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From Custom Bike/Choppers March 1982

Big Bertha:

1949 EL barrels and cases, only 80 cubic inches.
Chain driven Emerson magneto, 2 Linkert carbs
1937 rigid frame,stock Harley springer and wheels
Handmade rear slick, rear drumbrake only
2 speed gearbox with jockey-shift, the gearbox
also was used as the oil-tank!
Seat and tank were from a Harley Hummer
the whole thing weighed only 415 pounds



Built by Lewis Puckett, Joe Luke and Dick O'Brien
The rider was flyweight Charlie Winslow
In 1957, using a mixture of nitro, methanol,
alky and benzene, this bike did the quarter mile
in an amazing 9.4 seconds, 146 mph! (235 kph)