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Old 05-16-2015, 09:13 PM   #41
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incredible detail and workmanship....that is a work of art...
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:01 AM   #42
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I thought this would be hot but not as well done as yours

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Old 05-18-2015, 10:12 AM   #43
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richbob - attached is a picture I took off the internet showing PEEK piston skirt buttons. I didn't get a picture of mine before I sent them off to the builder. The other pictures are my engine components. Note that the cylinders have extra holes for better sealing and a raised edge (spigot) on the liners. The spigot passes up through the head gasket and barely touches the head when torqued. Trying to keep all the cylinder pressure inside.

Not vintage, but I did get to see John Alwine's new TF bike this weekend during testing. A very impressive machine with plenty of blower!
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Attached are pictures of the first completed head. The pictures also show the Ferrea valves that we're using. The valves have smaller dia stems to help with valve train weight. The valves are as large as the existing seats will allow. They also run stem seals. The head ports have been sculpted by Bill Whisenant. Additional center cylinder hold down holes, exhaust stubs and exhaust pipe spring holes are also shown. These pictures were taken at Valdosta, GA, where Bill crewed for Sam Wills.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:52 PM   #45
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Glad to see it is still coming along.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:17 PM   #46
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Hey frank,this is dusterdude from dragbike.com.glad to see you're still around
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:52 PM   #47
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:14 PM   #48
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:10 AM   #49
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Long overdue update. Race engines are completed and being fitted back into the engine pod. The guy in the red shirt and dark hat is Bill Whisenant (Motorcycle Performance). Bill has done a lot of work on the engine pod frame mounts to allow for maintenance on the engines without having to remove the entire pod. He also strengthened the right plate to include bearing supports for the crankshaft and the parasitic loads. Slowly going back together.

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Rear pipes and oil system progress.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:29 AM   #51
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This thread is amazing
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:56 AM   #52
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Gorgeous build.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:20 PM   #53
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I am a lurker here, now you got my attention when you said NITRO, lol. Great build. I have a question for the nitro guys here. Is running a steel rod normal in a bike engine on fuel? And it was mentioned you will be running a 50% mix. My experience has been in a car engine from 30-50% you notice a difference, from 50 -80 not so much (it can't seem to tell if its an alky or a fuel engine) then 80 and up to 98 it definitely does. If my suspicions are correct, you will be at 80% shortly. LOL. You must return a lot of fuel with a 12 gal pump. Lippy
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:41 AM   #54
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The fifty - fifty mixture was just a guess based on a fuel comment made by Joe Smith. The person completing the build has mentioned 70% several times, so who knows. I really don't want to blow the thing up on the first outing if it can be helped (lot of time and money in it). Tridents have been known to throw their aluminum rods at high rpms. I'm gunning for 8500 rpm. I suppose that if I break a steel rod at the rpm it will saw the cases in half instead of only making a "window." The 12 gpm pump was a recommendation from a current TF bike crew chief (they use a 15 gpm). Probably overkill for this project. Kinsler is designing and building the fuel system, full mechanical.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:02 AM   #55
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You sure have an ambitious project that's for sure. Make sure those mags are HOT. If I may say something without offending you, find a tuner and stick with him, trust ONE, stay away from tuning opinions from everyone else. And lets get those plugs out and keep those cyls cleared !! Can't wait to hear this thing. I do understand the allure of the goddess nitro. Lippy


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Thanks for the advice and works of encouragement Lippy. I agree, it is easy to be led down the wrong path at the track. You have a very nice digger. Here are a couple shots of a past project (alcohol only).
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:32 PM   #57
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Nice Flathead! We ran a flatty for awhile also. They are expensive little buggers, Are you gonna ride that thing when it's done?

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Old 03-12-2016, 10:21 AM   #58
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I'm not sure who will ride the bike lippy. I'm looking for a test pilot and if it all works well, them maybe myself.
BTW - nice flattie. I've never seen heads like those.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:58 AM   #59
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Alright, back on track now. Here are several shots of the front exhaust being fitted. The final lengths will be determined by the length of the back set of pipes.
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Oil system complete. 60 psi at idle rpm (using drill), no leaks. Each system holds about 4 quarts (including hoses).
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