Harley - Flathead Engine

A flathead engine manufactured between 1929 and 1974. Flathead engine also called Sidevalve engine or Flatty. Flathead did not have overhead valves, it is an internal combustion engine with valves placed in the engine block beside the piston. The design was common on early engine designs. The advantage of a flathead was simplicity in their design, had no push rods or rocker arms. A typical flathead engine produced about 22 horsepower and had a displacement of 45 cubic inches.

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