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1979 Ironhead Custom Chopper

June 2008

Brian from Stoneham, MA, made available these pictures of his Harley Custom Chopper which has a 1979 1000cc Ironhead engine in a Paughco wishbone hardtail frame.

This Ironhead chopper was built in 2000 and has a rear drum brake and a front disc brake. The XL Ironhead motor has both a kick starter and an electric starter, and an S+S Carburator.

Photo of Harley Sportster Custom Chopper with 1979 1000cc Harley Ironhead Engine and Paughco Frame by Brian.


Photo of Harley Sportster Custom Chopper with 1979 1000cc Harley Ironhead Engine in Paughco Frame by Brian. This Harley hardtail chopper has a 1979 1000cc Ironhead motor in a Paughco frame. Note the heat wrap around the exhaust pipes.


Photo of 1979 1000cc Harley Ironhead Engine in Paughco Frame by Brian. This 1979 Ironhead engine has both kick start and electric start.


Photo of Flame Paint on Gas Tank of Harley Sportster Custom Chopper with 1979 1000cc Harley Ironhead Engine and Paughco Frame by Brian. Flame Paint on the Gas Tank of this Ironhead Chopper.


Photo of Harley Sportster Custom Chopper with 1979 1000cc Harley Ironhead Engine and Paughco Frame by Brian.


Photo of 1000cc Harley Ironhead Engine by Brian. As part of the rebuild in 2000, the Ironhead cylinders and heads were sandblasted and powdercoated black. The cylinder jugs were bored +.050, and new oversize +.050 pistons with rings were fitted.


Photo of Primary Side of 1000cc Harley Ironhead Engine by Brian.


Photo of Spring Saddle of Harley Sportster Custom Chopper with 1979 1000cc Harley Ironhead Engine and Paughco Frame by Brian. Take a seat!


Photo of 21 inch Laced Front Wheel and Disc Brake of Harley Sportster Custom Chopper by Brian. At the front of this Harley Chopper: 21" spoke wheel and single disc brake.


Photo of 18 inch rear mag wheel of Harley Sportster Custom Chopper by Brian. At the rear of this Harley Custom Chopper: 18" mag wheel and drum brake.


Photo of Harley Sportster Custom Chopper by Brian.


While Brian is still enjoying this bike a lot, he is always interested to receive offers.

If interested, drop him a line: "bharleyguy at comcast dot net"

(June 2008)




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