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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2013, 05:01:01 PM »
I just had to bolt it all together to see what it looked like WOW not bad I started this project 59 days ago. I still need to add the intake and exhaust flanges to the head. Now its time to take it apart and finalize the parts,install the mag.and figure out what to do for a carburetor.
Tom



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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2013, 05:06:12 PM »
You would have done it in less than 59 days if you hadn't drunk all that beer   :headbang:

Any shots of the inside timing case now it's finished ? The finning on the head looks stunning.
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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2013, 05:06:26 PM »
Thats looking great, cant wait to hear it running. Ive enjoyed reading this thread loved the total fabrication concept.
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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2013, 07:02:44 PM »
Excellent job. Looks great!
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2013, 08:55:40 PM »
Hi guys
In order to finish this engine I need to mount it in the frame so I will know where to mount the mag. and carb. so I have started on the rest of the bike. Here is a picture of the front half. I built everything in this picture accept the tire and the hardware. some changes will be made to it as this build continues. Tom

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2013, 06:23:43 PM »
That  looks amazing Tom , the engine and the front end.....a work of art in fact  :bow: :bow:  :clap: I look forward to seeing things progress further , keep up the good work .
  Cheers Mick

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2013, 07:56:37 PM »
Great work Tom, I am enjoying this thread

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2013, 05:35:14 PM »
ooooo i wont one good work keep it up

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2013, 07:38:28 PM »
The frame is starting to come together.

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2013, 02:11:13 AM »
That's shaping up beautifully Tom!  :clap:

Enjoying every step you show.  :thumbup:

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Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2013, 10:45:35 PM »
I got the engine in the frame.

and the rear springs done.

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2013, 03:14:03 AM »
Its looking better and better Tom  :clap: :clap:, it already has that vintage classy look  :thumbup: , top marks

cheers Mick

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2013, 07:17:07 AM »
This is a great tread to follow, fantastic project.

Mick

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #63 on: April 30, 2013, 08:18:29 AM »
Wow, that sure is appealing. And I'm not even into motorcycles. But that would sure convince me.  :bow: :beer:
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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2013, 03:28:13 PM »
Tom, is the frame, suspension and wheels all based on the book you referenced earlier in this thread? I've been planning something similar with an existing engine and I really like what the looks of this setup.

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2013, 04:23:51 PM »
Hi
Tom
I have just been through the whole post  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Some very nice (& clever ) work there
I think it will sound amazing
John

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2013, 04:49:12 PM »
It is an excellent project and well produced, thank you and keep it coming please !

Well John i'm pretty sure that between a few of us we could all make one each then link them to form a V8 or a W16 or whatever number we ended up with ?  ( an in-line 13 ? )    :Doh:

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #67 on: April 30, 2013, 05:07:55 PM »
I am following with much pleasure. Thank you.

Jim

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2013, 12:58:51 PM »
Thanks for the input guys.
rschilp The frame I built was not in the book. I built it  form looking at pictures of old 1915 Indian motorbikes. The wheels are my own design.  Here is a picture of them.


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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2013, 04:39:45 PM »
Thanks for the input guys.
rschilp The frame I built was not in the book. I built it  form looking at pictures of old 1915 Indian motorbikes. The wheels are my own design. 

Do you have any drawings of the frame that you would be open to share? I and I'm sure others here as well would be very interested.

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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2013, 07:04:28 PM »
Wow, rolled your own rims! Just great to watch this.  :thumbup:
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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #71 on: May 02, 2013, 08:16:53 AM »
Thanks vtsteam
Rschilp  I would gladly share plans if I had some. here are some pictures that I used as a reference. My bike has a 58 inch wheel base.



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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #72 on: May 02, 2013, 08:35:36 AM »
The only question I have, Tom, is, with the engine that tall and heavy at the top, is there enough side to side support on the one tube frame members? Like if you lay it down, will the engine want to deflect sideways. I do see the nice double gusseted bracket supporting the engine case, but above that where the frame is a tube there will be some pretty good local twisting strains, maybe?.

Of course you can tell better by feel, since you have the bike and aren't just looking at a photo, like I am. Also I don't know how heavy that tube wall is or if there are doublers, etc.
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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #73 on: May 02, 2013, 08:38:55 AM »
Yabut simple job to drop a head steady on it.
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Re: 1906 motor bike engine
« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2013, 09:03:59 AM »
John is right I will add a head steady . but I am not sure it needs it .  I ordered .120 wall tube for this bike and after I built the frame I ordered some more for the handle bars. when it showed up I discovered that the first batch was .160 wall.  :doh: