This 1940 Flathead UL motor used to belong to a good friend of ours, Robert Dail. He purchased it in 1970. We originally re-built the engine in 1971. It changed hands a few times and we were able to buy it back and are now rebuilding it again 40+ years later. Here are some photos of the finished motor and a video of the initial start-up on our run-stand.
This is the initial start-up a motor we built for one of our customers.
We continue to work on Dennis’ Indian. Here are more photos as the project progresses. The sheet metal is currently at the painter and we will update the website when it comes together. The rest of Dennis’s story can be seen here, here and here.
Here is Scott’s completed “old school” chopper project. He has owned this bike for many years and wanted it restored to its original look. It is the same color as it was in the ’70s and has all its original parts. To see the initial engine run click here.
We finished Mike’s 1948 Indian. It rode like a new one and he was very happy with the job. We had it delivered to him by Arizona Motorcycle Towing (Michelle, the owner does a great job), and he is now riding and enjoying it.
Mike sent us this brief history of the bike.
For the rest of Mike’s story click here and here.
This post chronicles the complete restoration of Buddy’s 1914 Excelsior. We began the project this past October and completed it today (December 20th, 2014). The frame and sheet metal came to us painted by Mike V in California. The rest was done here at HWC.
Completing the Bike:
Start-up and first ride:
This one of our customer’s bikes. He is a WWII veteran who went to the Normandy Beach reunion this year and ran in the marathon. While there, he found a M1-A1 NOS gun scabbard and brought it back to the States with him to complete his project. He loves riding this bike; he’s the “real deal.” We just love caring for and maintaining this bike for him and we thought we would share it with you.
This was the initial engine start-up for Scott’s Panhead. We have already rebuilt the transmission. The original rigid frame has been “old-school” molded with all the original tabs on it and painted bright orange. This will be a complete old-school chopper build in the end. We will continue to post updates. Stay tuned. But for now, enjoy the run video.
We built Gary’s engine and transmission 10 years ago. He was going to assemble the bike, but ran out of time. So, he brought it to our shop for us to assemble. We put the motor on the run stand, which can be seen in the video below. Everything was fine, so we started assembling the bike. Here are some of the restoration photos.
We continue to work on Dennis’s Indian. Here are some pictures of some engine rebuild. The rest of Dennis’s story can be seen here and here.