From:Steve Marks
Subject:RE: RE: Norwegian Henderson oddities - extra hole in case? Date:Fri Dec 19 04:25:54 2008
Response to:2254
Interesting extra hole in this one. The one with the two screws. Not a factory hole as far as I know - probably been put in at a later date to make room for a line boring bar used on the gearbox countershaft bearings. I've seen another case with a similar mod done for this reason - Steve

Another pic.

Having followed the K threads with great interest I would like some help with a friends De-luxe 1922, engine number D 1876.

This have the later type De-luxe seat mount plate, but the plate is fitted with the K style trough frame bolts. It seems there have never been any U clamps used as there is no mark on the frame that indicates this even if there are holes in the plate for the u-bolts, there is neither marks in the plate from where the u-clamp nut would have been.

OK, then there is a strange little aluminium piece screwed onto the upper case to strengthen it in the area between flywheel and gearbox. This have a very nice fit and does not at all look like home made even if there is no part number casted in it. Have anyone ever seen this before? Was this a mod that where common practice in the old days?

There is also another thing wrong according to the De-luxe parts list. There is the K style little cover for the gear shaft on the upper case. This is not supposed to be there on De-luxes as far as I know?

Finally one question regarding my 1927 De-luxe. This have had the a priming cup on the inlet manifold which I admit could easily have been a owner mod. It does have a mod that is more advanced to the manifold though, there are three studs in the manifold cast, to where a stylish little cover is attached. See enclosed photo. Is this some known periodic accessory?