Cafe racers [pics]

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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  2. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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  4. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim Been here awhile

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    Here's one I just finished yesterday. Just need to mount the front fender.

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  5. Godffery

    Godffery Godffery's Garage

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    Snazzy.!
    What's the tank from?
  6. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim Been here awhile

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  7. Godffery

    Godffery Godffery's Garage

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    well I'm digging it man.

    Have any issues mounting?
    got more pix?
  8. guy152

    guy152 Adventurer

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    Nice job, looks great..
  9. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim Been here awhile

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    Mounting was fairly simple - Here's some more pics with fender - finished.

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  10. Solaros1

    Solaros1 Long timer

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  11. Mach Z

    Mach Z Budding ADV Addict!

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    Solaros1 I don't want to hijack the thread but what's the story with the Corvair in your pics?
  12. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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  13. Solaros1

    Solaros1 Long timer

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    It's one of the original Crown conversion kits from the late 1960's / early 1970's that swapped a small block chevy V-8 into the former back seat area of the Corvair body. That car has a 283 directly behind the driver and passenger . The Crown conversion used the stock Corvair transaxle since it was basically a regular Chevrolet transmission that was mated to a differential assembly. It wasn't terribly strong but I have seen a 455 Olds mated up to another Crown car in Atlanta many years ago. A new twist is to use the late model Corvette rear transaxle assembly instead of the original Corvair unit - this has the dual advantage of more gears/stronger gearbox as well as letting you move the engine back further in the chassis and increasing legroom.

    The Corvair was for sale but I didn't get the guys number (purposely - I don't need any more projects....)

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  14. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    I have never seen one of those completely done up and I would love to have seen how the engine is mounted. Sweet...
  16. waylongway

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    nice !,Rob
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    I like the old school turn signal housing .And looks like a Cat Eye speedo. Think that is off a old Eldorado'?
  17. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Doesn't look like an Eldo tach to me.

    The switch gear looks like it though...
  18. sparkymoto

    sparkymoto Learning a lot here

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  19. airheadpilot

    airheadpilot Le Poulet du D├ęsert

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    Nah, those things will just slow you down.
  20. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    That's really nice. For some reason bmw and guzzi cafe bikes often look like stripped bmws/guzzis with all the required "cafe pieces" bolted on. This doesn't. It looks like it's supposed to be that way, if that makes any sense.