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Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

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Old 06-03-2010, 12:59 PM
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Default Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

Hey everyone it seems that many of us are interested in a Board Track Racer Tribute, and we want the Mini V-Twin Engine mounted in a Classic American Made Bicycle.

Most of us in the Board Track Racer & Vintage Style Road Cruiser genre, prefer our builds to be built using The Modified Worksman INB Industrial News Boy Cruiser for the Board Track Racer Tribute, and The Modified Worksman Industrial M2600 Cruiser for our Vintage Style Road Cruiser Tribute, with these frames being modified with a Drop Loop Down Tube.

Just like the original Cyclones, Excelsior-Hendersons, Harley-Davidsons, Indians, Pope's, and many other Pre & Post World War I Board Track Racer's & Vintage Style Road Motorbikes.

There were two popular types of frames used in those early years by the most prominent builders one is the Drop Loop style and the other, 2 Keystone/Marion.

The 1919 Indian racer that appeared at the Marion, Indiana Labor Day race featured a "keystone" style frame; henceforth, Indian's version of this style of chassis was known as a "Marion frame."

The keystone style frame was actually a modified Drop Loop frame with the bottom of the loop cut away. This allowed the engine, supported by plates, to act as a structural member of the chassis.

Just like the original Cyclones, Excelsior-Hendersons, Harley-Davidsons, Indians, Pope's, and many other Pre & Post World War I Board Track Racer's & Vintage Style Road Motorbikes.

Now we know that Rick Gilmore offers these Modified Worksman Drop Loop Style Bikes and it appears that Sportscarpat may very well be offering these Modified Worksman Drop Loop Style bikes in the near future!

Now the reason for this Thread is that many of us want a Mini V-Twin Engine for our Tribute builds.

Currently the only company offering a Mini V-Twin for Tribute Board Track Racer's & Tribute Road Style Cruiser Motor Bikes is none other than Home - Acme Motor Bikes

There is one other forum member Rick Gilmore aka cinelliphyle, who offers a V-Twin it's a non-functional Mini V-Twin which could be setup with Electric Powered Hubs / Wheels.

I myself have searched the internet and found many builders out there who have posted functional mini V-Twin's Video's.

There are Harley style mini functional Panheads, Knuckleheads, flatheads, and many other's.

So if you've found one of these videos please post a Link, the more we share these video's the more likely we will be able to convince those builders to offer their Mini V-Twin Engines for sale.

If we show that there is a demand we most likely can convince those Mini V-Twin Engine builders
that it may be something to consider.

Question: Other than Acme Motor Bikes & Rick Gilmore ( aka cinelliphyle ), do you know of others who offer the Functional Mini V-Twin Engines?

Please post their information here: Who they are, Where they are, What style or type of Mini V-Twin they build or have built, and any pictures or video Links to there Functional Mini V-Twins that you have found.

I'll post the first Video Link it's Acme Motor Bikes Mini V-Twin video on YouTube, here's the Link:
YouTube - Acme Labs V Twin

Here's a few more video's of functional mini v-twin engines:
YouTube - Mini V-twin engine-1st run


This one is the Harley Panhead it's a functional Mini V-Twin:
YouTube - 1/3 scale Harley

Here's another Looks like 1914 Harley V-Twin:
YouTube - vtwin again

Another V-Twin:
YouTube - Early Run of My V-Twin model Engine by Terry Mayhugh

YouTube - Vintage V-Twin


C'mon let's find more builders of Mini V-Twin Engines for our Vintage Style Motor Bicycles.

Start posting more information if you can, I'd very much appreciate your Participation or Leads regarding Mini V-Twin Engines who builds and sell's them.

Thanks to our Administrator ( Paul ), our Moderators, our Forum Members, our Forum Sponsors & our Builders of Tribute Board Track Racers & Vintage Style Road Cruisers, who are they:

Acme Motor Bikes,

Cinelliphyle aka Rick Gilmore,

SportscarPat of Sportsman Flyers and his Tribute Board Track Racer Kits,

and many others who help make this forum what it is, one of if not The Greatest Motorized Bicycling Forum, dedicated to the Motorized Bicycling Community!

Peace Crazy Horse!
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

unfortunately we've fallen so far behind on our work and been so busy we haven't had time to move forward on the V twin. were hoping to restart the project soon, sorry but we have no set date as of now as to when it will be ready.
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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

Guy's, let's not forget that there were single cylinder board track racers as well. I think these were the 500cc class. You can still build a pretty accurate looking boardie with a single cylinder engine. A twin would be very cool, but in the mean time keep building whatever is currently available and ride them as much as you can.
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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

Awesome thread.I hope that this will show people who can make this beautiful engines, how much everyone on this forum loves that old board track racer/motorcycle sound and start producing some engines!!
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

I said this on another thread but it seems to me that people with much more limited info were making motors with some of the same resources that some of us here may have. How hard would it be to engineer a small motor? I have a very good understanding of these two stroke motors work as they are very simple so how hard can it really be? Are we fooling ourselves into thinking it's harder than it is? I think we may. Why don't we at least try?, I found from school the books are often full of crap and don't actually give you the whole picture so instead I just try it half the time the books are wrong half the time there not but the best thing to do is try and don't listen to what the "crowd" says.

I mean come on, in 8th grade I made a small jet engine out of an old hairspray bottle and random parts, lets give our selves some credit, right?
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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

Well i have to agree with sportscarpat, there already is a cheap functional engine available, not a w-twin but it works.. Just go with it.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

it's not a vtwin, but it vibrates at idle.

some people on this forum do follow through with performance engines, how much power do you want? pm if interested in a new one.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:24 PM
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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

Several years ago i came across something on the web with very little documentation. It looked like a 1/2 Harley 1 cylinder (thumper) with a separate transmission.
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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

CoastalCruiser, hopefully we forum members will find more Mini V-Twin video's and possibly some video's of the Single Cylinder Engines as well.

If your interested in V-Twins or Single Cylinder Engines for your vintage style builds, stay tuned to this thread, this thread is for and about those engines.

Here's a couple pic's of the singles:








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Default Re: Notice! Mini V-TWIN Engines Board Track Racer Tributes

Is anyone actually currently building a vintage look 4 stroke twin or single?
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