Board Track Replica - Dixie Flyer Startup
1920's inspried Board Track Replica. Built from a Huffy bicycle frame and
Honda engine. Started the project September 2009. Completed the mechanical
build 1/15/2010. This is a video of the first startup after completion of
the Dixie Flyer.
1905ish Homemade Motorcycle
Streached English bicycle frame, Motor made from VW top end, Honda 125
crank, Briggs cam. Automatic inlet valve dampened from bouncing on its seat
with a rubber star on top. About 2 HP, 2500 RPM max. Buddfab
1908 Harley board track racer replica start-up
I can't start it with the pedals, so I came up with this method. The
leather belt slips too much to crank the motor with the pedals, and it
seems like it will only start when it's turning pretty fast. That's a 12
volt motor bolted on that board, and I'm running 24 volts through it to
turn fast enough to start the beast. It's a 49 cubic inch (800 cc) v-twin
with atmospheric valves and battery ignition. When I get somebody to hold
the camera, I'll get video of me riding it. As for the oil leaks, I'm
ready to give up. I guess it's supposed to leak oil.
Indian Board Track Racer Motorcycle 1920 Vintage
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Excelsior 1919 Boardtrack racer ohc.wmv
Excelsior 1919 Boardtrack Racer.
The captain of the Excelsior racing team, Bob Perry had a special
relationship with the Schwinn family.
Ignaz Schwinn, the owner of the Excelsior Motorcycle Company envisioned
Perry as a future executive in the company
and did not want him to race, but Perry wanted to race and was on hand to
ride one of the new 1919 61 cu.in. OHC machines in
its debut at Ascot Park, Ca. on January 4, 1920. The Excelsior team arrived
early for testing and discovered that the extremely
powerful new engine performed like it could fulfill Schwinn's hopes for a
racer that would beat the Indian and Harley-Davidson
works machines. On January 3 it was announced that Bob Perry would ride the
Excelsior on full throttle around the Ascot oval.
He crashed and was killed when he lost control entering a turn at a speed
estimated between 95 and 100 miles per hour.
"Schwinn was devastated. The Excelsior team withdrew from the Ascot event,
and Ignaz Schwinn went into the racing shop and
personally destroyed all of the overhead cam engines with a sledge hammer.
Not one of the machines survived.
This 1919 Excelsior Boardtrack racer was carefully recreated by Paul
Brodie, using 6 known photographs of several of the
Excelsior 1000cc, 61 cu.in. OHC V-twin.
Approx. 49HP @ 6000 rpm
Speed 120 mph+
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