How much was that magnacharger overdriven?
Likewise, I totally agree!....As a young pup who loved American and British bikes, (are there any other kind) I idolized most of you riders and builders. Sad to say magazine articles were as close as I got, but at least you people were more accessible in those days, like I could even get through to the H-D race Dept by phone to ask questions. Also, people like Warner Riley, Jerry Branch and Jim Leinweber were just a call away and were always more than willing to spend time contributing to my education. I still talk with Jim every chance I get. Thanks to all you guys for giving us a peek into what we could only dream about doing.so glad to be reading all this great stuff the best thread ever thanks very much!!!!!!
Frank, thank you, and the others also. I'm stuck on every word!Glorydays,
That was 31 years ago but I believe the Magnacharger on my bike was overdriven 30%. The first Magnacharger I saw was on Russ Collin's single Honda in about '73 at Bowling Green. It was the best sounding T/F Bike I had ever heard but he couldn't get it down the track. A couple years later Ron Teson got his bike (just like Collin's bike and out of RC Engineering) working and changed Top Fuel to the present.
Yes, the Atchinson, Topeka & Sante Fe has been a coffee table for the last 34 years.
Regulator, snowie65, Lucky59,
Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoy our memories.
One addition comes to mind Frank.I mentioned in an earlier post we will try to compile a list of all multi-engine Fuel Drag Bikes from the past. Let's start with the British manufacturers. I know I can't recall them all so the ones I have missed please add to this list. I will try to record the builder owner(s) rider(s) and the era built.
"Dubble Trubble" Triumph----Bud Hare/Bill Koch early 50s
"Two Timer" Triumph---Dick Rios Late 50s
"Perry & Scott" Triumph---Early 60s
"The Cannibal" Triumph---Bob Leppan Early 60s
"Boris Murray" Triumph---Late 60s
"Sonny Routt" Triumph---Larry Welch/Bob Mauriello Late 60s
"Bob Chantland" Triumph---Late 60s
"The Hogslayer" Norton---T.C. Christenson Late 60s
Carl Ahlfeldt BSA Late 60s
Some of these bikes are pictured on this thread. There are some pictured on this thread I can't identify.