Harley NOS WLA WLC Crate Engine 1945 WW-II OD Green

  • Product Code: 352676711297
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $4,500.00

NOS WLA engine complete with all OEM NOS M-88 carb, 32E Generator, cutout relay, timer & timer wire, top motor mount bracket (not shown), Champion air cooled Spark Plugs, fording breather, matched 1945 belly numbers (45-19284), May 1945 casting date on left case, heads are #6 aluminum. I am not sure if the sprocket shown on the engine is NOS or lightly used.  Engine appears to have been un-crated for some time and it is not perfect.  For certain it has not ever been fired, motor turns over smoothly and it is complete down to the shielded timer wire.

Engine came from the Pueblo Ordinance Depot in Colorado at some point in the 1960's or 1970's.  I am the second owner since it left the depot.  The previous owner had mocked this up in a frame for a project which was never completed and the motor was never fired.  I purchased this without the original crate which had disappeared years ago.  This engine is from an era when you could buy these for $100 a pop and nobody thought twice about putting them in a frame and getting their 45 on the road again.  No one ever thought an engine would be collectable.

There is some surface rust on the exterior of the front and rear cylinders and it appears it had tipped over on it's right side at some point as there is a dent in the timer cover, two cracked fins on front cylinder, one cracked fin on rear cylinder.  A mild detergent and wet rag would do wonders for the appearance.  Would definitely be worth more if it were not uncrated, but observing what NOS parts are going for, this is about the right value on the sum total of parts, which are all NOS.  Actually $4500 would be a bit less than what you can sell off the individual parts for in today's market.

We also currently have a rolling late 1940's Servicar project if that may be of interest.

Not interested in offers, trades, parting out for a set of roller bearings, or debating the term "NOS".  I do have more photos available to serious buyers.  

A Note On Shipping:

Shipping is UPS only.  Engine will be carefully crated and padded and will ship with full insurance.  We may also be open to delivering within a few hundred miles of NE New Mexico.  Please double check shipping rates prior to purchasing. Do not click "buy it now" unless you intend to complete this transaction and until you have gotten a shipping quote from us.  As an estimate: LTL freight should be less than $400 shipping as far as the east or west coast.

This will be a very heavy item to ship and I'd prefer to sell to residents of the lower 48 states or Canada as this will exceed the handling capabilities of the USPS and possibly even UPS.  This is located in NE New Mexico and is available for customer pick up.  We do also own a B & B and can provide accommodations if you pick up in person.

We also carry skid pans, leather kits, ammo boxes, gun scabbard mounts, etc.highly detailed restoration correct shift linkages, shift rod ends, shift rod hardware, engine hardware, transmission parts, brake parts, etc.  CP-1035, and CP-1038 hardware you will need to restore your bike or keep it on the road as well as military equipment for WW-II era bikes.  Be sure to check our fuel and oil line kits including the correct woven fuel and oil lines for WLC models, wiring harnesses, and other electrical products for 1915-1984 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Fits the following models but correct for war year WLA and WLC models:

  • 1937-1952 W, WL, WLA, WLC 45" twin solo with aluminum heads
  • 1937-1973 G, GDT, GE 45" Servicar with aluminum heads
We have many listings for the WL and WLA models as well as RL, singles, VL, and JD.  if you don't see it there or cimarroncycleworks, just email us and ask.  We have skid pans, leather kits, ammo boxes, gun scabbard mounts, etc.

Located at and ships from Cimarron Cycle Works in beautiful Cimarron, New Mexico, USA!

We work with a small and select group of vendors and dedicated craftsmen to bring you the very best restoration and repair parts for 1915 to 1984 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  We also offer a huge collection of restoration quality plain head, CP-1038, & CP-1035 bolts; fillister head & round head screws; correctly machined nuts & washers; fuel & oil lines; wiring harnesses; handlebar switches; air cooled spark plugs; clips, clamps, and ties in cadmium, parkerized, zinc, chrome, and raw finishes.


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