Technical: Finishes
Mark Strong (MS), Kurt Melancon (KM), Stan Diener (SD), and Roger Meinke (RM)

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1952-1956 K and KH


Park Parkerized
Cad Cadmium plated
Chrome Chromium plated
Polish Polished
Black Painted black
Silver Painted high-temp silver
Color Painted the same color as tank and fenders
None No finishing required
NOTE: REP PART# is merely representative

SPECIAL NOTE: This section's illustration includes parts that are listed under “Carburator And Parts”. A reverse situation occurs under that section. We have included both illustrations in both places to help you make sense of it all.

REP PART# DESCRIPTION 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 Sources
27020-40 Inlet pipe only Note 1 Black Black Black Black Black MS, KM, SD, RM
27039-48 Inlet pipe nipple Cad Cad Cad Cad Cad MS, Palmer
27045-32 Inlet nlpple rivet Park Park Park Park Park MS, KM
27052-40 Inlet pipe packing nut Cad Cad Cad Cad Cad MS, Palmer
27059-40 Inlet pipe packing bushing None None None None None DH
Note  1 This part originated in Park finish on 1940 WR models.
Examples on K models in Black are common and Cad examples are known.

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