Shovelhead engine and transmission rebuild. Chopcult.com I finally decided I wanted to give it a shot and do my first rebuild, so I just recently bought a Shovelhead engine and 4-speed transmission off another member on the site. I've been riding ever since I first joined the Marine Corps and just recently had shoulder surgery from injuries ... Alternatively, you can remove the #1 spark plug and insert a small diameter wooden dowel into the spark plug hole until it contacts the top of the piston. As the engine is rotated, the piston will force the dowel upward. When the end of the dowel is at its highest point, the engine is at TDC for the #1 cylinder.
The engine was rebuilt by the previous owner and has a 4.5" S&S stroker flywheel in it, an S&S Super E carb with DaVinci Venturi, and S&S 450 cam. Air cleaner is an authentic Goodson. The exhaust is all stainless steel, made just for this bike.