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Replacement pan cylinders?

Post Sat May 19, 2012 1:57 pm

Posts: 10
Howdy is there any chance of S&S making replacement pan cylinders like the original ones in the future??? Man I sure hope so!

Post Sat May 19, 2012 10:30 pm

Posts: 988
Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Me too...

But at the moment, I am still searching, and hoping to find a low bore size original set.


Post Mon May 21, 2012 8:04 am

Posts: 19
We would sure like to, they are on my list, and i have a set ready for reverse engineering. But like most companies strong enough to survive in this economy, resources (people and cash) have to be directed where they can benefit the company the most. The vintage line is improtant to S&S, but it is a small portion of the overall buisness so we have to wait our turn for resources.
S&S Cycle, Vintage Lead (formerly Flathead Power)

Post Mon May 21, 2012 8:23 pm

Posts: 988
Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany


Thanks for the info.

I also have one comment:

About the only place that I see anything made that Proudly States where it is made says:

In bold letters:


Since I'm seeing that a lot lately..........I started looking at tags......for source.

NOT ONE.....yep your right.... Not One (1) have I been able to find that says:

Made in the USA.

Sad state we have became, for money.


Post Wed May 23, 2012 8:53 am

Posts: 19

Where we can, we cast MADE IN USA on all of our castings. The trick with the vintage market is that the castings have to look just like the originals, so we often put the markings on the inside if possible so it dosen't deter from the original look. If there isn't a good place to put it like our UL and KN cylinders, we may have to leave it off. Rest assured that ALL of our S&S/FHP specifically designed castings (heads, cylinders, cases, gear covers etc) are made in the US, in fact most of them are made right here in WISCONSIN. Now when we buy "off the shelf" items, it's is hard to determine or control where they come from, but we do our best to keep our dollars here in the states. We/I truly believe the phrase "Buy American, the job you save may be your own!"

S&S Cycle, Vintage Lead (formerly Flathead Power)

Post Wed May 23, 2012 8:53 pm

Posts: 988
Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Tell ya what......

Go shopping, Look for:

MADE IN THE USA lable, let me know how many you find.

Most will say,

Made in China
Made in Thailand
Made in Indonesia
Made in Mexico
Made in Tiwan

Bet ya don't find much.

Still sad

Post Thu May 24, 2012 6:02 am

Posts: 138
Location: BRANFORD, CT

The Indian Scout big base cylinders I make have USA and my logo cast right on them.
If customers don't like it they can easly grind or file them off.

Bruce Argetsinger
AHRMA Dirt Track # 67J

Post Fri May 25, 2012 7:06 pm

Posts: 3539
Location: Central Illinois, USA
I don't care if a part was made on the Far Side of the Moon,
as long as it is quality.


Post Tue May 29, 2012 7:33 am

Posts: 19
Now THAT would be some pretty cool outsourcing!
S&S Cycle, Vintage Lead (formerly Flathead Power)

Post Sat May 31, 2014 1:13 am

Posts: 988
Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Got lucky....

Real lucky........found a set of cylinders for my 58 FL project that is waiting for me to move back home to the US, that were standard bore.

And the cast codes are from the same year as the engine....

Got NOS pistons from JWBoon fitted to the cylinders.......

Patience worked out for me.


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