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Harley-Davidson Flathead 45 & 80 Books
Famous Do-It-Yourself Booklets

by Jeffrey Diamond

“Harley-Davidson” name for reference purposes only.
Not affiliated with Harley-Davidson Motor Co.


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Your “obsolete” Harley-Davidson V-twin, older British bike, Chrysler “poly” V8 engine, older sidevalve six-cylinder, or older Chevrolet “stovebolt” & G.M.C. OHV six-cylinder engine is capable of surprising speed & power, without loss of original appearance or reliability. Over 40 years of research and experience has gone into these booklets. They are the original, best, and most complete technical literature you can buy to get the most from your classic vehicle. Before making any decisions about modifying (or even rebuilding) your motor, get the best help available, and do it right the first time. In some cases, more details or a complete list of contents is available; click the booklet cover.
    Please note: these are not “coffee table books” or repair manuals, they are research tools for those who seriously want to improve the efficiency of their engines. They are all stapled paperback construction (except for .PDF files, as noted) to reduce printing costs. Click the subject category below, or click on any cover for a complete list of contents.
    The actual postage charged by U.S.P.S. for 1st Class Mail is the only addition to the price; there are no “handling charges”.
    Dealers and shops: 10% discount for 5 copies of the same title, 20% discount for 10 copies of the same title. E-mail for confirmation before making payment.

Harley-Davidson booklets

British motorcycle booklets

Automotive booklets

Harley-Davidson booklets

Mikuni Tuning for Harley-Davidsons; for the 30-44mm Mikuni round-slide “VM” type carburetor. Want more performance from your Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, Panhead, 45, etc.? Already have a Mikuni carburetor, but don’t know how to adjust it? Doesn’t run “right”, and won’t respond to the changes you’ve made? Can’t make any sense of the original Japanese “instructions”? Looking for an affordable alternative to replacing or rebuilding your tired Linkert? If you’ve considered using a Mikuni, you should read this. This is only available as a PDF file. Click the cover picture for complete details.

Mikuni Tuning for Harley-Davidsons

45 Transmission Ideas; my comments, hints & shortcuts to installing an early non-unit British 4-spd. box from a Triumph, BSA, Norton, Royal Enfield, etc. in your 45 solo for hand-clutch & foot shift operation, better acceleration. Compares all four of the the stock and close-ratio H-D factory 45 transmissions 1934-73, with calculations. Also explores some possible complex mods including a medium-close 3-speed without using any factory WR parts, and constructing a 3-speed + overdrive transmission from the common 1941-* 3-speed. This is only available as a PDF file. Click the cover picture for complete details.

45 Transmission Ideas

The 45 Magnum my comments on installing 900cc 1957-71 iron Sportster cylinders & heads on 45 lower end for killer performance and appearance, very compex, requires heli-arc welding, machining and frame modifications. Includes dimensions, list of required parts, illustrations and diagrams. This is only available as a PDF file. Click the cover picture for complete details.

Harley-Davidson 45 Magnum

The Linkert Book; is my complete booklet on the Linkert (L&L) brass Model “M” carburetor, as used on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles 1933-56 (and some until 1964), as well as most Indian twins. Click the cover picture for complete details.

Linkert Book for Harley-Davidson and Indian

45 Stroker Flywheel Instructions”; my comprehensive, 12 page, 8,000 word illustrated booklet with diagrams and dimensions shows you how to do this yourself, containing lots of useful information to help “talk you through” the process. Not sure you’re up to building this? Get the booklet first, it answers many questions. Click here to purchase this booklet by PayPal for $5.00: . This will be credited against your flywheel purchase. Note: this same information is included in the more expensive “45 Performance” booklet (below), but is not credited against your flywheel price.
    This is not an actual, physical booklet, but an encrypted PDF file which you can read from any computer or lap-top using “Acrobat Reader”.
    The PDF format offers advantages over a printed product: the printed text and illustrations may be zoomed much larger permitting close inspection of fine detail. You can read it anywhere (doctor’s office, train station) on your smart phone or tablet.
    The file will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of receipt of payment. There is no “hard copy”. There is no “print-out”. There is no tracking number. You must set your e-mail spam filters and preferences to accept mail from sales@victorylibrary.com. If you do not receive the file immediately, the problem is your e-mail. If you don’t understand what this is, don’t purchase it, there are no refunds.

