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Old 02-16-2004, 09:36 AM   #11
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Default Re: Garson flunks History

Although you note it in the subject, I thought I'd underline that it's a quote from the owner where the mistake is made, not MO's fault.
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Old 02-16-2004, 09:38 AM   #12
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Default Re: Massive Head Work a/k/a Giving Head

Correct me if I'm wrong, but: (1) 911 heads are cross-flow, right? (2) those heads in the picture aren't. If there's any 911 in those heads, it's only the metal they melted down to make them.
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:10 AM   #13
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Default Re: Freakin Fringe Bikes!

At my old job, there was a half-built bike that sat in the corner for about 6 months. It was like the few other choppers that I'd seen as projects, except this one had an extra cylinder (a v-tripletish thing).



I guess somebody figured out that it wouldn't work, and there was a v twin in it one day. The twin looked exactly like the triplet, so I almost want to think that they removed the third cylinder, but I don't know.



I told the new guy about it months later, and he didn't believe me, even when I had everyone on the shift vouch for me. Has anybody seen one of these? I'd love to find a picture online and shove it in his face.
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Old 02-16-2004, 11:23 AM   #14
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Default Re: 911 heads on a 912 motor?

Hmmm, look like 912 heads to me...
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Old 02-16-2004, 11:39 AM   #15
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Not to mention, an overhead cam, and six cylinders. When I see something like this, I have to wonder how correct the rest of the story is.



Reminds me of the time me and a buddy took this old Willis-Knight sleeve-valve motor, and filled up one of the ports with JB weld. This optimized the compression ratio, and brought the brake effective mean ration pressure (on the Borgward scale) up from 2850 to over 3000! Yikes! We had to retard the throttle dashpot at full chat, down to something like 2700. That's ok, when running a Bernie Bergmann wet-dry timer (Ruxel @1.10 x .002646).
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Old 02-16-2004, 11:58 AM   #16
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This was a W-3, am I right -- one cyl at 45 degrees and another at 90 from the first -- like a standard Harley with another cyl spaced an another 45 degrees? If so, it was built by a guy named Feuling (sp?) who died recently. It was featured in at least one of the US moto rags a couple of years back (either CycleWorld or Motorcyclist).



Apparently it actually worked fairly well.
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:25 PM   #17
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Default Re: Freakin Bike Fringe!

Actually, this design culminated in the "Vauxhall-Diablo" design, of the late teens.



It used a panhard rod/split-tooth knuckle arrangement, that aligned the centre cylinder(s) with the crank-pin, and the pre-requisite babit coated (oblong) caster/shoe assembly.



Some of these were "monosoupape" in design, and frequently caught fire. A simple modificaiton fixed the problem, but by that time, the design had become obsolete, and was dropped in favour of the Sussmann principal.
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:39 PM   #18
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OK, Found a few links so you can shove it in the guys face!



Jim Feuling was a pretty interesting guy, and his W3 was only one of his projects.



http://www.landracing.com/news/feuling.htm



http://motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/w3/



http://www.powersportsnetwork.com/mo...article424.htm



http://perso.club-internet.fr/bestof...feuling/w3.jpg



http://www.motobykz.co.uk/Feuling_Mo.../FeulingW3.htm

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http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/graham_c/Movie/kawa.shtml
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Old 02-16-2004, 02:53 PM   #20
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6 Cylinder Z1300!



http://uk.zn1300.com/
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