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Richard Bartrop

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That's quite amazing, the concept and putting it together so it works. I'd like to see how it turns corners ...if it does.

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EDIT: I see you changed the title just as I was posting this.

It's not a Corvair. The valve covers look like a Continental aircraft engine, maybe an O-470.

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Just now, Ace-Garageguy said:

EDIT: I see you changed the title just as I was posting this.

It's not a Corvair. The valve covers look like a Continental aircraft engine, maybe an O-470.

I realized it after I posted.

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Just now, Richard Bartrop said:

I realized it after I posted.

Yes...I got it wrong too. It's not an O-470 either, but it is an aircraft engine.

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Those centerless wheels are cool to see on a running vehicle. Pretty impractical, but it actually appears to move under its own power, and that's quite an accomplishment in its own right.

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No wonder I didn't recognize the engine. It's a Rolls Royce license-built Continental. Fascinating. I've never seen one before.

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Here's more on the bike...

http://www.inmygarage.com/wild-ride-36-inch-hubless-wheels-meet-rolls-royce-aircraft-engine/

Wow. Twin big SU carbs...

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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I love that bike! Had forgotten about it, so it's fun to see it again.  Impractical as anything, more of a rolling sculpture, but as sculptures go, it's absolutely fantastic.  I like to imagine it embodies the concept sketches 100%, with nothing lost in translation or watered down. Every shape and proportion on the bike resonates in some fashion.

Edited by Spex84

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6 hours ago, Dave Ambrose said:

Sweet! Those look like HIF 6's. 

You must be an early emissions-era British or Swedish car guy.  :D

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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4 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

You must be an early emissions-era British or Swedish car guy.  :D

British cars. Mostly MGs. My first car was a ‘62 MGA. 

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I'm old school, I like this one much better.

 

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Edited by Craig Irwin

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