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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by TheOtherStyle, Jan 7, 2010.
I've never seen one this old before...
Thats a cool locking motor. I wish i had one like that
I have seen similar motors. Is it an old Briggs? Should be able to adapt it for bicycle use.
It prolly could be adapter for an old bicycle, but the owner has no intentions of selling, they just wanted it cleaned up and running.
Love the exposed valve springs. It would look great in a board tracker.
Style, Oh My God!!! Thank You, Thank You!!! I Never Dreamed I Would See Those Pic`s!! 59 Yrs Ago The Nabor Guy Helped Me Build A Motor Bike With That Motor!! The Gas Tank Is In The Bottom Cast Iron Base. There Is A Metal Pan The Sits Between The Base And The Block For The Oil. The Intake Valve Is A Poppet Valve. It Has A Soft Spring With Out A Rocker Arm, The Vaccumn Sucks It Open On The Intake Stroke. It Has The External Exhaust Push Rod And Rocker Arm. Always Remember It As A 3/4 Hp B&s. Cost 4 Pennies To Fill It Up. Paid 25 Cents For The Motor From An Older Kid. Left My Pocket Watch For Security And Was To Pay Him On Friday Eve At His House. Friday He Was Not Around. Sat I Went To Pay Him, We Had A Simple Contract To Pay On Friday! He Kept My Watch. That Still Bugs Me. The Bike Frame, We Cut The Bottom Bracket Out, Bent The Seat Tube Back And The Head Tube For Ward For Engine Room. Welded In A Offset Plate For The Motor. Bought A Whizzer Large Rear Wheel Pulley And Run It Direct Belt Drive. The Carb Is Bolted To Gas Tank With The Long Intake Tube. Did Not Have Air Filter On Top Of Air Tube, Put Your Thumb On Top Of The Air Tube To Choke Engine And Push To Start And Jump On. No Muffler, Just A Piece Of Pipe About 4 Inches Long. There Was A Nice Blue Flame To Be Seen At Nite! Had A Angle Iron Bolted Accross, Under The Engine For Foot Rest`s. No Throttle, It Ran Full Throttle. It Had A Kill Button On The Air Shroud To Slow It Down For Corners Etc, No Pedals, No Brakes Or Fenders. Was Only 11 Yrs Old. Let My Friend Ride/drive It, He Came Down A Hill And Had To Turn Corner Going Too Fast, Went Thru A Flower And Then Veg Garden, Looked Like A Large Tossed Salad!! Lol. We Got Heat Over That. This Was In Eau Claire, Wisconsin. That Winter I Mounted The Motor And Wheel On An A Frame Type Of Triangle With A Pivot, On The Back Of A Metal Runner Snow Sled. The Plan Was To Run On The Hard Packed Snow Roads Of Those Days. The Motor Bike Belt Was Too Long, So I Went Around The Pulleys With Several Wrap`s Of Hay Bale Twine!! Bad, Bad Idea!!! I Had The Wheel Blocked Up Off The Ground.the Twine Belt Came Off, I Tried Putting It Back On With Motor Running, O U C H! 3 Finger`s Got Caught And Wrapped Into Motor Pulley. I Had To Jerk My Finger`s Out To Keep My Hand From Screwing Off!! Broke 1 Finger And Tore The Hide Off Three. When My Hand Healed Winter Was Over. Sorry For The Rant. I Can Still Smell The Exhaust And The Dirt Roads/trails. I Never Sniffed Gas Or Paint Etc, But Gas Smelled Good To A Motor Nut In Those Days, Sure Stinks Now. Ron
Ps, We Had To Cut The Bottom Chain Stay To Get Belt In And Bolt A Flat Bar Over The Cut. Mine Had The Little Choke Butter Fly Just Above The Carb. I see the little choke in your pic also. There is no oil pump, just a scoup (dipper) on the rod cap. You Made My Day!! Ron
Glad I could make your day friend!
