From:Leroy Lange Electronic:twostrokers -A-
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: 59-65 Speedo Brackets Date:Wed Mar 7 22:47:28 2012
Response to:17085

Mutt, First off, I have 3 examples of this part on original bikes, plus parts taken off in storage.

As for what my father left me, ya can fly with that statement!
I have spent many years helping my Father, trust me, nothing was free.
Yes I missed a few years here and there but I was always close to me Father, holding his hand while he passed. Don't go there Mutt...

I have aquired many things since my Fathers passing, quite an inventory I would say. Much that my Father taught me is still inside. I don't think your thinking correctly, better take another trip around the stye!
Ya know, if someone in Hummerland needs a part, if I have it to help out it's aquireable, not to you, you just burnt a very big bridge.

Sorry all for Mutts imagination.

Leroy Lange

Yep, in this instance, I sure do believe the 60 parts book. AC has been using that same style speedo since WWII, you can find it in many WWII vehicles. Take a look for yourself,ya have to specialize in more than one field, I specialize in MANY fields. I've seen LOTS of bogus parts on many bikes. Unless you have been with a bike for it's entire life, you don't know what has been changed on it. Used to, people used whatever they had.

Yup, Lee did come by on his way back from Eustis about 10 or so years ago, but you weren't with him. Mr. Lee LEFT you the stuff you have,you didn't have to even try to do anything for it. I bought or traded for every single part I have and learned all my knowledge first hand,bringing the bikes back from the dead,I didn't have a "teacher" I learned the hard way, trial and error, not from just what someone else had to say. Do ya happen to have even a clue, as to what I have ammassed since Lee (bless his soul) passed way? Your Pops was your Pops, but what have YOU personally accomplished?

Cmon Mutt, do you believe the 48-60 parts book as good as
I have these brackets "off bike" and "on bike", Hmm, what are the odds?
I welcome you to come to Washington and see what my Father,"The Hummer King" has left me and the records he kept!
My Father has been to your place and saw what you have in stock, yep, a few nos parts in containers but he said he laughed inside as to what you actually have.

Enjoy your 48-66 parts book history my friend, I have many years of documentation from the Hummer King, hell, he raced these bikes before we were born!

Oh a side note:

Brent/Dave, I have a cd copy of old films of my Father racing these bikes in the late 50's early 60's, when I can get my older siblings to let me know who is Dad I will send it in.


Who ya trying to kid Leroy? The 1948-1960 parts book clearly shows the bracket ya have labeled as 63-65 !!!
H-D wouldn't draw a picture of a bracket that wouldn't have come out for another 3 years. That you have labeled as "60" is the same as the old original 1952 WWII Willys Jeep I had. Excluding the Bobcat (because I have never messed with a Bobcat, except rebuilding a couple of 66 BT motors)I am 99% certain that the bracket was of only one type.


Perhaps I can figure out how to send a pic?
Mutt, You have only seen one bracket for these 59- 65 speedos?
I have an original 60,and a few original 62-65's with differant brackets, again original.

I do not have a 59 but, I would presume it is the same as a 60? I do not have an original 61 so I don't know which year they changed the bracket, 60, 61?.

Perhaps someone out in Hummer land has a 59 or 61 to compare?

Dave, another page for our how to restore section?

Funny how 1 part might make a difference?


Still $250 grand and you can have my inventory, tools and know how...