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Post by Flpan » Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:57 pm

Anybody hook me up wioth a good panhead shop on the west coast of Florida?



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Post by Jack_Hester » Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:27 am

The forum won't let me log in. But, you can check with Weyland at:

http://www.solutionsmachining.com

I don't know if he's on the West Coast. But, he's who you need down there in Florida.

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Post by King » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:18 pm

Hi Jack

While we are on the subject. Do you know of any good shops in reasonable driving distance of Central Virginia?

Thanks

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Post by Jack_Hester » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:46 pm

King -

Where in Central Virginia are you looking to go? Lynchburg is kinda central. Where in relationship to there?

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Post by King » Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:26 pm

Hi Jack

I'm located just outside of Staunton and work in Charlottesville. Lynchburg is about an hour and change to the south.

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Post by Jack_Hester » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:48 am

I was thinking of Randy Simpson, of Milwaukee Iron in Lynchburg. He's become famous, so I don't know what his shop cost's are these days. I don't really know what his shop is like, anymore, except what is on TV (Southern Steel). You can check with him to see if he builds the old stuff anymore. Here is his website:

http://www.milwaukeeironinc.com/

There is another fellow down in Moneta, Va. Steve LeMay:

http://www.resurrectioncycle.com/

He advertises 45's mostly. But, he may take in Big Twins. You can check with him. If he does do them, you will get a quality build.

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Post by Billy » Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:21 am

Jack-

If you mean the long greybeard fellow that worked @ Milwaukee Iron
He was the 'real mechanic' there..

unfortunately he passed away...Saw a tribute to him at the end of one of their shows..

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Post by Billy » Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:30 am

Jack-

That 'Guest' was me not signed in.

My mistake it was Gary Woodford of Milwaukee Iron's shop that passed on.
But still, he was the real mechanic there. IMHO..

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Post by Jack_Hester » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:15 pm

Billy -

Gary's passing is one of the reasons I'm not sure as to what Randy has to offer in the way of building old machines. I would like to think that Randy would find someone of his skills to continue the work. But, due to his fame these days, he may just stay with late engines/trannys. Plenty of people to fill that bill.

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Post by King » Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:10 pm

Thanks Jack

I will definately check out Steve LeMay. I've been looking for an excuse to do so anyway.

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Post by hplhd » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:44 pm

king, i f richmond is not to far check out departure bike works. lee clemens and his shop has been on hull st for almost 40 years and specialize in knucks and pans. website www.departurebikeworks.com

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Post by King » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:16 pm

hplhd

Thanks for the reference. A visit thre will be the bright spot in a day of shopping with the wife in Richmond.

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Post by Jack_Hester » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:55 am

hplhd -

Is Lee still alive? I haven't been there in years. Sometime in the recent past, I questioned about the swapmeets, and was given the impression that Lee had died. Do you have any way to confirm?

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Post by hplhd » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:50 am

jack, lee is alive and well. i remeber about the posting of the swap meets not being held. it seemed to coincide with travis his son passing away. i was in the shop about 6 months ago and spoke with lee. unless (god forbid) something has happened that friendly guy is still running the place. it sure was nice meeting him the first time i went to the shop. i wanted to ask him a question and the next thing i new he is showing me all over the back and different things he had going on. i live about 100 miles north of his place so i don't make it there often. sorry for the long winded answer. rich

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Post by Jack_Hester » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:37 pm

Rich -

It's been years for me. If I remember the mileage correctly, I'm 125 miles from the shop. That's SouthEast of him, just across the line in N. Carolina. I think that I may make a trip up there this Spring, just to see what's changed. Will post it here, so that you'll know, and maybe ride down. Thanks for the good info on him.

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