The Harley-Davidson Servi-Cycle was powered by a 45 c.i. V-twin engine with an accessory tow bar and bumper clamp.
A worker would drive the rig to a customers home or place of business to pick up a car scheduled for service or repair work. The tow bar for the Servi-Cycle was quickly attached to the bumper of the automobile and the vehicle was then driven back to the shop. After work was completed the order was reversed, and afterward, the rider could pick up another vehicle or return to the garage.
This photo is from the Forrest Cadillac dealership at 7033 Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton, Missouri, a suburb of Saint Louis.
The guy in the cab of this Ford pickup just finished a really thorough engine rebuild and has every confidence in his precise work.
He placed every bearing insert tightly in position; noted matching and mating components like a surgeon, torqued each nut and bolt to exacting specifications, primed the fresh new oil pump and filled the engine with the best available oil engineered for his newly rebuilt power plant.
He has his good friend there under the hood, who offered to keep an eye on things while he twists they key for the first start-up. Just the moral support that he needs.
Then he twists the key……………………………..