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I picked up an early motor to build my boardtracker around. Any ideas of the original make or application? It has a kickstart on the case. No seperate magneto, it has all its ignition stuff mounted on the case too. It is about 17 inches tall, and the case is about 8 inches wide at the outermost of the circle. The only marks I found on it so far are an "L" stamped on the barrel below the fins. I also got this rear fender thrown in, if you know what that may be from I would like to know as well. It is well build, think guage metal, even the braces to mount to the hub are double sided and solid. Thanks for any help!
 

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Looks like it could be a hummer or some early model lil scooter. Maybe when you tear it down the cylinder or flywheel might have better looking markings to go off of? I dig that back fender tho... you got one in a 16" wheel radius and about 4.5" wide? Lol
 

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It's a Powell, probably a P-81. Straight outa Compton, 1949 or so. About 5hp. I believe they used flathead Ford components. There was no trans, a big ol' centrifugal clutch went on the left side. The carb is wrong
 

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Looks like there was some 7hp motors too. Man they sure stayed with an early look for a while with there motors. should fake a board tracker motor well though.
 

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That scoot has a different kicker. Still think it's P-81 or AV8. The non stock carb is a typical. Original Powell carbs are rare because, when kicking one over, often your Levi cuff would catch on it and snap it off. Where are you? I know a guy in Lancaster that has Powell stuff
 
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