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Rebirth of an American Classic--1933 VL


Rebirth of an American Classic--1933 VL


Rebirth of an American Classic: Transmission Rebuild

Rebirth of a 1933 VL, Part 3

Text and Photo's by Panhead Jim
My 3-speed transmission started out very similar to my engine, an empty case and a pile of parts, all in need of cleaning.
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Rebirth of an American Classic: Case Repairs

The Rebirth of a 1933 VL, Part 2

Text and Photo's by Panhead Jim
Before the engine could be rebuilt, the cases needed some additional work to repair a damaged portion of the front baffle. It appears that an unknown piece of debris was wedged between the backside of the baffle and the flywheel which eventually knocked a hole right through the baffle.
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Rebirth of an American Classic: The Build Begins

The Rebirth of a 1933 VL, Part 1

Text and Photo's by Panhead Jim
After months of planning, my 1933 Harley-Davidson build officially started on Black Friday. That’s when I made the long trip up to Replicant Metals (www.replicantmetals.com), located a mere 7 hours north of me in Pennsylvannia.
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