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Thread: 1939 EL Knucklehead gas tank info

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    Are you sure you have 3&R parts or do you have the correct '39 4 speed parts and someone was using a 3&R shifter gate on it to make it work? The '39 gates interchange.
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    Well I know the shifter gate has reverse. As far as the park so I’m just going by what the previous owner told me. And I have no reason to doubt him.

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    Kevin,
    May I suggest starting your own thread as to not take away from Rod's thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by len dowe View Post
    Kevin,
    May I suggest starting your own thread as to not take away from Rod's thread.
    Well it is the same bike....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinpager View Post
    Well I know the shifter gate has reverse. As far as the park so I’m just going by what the previous owner told me. And I have no reason to doubt him.
    I realize that, however someone may have used the '40 tanks with the 3&R gate to make it work with the '39 4 speed and I was just curious if the gears you have are indeed 3&R or are the original '39 4 speed that were swapped out to the '40 up pattern. They are quite hard to come by and a bit special if they are, the 3&R not so much as they were the same into the early '70s and then just minor changes to '79.
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    Default Was told it had 3andR

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubone View Post
    I realize that, however someone may have used the '40 tanks with the 3&R gate to make it work with the '39 4 speed and I was just curious if the gears you have are indeed 3&R or are the original '39 4 speed that were swapped out to the '40 up pattern. They are quite hard to come by and a bit special if they are, the 3&R not so much as they were the same into the early '70s and then just minor changes to '79.
    Rod told me that it had a 3&R back in 1982 when he bought the bike. He changed it to a 1940 four speed.

    So are you saying that I canít use the four speed on a 1939 tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinpager View Post
    Rod told me that it had a 3&R back in 1982 when he bought the bike. He changed it to a 1940 four speed.

    So are you saying that I can’t use the four speed on a 1939 tank?
    Nope, not saying that at all. The 4 speed gate bolts right to the '39 tanks without any issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinpager View Post
    Rod told me that it had a 3&R back in 1982 when he bought the bike. He changed it to a 1940 four speed. ... ...
    Gasp!

    A sin against History!

    I'd a done it too.

    In a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubone View Post
    Well it is the same bike....
    I see that now and missed it. My apologies.
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    Question Main question

    Quote Originally Posted by len dowe View Post
    I see that now and missed it. My apologies.
    The main question I have is whether the bike would be more valuable with 1939 tanks.

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