A couple of winters back when Dong and I shot one of the best ShuVL's on the planet for the cover of Greasy Kulture. Terry's bike raised the bar about a hundred notches. Our photo skills struggled to do it justice, but in the end the feature turned out alright.
Always a highlight of a trip to the bay area is a visit to 4Q. Thanks to Max and Bud for the warm hospitality and open doors. The new place is perfect Max! That ride will be etched into my mind till times end.
Baltimore's favorite son Oliver Jones is returning for his 2nd year as a BF builder. He shook up the group with his blacked-out Kim-Tabbed , Dual Karata Magged Shovelhead at BF6 and promises the same for this year. Oliver checked in last night and here is what he had to say... Hello booster! Here are the images as promised. the design has changed slightly since I made this sketch last July.
The bike, in a nut Shell Is going to be an ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE build in a chopper silhouette.
The 4spd frame will be modified to fit the Billet 107 C.I. 12/1 generator shovel motor. with about 2" up in the front and -2" in the back to shorten it. Im using Sorensen Performance billet cylinders and heads on NOS STD 3 13/16 bore cases, Custom making, my own version of Kennedy rocker boxes. Velva touch lifters, and all EVO style internal oiling, Zippers cam, ignition and Strociek roller rockers. PURE POWER oilfilter filter, pingle shifted, clear primary BDL lock up clutch, Sputh cam cover, some hidden carbon fiber parts, and a very special starter setup!, The front end is a +8" over 33.4mm. I am Builing something really special for the wheels, but cant give that up just yet though...
Things are moving forward and i should have a roller soon!
Restoring a bike can be done in different ways: a) Make it brand new with new parts (mostly made in China cause 47 year old NOS Harley-Davidson parts are hard to find and expensive. b) Use as many original parts you can restore and make them shiny or look like new again. Takes more time but I think it is way better and nicer than a "chinese new bike".