on March 13, 2003
This book offers more information for those seeking to do a proper restoration and should be on any Panhead fan's book shelf.
It has very good quality photos of period bikes with close ups of most. That is also the one weak link for this book. The bikes are period pieces and not totally original machines with a couple of exceptions. This is in no way a knock against the book or it's author, it's just the best of what is available. Totally correct machines are very rare. In support of the author, he does point out what is not correct on many of the photos. When used with his earlier book, Harley-Davidson Panheads, you have a very good resource and for that I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in this subject.
on February 14, 2003
This book arrived just in time. The OEM style Replica Pan (Linkert carburetor intake) cylinder heads and crankcases are available from V-Twin Mfg.'. A person can now build a "Special Construction" Panhead from individual parts; a 1948 rigid springer Pan; a 1949-57 rigid frame; a 1958-64 swing arm; or the 1965 Electra-Glide. 6 or 12 volt, your choice. This valuable resource shows you a clear picture of each model and equipment groups. Use a yellow highlighter to mark first and last year changes. Go ahead, it's your book. An excellent contribution for the home-builder.