Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Porsche vs. Ferrari.

When tires were skinny and drivers were fat!

I believe 5 and 6 are BRM race cars.  The Thin Wall Special is a Ferrari.


Excelsior and two Indians.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Indian with side-car.

1914 Flanders Model D twin.

In earlier posts I have wondered if any Flanders twins were ever produced.  Well here is the only known example.  A reader of my blog pointed me in the right direction.  Thanks!  I wish more was known about these V-twin bikes.  This bike was originally owned by a gentleman from Oxford Mich.  He held onto it until 1978.  Oxford is about 2 miles from where I live!  The bike cost $210 new and makes 7-9 hp. It uses a Schebler carb and Splitdorf magneto.

Friday, April 18, 2014

1927 Harley Davidson board track racer replica.

 Built around a Chinese 2-stroke engine using 26" bicycle wheels.  One of the nicest I have seen.  He really captured the proportions of the original.  This bike is currently for sale on Ebay.

Photos of the original.  There is also a die-cast available of this bike.

Excelsior motorcycle and bicycle shop.


The bicycle isn't bad either! 

W 650 Kawasaki.

Monday, April 14, 2014

37 Ford custom.

For sale on Ebay right now!  Nice find Al!

BMW bobber.

Targa wide-body.

I have never been a fan of the Porsche targa.  The targa bar ruins the lines of the car in my opinion.  With that said I could totally drive this one!

Mechanical porn Italian style.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Custom Harleys.

Taken at the motorcycle swap meet at the Suburban collection showplace in Novi Mich.


1960 Ducati 200 TS Americano.

Just messing around with the Ducati.  The seat is similar to what I want.  I will make the tank work by moving the attachment points.  The shocks are new.  At first I thought this was a 1961 but after removing the front wheel I found the date code on the fork.  It was built the 35th week of 1960.  Every nut and bolt on this thing is fighting me!  Someone took it apart many years ago and now much of the hardware is either not correct or in the wrong location.

Spider experiment.