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Flathead Vtwin
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  1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
    Frank T. Cat

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    Sooooooooooooooooooon. Swedish Car Day, here we come.

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      What rims are you currently running? I know plenty of Slaabs who love them, but I’ve never been a fan of SAAB 3-spoke designs, especially the SPGs from the mid/late 80s (heresy, right?). Come to think of it, 3-spoke designs just seem wrong, unless you’re rocking 3-lug wheels.
      mdharrell, you’re likely our resident expert on 3-lug wheels, re: aesthetics in this particular area?
      Also, this Swedish Car Day sounds interesting, although likely on the wrong side of the US for me.

      1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
        Frank T. Cat

        It’s currently got the 16″ Viking’s (the fat 3-spoke) wheels on it right now. I’d keep them on, but the center caps are all delaminating, and I’m pretty sure one’s bent. Plus, I reeeeally like how Super Aeros look on NG900’s…

    2. Ayreonaut Avatar
      Ayreonaut

      I love those style of Saab rims

  2. Lokki Avatar
    Lokki

    Uhm…. The world has changed since that picture was taken.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar
      Batshitbox

      I’m in lust.

      1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
        dead_elvis, inc.

        Yeah, but Peter Fonda doesn’t look anywhere near as good now.

        1. Batshitbox Avatar
          Batshitbox

          Neither do I.

        2. Texlenin Avatar
          Texlenin

          Uhh…excuse me Mr Presley; but that’s not Hanoi Jane.
          Do you not remember working with this woman on several movies?
          Maybe she’s not dressed quite as you recall…….

          1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
            dead_elvis, inc.

            The peanut butter, bacon, and Quaalude sandwiches never did my memory any favors.

    2. CruisinTime Avatar
      CruisinTime

      Airing it out.

  3. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    While we’re on the subject of motorcycles. Some news today of Harley Davidson’s new 107 and 114 c.i. engines (1750 & 1870 cc). Of interest, perhaps to some, is the use of four valve heads, (and twin plugs per head), hence the new name, ‘The Miluwakee Eight’.
    But still with pushrod actuation, and this time back to a single cam, replacing the twin cams of the current model.
    Is this the first multi-valve engine without overhead camshafts?
    https://youtu.be/r0a02sLwOAo

    1. Batshitbox Avatar
      Batshitbox

      Not a first for H-D, evidently.
      “Harley-Davidson built an eight-valve OHV V-twin for racing in the 1910s.”
      http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/why-things-are-the-way-they-are-multi-valve-heads
      The same article indicates the Honda CX series (the Silver Wings, V-Twin inline crank, Moto Guzzi style) is a pushrod OHV 4-valve.

      1. Rover 1 Avatar
        Rover 1

        I’d forgotten the CX( and a friend had a 650 Turbo which I’d ridden twenty years ago). D’oh.
        And that is a good link.

        1. Batshitbox Avatar
          Batshitbox

          Turbocharged motorcycles! That’s a bygone era, right? It started with the Honda CX Turbo in 1982, Yamaha came back with the XJ 650 Seca Turbo, Suzuki had their token XN85 for a year, and Kawasaki kept it going with the GPz 750 Turbo until 1985.
          (Full disclosure, I’ve never heard of the XN85 or the turbo Kwak until I just looked them up now.)

      2. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
        dead_elvis, inc.

        duplicate post

      3. SlowJoeCrow Avatar
        SlowJoeCrow

        Although aftermarket rather than factory, Krauser made 4 valve heads for BMW Airheads in the 70s and early 80s. I have seen one set in the US on an R100RS in 92.

    2. Kiefmo Avatar
      Kiefmo

      I think the 24v Cummins I6 is pushrod.
      I believe the Ferd 32v Scorpion diesel is, as well. And the D-max.

  4. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    Mom!

  5. nanoop Avatar
    nanoop

    So I left the garage yesterday, looking satisfied.
    She: What’s it?
    Me: It’s sealed now, no dripping.
    She: Bottom or top?
    Me: ??
    She: Does the rain get in, or does the oil get out?
    She knows the car well.

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      She knows you well too, by the sounds of it.

  6. HuntRhymesWith Avatar
    HuntRhymesWith

    SQUID!

  7. nanoop Avatar
    nanoop

    Unicorn Day: saw my first real NSX today, and the QM2.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      Are you on vacation? 😉

      1. nanoop Avatar
        nanoop

        Nope, that’s life, up here. Saw the car from my office and the ocean liner on my way home from the hardware store.
        You surely see a cruise ship or two. ..

        1. Sjalabais Avatar
          Sjalabais

          Spotting the “fjordsightseeing”-catamaran used to be the go-to-bed-sign for the kids…

          1. nanoop Avatar
            nanoop

            We can’t see the fjord, but the coastal express boats toot at 8 and 10 am – sharp, unlike most cruise ships. QM2 was always pretty punctual, too.

            View post on imgur.com

          2. Alff Avatar
            Alff

            At grandma’s house we used the Victoria Clipper on the return trip.

        2. Lokki Avatar
          Lokki

          Damn… I seriously thought the QM2 was the new Infini SUV. Until your second post it never even occurred to me the you meant a real ocean liner.

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