I suppose the Panster started out after an evening of hanging out at the shop of Tom Stevens, a friend of mine and local Sportster guru. I went to Tom for some technical advice on building and Ironhead and somewhere in our conversation he mentioned Ron Trock and told me about the infamous Shovster. After a few days of bouncing the idea against the wall, I thought a Panster was the way to go. So, another trip to Tom’s, and low and behold he had me a set of Trock cylinders that he had dug up from his goldmine of cool old drag race nostalgia parts. A couple hundred dollars and I was on my way. I scored a ’73 Ironhead basket from eBay, kept the bottom-end and resold the rest, which turned out quite profitable. I cleaned the cases, fixed some threads, and bored them to accept my cylinders. Tom Stevens set up the flywheels and I topped it all off with a new set of STD panheads.