Re: V8 engine on a bicycle? anyone? Seriously...
Look carefully at this old pic.
Now if you take a shortened Ford 9 inch rear end driveshaft it wouldn't be too hard to drop in a 429 cobra jet with a c6.
That old pic actually does look like it may have something like a Model T driveline as a knife grinder oh yes.
You have found the fountain of youth. Ride and forever stay young.