the art of engine

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Loadedagain, May 21, 2005.

  1. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    I went to Motorcycle Madness today in Santa Maria
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  2. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    wait, sorry, that's not a engine
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  3. Dbear

    Dbear Hanging on

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    Geez, Cabesa, that one looks like she tokk one in the left butt cheek.

    Didn't ya have any who weren't Purple Heart winners to show us?
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  4. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    bad lighting, sorry :lol3
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  5. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    I used to think that, before I saw to many of the damn things.

    I love steam turbines and gen sets - they are machines with souls. like an old BMW, Duc or Goose.

    I pretty much stay away from the CT stuff (combustion turbine - like a jet engine tuned for torque not thrust) as I find them as souless as a Japanesse inline 4
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  6. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Banned

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    I just picked this up over the weekend. I will be stripping it down and fully cleaning the aluminum block to look new. Then will be making a glass top coffee table out of it for my theater room.

    It is a BMW V-12 block out of a 750il. I own one and talk about a fantastic motor. The faster you go, the harder it pulls.

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    I'll post more when it is clean.
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  7. DMZ

    DMZ Castor Bean Addict

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    Do those pipes meet EPA's <!--StartFragment -->Noise Control Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-574) ??
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  8. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    Heck that paint color doesn't meet the EPA's Noise Control ACT....... :lol3
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  9. KTMRyder

    KTMRyder throttle jockey

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    Well I am no picture posting expert but, I have a couple of suggestions for engine art.

    Offenhauser midget or indy car engine, way cool and they sound awesome.
    I have seen a few at vintage sprint car and midget meets.
    very cool to hear some of the old timers take them out for a spin around the track and get them dirty.

    My dad always talks about how great the old Novi indy car engine was.

    I did find a website that has some cool car pictures,some engine pictures and some very cool sound files of running engines.

    http://www.milleroffy.com
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  10. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    Here you go
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  11. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    Some cool stuff on that site
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  12. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    Good find, KTM
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  13. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    HOLY Shnitz :huh
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  14. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    Miller 122 front drive sound
    (from the same site)
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  15. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    I met a guy a few years ago whos father had built one from scratch, in 1/4 scale...that ran!!! That gear train was amazing. The guys dad was a self taught hobby machinest working in his basement
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  16. pierce

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    BMW oilhead:
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    (these are from the 2000 San Mateo International Motorcycle Expo.
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  17. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    I don't have the patience, but I really appreciate the guys that do ... 1/4 scale and ran! ... that is kool.
    :thumb
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  18. Max Power

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  19. richard cabesa

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  20. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    my buddy, a self taught machinist made this in his garage...

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    its 1:8 scale (1 foot == 1.5"). works quite well, he's steamed it many 100s of hours around places like GGLS in Tilden Park, as well as various private scale layouts all over the state. can pull 4-5 people on little cars behind it.

    he just started work on a much bigger 2-8-2 mikado... first he had to get a bridgeport mill :)