Alternative Engines

Discussion in 'DIY Home Built Motorized Bicycle (non kit)' started by Jonathan W, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Jonathan W

    Jonathan W New Member

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    I, like a lot of board track builders wrestle with trying to make a engine look vintage or fill the space to make one look more period correct. Here is one that I done using a antique Quincy air compressor for a engine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRF0fMNM1zg and this is the one I am working on now, it will be 280cc and look period correct for the early to mid teens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh4UWOD8WiE&t=4s I am building the engine case from wood, then casting it from aluminum. The cylinder is a WW2 B-29 APU engine cylinder. [​IMG]
     
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    Really cool , ill be watching this! , wish someone could produce a kit for those who build there own loop frame bikes , i joined exactly to see what was possible to achieve as far as realistic motor for motorized bike/BTR
     
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    I have enjoyed all your videos. thanks for posting the things you do. looking forward to the aluminum casting and seeing this engine runing. Very interesting project
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    How many of you know what a Ricardo Dolphin is? It's from the 1900s. It's not so much supercharged as scavenged by the pump.

     

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    Wow is all I can say to that one!!
     
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    Thank you so very much Jonathan W. for this engine build and for your videos documenting the process.

    Ever since seeing a video by Budfab a few years ago, I have fantasized about building such an engine. Alas, I have no machining tools whatsoever, so that ain't happening for me, but I am excited and heartwarmed to see you painstakingly tackle this process.

    I love the mating of old pieces with a new piston, rod, crank and self made case. It is functional art for me. I am on episode 6 right now, and I look forward to watching each and every episode, probably some multiple times.

    This thread is one of the single most exciting discoveries that I have had the pleasure and of following.

    Thanks bro, one day I may be as bad-ass as you, but I doubt it.

    Gilbert
     
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