Into restoring an old classic Harley-Davidson from the glorious period, years 1936 to 1964? You should add this new book to your workbench or bedside stand. We all know that being a collector and/or rider of these motorcycles implies a lot of pleasure but also sometimes a lot of frustrations with machines known to be, well temperamental…
The rebuilding and restoring of these machines is not so much a defined task as a never-ending process. Still ready to face some mechanical challenges? This book offers pristine restored examples, explains the care, repair and maintenance that these Harleys require.
With a thorough text and detailed photography, author Rick Schunk walks vintage Harley owners through start-to-finish instructions for each operation necessary for the repair and restoration of a classic Harley-Davidson Big Twin.
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, from chassis to bodywork, from wheel to wheel. Through step-by-step photography and thoughtful, informative instruction, the reader will learn how to disassemble a chassis, repair a fork, lace a wire wheel, and paint the major parts for any restoration. It will provide thorough instruction on repairing, overhauling, and restoring all major components, such as the engine, transmission, and electrical system.
Rick Schunk, from Bloomington, MN, is an antique bike enthusiast and mechanic. In addition to his wrenching skills, he was the long-time editor for the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s magazine as well as past president of its Minnesota chapter. 272 pages. $26.30. Order at: How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins 1936-1964