This is the 1920 Indian Scout built and driven by Burt Munro. Jay Leno on commentary. Three times during the '60's it set the World's fastest flying mile record for motorcycles under 1000cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This is not the reproduction used in the "The World's Fastest Indian" starring Anthony Hopkins, but the actual bike that set the record. Fortunately this is the second year of the Concours d'Elegance to feature motorcycles on the green. This year they featured the salt flat racers and their contribution to Hot Rodding. I was very lucky to see and hear this amazing piece of history.
For more information about Burt Munro, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Munro
Or buy "The World's Fastest Indian" because it's a true story. It's one of my favorites, and surely will not disappoint any gear head. Anthony's perfectly cast for the role.
Block Preparation Part 2 - 1gina2g Timing Side
RRE Method: http://www.roadraceengineering.com/2g6boltmotorinstall.htm
Technically, I'm doing the Magnus method, but my wiring will be very
All 1g cars use the same water pump, and naturally they use the same water
pump bolts as well. I use the 1g tensioner arm because it clears the water
pump without any grinding of either one of those parts.
1g Water Pump
1g Water Pump Bolts
1g Timing Tensioner Arm
This 2g timing mount assembly includes a tensioner arm, washer, pivot bolt,
idler pulley and bolt.. You won't need the included tensioner arm with my
method. It doesn't come with the studs on the top, so you'd need to buy a
pair of those.
Complete 2g Timing Mount Assembly
Engine Mount Studs
Depending on whether you're installing a 1g 6-bolt or a 1g 7-bolt engine
block in your 2g chassis, you're going to need the front case and hydraulic
tensioner that matches the block you're using.
Front Case Assemblies
MD129347 (6-bolt straight cut gears)
MD175762 (6-bolt helical cut gears)
MD327450 (7-bolt helical for 1g block)
1g Hydraulic Tensioner
1g Hydraulic Tensioner Bolts
MD129350 x2 6-bolt
MD190987 x2 7-bolt
You can modify a 2g lower timing cover to make it fit, but it won't line up
around the bottom of the front case. That's why I use the 1g timing cover,
and modify it to fit the 2g middle cover.
Since you need metal covers against the block to have something to bolt the
plastic parts to, let's start with those. The rear metal cover that bolts
to the head is exactly the same part for both 1g and 2g cars. With my
method, you need to use the 2g front metal cover in order to line up with
the 2g middle plastic cover. So all of the plates that bolt to my swap are
from a 2g.
1g2g Timing Middle Cover, Rear (metal)
2g Timing Middle Cover, Front (metal)
2g Timing Lower Cover, Rear (metal)
For the plastic part of the covers, my method dictates that you use the 1g
lower timing cover assembly. This lines up all of the bolt holes and makes
it fit around the bottom of the front case where the oil pan is. If you
modify the lower cover to fit with the middle 2g cover, you won't need to
trim anything else.
The upper timing cover you need may depend on which head and valve cover
Lower Timing Cover Assembly
MD141454 1g 6-bolt block
MD193995 1g 7-bolt block
2g Middle Timing Cover Assembly
MD191811 - 9401.1-9606.3
MD191807 - 9607.1-9912.9
Upper Timing Cover WITH Rubber Gaskets
1g - MD141457 6-bolt head
1g - MD188127 7-bolt head
2g - MD198031
This is a good place to transition into the rubber parts because the rubber
pieces are very different for the 1g and 2g upper timing covers. If you
don't want a rattling, buzzing, noisy valve cover sounding off with every
vibration from your car, you should replace all of the rubber. It dry rots
and turns hard. If you bought a complete 1g engine gasket set and you have
both timing covers already, then you should have the 1g portion of these
rubber gaskets included in your gasket set.
If you've already got both generations of the timing covers like I do, and
no good rubber gaskets, then order all of these parts and stop the rattles.
However, if you bought any of the plastic timing cover parts new from the
dealer, then those plastic parts come with the rubber gaskets included.
You can eliminate them from your order.
* If you bought a complete 1g plastic lower
timing cover, you don't need the 1g gaskets.
Upper Timing Cover Gaskets by themselves...
1g - MD031235 & MD122058 6-bolt head
1g - MD188123 & MD188124 7-bolt head
2g - MD188122
Now for the last part. Fasteners. These are all of the upper, middle and
lower timing cover bolts whether they bolt down metal or plastic parts.
I've included their lengths and diameters so you can identify them.
All Timing Cover Bolts
MF140216 x1 6x45 (middle cover)
MF140202 x4 6x10
MF140206 x9 6x18
MF140209 x2 6x25
MF140210 x2 6x28
MF247868 x2 6x25
MD131417 x2 6x16
Hear Burt Munro's "World's Fastest Indian" Fire Up
Motorcycle USA had the honor of hearing the original "World's Fastest
Indian," Burt Munro's rocket red 1920 Indian Scout, fire up at the Long
Beach International Motorcycle Show. Listen as the Munro Special lives
200 MPH Motorcycle Crash
wiped out twice while trying to set a world record
Indian Motorcycle: The Spirit of Munro
Between the years of 1926 and 1961, one man from a small town in New
Zealand dreamed of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In
1962 at the Bonneville salt flats that man's dream finally came true.
