This is a rare engine we had in the shop, it’s a 1935 VLDD 80 cubic inch engine.
This is the other Kuncklehead that Highway Choppers is working on. The motor is done and now they are working on the chassis.
This 1947 EL was purchased by that the owners of Highway Choppers in 1988. As you can tell from the run-stand video of the motor start-up, they have been working on this personal project for many years. While working on it in between daily customers’ work and other restorations, they were finally able to completely restore it. They are currently working on restoring a second one, a 1947 FL.
We did one final run-stand test before our customer picked up his Drake motor. What made this run so special was the custom run-stand that was built by Highway Choppers specifically for this motor. The customer plans to display it in his Harley Davidson dealership showroom in Pennsylvania. This was a fun project for us and we are pleased that the customer was happy with it.
The previous post showed the beginnings of our restoration work on this JD. Here is an update on the progress.
Tanks are primed and ready for paint and finders are on frame.