Hello and seasons greetings ! I am trying to locate a specifically numbered 1-A motor( and hopefully trans) that I understand is currently in private hands. The motor is located somewhere in the Worcester, Mass; USA area. I do not know it's condition or completeness, nor the owner's name. Not much to go on I know; but I can supply the correct number. If anyone in that area thinks they would be interested in helping me out,please contact me. Thanks in advance.
It certainly doesn't hurt to ask. I've seen many an RE twin case with case damage from drive chain strikes, broken con rods, and cracks around the main bearing bores. Some were treated well and others were hammered. Some are repairable and many weren't. I wish you all the luck though.
Thanks for the interest. I was going to post it on some other group forums; but started here. It may be just a wild goose chase, but since I have the rest of the bike, it can't hurt to track down the correct motor for it if possible.
I have found one motor case that had no numbers before. It was a replacement case for a 700cc twin. It too had been damaged so I trusted a REOC/NA member to repair the damage for me and I never got it back (the man died). Needless to say, I get things done locally now or I do it myself.
You might try looking for one of these replacement cases. Your only alternative is settling for a case with a serial number close to the one you need. They are out there. I need not mention other alternatives since they would be considered fraudulent.
The story as it was told to me is,that the motor was separated from the rest of the bike years ago for unknown reasons. The original owner passed away, but his elderly brother still has the motor. Certain people(not me) have approached this fellow about selling it but without success. My concern is, when this elderly person passes away or goes into a home,the motor may wind up in the dumpster; or parted out on evilbay. I live nowhere near the area, and not sure I can depend on my one contact there to keep me in the loop. Why go to all this trouble ?? Because I have the rest of the bike and would like to see it put it back together. It may never happen; but I have to try. I have enough parts and cases to cobble together a bitsa, but that will be a last resort.
I'm confused....the first post seemed to indicate you didn't know where it is...a later post seems to indicate that you know who has it (the elderly person). Not sure why you just don't go and see him and plead your case as you have with us?
Adrian, My first post indicated the general area where the motor is purported to be. I do not know the elderly person by name, nor where he resides specifically. All that I know was relayed to me by the individual who sold me the rolling frame I now have; which turned up at a building cleanout sale, I believe. How this seller knows who the elderly gent is,I'm not sure; but he told me he did approach him about selling the motor without success. I urged the seller to keep tabs on the situation and keep me posted. The problem as I see it is, the seller may or may not be diligent in doing that. So I figured if I put some feelers out, maybe someone would eventually say: I know a guy that knows a guy...... Not trying to cut the original seller out of the loop; but I don't want to leave any stone un-turned and possibly lose out on an opportunity to put something back together. I would love to communicate with the old fellow, to impress him with the fact that I want to resurrect the bike back to completeness; and that I'm not just another "asset stripper".