45 Performance; is the complete collection of only my 45 Model power & speed booklets, subject titles including strokers, relieving, porting, factory hot parts, big valves, motor data chart, bore & stroke chart, sprocket ratio chart, transmission ratio charts, racing specs, service tips, more. Revised 2011. Click the cover picture for complete details.

Harley-Davidson 45 Performance

The Linkert Book” + “45 Performance: buy both at once and save money. Click a cover picture for complete details.

Linkert & 45 Performance Books for Harley-DavidsonLinkert & 45 Performance Books for Harley-Davidson

UL Stroker Flywheel Instructions”; my comprehensive, 14 page, 10,000 word illustrated booklet with diagrams and dimensions to show you how to do this yourself, containing lots of useful information to help “talk you through” the process. Not sure you’re up to building this? Get the booklet first, it answers many questions. Click here to purchase this booklet by PayPal for $5.00: . This will be credited against your flywheel purchase. Note: this same information is included in the more expensive “80 Performance” booklet (below), but is not credited against your flywheel price.
    This is not an actual, physical booklet, but an encrypted PDF file which you can read from any computer or lap-top using “Acrobat Reader”.
    The PDF format offers advantages over a printed product: the printed text and illustrations may be zoomed much larger permitting close inspection of fine detail. You can read it anywhere (doctor’s office, train station) on your smart phone or tablet.
    The file will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of receipt of payment. There is no “hard copy”. There is no “print-out”. There is no tracking number. You must set your e-mail spam filters and preferences to accept mail from sales@victorylibrary.com. If you do not receive the file immediately, the problem is your e-mail. If you don’t understand what this is, don’t purchase it, there are no refunds.

80 Performance; is the complete collection of 1937-48 U-Series power & speed booklets, subject titles including strokers, relieving, porting, factory hot parts, motor data chart, racing specs, more. Revised 2011. Click the cover for details.

Harley-Davidson 80 Performance

The Linkert Book” + “80 Performance: buy both at once and save money. Click a cover picture for complete details.

Linkert & 80 Performance Books for Harley-DavidsonLinkert & 80 Performance Books for Harley-Davidson

British motorcycle booklets

Super-Tuning Amal Monobloc; Carburetors and Intake Systems for British Motorcycles; want more performance from your 1955-68 AJS, BSA, Matchless, Norton, Royal Enfield, Triumph, or Velocette single or twin with Amal Monoblocs? Already have 375, 376, 389, or 689 carburetors, but don’t know how to adjust them? Doesn’t run “right”, and won’t respond to the changes you’ve made? Can’t make any sense of the xeroxed generic 50 year old “instructions”? This booklet will help you. Click the cover for more details.

Super-Tuning Amal Monobloc Carburetor

Super-Tuning Amal Concentric; Carburetors and Intake Systems for British Motorcycles; want more performance from your 1967-* BSA, Triumph, Norton or Royal Enfield single, twin or triple with Concentrics? Already have 626, 928, 930, &c. carburetors, but don’t know how to adjust them? Doesn’t run “right”, and won’t respond to the changes you’ve made? Can’t make any sense of the xeroxed generic 40 year old “instructions”? This booklet will help you; click the cover picture for complete details.

Amal Concentric Carburetor Tuning

Super-Tuning Amal Concentric Carburetors” + “Super-Tuning Amal Monobloc Carburetors and Intake Systems for British Motorcycles: buy both at once and save money. Click either cover picture for complete details.

Super-Tuning Amal Concentric CarburetorsSuper-Tuning Amal Concentric Carburetors

Super-Tuning Mikuni VM; Carburetors and Intake Systems for British Motorcycles; for the VM type round-slide carburetors. Want more performance from your older Triumph, BSA, Norton, Royal Enfield or Matchless? Already have Mikuni VM carburetors, but don’t know how to adjust them? Doesn’t run “right”, and won’t respond to the changes you’ve made? Can’t make any sense of the original Japanese “instructions”? Looking for an affordable alternative to replacing or rebuilding your tired Amal Monoblocs or Concentrics? This booklet will help you. Click the cover picture for complete details.

Mikuni Tuning for British Twins

Norton Race Manual want more performance from your Norton twin? This booklet by Jim Schmidt will help you. Click the cover for more details.

