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Update: Littlest Harley – SOLD!

Just a quick update on the M50: the owner called to tell me it was still marking its territory with a drop of oil now and then, and that he had sold it. I told him great, and that for the 1960s and an Italian bike that was considered oil tight. Hopefully the new owner […]

The Littlest Harley – 1965 M50

UPDATE: And it’s sold! An acquaintance from my old job at Liz’s Antique Hardware recently got a sweet, low mileage, all original 1965 Harley Davidson M50 Moped/Scooter. I really needed little except a through cleaning, a top to bottom going through, and some new tires. See, it is a Harley. It says so right there! […]

PSYCHOSTEER

I have looked for this picture online for years in a high rezĀ scan. Finally I had to break out my old collection of magazines and scan it myself. Now I present to you, from page 68 of the December 1999 “Heavy 100” issue of Car & Driver Magazine, #66 “Test-Driving Techniques 101” – OversteerĀ & Psychosteer. […]

We REALLY Blew It!

Yesterday was the day to take apart the blown 200 straight six motor from our Billy Beer 1979 Ford Fairmont Futura 24 Hours of Lemons racecar. My first indication that we hadn’t blown the motor in a normal way was the condition of the spark plug on the right. There was also this extra lump […]

Lemons Chuckwalla Post Race Wrap-up – We Get Screwed

In short we were having the best race of our careers, blew the motor Sunday morning, did a 4 hour engine swap, only to be done in by bad freeze-out plugs in the back up motor. Friday we rolled out of Van Nuys later than expected, and had some traffic and some tow vehicle trouble […]