To honor the past and power the future, Indian Motorcycle built the Spirit
of Munro, an all-metal tribute bike which would house the new Thunder
Stroke 111™ engine. On May 5, 2013 the bike was run on a dry lake bed in
California. A tribute to the great Burt Munro, and a celebration of the
Indian Motorcycle that is yet to come.
ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF MUNRO:
Fully custom-built, the Spirit of Munro is an all-metal tribute to the
racers and mechanics throughout history who have collectively built the
legacy of record-breaking racing performance and strength that is Indian
The motorcycle is named in honor of Burt Munro's "Munro Special," the
historic 1920 Indian Scout that broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in
1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats as famously portrayed in the motion
picture "The World's Fastest Indian."
The Spirit of Munro was constructed by Jeb Scolman of Jeb's Metal and Speed
in Long Beach, CA. It was designed from the ground up to house the new
Thunder Stroke 111™ engine and showcase its awe-inspiring power and
See more at http://www.indianmotorcycle.com
Vintage Motorcycles from 2010 Concours d'Elegance [1080HD]
Harley Davidson, Crocker, Excelsior, Thor, Pierce Arrow, Indian, Sears,
Reading, Flying Merkel, Henderson motorcycles and bicycles. Most are
nearly a hundred years old and still running and riding. Legendary pieces
of history and the forefathers of 2-wheeled racing events. It's only
natural... if it has wheels and an engine... we HAVE to race it. Human
101. That's what we do!
1915 Excelsior V Twin
1916 Excelsior Board Track Racer
1936 Crocker Twin
1913 Sears Dreadnaught Twin
1915 Harley-Davidson Twin
1913 Flying Merkel Twin
1910 Pierce-Arrow Single Cylinder
1919 Pierce Bicycle
1939 Indian Scout (4 of them)
1909 Harley Davidson Single Cylinder
1915 Harley-Davidson 11F with sidecar
1909 Reading Standard Twin
1929 Harley-Davidson DAR Board Track Racer
1909 Thor Road Model (how many paved roads were there?)
1936 Crocker Small Tank
1934 Harley-Davidson Twin
1938 Indian Four
If you're not watching this in full screen in HD... what's wrong with you?
Quit it. Go big.
Thrust SSC - Supersonic Land Speed Record Holder
On the 15th October 1997 Thrust SSC became the first land vehicle to break
the sound barrier. Piloted by Wing Commander Andy Green of the RAF, an
average speed of 763.035mph over the flying mile was achieved
The music is from the game GTR2 and is called Spa 24hrs.
Comments open for business again!
Cylinder Head 203 - Valve & Spring Installation
There are 2 critical values in getting your valvetrain geometry correct.
Valve install height and spring install height. On some models of cylinder
heads, getting these values is easier than it is on a 4g63 cylinder head.
On the first Glyptal video, you heard me complain about the complexity of
the casting and how hard it was to reach all the nooks and crannies while
applying that coating. The casting is very complex on a 4g63 head. There
are hydraulic galleries for the lifters elevated above the valvetrain
surface which make accessing each valve bore with precision measurement
tools very difficult. It's because of this that you need to do some math
to get these values correct.
Stuart is going to show you the process for obtaining the stem height and
spring height values on a 4g63 head. Using these numbers you can determine
other work necessary to correct the spring height value to correct seat
pressure, and ensure you have adequate valve travel for your springs to
It looks like rocket surgery, but really it's pretty simple. The ultimate
goal is to get every valve spring in as close proximity to one another as
you can, while doing your best to nail the recommended specification
PROVIDED BY THE VALVE SPRING MANUFACTURER.
Loose valve springs can result in leaky valve seats, valve bounce and
deflection that will drastically shorten the life of the valvetrain. If
valve bounce is severe, it can cause engine-killing interference with the
Tight valve springs can cause excessive valvetrain vibration generated by
the force necessary for the camshafts to push them open. On the narrow
side of the spectrum this can increase friction on the cams which can wipe
lobes and shorten their lifespan, and on the severe end in not only
increases the likelihood of wiping a cam lobe, it can lead to binding valve
springs and crashing the valvetrain.
You have to hit the sweet spot.
