Vintage Engine Art

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Rizingson, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. MotoChuck250

    MotoChuck250 Not older than dirt

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    Am guessing that this is was made way back in the day before Gold Stars became collectable. My first reaction was: "Who would do such a thing to a wonderful old motorcycle?" :confused
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  2. Thumpermeister

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  3. Tiggum

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    #538 on previous page..........looks like a flathead 6 with 3 intake ports and 6 exhaust ports (all on the same side)..........what the heck is it?
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  4. corsair4360

    corsair4360 Been here awhile

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    The Plymouth-Dodge-DeSoto-Chrysler Six and Eight cylinder flat head engines from 1929 to about 1972 for industrial engines has that exhaust / intake configuration. Have not found another like those. Look here for more information... https://www.allpar.com/mopar/flat.html
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  5. roadholder

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    Notice the KLR priced Mikuni 2-stroke carb ? :lol3
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    Allpar.com is a great site, but I had never looked at the information on the flathead engines. Makes sense when you look a bit closer; the 1-5-3-6-2-4 firing order favors three carbs with pretty even flow on the intake side and the 6 individual exhaust ports (plus the metallurgy on the valve seats and the valves) along with that firing order, means less problems with localized overheating and cracking the block (remember the flathead fords with their siamesed central exhaust port?). Thanks, corsair; good stuff. Might have even guessed the Chrysler connection when looking at the wire wheel/hubcap in photo.
  8. corsair4360

    corsair4360 Been here awhile

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    Glad to help.... lots of stuff buried in many sites. I am a mopar guy, and own a '68 Barracuda fastback, restified (stock body), lots of mechanical and suspension changes
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  10. Thumpermeister

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    "Un-damaged"!
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    Cutaways , been around for 100 years. How the factories show what's inside their engineering marvels.
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    In the mid '70s when I was in High School the auto shop had a 426 Hemi that was cutaway, that was very cool and no doubt led me to SIU's School of Aviation Technologies where they had a cutaway Pratt & Whitney R4360, 28 cylinder engine.

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  14. MotoChuck250

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    Yeah I know that the cutaways are most likely done by the factory even using sub standard parts back during the days of current production. That doesn't stop me cringing when I see a Goldie or Ambassador sliced and diced for a display.
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    Sound is art also.



    Neat bike but that left side looks like serious pants grabber. :confused
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  19. JCool

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    That didn't sound very artistic.
  20. MotoChuck250

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    Music to my ears. Not the most beautiful engine noise but definitely better than a lot of modern bikes.