Panhead custom ales

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The new brewery is called Panhead Custom Ales – the name a reference to the rocker cover of a particular Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine. Having begun his working life at Dunlop’s tyre factory in the Upper Hutt suburb of Maidstone in … Continue reading

1948 panhead


1948 is the first year of Harley Davidson’s new engine design that would be dubbed the “panhead” referring to the pan shaped valve covers. Innovations of the new engine design included internal oiling to reduce oil leaks.Hydraulic valve lifters reduced … Continue reading