You learn from what's killing you.

October 30, 2008

Top Secret Race shit...

Banned by the AMA!?!

for shame..
Don Castro's Factory Triumph Red Line framed 750cc Flat Tracker with the Tracy Fiberglas Works body that was banned by the AMA.
Thanx to Don at Metro for the pic!

October 29, 2008

Metro Racing

So, a while back I posted a pic of Dave Aldena wearing the killer shirt he used to sell in the early 70's...
Then I got an email from Don at Metro Racing, they sell a new version of that shirt!!
and he sent me one!!!! I am super stoked!!
Thanx Dan!
everyone go and check out the stuff they sell at Metro, killer stuff, and DAMN the Don Castro shirt is BAD ASS as well!
Need to get me one of those!

Check em out, they are good people!

Metro Racing

and again, thanx Don!!!

Mooneyes Party Comin up!

Be there!

Good ole' Hump day!

Bad Ass Hardcore.

October 27, 2008

yeah, i know...

Radial Engines and the main rod..

So, Noah and I were talking about Radial engines and basically we got into the discussion of how the hell do they work? How are the rods layed out?
so, i did some digging through my collection of 20's - 40's aircraft manuals and found this stuff...

Here is a very basic crankshaft, very similar to most radial engines, the ones with mulitple banks just have more journals, like a car one. Most use a main rod with Link rods attached to it, this rod assembly ius one piece, well not exactly, but you get the idea.

Here is another rod and crank assembly, the main rod beins fixed to the crank race and the other 4 attached to it radially.

Here is the Wright Cyclone Rod assembly, 9 pistons!

Here is the best drawing i found of a main rod.


Ok and here is the weirdest engine design I have EVER seen!

You wonder how the hell it works?
Well this diagram shows way better...

Thats bizarre!
More to come!

October 23, 2008

If you are in Milwaukee


One of the few remaining ones who were actually there!

October 22, 2008

Kung Fu and Biker connection part 1

Anybody remembeer this place?
badass pinto too!

When is the last time you saw a bike like that in a parts catalog

MCM '60's

Isn't wednesday Hump day?

Oh yeah, it is...

The Van

Has a new Carb on it thanx to Tim Denherder sending me a link to almost the exact same carb on ebay. thanx Tim!
new distributor thanx to NAPA. its only timed by eye coz i couldnt find the cord to my timing light, but its already way better!
the Murder Van is back in action!

Thanx to all you guys for your help findin a carb!