Technical Masterpiece

As stated in Hot Rod Magazine in April 1966


- "The most sophisticated engine of them all, more exotic than an Indy Ford, Honda's exiting new dual overhead cam 450 is a cut above the wildest racing engines of the world... bar none!"



Looks like this is one of the bits made from Unobtainium, a 8 valve cylinder head for the CB450.

A decade ago I did some serious investigations, trying to get get in contact with, what I believe was, the  last man standing, that was involved in making this conversion kit. I have to say I came pretty close, but...

Last year I made another attempt approaching from another angle, so to say. Seems like guys that could help are not interested in helping at all. Ignorant is the word.

Anyway, this is what I was searching for.



I wonder if they ever sold one of these?

Just imagine if someone has such a cylinder head in the shed...


Barn find

Not really, it's my CB450 that has not been used for several years.