Re: Thoughts on next build
I had a Victor once... if it wasn't for the Prince of Darkness, it would have been a fun bike.
I've got a Giant frame here that has all straight tubes... I guess with some real fancy welding it could be made into a swingarm suspension frame and some moped forks would handle the front end faux... half paint a chrome peanut tank and you'd be well on your way towards the Victor look.
IMO if u want to do a Victor tribute, u might want to use a 4 cycle engine, though.