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    Sorry Dean 2 different motors!! Lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemij View Post
    Sorry Dean 2 different motors!! Lol!!
    Are the pink spark plugs German and came with the motors originally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanFHobart View Post
    Are the pink spark plugs German and came with the motors originally?
    Pink spark plugs defiantly kinda Kool!! Looks like Vintage Firestone???
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    With "first one" you mean the one I posted?
    Thank you in advance, I want to be sure to understand..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Schmidt View Post
    FA Konigs: The first one is stamped FA56. So the crankcase is 1956 vintage. The carburetors look much latter than that. The fiberglass spray shield is 1968-69vintage. Thinking the motor was upgraded over the years.

    Second motor brings back a lot of memories. Most good....Had several of these. In 1983 I ran 23 races and scored 8700 points / US-2 with one. Two things on this motor intrigue me. I welded up my top float bowel mounts to keep the throttle cable from pulling out. Kind of looks like my crappy welding...In 1973 I bought my first one from Bob Olsen. It had a very trick billet aluminum cylinder head on it, like this. My tool and die project in college was to design and build the tooling needed to produce copies of it. Built 25 of them in 1975.

    Both great motors, thanks for sharing with us.
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    With "first one" you mean the one I posted?
    Thank you in advance, I want to be sure to understand

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    I think Lodge made pink plugs .

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    you were right Steve.

    Glad you did post more pictures Alice. It also brings up more questions. First I don't recall having seen any closeups of a 56 Konig before and it really has all the features of a mid 60's FA. I had thought the 57 model was the first year of the exhaust stacks and that they were the "mule ear" style. This motor is even earlier and has the bracket to hold the fixed expansion chambers it looks like. Also I thought the older motors had the Bosch magneto.I wonder if maybe the motor was updated at some point. Wish Steve Litzell were around to fill us in. Somewhere there are posts of old brochures on the old FA Konig. Maybe somewhere earlier on this thread. Have to look. Do those triangular ends on the steering bar swivel? They look like they are backwards to me.

    Thanks again. Good pictures.



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