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

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

Format: Paperback / softback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780760343401
Publisher: Motorbooks
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When it comes to collector motorcycles, none hold the allure of the classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins built from 1936 to 1964. But owning and maintaining these tempermental machines provides endless challenges. Even the most pristine, restored example needs a tremendous amount of care, maintenance, and repair. The rebuilding and restoring of these machines is not so much a defined task as a never-ending process. This book serves 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. Through step-by-step photography and thoughtful, informative instruction, the reader will learn how to disassemble a chassis, rebuild a fork, lace a wheel, and paint the major parts for any restoration. It also provides thorough instruction on repairing, overhauling, and restoring all major components, such as the engine, transmission, and electrical system.

Rick Schunk 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 AmericaƆs magazine.
Format: Paperback / softback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780760343401
Illustrations: 669 color photos
Size: 8.25 in x 10.625 in x 0.75 in / 209.55 mm x 269.88 mm x 19.05 mm


Dedication and Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 – A Brief History and Some Basics
Chapter 2 – Preparation
Chapter 3 – Chassis, Wheels, Brakes, Front ends, Handlebars, Controls, and Stands
Chapter 4 – Engine Rebuild
Chapter 5 – Transmission and Clutch
Chapter 6 – Gas and Oil Tanks, Carburetors, and Exhaust Systems
Chapter 7 – Electrical Systems, Dash, Speedometer, Lights, and Horns
Chapter 8 – Paint and Bodywork
Chapter 9 – Get It Running, Keep It Running
Chapter 10 – Stock Machines, Road Warriors, and Customs