Valve springs specifications include several variables that help you
achieve these goals. The manufacturer rates their springs for their
installed pressure and height. They have a compression limit referred to
as valve spring bind which tells you how far you can compress them from
their installed height before the coils begin to bind and the spring stops
The valve springs used in this video are rated at 97lbs @ 1.440" installed,
and .500" lift. This means they should bind at .940", but my cams will
only generate .433" lift, giving me plenty of head room at the top (.067")
to prevent binding if they are installed correctly. One thing we found
which I wasn't expecting is they're a little on the stiff side of spec. We
measured 100lbs at 1.452", so rather than risk setting them up too tight,
that's where we set our tight specification. This decision was made
because if the rated pressure is lower than our actual measurements, this
would in theory decrease the lift specification and increase the
possibility of binding. Our install pressure ended up still higher than
spec with a barely-larger-than-spec spring installed height.
I don't consider this a defect. It is close enough within the margin of
error that it shouldn't cause any problems, and anyone doing this job right
will measure and check all of these specifications to ensure these parts
are what they say they are. That's what you watched us do. I'm confident
that this will work because the 4g63 utilizes a hydraulic self-adjusting
If the stem height is too high, it can be reduced by grinding the ends of
the valve stems to shorten them. This will have no affect on spring
installed height when the parts are assembled, however; it will change the
amount on paper that you'd need to subtract from the stem height in order
to accurately calculate spring installed height. If any of the valves have
been ground to shorten their stem height, all of the valves should be
measured separately with their retainers and keepers assembled, and that
new value subtracted from stem height individually to obtain each spring
installed height. You can't reduce this value any other way short of
replacing the valve seat.
If the valve stem height is too low, you can modify the valve seat or
machine the valve spring perches (seat or retainer) to increase the size of
the spring installed height. Another method would be to cut the valve seat
deeper to recess the valve.
In my video, we show this whole process on a brand new set of Supertech
valves. All of them are identical, and all of the retainers are new and
identical. Because of this (and yes we checked it), and because no valves
required any grinding, we only needed to use one value in our math for all
Hopefully this video clears up the process and covers the options available
for making changes if they're necessary. If you land within 3% of spec,
you've done your diligence in achieving correct valvetrain geometry.
2012 Indian Motorcycles
Here is a look at the 2012 Indian Motorcycles. They look great, and
they're BIG bikes! Indian Motorcycle Company has a big truck full of good
stuff, and they were showing off all of their newest models, based on the
105 cubic inch PowerPlus engine. Polaris owns Indian Motorcycle Company
now, and I hope they will be able to keep it alive for a while. They
definitely have some beautiful Indian Motorcycles to sell.
Indian Motorcycle Company was founded in 1901 by George Hendee and Carl
Hedstrom. Indian Motorcycles went bankrupt in 1953, and since then there
have been numerous efforts to revive the brand and a lot of controversy
over who actually owns the Indian Motorcycles name. Currently, Polaris
Industries owns the Indian name, and they are manufacturing new Indian
motorcycles in their Sprit Lake, Iowa factory.
Historic vehicle Torpedo V4 1909
Motocykl vyroben v jediném exempláři v letech 1908-1909 firmou Trojan &
Nagl sídlící v Kolíně. Pravděpodobně nebyl nikdy prezentován na
veřejnosti a o jeho dalším osudu nejsou žádné zprávy. Neobvyklá
konstrukce o objemu 1600 ccm je dána zdvojením dvouválce téže značky.
Dochována pouze jediná nekvalitní fotografie, ze které se vycházelo
při stavbě repliky.
Motorcycle was made in a single copy in 1908-1909 by Trojan & Nagl, from
Kolín. Probably has never been presented to the public and his fate isnt
known. Unusual design of four-cylinder engine with capacity of 1600 ccm is
given by doubling two-cylinder engine from the same brand. Only one
low-quality photo survived from theese times and it was used to build a
No longer the most Bugatti VEYRONs in any YouTube Video - 2011 Super Sport
This video represents 3% of Bugatti's production of the Veyron and Super Sport Veyron chassis (unveiling of the SS
model is in this video). Two Super Sports are featured. One from the 2010
Historic Races, and one from Concours d'Elegance. The first car displayed
is the prototype. 001 is Burgandy, not featured, and was recently sold for
$2.4 Million dollars.
All of this footage I shot myself. None of this is from anyone else's
work. Few people have seen even 1 of these in person, so I guess that
makes me lucky to have footage of 9 of 12 that I've seen. The car makes no
audibly-discernable sounds from the Exhaust when idling, trolling through parking
lots or lightly-cruising. You could hear a mouse fart when it drives by,
but you'd never be able to take your eyes off the Bugatti to see where it
Ettore Bugatti was the founder of the original company in 1910. He was the
son of an Jeweler and fine art broker from France. With the help of his
son Gianberto (Jean), they made the most extravagant and fastest cars
built. winning Le 24 Hours LeMans with a Type-57 Tank-bodied racer in
1937. The company crumbled under the weight of financial hardship during
World War II and was eventually sold for it's aircraft parts division. The
company didn't exist between 1963-1987. Bugatti's parent company of today
is Volkswagon who purchased the name in 1998.