Dr Frankenstien gets his hands on a transit bus.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by natedog39, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Maybe there is a different Google in Battery Park than Queens but I googled Curtiss Motorcycles and got a 399,000 hits. Many being good ones.
  2. Cdaledude

    Cdaledude Long timer

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    Glenn Curtiss was a very famous early aviator and contemporary of the wright brothers. They competed against each other for thus very first military aircraft. He was also famed for being a fearless daredevil on his motorcycles!
  3. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Been here awhile

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    I'd rather see it wrapped around a tree in a year than parked forever.

    Some things are meant to be used, and if I had it, I'd use it.
  4. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    Not the greatest website, but a fantastic museum. It's an hour from my place and I've gone there many times.
    http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/
  5. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Yeah, I was busting Roy's balls.
  6. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    If youare a fan of American Pickers on tv about a couple of guys who also happen to be motorcycle enthusiasts, who drive around the country looking for what they call "rusty gold" for their retail stores.

    Anyway one episode featured a Curtis V twin engine that they had found from the early 1900's. They bought it for around 3 grand and had it appraisedat around 9 grand! And this was a rusty engine that hadn't run in probably 50 years.

    This past summer I was at Wheels Through Time which has been featured on the show a couple of times. When there I struck up a conversation with Dale the owner, telling him I enjoyed seeing him on the show and asked if he bought that engine. He said, no, those guys got big money for it something like 15 grand, close to twice the appraised value.

    It is amazing what people will pay for rusty gold.

    Back to Dr. Frankenstien's ungodly creation.

    Rick G
  7. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Chopped almost 7 feet off the frame just so I could fit this thing in my barn.

    First thing will be to drop the rear end out and shorten the wheelbase by 67 inches which is one section of drive shaft.

    Don't want to have another shaft modified if I can help it.

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  8. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Here's a man after my own heart.

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  9. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    My wife and I run into that. She's in Georgia and I'm in Kansas. We'll do identical searches on either Google or Yahoo and sometimes not match a single first page hit.
  10. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    I'm in, you will need to start a new thread though.:deal


    :clap


    Mike
  11. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    how long you been married with that arrangement? her ideal or yours?
  12. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Not ideal at all. I need to sell the house and find a job down there.
  13. c.herman126

    c.herman126 Been here awhile

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    This is awesome Nate. Congrats on your new find!
  14. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    Issues, son.....you've got 'em!!! :deal


    Great thread! :clap
  15. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    I was wonderin about that, how about a poll.

    Is this thing worth starting a new thread fella's?:ear
  16. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Thank's.

    I feel like a kid that just got the toy he always wanted for Christmas.:lol3
  17. ADK

    ADK ____

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    new vehicle, new thread. :deal :freaky
  18. pvangel

    pvangel Team AARP

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    New thread!
    I always thought those would be the perfect toyhauler/race rig. I'm subscribing.
  19. Wingfixer

    Wingfixer Watch this...

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    +1
  20. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    nah - new vehicle/same doctor.

    Stick with this one - let's see where it goes. :deal