1928 Johnson "race" motor

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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby Chris_P » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:12 pm

Boy that might just be a TR 40. Im on my little phone so hard to verify but sure looks right. Ive been looking for years for one as well to add to my Johnson collection!

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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby kirkp » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:29 pm

I'll let everyone know what I find out as soon as info arrives. It will be the luck of those interested in a TR40 that if that is what it is, it's located in the armpit of American AKA Iowa. I always have that problem, the motors I want are tooooo far away.
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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby david bartlett » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:35 pm

To me it looks like a PR-40. Exhaust is bigger on the TR.

Regardless it looks nice.
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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby Richard A. White » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:24 pm

Not even close to a Giant Twin...

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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby SquierKA39 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:35 pm

It’s defiantly not a TR40, it’s way too small and I’m still betting it’s not an R model with that standard motor 3 blade prop. Although it could have been swapped for non race use. Visually the race motors from ‘28 do look just like a stock motor. Can’t wait to see what you get.
Ok, I’m revising my prop statement. Just did a google search and found pictures of another kr40 and it has the same 3 blade prop.

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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby Lyks2Tinkr » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:01 pm

Interesting thread, I can't wait for more pictures

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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby Garry in Tampa » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:41 pm

How about this - K40 ? ? ? :?

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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby Mumbles » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:57 pm

I though any Johnson with an 'R' in the model number meant it was for racing.
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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby kirkp » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:11 am

Finally stared at the pic that Richard posted and can see some differences with the TR-40.

Mumbles wrote:I though any Johnson with an 'R' in the model number meant it was for racing.


Interested to see the answer to this. The owner is adamant that he has a "racer". I haven't talked to him directly but hope to and maybe I'll find out what he's basing this on.

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Re: 1928 Johnson "race" motor

Postby Jerry Ahrens » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:04 am

The KR, PR and TR were in fact, factory racing motors. The KR and TR are rare and hard to find. I've always dreamed of finding a TR40 myself, since I love the Big iron Johnson motors.
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