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29 Mar 2019

MILLYARD DOUBLE-MAC is finished!

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Here is Allen riding it:

CROCKER CUSTOM built by Jeff Decker, of The Hippodrome Studio, this features a custom frame and British AMC gearbox:

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INDI-BEEZER: Ron Pier built this Indi-Beezer, which uses an Indian 741 engine - originally 500cc, with bigger pistons and valves (now 600cc) in a BSA WM20 chassis. The petrol tank is from a BSA C10.

Find more info and pics on the build story here: Source

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6 Mar 2019

STRAY-PANTHER (MANX PANTHER): My V-Twin Panther project has progressed. Since last year's Bristol Classic Bike Show, it has had the Norton gearbox exchanged for Ariel Square Four box and clutch (due to longer mainshaft); new wheel-rims and spokes; polished hubs; lightweight valves and springs (Dresda); Modified Norton Dominator fuel tank; Matchless silencers with temporary flexible exhausts; mudguards; front brake fittings; polished yokes; clutch lever and throttle; Norton Commando filter and Citroen oil filter; temporary paint. Photographed at the Bristol Classic Bike Show, Feb 23-24 2019 by Rob Green and Jerry Fox.

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STARTING THE EVANS-BSA (with no decompressor or choke) ................................................. STARTING THE JABSAWOCK

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THOMPSON V-TWIN close-ups

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JAWA VEE: From a Spanish website about German long-track speedway racers - translation: "Karl Keil has developed together with Michael Datzmann a JAWA V-twin engine of 750cc to pull a sidecar sidecar with the intention of being able to compete".

Source: OTTW.ES

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19 Feb 2019

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE EMPIRE STARLEY?

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Top ends from BSA Empire Star 500cc single cylinder late thirties engines; crankcases from a 1920s Harley JD. Progress in these pics shows the engine in a state ready to run... but is it now in a frame somewhere? Let me know please.... some people are thinking that the angle of the pushrods means it would go bang and that is why it seems to have become a table ornament! However, observe the NEW GERRARD below, with its Blackburne engine. The pushrod angles look similar.

Thanks to ENGINE PORN @gearhead_engine

The BRASSY VINCENT has got ten times tastier... new curvy exhausts, curvy seat padding; new ignition arrangement with black HT leads...43494466_1900831779977068_3577329736021442560_o 43595968_1900833499976896_5409618219637932032_o 43698044_1900832793310300_3883569369606782976_o

"TROUGH SUPERIOR".... Triumph-Brough special:

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Engine: 1924 Brough Superior SS80. Frame: 1930 Triumph CTT twin

From the Bonhams auction blurb:

"...This SS80 comes with a Brough Superior Club copy Works Record Card showing that it was supplied new as a solo to S Wallace, Belfast, the Brough Superior agent for Ulster. The Brough was despatched from the factory on 10th March 1924 and registered to its first owner, one Dell McRae, on 9th October 1924. The original registration was 'IK 7127', and subsequent owners are listed on the WRC.

Its original frame having broken, the Brough was later rebuilt using the frame from a rare Triumph CTT, a top-of-the-range 500cc twin-port sports model made from 1929 to 1931. The rebuild was carried out in Ireland, and the change of frame noted by the licensing authorities in 1958. The Webb forks were probably fitted at this time, but few would deny that the result of this unlikely Brough/Triumph marriage is most successful."

sold for £21,850 https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24121/lot/407/

Inside the NORDIAN-BEULAF: ...................................................Another angle on the NORTON-JAP SPECIAL:

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HARIEL/AIRLEY WEIRDSTER: Bill Higginson's Sportster /Ariel flathead twin now has a new exhaust, single concentric carb on the left, insted of 2 monoblocs on rthe rightr, and a dyno-statr driven off the clutch drum - (now stripped again for re-painting in Ariel claret):

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 TRAKTOR-BIKE: "2077cc V-twin 50deg. Bore x stroke 105mm x 120mm. The cylinder came from T40 tracktor. The rest on the motor he made himself ". Made in Russia.

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New pic of Anssi Kantonen's ROUGH SUPERIOR supercharged JAP special:

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BIG PICTURES of the Ariel-Jap; Norlake and Enfield KX 1140 (click on thumbnails):

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ANZANI 1880 SPECIAL. An Indian chassis powered by an 1880cc British Anzani engine, spotted at the Bremen Classic Motorshow in 2016. Thanks to Hog Troglodyte for the photo... for some reason the caption says 1938. I would argue that the note on the seat says "British Anazani 1928 1880cc..."

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Below left: CROCKER's beautiful engine, (produced from 1936-1942) inspired by the BSA Y13 and the earlier J11 and J12. Crocker engines displaced from 1000cc to 1491cc.

