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How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins 1936-1964

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How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins 1936-1964

• When it comes to collector motorcycles, none hold the allure of the classic Harley-Davidson Big Twin models built from 1936 to 1964

• But owning and maintaining these temperamental machines provides endless challenges

• Even the most pristine, restored example needs a tremendous amount of care, maintenance, and repair, and most examples are far from pristine restorations, requiring periodic rebuilding and even restoration

• The rebuilding and restoring of these machines is not so much a defined task as a never-ending process

• This book will serve to guide owners through that process

• 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

• With thorough text and detailed photography, this book provides start-to-finish instruction for each operation necessary for the repair and restoration of a classic Harley-Davidson Big Twin

• Paperback, 272 Pages

• Illustrations: 669 color photos

• Size: 8-1/4″ x 10-7/8″.

Product Specs

Book Format: Soft Cover

Illustrated: 669 Color Photos

ISBN/UPC: 9780760343401

Manufacturer Part Number: 194921

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Harley-Davidson® Models

Duo Glide FLH : 1955–1964
Duo Glide FLHF : 1958–1964
E : 1936–1950
EL : 1936–1952
ELF : 1952
ELP : 1949
ELS : 1951–1952
EP : 1949
ES : 1936–1950
FL : 1941–1964
FLE : 1953–1956
FLEF : 1953–1956
FLF : 1952–1964
FP : 1949
FS : 1941–1950
Hydra Glide FLHF : 1955–1957
Hydra Glide FLS : 1951–1952
Knucklehead FL : 1942–1947
Panhead FL : 1948–1950
U : 1937–1945, 1947–1948
UH : 1937–1941
UHS : 1937–1941
UL : 1937–1945, 1947–1948
ULH : 1937–1941
US : 1937–1945, 1947–1948
VD : 1936
VDS : 1936
VHS : 1936
VLD : 1936
VLH : 1936

Customer Reviews

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5/5 based on 3 ratings


The book is very good and well laid out. Lot of information concerning restoration of Pan and knuckleheads. I was a bit disappointed that there was no info for flatheads. It is for 36-64 after all. None the less it is worth the money.


extant book, worth every penny and more.

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