The overlap between the young hipster Jeep rock-crawler crowd and the aging hippie Harley-Davidson chopper builders seems to center around a shared distaste for well groomed facial hair. Perhaps, the bigger overlap is on the slow lane in the highway, where they trailer their custom built vehicles to ride/drive them for a few hundred feet and call it a day. Well, that was a great ride, who wants a Coors light? This next feature looks to be the by-product of a Jeep builder with some extra Harley engines, or a chopper builder with a spare Jeep. Find this 1978 Jeep with 4 Harley-Davison V-Twins here on eBay offered for $10,500 buy-it-now located in Arcade, NY.
The seller starts his condition description with the understatement of the century: “unfinished project.” This isn’t what you ever want to hear when you’ve got multiple engines connected together, be it 45 degree V-twins, flat-6s, or bi-rotor wankels. The additional time, research, and money cost of mating those engines together can be astronomical, so reading the words “can drive” later in the listing is a ray of sunshine on a bleak day.
The heart of this custom is a set of 4 Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twins engines that are connected via chains to a central driveshaft that is mated to a Turbo 400 transmission and a 4.56 rear end. Each 80 cubic inch V-twin is good for around 50 horsepower when stock, so expect this entire setup to generate 200-300 horsepower depending on state of tune.
The seller was nice enough to point potential buyers to a few videos of the Hogfather running, including another video that shows the car driving, drifting, and hooning up/down the street.
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Originally posted as The Hogfather: 1978 Jeep, Harley-Davison Quadruple V-Twins on Daily Turismo.