Just bring a stick with a 16 penny nail sticking out so you can drag it to stop, it will be better than the excuses of brakes they put on that year. Harley actually calls the front brake a "hill-holder" brake.No budget worries on this one. Going to try and make it run first to get an idea what it needs. Hasn't run for over 20 years.Looks like an interesting project. Was curious about that Harley vintage and actually found a scanned service manual on line for '59-'69 Electra Glide and Duo Glide. (More than I needed to know)
How many miles on it? Hope they have enough budget so you can do a proper job on it.
If it has crabs it must have been doing something.Gorgeous bike, Ray!
I just bought a 72 T100 Triumph, a 500cc Twin with twin crabs, 5180 original miles, sitting since 1987. It's in similar condition as your Harley, real pretty, and needs a quick overhaul and some serious gas tank cleaning.
Foot clutch and hand shift were optional up until the late 60s as I recall.Be nice to know the history of that Pan, in 52 they started selling them with the foot shifter & hand clutch. I see it has a tank shifter, maybe a police model or at one time a hack or a service car on the side. Rode a 65 Panhead for close to twenty years, I still Jones for a 51 as that was my birth year. Make sure the spark is re-tarted and it has plenty of fuel when you try to start it. Get some young buck over to kick it to life, at least till you get it sorted out.
Not at all. We were smart and had a back up kicker doing the hard part.