"Hi Tyler, Happy you like it! Been watching the Salt Ghost DVD a few times during the rebuild...
The bike is a 1953 6T Thunderbird sold new in Sweden back in -53. (Still got the original bill of sale and title. I´m the 5th owner!) It was cut up in the 70's as a typical Swedish chopper. In the 90's it was found in boxes and rebuilt to look more or less like this. When I got hold of it a few
years back it was fairly beaten up and ran like a sack of shit compared to now.
The engine is rebuilt with .060 oversize pistons and new valves. Still have the original cast cylinder and head. High lift cams and balanced flywheel. Changed the pointsplate and bearings on the Lucas K2FC magneto and got a new ATD for it. Scrapped the single Dellórto carb that came with the bike for twin Amal 928s. Now it runs beutifully. I also rebuilt the gearbox, primary and clutch. And got a new generator so I sometimes got lights...
- Wheels are 21" and 18" on Akront rims.
- Triumph TLS front brake.
- Magura and Tomaselli controls.
- Moon oil tank.
Have not decided on paint yet. Kind of dig the raw finish. It won´t do any records on the salt but for beating around the gravel roads of Finland it´s a blast!