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Painting Motor Case - Primary Side

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

Once the Harley engine parts had been degreased and cleaned, 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 motor, which basically consists of the left and the right motor case which are bolted together, and which are sandwiched between the primary cover on the left and the cam cover to the right.

With the outside engine covers powder coated in our favourite 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 left side engine case.

Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (primary side) during cleaning and polishing - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. Harley 1000cc Ironhead motor case (primary side) after cleaning and polishing, inner parts masked off.


Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (primary side) during cleaning and polishing - by Harley Oldschool Bobber.


Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (primary side) during cleaning and polishing - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. Here you see the engine case during spray painting using a spraycan of Motip heat resistant paint.


Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (primary side) during cleaning and polishing - by Harley Oldschool Bobber. The Motip heat resistant paint dried to a silk matte black.


Photo of Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine case (primary side) during cleaning and polishing - by Harley Oldschool Bobber.




Check out the other side:     Painting Engine Case - Cam Cover Side