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    Here are four photos I posted for you on FB in...

    Here are four photos I posted for you on FB in September. First one shows casting number 24563-53A and date code 5-4.


    https://i.imgur.com/pWnYhzI.jpg


    Next two pictures are a 24563-53A case...
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    47591-354? Or is it 47591-35A? Or is it...

    47591-354?

    Or is it 47591-35A?

    Or is it 47591-35?

    And what happened to MM59? Please post photos of all markings and photos showing both sides of the entire frame.
    Eric
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    On the left axle clip the die number looks like 5...

    On the left axle clip the die number looks like 5 and apparently 5 was used for about 1941Ė44. On the steering head the die number looks like 8 which indicates 1942Ė43.

    Both those die numbers are...
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    sieber60, for 1959 model H-D Pan steering heads...

    sieber60, for 1959 model H-D Pan steering heads at least two forging numbers were used. One was 47591-35 as mentioned above. The other was XE-35F.

    For a 1959 model steering head at least four die...
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    You're welcome. Thanks for the extra pictures but...

    You're welcome. Thanks for the extra pictures but I canít read the die number on the R-H side of the steering head or the left axle clip. What are the die numbers?

    Regarding authentication of the...
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    Shyam, welcome to the forum. On the Panhead and...

    Shyam, welcome to the forum. On the Panhead and Flathead forum you mentioned you got hold of volume one from the second edition of Palmerís book. Do you still have it? If so please check the chart on...
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    Hi govmule84. I sent you a PM. Eric

    Hi govmule84. I sent you a PM.
    Eric
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    https://i.imgur.com/tel9JhN.jpg ...

    https://i.imgur.com/tel9JhN.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/5UcDRFX.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/XdXv6JB.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/Anbg0Jz.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/RQcmsXK.jpg
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    Welcome to the forum. If the serial number (SN)...

    Welcome to the forum. If the serial number (SN) is authentic it sounds like a 1926 model as opposed to a 1927 model. SNs for 26 model singles began at 1000 and ran into the 8000s. For 27 model...
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    Hard to read the forging number under the top...

    Hard to read the forging number under the top tree but it may be 56120-60? Can you confirm please. It may be a 60Ė64 top tree. It isnít 65 because it hasnít got a 5/16Ē threaded hole in the vicinity...
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    You're welcome Chip. As Robbie mentioned, the...

    You're welcome Chip. As Robbie mentioned, the gusset was added to stop the frame breaking. My 61Ė71 catalog lists it as #47261-68 which is the same as on the packet I posted above. However,...
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    Chip, a gusset plate was fitted to frames as...

    Chip, a gusset plate was fitted to frames as original as of about mid-68 models. The example below is on a 69 model frame.

    https://i.imgur.com/FdDiAEy.jpg

    As a repair part it was also...
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    Thanks Craig. I have nine examples of T in that...

    Thanks Craig. I have nine examples of T in that position. One is on a case with a high 1949 BN and the other eight are on 1950 models. The T above is on a case with BN 350-1+++ and another also has...
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    Thanks for posting but Iím not surprised there...

    Thanks for posting but Iím not surprised there are no numbers on top of the rear mount of an EL. Some say the number 6 was used there to indicate E/EL but I found no evidence to support that story....
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    I donít know at what stage the Hs were stamped on...

    I donít know at what stage the Hs were stamped on top of the rear mounts and Iím yet to see them on 55 model cases.

    FLH has different valve springs to FL.
    FLH heads received some internal...
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    A seriffed 7 is the only type Iíve seen so far on...

    A seriffed 7 is the only type Iíve seen so far on top of the rear mount of 1941Ė47 74ci Knuckle cases and also the only type Iíve seen so far for 1948 Pans. The seriffed 7 continued during 1949 but a...
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    You're welcome Rein. Lots of characters appear on...

    You're welcome Rein. Lots of characters appear on different parts and my best guess is that they may have been done by inspectors. Hereís another trans cover and near the filler hole it appears to...
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    Rein, I donít know what the 1 and 2 indicate....

    Rein, I donít know what the 1 and 2 indicate. Sometimes youíll even see the number 1 upside down just below the hole for the spring stud (pre-date code covers).

    Iíve seen several covers with 2...
  19. Kurt, did you receive my PM? As Cotten...

    Kurt, did you receive my PM?

    As Cotten mentioned, the 4 appears to have an open back. And I cannot see a serif across its base. That 4, along with some of the other characters, suggests the SN is...
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    Thanks for the extra photos. Iíll also post this...

    Thanks for the extra photos. Iíll also post this on CAI. I canít see anything wrong with the 5 and for comparison hereís another example. BTW, in the past I too used Photobucket but now I use Imgur...
  21. Pete, sorry if I misled you with my post about...

    Pete, sorry if I misled you with my post about the highest authentic-looking 66 Shovel SNs in my photo collection. It was just to give you an idea how many were produced. I agree with Robbie in that...
  22. Pete, serial numbers (SNs) for 1966 Shovels...

    Pete, serial numbers (SNs) for 1966 Shovels (FL/FLH) began at 2000 due to the 1960Ė69 even-odd code.

    The highest authentic-looking 66 Shovel SNs in my photo collection are 180++. These are...
  23. Craig, for starter covers cast in 1948, after J8...

    Craig, for starter covers cast in 1948, after J8 youíll find at least two more date codes: L8 and M8. These covers have casting number 33-352 raised and on a plate. Underneath the plate may be that...
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    More than one format was used for sand-cast date...

    More than one format was used for sand-cast date codesófor example, some codes are numbers-only and have no letters while some other codes are letter-number. Also some, not all, situations involving...
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    tomanybikes, I agree with Robbie. I think the SN...

    tomanybikes, I agree with Robbie. I think the SN is fine. All characters appear normal factory types for a 58 Pan.

    It doesnít always happen but itís not uncommon for the first two characters to...
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