From:Dennis Henderson
Subject:RE: Engine case finish Date:Wed Feb 27 13:14:07 2013
Response to:4597
I think that the case should be natural. Here's a couple of pictures of a 1928 Deluxe that I located awhile ago in a barn 'somewhere' in the Midwest. The bike was put away in the 1940's and was painted quite awhile before that. If the original color of the case was blue I don't think that they would have painted the bike red and yellow. It would clash a bit don't you think? LOL Check out the Stewart Warner speedo. I have some additional pictures so if you'd like to see more, let me know. PS Great article in the new AMCA magazine.

Good morning - I would like to question the forum users about the correct engine case finish for a 1928 Deluxe. Some think they should be painted blue, and I have also heard reports that they should be natural. I finished two '28 Hendersons this summer, and one owner wanted natural and the other wanted blue paint. You may have seen the blue painted one - it was Steve MacDonald's Cannonball bike. Bikes look great both ways, but what is the correct finish? Thanks.