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      This is a file photo of a rough finished, Model Factory Hiro The Mighty KNUCKLEHEAD Co. 1940 - 47 HD Nucklehead in 1/9 scale. The photo gives a good idea of what the die-cast kit involves. Back in the day, and I am not sure which one, my first ride was a 650cc TRIUMPH. I do not remember which model but it had a Magneto and Spark-advance and may have been older than me. A few more bikes and many years later and I was riding a 1975 HD Super Glide with a 1200cc OHV Shovelhead engine. Harleys were built by AMF then, not a good thing but it kept the HOG alive. With this machine I learned what a motor cycle was all about how to keep it on the road.
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    The Mighty KNUCKLEHEAD
    Lets see if this works a little better.
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    The Mighty KNUCKLEHEAD
    I have spent many winter hours out in the shed with a warm mug of apple cyder atop the kerosene heater, a tub of MOTHERS polish and some rags. There is just something about polished aluminum that makes me feel good. The fenders and gas tanks of the Knucklehead will be red over primer The Mighty KNUCKLEHEAD . Most of the metal detail parts are to small for polish and not right for paint so I am going with Copper/Nickel electroplate where appropriate. My skill with electroplate has improved but not mastered. Remember not to over due it or it will look cooked.
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    The Mighty KNUCKLEHEAD
    While looking for some low gloss black enamel The Mighty KNUCKLEHEAD I came across a bottle of leftover 1932 FORD Engine Green. I think it will have a better look than the red previously chosen for the fenders and gas tanks. Meanwhile work on the engine continues. There are 22 different simulated nut, bolt, screw etc. all labeled as rivets but with a good pair of magnifying glasses and some patience this should not be a problem.
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