Anyway, the link in my signature is the online store for the small engine shop I'm working at. I'm posting up inventory right now, so it's still pretty empty. Keeps your eyes open guys, we have thousands of parts here and I intend to list most if not all of them.
Try this Antique Hit and Miss Stationary Engines Gas Gasoline Steam and Diesel Then go to small engines and you will see an interesting bunch of old iron of every description.
These motors do show up every so often.
That Is Crazy Looking, Never Seen Anything Like It. Thank You For Sharing TheOtherStyle.
AWESOME! I saved a picture of this engine and relooked it up. Seen your post,must be close in age me 69. When I was 16 I had a Monark twin the twisted a rod could not get parts,sold what was left. But then I had to build another I used a newer Briggs 1 1/2 hp Bought a V-plex clutch( they don't make anymore} it pinched the belt to go,sort of like the front half of a CVT.I found a piece of galvinized pipe that the crank bearings and cups fit. Mounted a small rear wheel bike sproket and about a 6" belt pully. I don't remember how I did the shaft but that is what I used for a jack shaft.Mounted it just up under the seat. Then I used the large sproket from crank pedals filed it out to fit the rear rim hub and had my uncle weld it on the left side of the rear wheel. Realy worked good. Then the next winter I took the engine down in the basment and ground out the ports buy pased the govener. Awesome twice as fast until it flatend the crank form over reving.Traided it for a modle A Ford. That was the end of bikes untill about a year ago found a friction drive motor while cleaning out a shed that I had bought from a friend of my sons and mounted it to a bike and thats all it took. It is a Bike Machine Motor sold back in the 60's I am redoing a full suspension bike to mount it should finish this winter. FUN FUN....Curt
thats a briggs washing machine engine, i've got a few maytags that are 2 stroke.
i remember my grand mother and her 2 stroke maytag washer. Had an oily flex pipe. The pipe went outside of the laundry building. They must have had enough oil in the mix, i remember the blue smoke !! Lol
i can`t remember where the briggs went (to heaven i hope!!). You got a model a, so did i ! Bought it for $35. On pymts when i was 13. Mine was a 1928 coupe. It had the canvas down below the back window. Also the shorter fatter radiator.
I remember one nite there was 13 of us riding in it at once. It had the rumble seat with the reverse trunk lid. The tires were looking like they would blow.
When i was 15 , traded the model a for a 1936 harley 80 cubic inch flat head. When 16 and got my drivers lic, bought a like new 1949 harley 74 ci fl = 1955.
About this time also had a 1936 ford coupe convertible with a rumble seat in the trunk, paid $20. For it. Rare car now. 59 years without a mab!! Lol.
Just finished my axle mount. Took the electric cartridge motor off a electric bike and installed a 49cc 2 stroke. Have freewheel on axle. Works super !! " n o y o u do n o t f e e l t h e m o t o r " lol.
Clocked it at 35 mph in first run. PIC`S ARE IN "MINNESOTA LAWS" THE FORUM WILL NOT LET ME RE-POST THEM.
Ron!!! Where you been!? Was just talk on another thread of sending out a search party or putting your pic on a milk carton.
good to see you back.
ya, good to see my back, after seeing my face ! Been scrapping out some of the tree trucks etc.
Looks like shania twain will have a steady show in las vagas. Am going , with or with out u !!! Lol. A fine person, her.
How many greyhounds do you have now? Silver bear must be running his in the snow!
Later Ron .
That is so cool my fav one i saw is For Sale: 2 Cyl Military Engine it would be awesome on a bike or a custom made bobber!!!!
BACK when I was a KID , one would sell his soul for one of those. it was a washing machine motor...they were still in use as stationary engines by the Amish in Hindustan Indiana south of where I was raised. they were good steady speed motors and not too good for variable speed and acceleration...they needed a steady load
Mine was a four door town sedan without the rear quarter windows. Do you remember that you could lift the shifter up and swing it out of the way? Never told the girl that though. Drove it for quit a few years then my dads until I got married. Never got a motor cycle, built a couple of mini bikes.