Drag bike / land speed : porno thread

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Bloodweiser, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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    Traction must have been a bitch! :lol3
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  2. rollinrob

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    Don't know if this counts as "old school" but it's definitely homemade.

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  3. MeRide

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    Love the cam driven Hilborn fuel injection pump! :clap
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  4. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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    Oh, and definately not "old school". Back in the day there weren't blast blankets. Real men took the cylinder chunk right in the chest and walked it off :lol3

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  5. rollinrob

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    Here's a closer pic

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  6. charliemik

    charliemik Been here awhile

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    ATGATT? :eek1
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  7. MeRide

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    Rollie Free had everything he needed to get the speed record. I don't think they had such a thing as skin grafts back then so ATGATT wasn't in the lingo.
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  8. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Don't you know someone with an old school drag bike? Perhaps you could post some pictures of it.:deal


    Neat thread.

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  9. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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    Someone already posted pictures of that old schoool drag bike :D
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  10. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Hmmmm...give me a hint.

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  11. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    You'll have to help me out. Never very good with matching games.:lol3


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    Don't make these people 'drag' it out of you.:deal We know you have some pics and tons of history.:1drink


    Mornin'! :wave
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  12. Bloodweiser

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    I'm not sure I know what I'm looking at :scratch
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  13. SlipChip

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    Bloodweiser, that is a dished out poppet valve.

    I have posted these pix b4 but they seem appropriate for this thread.
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    My father took a trip out to Bonneville back in the fifties and saw this...
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    This last one is from the Akron Drag Races in Akron Ohio on the airstrip I believe.
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  14. EvilClown

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    "MeRide to the white courtesy phone, please...MeRide to the white courtesy phone..."

    Sorry. I'd probably get the story messed up if I tried to go into detail. MeRide is thinking of ways to kill me right now.:lol3
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  15. MeRide

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    Hey, anybody can tell you thats a Suzuki. No story on that one.
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  16. Twin headlight Ernie

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    Here's two pictures from the Harley museum in Milwaukee. 2HE

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  17. MeRide

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    Oh boy.....someone has been posting classified photos again :eek1

    SlipChip had it right. Its an engine valve being turned in a lathe. The third photo posted on the first page of this thread is the bike its going in. Restoration time. That bike was raced from 1967-1972 in Top Fuel class.

    So, back in the day there weren't catalogs full of parts to buy for drag bikes. It was experimentation and lots of custom work. The racer that built that bike (the guy leaning over it in the photo) wanted big valves. More nitromethane and air in the more power. He bought used Manley stainless steel valves that the Top Fuel dragster racers burnt in their Chrysler 426 Hemi engines turned them down to 2 1/16" intake and 1 15/16" exhaust then cut down the stem length and recut the stems for the keepers. So, the same thing was done for the ongoing restoration. Lots of effort to make the resotration accurate and correct even though they'll never been seen. :confused
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