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Old 08-31-2006, 10:41 AM   #31
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Default Re: As opposed to ohc I-4 engines not being modern?

By 1926 every type of piston engine config had been tried, sleeve valves, poppet valves, rotary valves..OHC no valves...



Just remember where the Chevrolet bros. started from, hopping up Ford motors (Fronty Ford, DOHC 4 Valves 1916 Indy winner)

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Old 08-31-2006, 10:49 AM   #32
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Default Re: Pornographic Homage to Old Injuns.

Nope, no blackshoe stuff for me, strictly airdale.



BTFN S. Taylor might fit that bill since you have to be 4 foot 9 to be a snipe.



Now drop and give me 50...
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:34 AM   #33
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Cannot remember that far back
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:35 AM   #34
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Default Re: As opposed to ohc I-4 engines not being modern?

The Zero used a radial engine of around 925 hp. Most naval aircraft engines were radials due to the air-cooled radial's advantages of simplicity and survivability over the water-cooled inline engines with their vulnerable radiators.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:47 AM   #35
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Default Re: Photographic Homage to Old Engines.

That's because the yard owner knows some Hardleyhead will give a mint for a worn-out POS knucklehead with only 5000 miles on it, so they cull that crap before it makes it to the yard.



It's NOT that a Hardley never heads for the yard, it's that only a FOOL would let it actually land there, when it's worth its weight in gold (nowadays). The yards used to be FULL of junked Hardleys, but either the yard owner got sick of seeing the stuff and sold it for scrap before the "boom" (or died and his heirs did the same); or, he waited long-enough and got lucky, and the stuff became actually "worth" something, and was sold off to be made into "Choppaz".



You don't find ancient John Deere and Massey-Ferguson tractors in there either, - but you don't find then out in the field - they're just like Harleys; ridin' around on trailers behind Chevy Duallys, only to be fired-up to pull it off the trailer and drive to the show parking area.



The days of ALL junkyards are (sadly) numbered. It's hard to find any yard that will let you browse through them (car or moto), and the old moto-yards are dying quicker than the car-yards. There's probably only a small handful of yards out there that have a moto older than a '95 model sitting, rusting away.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:52 AM   #36
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Default Re: As opposed to ohc I-4 engines not being modern?

I stand corrected. Better take some o that ginko stuff.



As usual seruzawa is right.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:53 AM   #37
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Excellent again, Smithers!
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:54 AM   #38
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Thanks plassm. Time to flush the memory banks.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:09 PM   #39
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Mine was a '69. Don't know what the original color was because it had been wrecked several times and every part was a different color. It had drums, no turn signals, no horn, no kill switch, and the ignition switch below the seat on the left.



Oh, and the first owner died on it. It was known in the neighborhood as The Death Bike.
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:07 PM   #40
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The Horror! The Horror!
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