1937, the year Harley-davidson decided to modernize the Flathead with the adoption of the recirculating oiling system introduced on the Knucklehead the year before.
Is this new Leroy Thompson custom bike built using a Harley 37, 74″ engine (rebuilt by Huey Schweb and using a Linkert carburetor with forward draft intake) the look that the factory should have adopted? Maybe. Scott Webster kept an old school 27-degree rake for the frame, but with a 3″ backbone stretch and of course modern components like a Kiwi Springer front end, a Baker transmission, Brembo Brakes and Leroy-Thompson own proprietary 23″ wheels dressed in Avon. All body parts and exhaust system custom fabricated in-house. Do you really need the painter name? A nice Putt around town. Leroy-Thompson (photography Horst Roesler).