1937 Harley Flathead reaches speed of 148mph at Bonneville
Paul Friebus of American Cycle Fabrication sets a Land Speed Record on his 1937 Harley Flathead at Bonneville 2009. His fastest speed was 148.166mph making it the fastest naturally aspirated Flathead at Bonneville.
kick start a Harley 1942 WLA Flathead bobber
The Blue Shmoo. Attempting to kick start a Harley 1942 WLA Flathead bobber.
Hasn't been registered or run since last rego in 1998. Old over 10 year old
6v battery needed some water and somehow managed to hold a charge. Drained
old petrol out of tank and filled with new fuel. Removed bowl bolt from
carb and purged carb with fresh fuel. Filled up the oil tank and purged oil
line (loosed oil line into oil pump to remove air) removed plugs and
cleaned and sprayed some wd40 down the bores before kicking over. Placed
hand over carb and gave three prime kicks, turned ignition on and gave her
a few kicks and away she went. Unbelievable! Idles nice and smooth, like it
was run yesterday.
F-head, also known as JD, pocket valve and IOE (intake over Exhaust), 1914--1929 (1,000 cc), and 1922--1929
Flathead, 1930--1948 (1,200 cc) and 1935--1941 (1,300 cc).
Knucklehead, 1936--1947 61 cubic inch (1,000 cc), and 1941--1947 74 cubic
inch (1,200 cc)
Panhead, 1948--1965 61 cubic inch (1,000 cc), and 1948--1965, 74 cubic inch
Shovelhead, 1966--1984, 74 cubic inch (1,200 cc) and 80 cubic inch (1,345
cc) since late 1978
Evolution (a.k.a. "Evo" and "Blockhead"), 1984--2000, 80 cubic inch (1,340
Twin Cam 88 (a.k.a. "Fathead") 1999--2006, 88 cubic inch (1,450 cc)
Twin Cam 88B (counter balanced version of the Twin Cam 88) 2000--2006, 88
cubic inch (1,450 cc)
Twin Cam 95, since 2000, 95 cubic inch (1,550 cc) (engines for early C.V.O.
Twin Cam 96, since 2007, Only the Street Bob and Super Glide Dyna Models
still use the 96. 96 cubic inch (1,584 cc)
Twin Cam 103, 2003--2006, 2009, 103 cubic inch (1,690 cc) (engines for
C.V.O. models), Standard on 2011 Touring models such as the Road King
Classic and Road Glide Ultra and optional on other Touring Models like the
Road Glide Custom and Street Glide. Standard on most 2012 models excluding
Sportsters and 2 Dynas (Street Bob and Super Glide)
Twin Cam 110, since 2007, 110 cubic inch (1,802 cc) (engines for C.V.O.
1942 Harley Davidson WLA Kick Start 45 Tire BurnOut SCTA by TATRO MACHINE
1942 Harley-Davidson WLA Kick Start and Tire Burn Out.
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1942 WLA time lapse assembly video
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The 1942 Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle and Harley Davidson XA motorcycle
were two models Harley designed for the United States military during World
Though rival Indian also supplied motorcycles to the U.S. military during
World War II, the majority of those used in battle were Harley-Davidson
Wearing the requisite Olive Drab paint, these were 45-cubic-inch V-twins
fitted with special equipment for wartime use. Items such as an ammo box,
machine-gun scabbard, and rear carrier are obvious; less so are the special
"blackout lights" front and rear that projected only a small sliver of
light in an effort to avoid detection.
In all, roughly 80,000 WLAs were built, many being sold as surplus after
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1942 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLATHEAD 45 Not For Sale Drager's International Clasiccs Sales 206-533-9600
I like this bike. It's just fun to look at. This bike would look great in
anyones garage but even better in an office or the company's foyer. The
look and the workmanship are outstanding. This is how 50's bikes where set
up in the early 50's. They were called Bobbers and Squirrel bikes. Clean
and simple. It's set up to ride. Check out all the info below. OEM H/D 45
solo frame, repro front forks (fully disassembled and properly re-fitted),
h/bars (NOS switches) and h/lamp with NOS Guide lens.
Engine: NOS crankcases, cam cover, cylinders and alloy heads.
New Truet & Osborn 5/8" stroker flywheels
trued and balanced
Cylinders honed .010" for a displacement
of approx 900 cc's or 54ci.
NOS connecting rods, crankshafts and
NOS bearing rollers and cages
NOS oil supply and scavenging pumps,
modified breather rotor for stroker
New Arias forged aluminum pistons and
Cylinders ported and relieved per period H/D
factory racing specs
NOS H/D Exhaust valves, lightened
New 235 Chevy 6-cylinder inlet valves
(oversized), lightened, modified stems
Hardened valve seat inserts
NOS roller tappets and tappet blocks
NOS valve springs
Stock cams reground to street performance
grind by Jim Leinweber w/ new pinions
Assembly fully blueprinted with tightened
piston-to-head squish clearance (increased throttle response)
Belt drive primary, OEM oiler closed
off, Big Bearing roller bearing kit in clutch
NOS Exhaust headers, repro muffler
New Morris magneto w/key switch
New 12 volt generator w/ electronic
Trans: 3-speed w/reverse (for possible side car use) ALL NOS H/D,
case, covers, all internals etc.
Hubs, brakes, etc. all new NOS H/D or restored excellent used H/D.
Wheel rims are new polished alloys w/
polished s/s spokes and nipples. New Dunlop K70 tires
3.50-19 and 4.00-18. Tanks are new repro, and are
actually better quality than H/D originals. NOS 'Streck'
caps. Repro dash w/ restored correct
OEM H/D speedo. Repro solo seat with NOS seat post,
bushing and spring pack. Rear chain must be oiled
by hand. OEM auto oiler blocked off to prevent nasty oil
mess. Fenders custom made from '36 Ford spare
tire cover band. Old school bobber style. NOS 50's Sparta
tail lamp. Bike is painted in PPG Concept
urethane. Over $25,000 in parts, 3+ years in labor. Major
attention to detail, with proper fitment and
assembly is overwhelmingly evident on this motorcycle. All
receipts and build info are included.
Cond . # 1-.
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18805 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133
206-533-9600 Fax 206-542-0171
Drager's believes that it is very important to personally inspect the
vehicle you are interested in. If you cannot inspect it yourself you
should hire an inspector. Here are two very knowledgeable old car
appraisers you can contact.
John Kincl (360) 895-1766 and/or
Lance Lambert (206) 362-2530
We use Concours Transport Fred has done a great job for us over the years.
Fred will do a great job for you. Check out his web page.
2078 Ponticello DR.
Henderson NV 89052
The State of Washington says we can charge a negotiable documentary service
fee of up to $150.00. This documentary service fee cover costs such as trip
permits and FedEx costs. We charge a $50.00 documentary service fee for
instate and $100.00 documentary service fee for out of state sales on top
of the selling price.
We sell all of our vehicles AS IS, NO WARRANTY. We check them over,
we do a report card and we grade and decode each vehicle. We have them
serviced and safety checked. We try very hard to tell you everything that
we know. We give you lots of photos and video so you can see the vehicles
very well. We have been in classic sales for more than 30 years.
Jeri Drager 206-533-9600 Andrew Drager 206-459-3403