Below right: BSA Y13, 1936-1938 750c (the 500cc J11 and J12 were produced from 1933 to 1936:

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Tony Harris's ES4 engine (2x Norton ES2 top ends) from chaincase side:

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TRICRINDIAN:

...made by Von Dutch - Indian motor; Crocker top ends and Triumph frame, I think... photos circa 1949 SOURCE

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WESLAKE SOHC TWIN:

Ron Valentine hands the project over to his son, Brian Valentine: Note Ron's expression in the second photo! ............................Brian Valentine shows the prototype 10-valve unit construction BVR v-twin

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DOUGLIAN - Indian with Douglads heads, built by Alexander Mischler in Switzerland.

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NEW GERRARD, built by Jock Porter. A Blackburne engine from the twenties in a 1930s chassis... Read the story here:http://www.rickparkington.co.uk/happy-new-year/

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JAWCENT/ VINAWA. 4-valve speedway Jawa top-ends on a Vincent, made by Len Dyson... photographed at Sellicks Beach, (beach races) S. Australia, 1986. Thanks to Fred Radman and Gary Jolly for the pics

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BEEMLEY: A project by Anarchy Custom, consisting of:

"Harley WL45 cases, modified BMW R35 top end, modified WL crank with custom made rods, high flow oil pumps, dual Amal carburettors, hand made intake, automatic distributor and generator by Anarchy-Custom. The motor is "pomped" up to 850cc with custom made high compression pistons and Smart Turbo cylinder sleeves. We work until now, around 450 hours on this engine!"

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Compare to a) Matchless top ends on Harley WLA ...................................................................JAWA speedway top ends on (almost)... a Harley WLA bottom end (note heavy welding on the cases)

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and Mazda B600 top ends on Harley WLA bottom end:

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MAGSA Project: I have just been contacted by Darijo Babič of Koper in Slovenia, and he has sent a series of pictures of his project and has given me permission to upload them on the V-Twin Obsession site. It is a MAG engine (Switzerland) in a BSA Sloper frame.

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V-FOURS GALORE: a) COMMANDO V-FOUR: handmade crankcases

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b) CZ V4 ..................................................................................................................................c).WILKINSON V4

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....................................................................................................d) Ducati Apollo.............................................. e) and a bit of car engine.....

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INDI-BEEZERS

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MORE NORCATIS

1.

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2.

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3.

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4. NORCATI NOIR

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5. NORCAT: (Probably a Phil Cotton creation like the 900SS below)

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6. NORCATI 900SS:

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7 & 8. MORE...

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ENGINE PORN @gearhead_engine supplied the following collection:

STEEL CRANKCASE 1326cc v-twin build by @dokter_mesin_agok from Indonesia. Totally homebuilt motor

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Sony Ekek from Indonesia built this using an Indian crankcase andToyota 2U top ends. The Toyota car engine is an 800cc air cooled boxer: The other pictures feature Toyota2U heads on Harley WLA bottom ends.

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HARCATI MOTORS:

1. DESMO-HOG:

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2. DUKELY:

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3. CATLEY:

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4. UNKNOWN BEVEL DRIVE: ..............................................................................FINLESS OHV INDIAN

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Dan Gurney, legendary racer, builds motorcycles with various power plants. This is one, the DOHC 200HP 145 ci "V45"  twin he developed. Looks like a little Indycar influence on the intakes and heads. Another great friend and former Indy racer teammate of Grand Champion Joel Leronard.  HD  twin cam type case...  awesome design

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MUTATED INDIAN:

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This picture seems to demonstrate that the pseudo-boardtracker has a BSA bottom end with JAP top ends...

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Here's another imposter - an imitation inspired by the Temple-Anzani, which is still absent from the National Motorcycle Museum after the fire... the manager assured me it is still being renovated. ..................................................Compare to the original, below:

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CLUES to the mystery "car cylinder heads":

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RARE V-TWINS:

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1923 STANGERA at the Sammy Miller Museum:

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MYSTERY ENGINE: probably a MOTO-REVE circa 1905-1909..................................................similar to this one...

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NORVIN CORNER

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plus a couple of EGLI-VINCENTS (below):

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The making of the (ENFIELD) "RIFLE" (India):

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RAVEN close-up (Guzzi re-arranged):

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Nice picture of the "NORWICH 750" Norton Big Four with JAP (John Alfred Prestwich) 750 flathead twin:

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OSBORN KETTLE: 1938 watercooled OEC-JAP special - the whole bike:

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WANNABEs:

HARLEY WANTS TO BE A TRIUMPH...

V-Moto-Speed-V-Twin-8 V-Moto-Speed-V-Twin-10 V-Moto-Speed-V-Twin-1 V-Moto-Speed-V-Twin-3 V-Moto-Speed-V-Twin-11

BUELL WANTS TO BE A SUNBEAM...

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SPORTSTER WANTS TO BE A TRIDENT...

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VIRAGO WANTS TO BE A VINCENT... (built for Billy Joel - yes - the musician... why didn't he just get a real Vincent? Source: DOCSCHOPS.COM

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HARLEY WANTS TO BE A BROUGH (this is called a 'Banquer Superior)" sources: www.bike-urious.com/brough ... https://thekneeslider.com/banquer-superior

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