November 2, 2011

Mr. Big’s Classic Harley Blog – “Good-bye Ol’ Red, Hello Ol’ Blue”

I blame T-Bone for this. He may claim innocence but his casual remark started all this. On my return trip to the AMCA meet in Wauseon this summer, I had the opportunity to meet forum member T-Bone and we had a nice chat and talked about my search for sidecar parts for my Harley-Davidson “45” rig. During our conversation he said, “Why don’t you get a Big Twin?” “Hmm….I thought, why don’t I get a Big Twin?”

I have really enjoyed tinkering with and riding “Ol Red”, my 45ci Harley sidecar rig. But the downside is that it’s a bit limited for traveling any real distance and freeways are just not possible in Houston traffic unless you have a death wish. So the wheels were set in motion (pun intended) and I started a search for a classic Harley-Davidson Big Twin and to find a buyer for mine.

I guess you could say I was a bit lucky, but this past Sunday I purchased this 1952 Harley FL Panhead, now named Ol’ Blue, and four hours later I sold my 1941 Harley WLA and 1951 Goulding sidecar. Love it or hate it, eBay has surely changed the face of buying and selling pretty much anything vintage.

Anyhoo, the shipping company is scheduled to pick it up on Thursday and with any luck it will arrive in a couple weeks. Now I just need to find a Goulding Rocket to hang on it! I’ll update my progress here on my blog and also in the “Member’s Projects” on the forum. Stay tuned……

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Comments on Mr. Big’s Classic Harley Blog – “Good-bye Ol’ Red, Hello Ol’ Blue”

November 2, 2011

Buzz Kanter @ 6:17 pm

Congrats on buying a very cool “Birthday Year” Panhead and looking forward to following along in your discover and rebuild process. Rigid Panheads are wonderful fun.