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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Airhead Wrangler, Feb 9, 2016.
In the process of restoring a mk2 jag
They knew how to design an engine in them days
I'm slightly attached to this ole 1928 Chevrolet
makes me feel right at home...
Plus a couple of pictures of rearsets I made for a K100 project:
I think you need a Curtiss Jenny or a Piper Cub to go with that.
(Makes me think of Chitty-chitty bang-bang.)
new girl to my family: late 2 door, 3.9 v8 engine and stick shift
Runs out of gas after 3 minutes! Can you guys help?
^^^ I like the pony motor for starting...
I can't even quite tell what I'm looking at. How many banks of cylinders are on that thing? Is that an plane engine or some home-cooked monster? Those top ends aren't bike-sourced inline 6s.
Doesn't look like he's put a lot of thought into stopping. And low speed right hand turns would be a handful.
A P&W R1340, (T-6), is sixty gallons an hour at take-off power. Our P&W 1830's on the DC-3 used fifty gallons an hour each at cruise.
That boy is not going far. (What a waste of an engine.)
Going for a spin in a buddy's toy car...
Love mine to death.
A rebuild of a different sort! I have two of these old-school manually operated espresso machines that I've been using in my coffee shops for nearly 20 years. Every year or so I swap them out to perform routine maintenance. They are like airheads...well designed, reliable and easy to work on (And no electronic controls!). This one's getting a partial rebuild...some new gaskets and seals and lever cam lube (Excuse my messy workbench.). These machines have literally had millions of shots of espresso pulled on them and still function flawlessly. The espresso machine for the luddite. The airhead of the coffee business.
"Turbo Charged" with a 7,000 watt heating element so they never lose pressure no matter how much water and steam we're pulling from the 16 liter nickel plated, copper boiler. The brewing mechanism uses an ingeniously designed (1940's patented) spring loaded piston and cylinder to press the 190 degree water through the coffee grounds at a constant rate. You can see a set of these springs for one group just to the bottom left. These are the original springs to this machine and still going strong. Much like the motorcycle industry, the espresso machine industry has moved away from these type of designs to more electronic, higher-tech, less reliable, less serviceable and more expensive designs.
Added an Aircooled Thumper to my stable:
Nice bike Bill. Coincidentally I have a friend also named Bill who also owns a 70's Hodaka. His however, merely adorns his man cave.
Saw this 1970 Ducati scrambler 450 yesterday when I was at the park with the kids. Completely stock and original. The guy said he bought it in Albuquerque from the original owner's widow.
Cool local building for reflections.
My new commuter...