Hello from northern Michigan - interested in steam

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  1. Dutchman Dick

    Dutchman Dick New Member

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    Hello, all! I've been interested in mechanical things for quite some time. Motorizing my Huffy Snake Rock or Schwinn Mirada sounds like it might be a fun project. Seriously looking into using a steam engine, and building my own since I know how to operate a lathe and mill (I have my own small milling machine). Like to hear from anyone who is knowledgeable about steam bike conversions...
     
  2. DaveC

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    Heh, you're the only one I've ever heard of doing this. I did see an Anime movie on youtube called "Steam Boy" but that was a ride-inside-the-wheel mono wheel thing...and a cartoon....and set in the late 1890's...did I tell you I'm making a steam punk gas tank from copper?

    Really, most don't know what to think of this, I'm sure, but I think it sounds interesting. Hope we get photo updates ;)


    Check out myfordboy on youtube. He casts and machines scale 1 lunger motors, I'm sure some of what he does would apply.
     
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    Welcome, glad you joined us here at Motorbicycling.com
     
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    Two amazing builds and the vid was cool, too.
     
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    Hey DD,
    I am down in Muskegon...but have an interest in the steam thing also...a Modest machine shop & a backyard foundry....looking foward to seeing what you come up with.
     

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