gonna be a slow build

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yona
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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by yona » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:27 pm

Maz..... look at the Caddy Cetera....think there is a euro version...DOHC inline4 ( Half a Northstar )auto box , drive by wireless throtle, 4sp auto and a irs....with all suspension indy....mount solid and remove the tranny tail and cut down or use a 4x4 output shaft and make a plate for the rear seal. You can run the speedo off the front wheel. make your own a-arms for the rea,r to work with the stock uprights....mount a solo seat and run 2 small radiator in front of each a-arm or a one piece in the back...Gas tank out of a 10" piece of ally tube and mount a wing on top ....simple ally shroud to cover the trans, center section and radiator....this one might get built before my Northstar trike !
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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by Maz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:58 pm

wow man that sounds like a recipe for a way cool trike.... :think: guess I better get searching evilbay and the forsale adds...... :banana-dance:

now I'm spoilt for choice - inline 4 or rover v8.....whatever I find first guys :hand:

Thanks for the ideas guys :obscene-drinkingcheers:

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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by yona » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:15 pm

Some of those fours have turbo's .....stock probably puts outmore HP than a stock Rover 8.....!
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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by triker_chewie » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:28 pm

horse power schmorse power, nothin sounds like a V8

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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by yona » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:17 pm

Ever heard a Ford flat-4 with a Reilly OHV conversion with a full race cam.... Sweet
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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by Maz » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:05 pm

ooooooooooooooooo you say the sweetest things you silver tongued devil you...... :banana-dance:

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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by TattooLeeRoy » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:06 pm

I love the way the world works. Maz is on the oother side of the pond, on the big v-8 hunt. I saw some pics of an Alfa-Romeo 75 based trike. The 2ltr twin cam version, (we called it the Milano here and only sent the v-6 versions). I would love to find some of the old european engines, from just about any manufacturer, to put in trikes. Some of them have so much going on visually I think they would be awesome. Oh well, dreams. I did find a pair of donor milanos close (by texas standards) so there may be a build list starting.
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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by sleepyonthree » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:30 pm

Picked up some rams horn exh manifolds from Speedway in their garage sale section. One was installed/returned, and the other had a generator mount hole offset drilled.
Cutting off the gen mounts anyhoo and the installed one looks like it was only opened. The garage sale discount covered the shipping difference.
Gettin closer to project restart....
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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by sleepyonthree » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:22 am

Whacked the offending portions, grinder to get the contour and casting lines/flash, 80 grit sander for cleanup and purtify.

Time to degrease then its off to the blast cabinet to return some of the cast look to the polished areas and a coat of Hi temp stainless header paint partially cured
at 500f in the shop oven for bout and hour. That should stop rust while they're on the shelf awaiting.
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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by gearhead1951 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:37 pm

that sensor boss on the left side can be safely ground away you know !

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Re: gonna be a slow build

Post by sleepyonthree » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:59 pm

gearhead1951 wrote:that sensor boss on the left side can be safely ground away you know !
Unfortunately these are repops and the boss is hollow. Wanted too but would only end up
with a big hole. :sad: Course ya only discover this once their in hand. :lol:
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