2009 World Championship competitor
BuilderJoe Gardella
OwnerJoe Gardella
LocationPinckney, MI
Countryflag us USA
Bike NameUnfinished Business
Year/Model1948 FL
Engine Make/SizeHarley Davidson 78 ci
DrivetrainStock 4 speed Hand Shift
Frame Make/TypeHarley Davidson Wishbone Ridged
Front EndHarley Davidson Offset Springer
Wheels Front1954 KR Racing 18"
Wheels Rear1954 KR Racing 18"
Tires FrontBridgestone
Tires RearBridgestone
Brakes Front1954 KR Racing drums
Brakes Rear1954 KR Racing drums
PainterRob Forester /Police Silver
Chroming/PlatingOEM And A W East Detroit
Additional InfoDual period racing carbs combined with two stock 1948 Front cylinders and heads. Special one-off intake manifolds and ampco 18 bronze velocity stacks. Special one-off wrap around rear exhaust system. Remanufactured by owner KR aluminum finned racing brake drums. Several rare aluminum fined components. Period stainless steel assessories used throughout. Many specialty hardware items hand made to appear as stock items. Jemstone accents.

This bike was built as an authenticly detailed original 1948 Police bike with the appearance of heavy modifications taking place in 1954. Transforming the bike's attitude over to the "WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW" drag racer. Not old-school, pre-school.

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