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Old 03-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #2341
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Really? Umm, for starters I see the offset valves...
Clearly visible in that picture. (if you happen to be Superman)
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #2342
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Clearly visible in that picture. (if you happen to be Superman)
Change your screen resolution or, if using your phone, go to a computer to view.....
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:37 AM   #2343
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Change your screen resolution or, if using your phone, go to a computer to view.....
You totally missed Dakez' point - only superman could see the valves through the solid valve cover and head material

However, I agree that engine is an engineer's art.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #2344
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It's an engine. Other than the fact that it is new and clean it resembles every other v push rod piston engine of the last 50+ years. Not sure how you see it as "art"
Haters gonna hate.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #2345
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You totally missed Dakez' point - only superman could see the valves through the solid valve cover and head material

However, I agree that engine is an engineer's art.
No, I was explaining that it was not necessary if you read the description and looked at the valve covers (which are shaped to indicate what is written about them being offset) with a clear enough view.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #2346
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No, I was explaining that it was not necessary if you read the description and looked at the valve covers (which are shaped to indicate what is written about them being offset) with a clear enough view.
Are you on the payroll?
It seems you are a cheerleader for the Motus Brand and want everyone to beleive, just beleive.
IMHO you can't tell squat about the valves being offset or parralell just by looking at bulges on the valve cover.

Oh, I'm not against the Motus, I hope to ride one someday , I went to the pizza place in Birmingham during the Vintage Festival to see and sit on the proto-types. I like what they've done. I just don't see the need to blow smoke up anyones hind end about B.S.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #2347
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Are you on the payroll?
It seems you are a cheerleader for the Motus Brand and want everyone to beleive, just beleive.
IMHO you can't tell squat about the valves being offset or parralell just by looking at bulges on the valve cover.

Oh, I'm not against the Motus, I hope to ride one someday , I went to the pizza place in Birmingham during the Vintage Festival to see and sit on the proto-types. I like what they've done. I just don't see the need to blow smoke up anyones hind end about B.S.
"splayed and canted valves"

why the venom??
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #2348
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Are you on the payroll?
It seems you are a cheerleader for the Motus Brand and want everyone to beleive, just beleive.
IMHO you can't tell squat about the valves being offset or parralell just by looking at bulges on the valve cover.

Oh, I'm not against the Motus, I hope to ride one someday , I went to the pizza place in Birmingham during the Vintage Festival to see and sit on the proto-types. I like what they've done. I just don't see the need to blow smoke up anyones hind end about B.S.


I don't blame her. There are so many shit-slingers in new bike threads here someone has to try and be positive
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #2349
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Splayed and offset valves....below the main photo, second pic from the left...look at the front right cylinder and you'll see the valve pockets on the piston. http://www.motusmotorcycles.com/kmv4.html
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #2350
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Really? Umm, for starters I see the offset valves.... Did you read the list to the right of the pic? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that the other pushrod engines have those features. That's why they're showing it off as a new concept. Because it IS. Why else would a HotRod magazine extol its virtues? And that was even before the upgrades.
The Chevy 396 introduced in 1965 used canted, splayed valves. The current Chrysler Hemi does as well. It ain't new technology.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:16 PM   #2351
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I don't blame her. There are so many shit-slingers in new bike threads here someone has to try and be positive


Yep.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #2352
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2 splayed valves. Exciting.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #2353
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2 splayed valves. Exciting.
Don't pushrods get you a little moist though?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #2354
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Really? Umm, for starters I see the offset valves.... Did you read the list to the right of the pic? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that the other pushrod engines have those features. That's why they're showing it off as a new concept. Because it IS. Why else would a HotRod magazine extol its virtues? And that was even before the upgrades.
I wasn't referring to just the valve setup. I was referring to the whole list.

BTW my husband, STRAP, is asking me where y'all got the idea that the 396 had splayed valves? If any did it was the 427 'Vette, he says. Googling hasn't come up with any mention here. C.O.P.O's may be a different story, but where did you find splayed valves on a production 396?


EDIT: I'm not trying to be argumentative! He's digging like crazy looking for one. Please post if you know where to find it.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #2355
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I think all big block Chevys have them, starting with the 348 in the late 50's. I'm pretty sure it was the same for the later 396 and 427.
I think they were called porcupine heads because of the splayed valves.
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