How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley Davidson Big Twins 1936 1964

Author: Rick Schunk
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760343403
Format: PDF, Kindle
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DIVWhen it comes to collector motorcycles, none hold the allure of the classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins built from 1936 to 1964. But owning and maintaining these tempermental machines provides endless challenges. Even the most pristine, restored example needs a tremendous amount of care, maintenance, and repair. The rebuilding and restoring of these machines is not so much a defined task as a never-ending process. This book serves to guide owners through that process./div Beginning with a practical section on understanding, choosing, and purchasing a classic Harley, this book focuses on the nuts and bolts of classic Harley ownership. Through step-by-step photography and thoughtful, informative instruction, the reader will learn how to disassemble a chassis, rebuild a fork, lace a wheel, and paint the major parts for any restoration. It also provides thorough instruction on repairing, overhauling, and restoring all major components, such as the engine, transmission, and electrical system.

How to Restore Your Harley Davidson

Author: Bruce Palmer III
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780879389345
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Harley-Davidson Knucklehead and Panhead motorcycles are among the most collectable American motorcycles. How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson is a complete guide to correctly restoring these models to factory-original specification. Author and Harley-Davidson expert Bruce Palmer has packed 640 pages with more than 600 photographs, detailed descriptions, specification charts, and tables covering: VIN, motor, and frame numbers Frame, chassis, and bodywork restoration Motor, transmission, and clutch restoration Paint color codes and plating finish for every nut and bolt Electrical ignition and lighting components Period-correct accessories and options How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson is the essential reference for restoring these classic machines, an encyclopedia telling you which parts are correct and which are not.

Harley Davidson Panhead Restoration

Author: Rick Schunk
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781929133819
Format: PDF, Docs
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Among all the older Harley-Davidson models, none holds the allure of the Panhead. Manufactured from 1948 to 1965, the Panhead might be called the first modern Harley. Rick Schunk starts the discussion of Panhead restoration with a brief history lesson, followed by a list of things to look for, and avoid, when shopping for a Panhead. Before starting on a restoration, you have to assess both the machine's needs and your own abilities. The next section is dedicated to the bike's chassis, like the rest of the book, this part is made up of photo sequences that explain exactly how to disassemble the chassis, repair the fork, and lace the wire wheels. Other chapters cover paint, engines and transmissions including the overhaul of both an engine and a transmission. Related components like the carburetor, primary drive, clutch and electrical components are covered as well. While there are other restoration guides, there are no how-to restoration books that provide extensive, start-to-finish photo sequences explaining each major operation necessary to the restoration of a Harley-Davidson Panhead.

Harley Davidson Museum Masterpieces

Author: Dain Gingerelli
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760338949
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover the best of the Harley-Davidson Archive Collection. Portrait-quality photography reveals the remarkable journey of America's motorcycle company, from its humble beginnings to its nearly century-long dominance of an entire industry.

Harley Davidson Panheads

Author: Greg Field
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780879389987
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Harley-Davidson Panheads Greg Field. The first color history devoted exclusively to Harley-Davidson Panhead motorcycles built from 1948 through 1964. This detailed history profiles all Harley-Davidson big twins including Hydraglides, DuoGlides, and Electra Glides. Harley-Davidson Panheads is both a celebration of one of Harley-Davidso nÆs most-beloved motorcycles and a thorough technical analysis of the many changes made throughout the PanheadÆs production life. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 1 1/2", 128 pgs., 12 b&w ill., 11 color.

Classic Harley Davidson

Author: Herbert Wagner
Publisher: Crestline
ISBN: 9780760327111
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Almost everyone knows the name and the product, but not as many know the history of Harley-Davidson, a company that started with just four men and a bevy of American spirit. Stocked with archival images and full-color photographs, Classic Harley-Davidson provides a comprehensive history of America’s favorite motorcycle. Every era is featured, from 1903’s motorized bicycle to the roadburners we know and love today. Combines Wagner’s Classic Harley-Davidson 1903-1941 and Girdler’s Harley Davidson Motorcycles from MBI's best-selling paperback Enthusiast Color Series into one value-priced hardcover book that makes a great gift and introduction to this legendary company and motorcycle.

Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication

Author: Ed Barr
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760344922
Format: PDF, Docs
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Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication is the number-one resource for sheet metal workers old and new. Join veteran metalworker Ed Barr as he walks you through the ins and outs of planning a sheet metal project, acquiring the necessary tools and resources, doing the work, and adding the perfect finishing touches for a seamless final product. From his workshop at McPherson College-home of the only accredited four-year degree in automotive restoration technology-Barr not only demonstrates how the latest tools and products work, but also explains why sheet metal reacts the way it does to a wide variety of processes. He includes clear directions for shaping metal using hand tools, the English Wheel, the pneumatic planishing hammer, and other machines, and discusses a variety of ways to cut and join metal through welding, soldering, brazing, and riveting. Dent repair and automotive patch panel fabrication are covered in detail. Readers are also given tips on copying shapes and building foam, wire, and wood station bucks to use as guides during shaping. This is truly the most detailed enthusiast-focused sheet metal how-to book on the market. Whether you're a metal hobbyist or experienced professional, you're sure to find something new in Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication.

Harley Davidson Knucklehead

Author: Greg Field
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760350434
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the engine that changed the motorcycle world. Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses. And what an engine it was -- in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world -- a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day every cruiser style motorcycle still adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years tells the entire Knucklehead story, from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.