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Painting Engine Case - Cam Cover Side

Life's a bitch...   Thank God there's Harleys...

Once the HD motor parts had been degreased and cleaned, the bearings had been checked for excessive wear, surfaces had been checked for cracks, gears had been checked for wear or damage, and some replacement parts had been ordered and received, it was time to start re-assembly. We started with the lower end of the Ironhead engine, which basically consists of the left and the right engine case which are bolted together, and which are sandwiched between the cam cover on the right and the primary cover to the left.

With the cam cover and primary cover powder coated in an oldschool classic blue-grey colour, we thought it would be cool if the surface of the engine cases were painted matte black. So we did. After cleaning, polishing and degreasing we used a Motip brand spraycan of heat resistant paint.

On this page we show you the progress on the right side motor case.

Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (cam gear side) after degreasing and prior to cleaning and polishing - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (cam cover side) prior to polishing.


Photo of Harley Ironhead engine case (cam gear side) during polishing - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. Harley Ironhead engine case (cam cover side) during cleaning and polishing in preparation of painting.


Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (cam gear side) polishing in progress - by Harley Oldschool Bobber.


Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (cam gear side) cleaned and polished - by Harley Oldschool Bobber.


Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (cam gear side) painted matte black - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. After cleaning, polishing and degreasing of the engine cases we used a Motip brand spraycan of matte black heat resistant paint. That bright blue stuff is Loctite Blue Silicone RTV number 6 fluid gasket in between the motor cases.




Check out the other side:     Painting Engine Case - Primary Side