John Dodson is an engine man for sure, many of the builds start with an engine and the rest is built. Many can have new create motors but there is nothing that compares to vintage powerplants. Something that has been around for 60 years or even 30 years has heart and soul. Character can not be bought it is developed like fine wine over time. Genuine '64 Pan, 6 speed Baker Drivetain gear box, Primo belt drive, Paughco tapered leg full oval springer, Monster 23" front tire and John reached in deep in his past with the knobbies. Four wheelin, was an every weekend adventure as a teenager and over time it faded away and everything got progressively slicker and candied out. This bike was built in 26 days and rode 3000 miles in its first month of existence.