Compelled to improve on an age-old design, he began designing an electronic ignition that all but did away with the antiquated manual points system. It was the success of this venture, along with exposure in local printed media in retro-obsessed Los Angeles, that gained O’Hanlon’s small shop distinction and a steady stream of frame-up restoration requests. O’Hanlon worked to amass a stockpile of hard-to-find parts and period-correct components, which now decorate the shelves of his shop. Rows of spare cams, uncommon exhausts, and exceptional examples of pristine tanks can all be unearthed by a curious eye. A prolonged gaze will eventually reveal a few unique oddities that integrate O’Hanlon’s other interests, such as a handmade guitar built from the vacant carcass of an old CB350 tank or various metal sculptures incorporating the leftover parts from previous handiwork. Everything has a purpose in O’Hanlon’s eye, and the usefulness of any single item is not lost upon him.