I've been want to build something unique for some time, something I could take to the "show us ya wheels" car show and know that no one has see one of these before. Only problem not to much space in the garage and old and unique= $. I did quite a bit of research before I started this project, and decided I wanted to build vintage Motorcycle something that looks like it came out of the 1920s or older, problem is rare+old =$$$.
A 1912 Harley sold at auction in 2011 for $115000 There is no way I would be spending that amount.
I then came across a bike called a whizzer, made in the US, between 1939 to 1965 but they look much older, I spoke to every motorbike nut I know none them have ever heard of a whizzer. (very rare in Australia) and when I showed my 90+ year old neighbour a photograph of one he said, he thought his dad had one when he was a kid and it was old then! Perfect! if I can fool him I should be able to fool some more people at the car show!
After a bit more research I found that a company in Taiwan has started making replica engines, and the frame is almost Identical to a schwinn beach cruiser bike.
Looks like everything got a whole lot easier, and less expensive.
If you have a look at the photos on this step you can see whizzer engines fitted to different frames.
as requested here is a video of the finished bike, whizzer video