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Old 10-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #2776
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Got access to a bunch of letters between Edison Dye & Husqvarna regarding Husky's desert racing in Baja & the USA:



Gunnar Nilsson rode with Malcolm Smith and won the 1000 a very weeks later. Note that the transcriber of the telegram didn't know about the FIM and called it the "firm" (sic).
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:57 AM   #2777
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Got access to a bunch of letters between Edison Dye & Husqvarna regarding Husky's desert racing in Baja & the USA:



Gunnar Nilsson rode with Malcolm Smith and won the 1000 a very weeks later. Note that the transcriber of the telegram didn't know about the FIM and called it the "firm" (sic).
What an incredible bit of history...thanks for scanning and sharing!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #2778
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There are a few that discuss Husky's efforts with the Mint 400.



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Old 10-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #2779
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Here is what they look like when done, veery cool to watch him. The one in the picture that he is working on looked like it got ran over!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #2780
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There are a few that discuss Husky's efforts with the Mint 400.
8 speed gearbox?!?
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #2781
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8 speed gearbox?!?
It was actually accomplished with a 4-speed transmission with a lever mounted on the handlebars that would switch the primary gear ratio. Husqvarna later had an automatic transmission bike too.

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Old 10-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #2782
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I had one of those... 108 mph in top gear. (8th) Street legal, had 2 tanks, etc.
Wish I still had it. It was in mint condtion, sold it to a friend, he advertised it for sale a couple years later...
I looked at it... was totally wasted.

Dammm.

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Old 10-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #2783
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Here is what they look like when done, veery cool to watch him. The one in the picture that he is working on looked like it got ran over!
best looking gas tank ever. I'd like to have that one just to set on a dresser.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #2784
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Here is what they look like when done, veery cool to watch him. The one in the picture that he is working on looked like it got ran over!
Bloody brilliant. These people are what will always keep me totally immersed in the true culture of motorcycling. Love it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:54 AM   #2785
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Here is what they look like when done, veery cool to watch him. The one in the picture that he is working on looked like it got ran over!
Holy Cow! That is amazing!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #2786
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Holy Cow! That is amazing!

I don't get the point here, it's a gas tank, sure very well preserved or restaurated ...
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #2787
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I don't get the point here, it's a gas tank, sure very well preserved or restaurated ...
Go look at the before photo in post 2274, Ed Crowell is a Master Craftsman.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #2788
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Go look at the before photo in post 2274, Ed Crowell is a Master Craftsman.
Yes it turned out very nice but this I would expect as a result from every "Karosseriebaumeister"* were I live.

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Karosserie = metal body of a car or a Vespa ...
Meister = craftsman master http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_craftsman


Anyway this does not diminish my respect for the gas tank rebuild shown here.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #2789
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Yes it turned out very nice but this I would expect as a result from every "Karosseriebaumeister"* were I live.

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Anyway this does not diminish my respect for the gas tank rebuild shown here.
So what's your point?
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #2790
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As stated the gas tank is nice and now it would be very cool if the audience could get a view to the rest of the bike of course.
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