Norton Race Manual

Triumph 4-Speed Transmission Ratio Analyzer; is in Microsoft Excel .xls format. It already includes the number of teeth on all gears and accepts engine RPM, sprocket choice, and wheel diameter as variable inputs, compares all possible internal ratio choices for RPM change on a shift (both in percentages lost and recovered, and the actual RPM in the new gear), lowest RPM reached in the entire range, speed in MPH reached in each gear, overall gear ratio including final drive sprockets, etc. Click the logo for complete details.

Transmission ratio calculator for Triumph 4-speed

Triumph 5-Speed Transmission Ratio Analyzer; is in Microsoft Excel .xls format. It already includes the number of teeth on all gears and accepts engine RPM, sprocket choice, and wheel diameter as variable inputs, compares all possible internal ratio choices for RPM change on a shift (both in percentages lost and recovered, and the actual RPM in the new gear), lowest RPM reached in the entire range, speed in MPH reached in each gear, overall gear ratio including final drive sprockets, etc. Click the logo for complete details.

Transmission ratio calculator for Triumph 5-speed

BSA Pre-Unit Twin Transmission Ratio Analyzer; is in Microsoft Excel .xls format. It already includes the number of teeth on all gears and accepts engine RPM, sprocket choice, and wheel diameter as variable inputs, compares all possible internal ratio choices for RPM change on a shift (both in percentages lost and recovered, and the actual RPM in the new gear), lowest RPM reached in the entire range, speed in MPH reached in each gear, overall gear ratio including final drive sprockets, etc. Click the logo for complete details.

Transmission ratio calculator for BSA 4-speed

BSA Unit Twin Transmission Ratio Analyzer; is in Microsoft Excel .xls format. It already includes the number of teeth on all gears and accepts engine RPM, sprocket choice, and wheel diameter as variable inputs, compares all possible internal ratio choices for RPM change on a shift (both in percentages lost and recovered, and the actual RPM in the new gear), lowest RPM reached in the entire range, speed in MPH reached in each gear, overall gear ratio including final drive sprockets, etc. Click the logo for complete details.

Transmission ratio calculator for BSA 4-speed

Transmission Ratio Analyzer; is in Microsoft Excel .xls format. It already includes the number of teeth on all gears and accepts engine RPM, sprocket choice, and wheel diameter as variable inputs, compares all possible internal ratio choices for RPM change on a shift (both in percentages lost and recovered, and the actual RPM in the new gear), lowest RPM reached in the entire range, speed in MPH reached in each gear, overall gear ratio including final drive sprockets, etc. Currently available for BSA A10 & Gold Star, Norton twins, Yahama XS650 twins, H-D Sportster 4-speed, H-D Sportster & Buell 5-speed, and H-D big twin 4 & 5-speeds. Click the logo for complete details.

Transmission ratio calculator for BSA A10 & Gold Star, Norton twins, Yahama XS650 twins, H-D Sportster 4-speed,  H-D Sportster & Buell 5-speed, and H-D big twin 4 & 5-speeds

Automotive booklets

“Mopar Action” Magazine 7-Issue Tech Reference Library; you asked for it: All 7 issues of Mopar Action's famous Tech Specials - every word, every photo, even every advertisement - crammed onto one searchable CD! If you have a 1960's-'70s Plymouth, Dodge, or Chrysler, and you twist a few wrenches, YOU NEED THIS. Click the picture for details.

“Mopar Action” Magazine 7-Issue Tech Reference Library

Chrysler Poly Performance is my comprehensive illustrated booklet on obtaining the best performance from your 1955-66 Dodge, 1955-58 Chrysler, 1955-66 Plymouth, or 1955-58 DeSoto wide-block “poly” motor. Your “obsolete” poly is capable of surprising speed & power, without loss of reliability. It’s the most complete do-it-yourself literature you can buy to get the most from your poly motor. Before modifying (or even rebuilding) your motor, get the best help available, and do it right the first time. Click the cover picture for complete details.

Chrysler Poly V8 Performance

Chevrolet Stovebolt Six-Cylinder Performance want more performance from your 1937-63 stovebolt? Rather than merely summarize and repeat what you’ve already read in “California Bill” Fisher, Roger Huntington, Frank McGurk, etc. this booklet will focus on more advanced and complex information beyond what’s currently on the market, but it’s still in progress, expected completion later in 2014. Please note: this will not cover the 1939-63 G.M.C. or 1963-* Chevrolet 194, 230, 250 or 292 later model engines. Click the cover picture to receive

Chevrolet Stovebolt Six Cylinder Performance

notification when this booklet is available.

 

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