Anglo-American V-Twins

NORDIAN: Neil Grieve built this Indian-powered Norton, called the "Nordian"

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Here it is with Norton tank and seat:

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Updated version with Norton tank and seat: http://www.virtualindian.org/revisited.html

The motor is an 84-inch (1376 cc) Indian V-twin. The engine is a re-engineered new item from Kiwi Indian, who make repro flathead Indians: http://www.kiwiindian.com and uses cams designed for Bonneville salt flats speed records.... the bike uses Mikuini carbs; the frame is a Norton Featherbed; the gearbox is Norton. The primary drive is belt drive, and ignition is by Lucas alternator.

More info: http://www.virtualindian.org/nordian.html

 

softail-springer 

"NORTO" Cosmas Lili Sudrajat from Java, Indonesia built this Harley-engined special. Modified Harley frame with handmade 1929 Norton-style tank; handmade BSA GolenFlash-style mudguards.

More info: http://www.bikeexif.com/softail-springer

 

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Triumph Thunderbird frame with 741 Indian engine and gearbox (see article about the Nordian above)

 

Another NORDIAN:

nordianhp9 

 

VINDIAN:

1953Vindian 

A Vincent engine in an Indian Chief frame with 1950-53 forks.

 

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Indian Chief engine in an AJS rolling chassis - "an actual prototype built in England as an idea to reintroduce Indian Vtwins.". Built in 1957, other sources say it was made in USA. See links at the end of this section.

 

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It has a 1947 Indian Chief engine and was built in 1960....owned by Indian Don...shame about the mudguards.

 

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..and an Indian Chief in a Norton Featherbed frame.

 

TRIDIAN:

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Triumph 650 frame; Triumph 500 Speed Twin rear frame; BSA mudguards; Triumph wheels; Indian Scout 58-inch "Stroker Super Scout" engine and narrowed Scout fuel tanks. Dry weight 330 lbs.

http://www.performanceindian.com/ and full specs: http://www.performanceindian.com/ScoutSpecSheet.htm

 

Here is an Australian kit converting the Indian Chief to Overhead Valve: http://starklite.com/FORSALE/IMAGES/1999_indian_ohv_chief.htm

and here it is, in a Australian-designed bike called an Apache, with a British gearbox (weight: 356 lbs WET):

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CHOPPED INDIAN

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Note Triumph gearbox http://virtualindian.org/8chop.htm

 

INDIANAJAY

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Indian slotted into a complete AJS

 

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Indian with converted to OHV, with two four-valve heads and a Norton gearbox

 

Indians with Royal Enfield and Velocette engines: http://www.indianchiefmotorcycles.com/1970bike.htm and http://www.indianchiefmotorcycles.com/modified.htm AND...

http://web.archive.org/web/20110708214903/http://www.cycletownusa.com/post1953.html

 

Beezer-Scout

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Indian Scout cases, BSA Y-13 top ends...more info here: http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16296

 

CROCRIEL

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Crocker engine - a 1939 61-cubic inch big twin (the design was inspired by the BSA Y-13) - in a pre-WWII rigid Triumph frame, plus Triumph front end and transmission, with an Ariel tank (note heavily modified downtube).

article: http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-american-motorcycles/pair-special-crocker-motorcycles.aspx

more pics: http://www.midamericaauctions.com/motorcycle/crocker/crocker-special-racer/#

 

 

RUDGE-CROCKER:

 

Crocker in a 1920 Rudge frame.

 

Vintage Motorcycle Photographs 

HARLEYS WITH MATCHLESS HEADS:

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THE JIMINSON: Harley 45 bottom end with Matchlesss top ends; Triumph 6T pistons; VW Beetle pushrod tubes; VW Kubelwagen alternator; Mazda oil filter; BSA chaincase (C10/B31); Triumph clutch; Amal Monobloc carbs; BSA A10 frame and cycle parts; Matchless tank. See Classic Bike December 2011: http://www.themagazineman.co.uk/images/Classic_Bike_December_2011.jpg

 

More Harleys with Matchless heads:

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DISCUSSION of putting Matchless heads on a Harley 45 bottom end: http://victorylibrary.com/tech/enigmas2.htm

BUILD LOG for Harley-Matchless above: http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63293&showall=1

and another one: http://www.sscycle.com/tech/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10733

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DRAGBIKE: HARLEY BOTTOM END WITH J.A.P. TOP ENDS:

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The JAP top ends have been modified by US midgert racer Gus Carlheim - hence the signature on the rocker box. They are Carlheim's 5-stud heads...see what they look like here: http://www.choppertownnation.com/photo/gus-carlheim-jap-speedway-head?context=latest#!/photo/gus-carlheim-jap-speedway-head?context=latest

and here:

http://www.choppertownnation.com/photo/gus-carlheim-jap-speedway-head?context=latest#!/photo/gus-carlheim-jap-speedway-he-1?context=latest

Here is some info and pics of thre drag bike:

http://knuckleheadtheology.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/another-mystery-vintage-drag-bike.html

More pics:

http://seretspeed.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/i-need-one.html

Blog discussion of the engine:

http://www.sscycle.com/tech/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10301

 

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This bike is in the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine, in Oslo. Here is the official story: "Harley-Davidson racing motorcycle. Bjarne Wist from Trondheim was active in the early Norwegian motorsport environment. He was riding the Harley-Davidson motorcycle from 1928 to 1932. In 1929 he won a superb victory with it on Bjerkebanen despite a serious accident. The cylinder of the engine burst, and he finally had to push the bike over the finishing line. Then there was installed a 50 hp JAP engine that is still in the bike." source: http://cyclegladiator.blogspot.com/2010/11/harley-jap.html

FULL STORY OF BJARNE WIST :http://americanmotorcyclesnorway.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/story-of-bjarne-wist-motorcyclist-and.html

 

EMPIRE STARLEY

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A JD Harley Davidson from the 1920s, with BSA Empire Star heads and modified rocker boxes (circa 1938). The barrels may be trimmed JD barrels.

source: http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36241&page=2

 

HARLEY ENGINES IN U.K. FRAMES:

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Knucklehead in Norton "garden gate" frame (Norton International) more pics: http://qualitycustomcycles.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/nortonknuck-hybrid-then-and-now.html

 

HARLTON:

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HARLEYTON 45: Harley 45 engine in Norton Featherbed frame

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Harleyton 45 article: http://www.bikeexif.com/cafe-racer-harley

 

NARLEY:

Below: Harley KR 750 flat track engine in featherbed frame

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980cc K top end on a 45 bottom end, with a BSA A10 frame and gearbox.

 

HARLEYTON:

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http://freethewheels.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/norley.html

 

NORLEYS:

Norley gallery: http://norley.jalbum.net/Completed-Norleys/

 

NORTONLEY:

Nortonley 

 

HARTON: 

http://classicbikes.actieforum.com/t438-harley-norton-project

http://classicbikes.actieforum.com/t2040-harton-project-just-starting

http://florisvelthuis.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/bmw-harton-in-fighters-magazine.html

 

 

PAN-PAN

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Sumo's proposed Harley Panhead bottom end with Panther ( M120 presumably) top ends.... link: http://www.vintagechop.com/2010/07/pan-pan-v-twin-panther.html

 

 

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