Hi everyone, these pics are of a 13 or 14 excelsior motor that I am getting from a friend of mine in the middle of the country. IT seems to be in ok condition. It is missing the intake manifold, do any of you guys have one or can you point me in the right direction to get one? What other things should I look for on condition and wear. My friend originally told me that it was a 17 motor, but once i saw the pictures and did some research i realized that it was earlier. From what I am told 12 did not have the bumps on the bottom of the cylinders and tops of the cases. 15 is when excelsior went to the new style cases with the higher mag mount. I already make clutches and will have musselman hubs shortly, so the rest of the bike should be fairly easy to make...lol All kidding aside, this bike will be fun to ride around and use. I am not very hip to the original left grip clutch control set up that was used on stock excelsiors and would preferably like to have a lever operated clutch. Thankfully I have a lot of other bikes and projects to finish before I have to make a decision on such petty things. HEre is the carb that goes with it. It is similar to the carb that I used on my sears except it has a flange that bolts to a manifold. The sears carb screwed onto the manifold like a plumbing pipe.