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Old 01-22-2012, 06:35 PM
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Diggers??

doing a little research on ironhead diggers, looking for mostly engine pics, Most of old magazines are gone so dont have much to go on any help would be cool Thanks
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what in particular are you trying to distinguish between engines?

I think the ironhead in a digger and the ironhead in a bobber would be the same really.
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70's Arlen Ness comes to mind.He practically pioneered "diggers".
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:20 AM
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Denvers,Smith Brothers Fetrow,Ness and others were all up there building them as well...lots of gold plating and engraving,superchargers,rear struts,narrowed springers or Girders,prismic and rocket tanks...............

..........MARK MY WORDS!!......DIGGERS ARE MAKING A COME BACK, AND WILL BE THE NEXT ''FAD'' !!! ....BY BY Prostreet!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:03 AM
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check out my Buddy Rowan's blog...he is into his diggers and has a good collection of pictures ya might find of use....he's also building one for his brother at the moment..

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:28 PM
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Denvers,Smith Brothers Fetrow,Ness and others were all up there building them as well...lots of gold plating and engraving,superchargers,rear struts,narrowed springers or Girders,prismic and rocket tanks...............

..........MARK MY WORDS!!......DIGGERS ARE MAKING A COME BACK, AND WILL BE THE NEXT ''FAD'' !!! ....BY BY Prostreet!!
Pete hit the nail on the head, and don't forget looong frames with extreme rakes. My first build in 1978 was all of the above, (900 cc XLCH, SB&F "digger" rigid frame, 9" over P&P Girder on a 66 degree rake, 5 point star wheels, Ness "Rocket" tank, California "Tiller" one piece bars, ... and cooler than hell. I don't have any picts of it, but look at Bob's digger in [tortalobob's] galery for a good idea of what it looked like. I can't wait for their comeback..!
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a good selection of Diggers from the day can be found on 8 pages here ...............

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diggers

what i was looking for was, or is more alone the line of engine pics I found a top end for a sporty the heads an cylinders are hex cut the bottom 4 fins are also removed ??? As far as i can tell they are stock bore, but looks like the valves were done sometime along, An they look to be from 74 an up by some of the casting numbers The rocker covers are junk, chrome is flaking off etc etc, Thanks for the input so far,, I may just grab this top end ?? an yes i know about the thermodynamics an such of cut fins
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a good selection of Diggers from the day can be found on 8 pages here ...............

Digger Digger Digger


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I think they'll return too.I got a buddy that's had an old Norton for years set up w/Fury girder,coffin tank,Invader mags,and IIRC. a Denvers stretched rigid frame.Most of the diggers I remember were either Sportster or CB750 powered.Back in the day when choppers were featured in Hot Rod and Car Craft magazine on occasion.
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Great link got tons of good pics there too
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:19 AM
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very Nice fella....Try not to sell...ya know you'll regret it....but needs must i guess...
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Thanks Bob, I never get tired of looking at it.

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doing a little research on ironhead diggers, looking for mostly engine pics, Most of old magazines are gone so dont have much to go on any help would be cool Thanks
I'll see what I can "Dig" up. We are currently building a retro digger. 73XLH,extended front frame ,Ness piece, One off stretched diamond tank,
short shocks ,motore has polished cases gun engraved chromed hexed and lower definned cylinders, matching heads split rockers also gun engraved and a new old stock 80" magnuson magnacharger with left side tower drive and belt coming off primary. Project I started back in 78' put aside ,have now dugout the digger to finish. Will do step by step pics on our site streetstuffcycle.com
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