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Project by BillGagnon posted 03-12-2009 03:47 AM 3998 views 4 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s one for the “HOGS”out there .
Made of pine, held together with threaded rods , so that it can be disassembled and viewed. Turn the kick start and the pistons move ,cams turn ,rockers rock , valves open and close.Many hours of calculating and getting things to work and here it is.

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#1 posted 03-12-2009 03:53 AM

I likey. These kinds of things really get the mind “cranking”.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 03-12-2009 03:55 AM

Bill, that looks really good, I’d be happy if i could make one without moveing parts, you went over the top. Great job.

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#3 posted 03-12-2009 04:01 AM

Well done!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 03-12-2009 04:04 AM

So beautiful, really nice work!
So,is the rest of the bike comming?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 04:16 AM

That is just incredible! I’ve rebuilt many quads and dirt bike motors but none made out of wood! :p How smooth does the piston slide in the bore? I’d imagine you waxed the parts up?

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#6 posted 03-12-2009 04:17 AM

Nice work!
A woodworker is one who makes just about anything from wood, even to the extent of “engine”...

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 03-12-2009 04:19 AM

Well waxed

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#8 posted 03-12-2009 04:24 AM

Yeah, what Moai said, When’s the rest of the bike coming? Great work. Looks like a fun project.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 03-12-2009 04:35 AM

LOL! Too cool!

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#10 posted 03-12-2009 04:37 AM

nice work

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 03-12-2009 04:41 AM

What kinda fuel does it use?..:) Great job!

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#12 posted 03-12-2009 04:41 AM

Looks great. looks like a lot of fun.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#13 posted 03-12-2009 05:01 AM

Very nice . Whats the compression ration of the pistons.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 03-12-2009 05:41 AM

Very cool!! What was the inspiration to make this?

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#15 posted 03-12-2009 05:59 AM

What’s the horsepower? Did you have to worry about grain direction in the cylinder walls?

Seriously, that is too cool.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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