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Old 06-20-2012, 02:08 PM
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It's in the Smithsonian. V-8
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Who built it? Who road it? What did they do?
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:31 PM
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Ok, damn it, I should wait but I just have to answer this. I had a hunch being that motor looked like a plane engine of the times I had to go a little google and find it.

The answer to who rode it and who built it, Glenn Hammond Curtiss, (1878-1930), what he did was aviator and inventor.

It is absolutly amazing what one man (or woman) can do, this guy was amazing to say the least.



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Old 06-20-2012, 05:41 PM
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Well Brian your right on the first two and not un-right on
the last but what I am looking for is what he did with that motorcycle. Very monumental. As to the engine it was built as a motorcycle engine.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:55 PM
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That in 1904 (or 1907 there is some debate on the year) he was the "Fastest man on earth" at 136 MPH on a BEACH in Florida!

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Old 06-20-2012, 06:03 PM
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In 1907! He designed and built the engine. his run was only one way. The machine had no clutch and was push started. Direct drive to a beval gear on the back.The machine destroyed itself on the speed run.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:49 PM
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Ok, so is it my floor?

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:21 PM
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:27 PM
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This carburetor was used on two production GM cars, what were they One is in the photo of course. Bonus points if you know any Motorama or experimental setups.

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Old 06-20-2012, 11:29 PM
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Well Brian your right on the first two and not un-right on
the last but what I am looking for is what he did with that motorcycle. Very monumental. As to the engine it was built as a motorcycle engine.
That motor may have been built as a motorcycle engine but it sure had aircraft influence! As soon as I saw that it was chainless that is what clinched it for me.

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:42 PM
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Come on now. it's not that hard.

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Of course not! Just back from the opthamologist's where he gleefully informed me that I had cataracts in both eyes but that they were not bad enough to do anything about. Oh goody!
Actually those Carter YH carburetors were used on three GM production cars
The Corvair Corsica, the six cylindered Corvette, and the 1962-64 Oldsmobile Jetfire. They were also used on AMC cars, Dodge trucks and some Nash products. They were used on the Pontiac Bonniville Special concept car that debuted at the 1954 Motorama. Four of them were used on a Cadillac powered Allard Falcon Special and again on a 1954 Kurtis Nash 500m Pan American Sports Car.
Brian I know you like concept Cars, check out this guy.
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Of course not! Just back from the opthamologist's where he gleefully informed me that I had cataracts in both eyes but that they were not bad enough to do anything about. Oh goody!
Actually those Carter YH carburetors were used on three GM production cars
The Corvair Corsica, the six cylindered Corvette, and the 1962-64 Oldsmobile Jetfire. They were also used on AMC cars, Dodge trucks and some Nash products. They were used on the Pontiac Bonniville Special concept car that debuted at the 1954 Motorama. Four of them were used on a Cadillac powered Allard Falcon Special and again on a 1954 Kurtis Nash 500m Pan American Sports Car.
Brian I know you like concept Cars, check out this guy.
http://www.bortzautocollection.com/
You dog, I have never known that the Olds Jetfire had them. They were also popular in Marine applications. The one test bed I love that used one was one of my beloved Buicks, a turbo charged 425 that put out 708 ft lbs torque!

I am collecting them for my truck and only have the one Vette one being they are so expensive but I really need to get a couple more so I have the correct setup.

I have seen that guys collection, man would I love a few of them! There are some youtube videos of him in the LeSalle moving under it's own power for the first time (it was a static display with an empty FI OHC V6!) it's pretty cool. He looks like one of us, only with a couple more bucks in his bank account.

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You dog, I have never known that the Olds Jetfire had them. They were also popular in Marine applications. The one test bed I love that used one was one of my beloved Buicks, a turbo charged 425 that put out 708 ft lbs torque!

I am collecting them for my truck and only have the one Vette one being they are so expensive but I really need to get a couple more so I have the correct setup.

I have seen that guys collection, man would I love a few of them! There are some youtube videos ofhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnE0-ZVX4Ho&feature=relmfu him in the LeSalle moving under it's own power for the first time (it was a static display with an empty FI OHC V6!) it's pretty cool. He looks like one of us, only with a couple more bucks in his bank account. .


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If you want to see how he powered the LaSalle II here's how they did it.

What was the first U.S. production that featured a supercharged fuel injected engine? Come on guys, how about somebody else jumping in here.
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[QUOTE=boothboy]Of course not! Just back from the opthamologist's where he gleefully informed me that I had cataracts in both eyes but that they were not bad enough to do anything about. Oh goody!

Cataract surgery was one of the best things ever for me. I wore glasses from the age of 7 to 57, got the surgery, first time without glasses and how cool was that! I wear them for reading now but love this no glasses, in and out of the office surgery.
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Well here's how they did it.
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