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    1940 BMW Kamm Coupe ...early beginnings.



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    Wow ! The skill required to shape a body like that is mind boggling.
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    I tend to think of a Kamm tail as something like this.



    Or this.


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    True .
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    That Daytona Coupe is beautiful. Right up there with the E type Jag and in my mind, while not quite as sexy but still an incredible machine, the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C.
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    the invisible man........

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    Hmmm. I've got one of those engines... in pieces, but IIRC, it's all there. About to give it to a mate... along with the rolling frame (bike).

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    Yum.
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    From all that I've read you cannot stick a flywheel/clutch on a Harley engine. There is no thrust bearing and many attempts att his have resulted in broken cranks. When Morgan did it they had to add a big rubber compensator to absorb the engine pulses. The compensators are now failing with the rubber being crushed.

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    The earlier Harleys (Panhead, Shovelhead) use a robust back to back Timken tapered rollers with a common race. It seems like that would take a fair amount of thrust (I have no idea what the newer ones use).


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    I agree that looks like it would work. There must be more to it than just that.

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    I suspect the newer models may use a different primary side main bearing. That old Timken set-up was expensive.
    But while we are on the subject, there were effective "compensators" for both Harleys and Indians. A sort of spring loaded cam device that did work. They were for parade and police work.
    Everyone I knew removed them... but in actuality they were nicer to ride.
    I do remember the compensator hubs on the 50's an 60's British bikes, what a nuisance! The rubber would go out and the hub (and brake) would have a 1/4 turn of free play...

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    I do like to see old engines,they remind me of the Weston Farmer tale about the young fellows discussing the anatomy of engines and with the old ones its pretty easy to understand what does what.This sort of thing is very appealing-its from a Darracq if anybody is interested.

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    This old Fiat is another gem,just a 4 cylinder but 28 litres of displacement.

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    The Darracq is a mere 25.4 litres.
    There's a splendid clip of it on YouTube getting sideways at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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    I love the look of vintage engines, so clean !
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    Can anyone come up with a photo of the Bridgeport Automobile, as in Bridgeport, Connecticut?

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    Locomobile were manufactured in Bridgeport. This is a 1900 model
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    The Brush car was interesting, wooden chassis and axles, first car to drive across Australia in 1912 (dont know if it was this particular car). The 3 wheeler was a steam punk gem, vertical twin (not V) tiller steered, twist throttle and clutch on the end of the tiller. The Gregoire has been around Adelaide for a long time, veteran sporty rather than vintage sporty.
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    I posted this photo on the Morgan 3 wheel forum and got some interesting replies:

    "That one, converted long ago to a four-wheeler (presumably with a GN rear axle) has now been converted back to a Blackburne engine and is in the UK. I saw it race with the Harley engine (looks like a knucklehead, judging by the photos I have) at Road America in 2004. Named “Salote”."


    "Seriously, why would you do that to a beautiful Aero? If it overheats then fix the overheating problem. If you have to have a roll bar to comply with the regs of the meeting then realise you’re at the wrong meeting.

    I’m so glad it has been rescued from those hands of horror. "

    "It was owned by Roger Richmond in the UK for a time then came to US and Mike Mulroney. It never ran very well. Went back to UK and Steve Lister. At one time an American engineer fitted Jap barrels and heads on a harley side valve bottom end with good success , He eventually had his own barrels and heads made. I need to find an article on this... Chris Towner" Keeneland Concours 09 055-X2.jpg
    Here is it is with the overheating Blackburne engine.
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    Looks like a shovelhead to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by fredvv44 View Post
    I posted this photo on the Morgan 3 wheel forum and got some interesting replies:

    "That one, converted long ago to a four-wheeler (presumably with a GN rear axle) has now been converted back to a Blackburne engine and is in the UK. I saw it race with the Harley engine (looks like a knucklehead, judging by the photos I have) at Road America in 2004. Named “Salote”."


    "Seriously, why would you do that to a beautiful Aero? If it overheats then fix the overheating problem. If you have to have a roll bar to comply with the regs of the meeting then realise you’re at the wrong meeting.

    I’m so glad it has been rescued from those hands of horror. "

    "It was owned by Roger Richmond in the UK for a time then came to US and Mike Mulroney. It never ran very well. Went back to UK and Steve Lister. At one time an American engineer fitted Jap barrels and heads on a harley side valve bottom end with good success , He eventually had his own barrels and heads made. I need to find an article on this... Chris Towner" Keeneland Concours 09 055-X2.jpg
    Here is it is with the overheating Blackburne engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceboy View Post
    Looks like a shovelhead to me.
    And me
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    A post 1969 Shovelhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahp View Post
    Can anyone come up with a photo of the Bridgeport Automobile, as in Bridgeport, Connecticut?
    would this be it?
    http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/b/brid...rt_vehicle.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHAKCT View Post
    So it sounds like you'd be looking for a "Bridgeport Bodied Buick/Stutz/Chassis of Choice"?

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    1938 BSA Tickford.
    This is for sale here, I was surprised to read that it is front wheel drive, and at 1200cc, it is probably optimistic to call it a sports car.




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    Delightful!
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    Probably hasn't been that clean since it left the factory.I would be interested in seeing it with a couple of thousand miles under it's tyres.

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    A 1930 BSA

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    and another one .

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    ...and a '32
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    And a replica of Stan Huntley's infamous Race Truck seen in Road and Track back in the late '70s:

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