very first Magnuson superchargers showed up on it. It became probably our best "mule" for parts. Over the couple of years it had many different parts and accesories designed for it and installed on it. It ended up in multiple stories and ad's in Street Chopper. To see it in the original form, no paint or chrome, check out the June 1971 issue Street Chopper. Also note that AEE pioneered fully chroming engines with the Mindbender knucklehead. At that time common thought was the engine would overheat if plated.

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