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The Higgs JAP Speedway Machine


Steve Magro in Australia came up trumps yet again when he kindly forwarded the pictures and information on this unusual machine.

Steve writes... here are two pics of a Higgs platinum plated bike in West Australia, with a JAP engine. It's a 4 valver with a Street head on it, turned around the other way so that the chain drive is on the oil pump side. Higgs designed some form of gadget with a gear to turn the chain(?) up top. Interesting idea huh?

I doubt if it was ever raced, but it was in a long tracker frame. Second picture is a carb, modeled on the Wal Phillips fuel injection type.

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