Below are a few things that proved instrumental in engineering WLA Liberator piece. Firstly, blue prints of the Harley-Davidson flathead and knucklehead engines, circa 1942
Some of the books:
Here is the completed comic episode for the Believer schema depicting the discovery of the Stroker engine as experienced by C.B.Clausen and Gil Armas, circa late 1940′s. This comprises approximately one-third of the entire Believer piece, but took an incredible amount of research to make accurate. Special thanks to Bill Rodencal, conservator at the Harley-Davidson Museum, and especially Jim Wagner at Doc’s Harley-Davidson in St Louis for helping me understand a passage from Bill Hayes’ “The Original Wild Ones: Tales of The Boozefighters Motorcycle Club”, in which an interview will Gil Armas describes the process of “inventing” the Stroker engine.