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Shovelution heads
« on: Saturday, January 16, 2010. 10:48:37 AM. »
If memory serves me right, there was available shovelheads with EVO chamber and runners some years ago. Does anyone remember who made them? Was it STD?

BTW, are STD and/or Delkron out of business?

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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, January 16, 2010. 01:03:26 PM. »
STD is closed and has been bought out by an Australian company. Don't know about Delkron.
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, January 16, 2010. 01:16:41 PM. »
  Axtell makes a Shovelution cylinder kit.  It has a Shovel base bolt pattern and Evo bolt head pattern.

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday, January 17, 2010. 05:52:41 AM. »
Those Axtell cylinders looks interesting. I guess custom made headbolts are required. Has anyone tried this conversion? I wonder how the top-end oiling is solved?

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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, January 17, 2010. 06:22:55 AM. »
Wouldn't oiling through pushrods work for this?
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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, January 17, 2010. 06:26:29 AM. »
That would work if you convert to EVO blocks and lifters (or JIMS conversion kit). I wonder if that is Axtell's solution?

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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, January 17, 2010. 02:19:00 PM. »
 Yeah, I think you would need to run the Evo Blocks, lifters and pushrods etc. 

  I've never seen a price on that kit but that might be a good thing. I might go into sticker shock if I knew the cost.

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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, January 17, 2010. 02:55:51 PM. »
my friend Alex's....he built/touched everything


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« Reply #8 on: Sunday, January 17, 2010. 05:09:08 PM. »
Hey Bill, we ran into Alex over the summer at the Atlas mall. I noticed his Flatside/Evo right away and we chatted it up a bit. He has nearly every bolt safety wired. Its a beautiful job up close.  He was thrilled that someone actually understood his build.

He has a shop near Milton, right?
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« Reply #9 on: Sunday, January 17, 2010. 05:11:19 PM. »
The "new" Delkron is alive and well and operating out of Ohio. TK.
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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, January 17, 2010. 05:48:00 PM. »
Rudy.....he's wrenching/running the 'new' Indian Larry shop on Union Ave in Brooklyn. his little 'shop' was in that back room in Miltons though...i helped build a big exhaust system for Milton in that room so he can now do more powdercoating.

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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #11 on: Monday, January 18, 2010. 08:22:35 AM. »
No kidding! He told me it was on Cooper but I couldn't find it. Nice work on the powdercoat room ,by the way. Give me a call, gonna do my forks real soon.

I got this beautiful Snap-On test light hanging around. Interested?
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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #12 on: Monday, January 18, 2010. 09:42:06 AM. »
That Alex bike looks like it needs a 50 cal bolted to the front for urban assualt.  The thing looks brutal.  There should be a sign on it that says, no sissies allowed.

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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #13 on: Monday, January 18, 2010. 11:02:48 AM. »
Bob, you need to see this thing up close and in person to appreciate the detail that went into it. Every nut/bolt is safety wired. That takes loads of time and patience as you know. A very well put together machine. He is going to be turning out awesome stuff.
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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #14 on: Monday, January 18, 2010. 12:32:47 PM. »
     Xlfan,
     I'm fairly certain that it was STD that offered an Evo style head that had a five bolt female thread pattern making it possible to bolt them to shovel barrels. I bet somewhere in my boxes of old bike magazines there's an add for them.   
     Shovelbill,
     Thanks for posting the pics of your friend Alex's bike. Very cool. Is that a round swingarm? Bill 

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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #15 on: Monday, January 18, 2010. 01:43:21 PM. »
Bill,
If you look in the lower photo just behind the oil filter, it does look round. Myself, I can't recall specifically but Shovelbill will.
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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #16 on: Monday, January 18, 2010. 04:13:41 PM. »
There is a place that makes a true shovelhead head with a decent swirl/squish band.  They are not too pricy as far as new heads and pistons go; as they seem to perform well, given the numbers advertised in their spec sheets.

http://www.spchoppers.com/index.htm
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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010. 06:59:08 AM. »
i keep forgetting to grab that light Rudy, haha.
Bill, i'm sure you're right about those "evo" heads with shovel bolt pattern, weren't they very boxy looking?
Alex's bike does have a round swingarm. it's not a show bike, he rides the hell out of her all year round too.......it was for sale too.
Older-twin, i posted about Sorensen's heads well over a year ago....he's building a 128" as we speak. he did my '78 heads over for me.
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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010. 08:19:17 AM. »

  I always want to build a shovel with evo heads this is the kind of sled that looks like it blow away
 anything that comes up against WOW I'm impressed.                 shov

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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010. 11:14:43 AM. »
Bob, you need to see this thing up close and in person to appreciate the detail that went into it. Every nut/bolt is safety wired. That takes loads of time and patience as you know. A very well put together machine. He is going to be turning out awesome stuff.

Oh yeah, I can see the detail work.  The guy got exactly what he was shooting for.  I still think it is an urban assault vehicle.  There's nothing wrong with having a street fighter.   He still needs to figure out where to bolt the weapons.
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« Reply #20 on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010. 02:34:16 PM. »
This is NYC. He probably has one in his pocket.
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Re: Shovelution heads
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010. 03:23:04 PM. »
STD did manufacture a 5 bolt Evo head.(there gone now) Gotta' run evo pistons, blocks, cam, pushrods, etc. :smile:
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