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by Vinsky
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bike engine classes
Replies: 35
Views: 17764

Re: Bike engine classes

This photo shows how the cradle frame runs through the oil pan just clear of the main bearing caps. This helps getting the engine lower.
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by Vinsky
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bike engine classes
Replies: 35
Views: 17764

Re: Bike engine classes

The torque convertor was a modified sealed unit. It wouldn't lock up at idle. The CAE in-out gearbox made it possible to start it while disengaged. The rear wheel is an aircraft wheel but don't know from which one. I found the bike when I was looking for that Vincent front end that came off a drag b...
by Vinsky
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bike engine classes
Replies: 35
Views: 17764

Re: Bike engine classes

TRUTH lives. Built in 1958 and drag raced until around 1962 with speeds up to 162. It has a CAE in-out gearbox and a torque converter inside the wheel. Engine is a 283, bored and stroked to 360 and ran on alky. I've owned it for several years and recently sold it to the son of the guy who built it. ...