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Wake up and smell the two-stroke

PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:03 am

Wake up and smell the two-stroke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmnsXTMLzCE
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:58 am

Tempted to say good but not good enough - have a look at this one :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ratfuML9QA

Can't beat a good two smoke :D
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:11 pm

69S4 wrote:Tempted to say good but not good enough - have a look at this one :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ratfuML9QA

Can't beat a good two smoke :D


Amazing, but did they get it running faster than tick-over? :wink:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:09 pm

Bet it sure looks ugly on the other side...

My contribution (9 or 10 tooth starter pinion?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDWqJe1dCgY

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PostPost by: 69S4 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:27 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Bet it sure looks ugly on the other side...

My contribution (9 or 10 tooth starter pinion?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDWqJe1dCgY

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There's another 24 cylinders on the other side :shock: :D

No wonder I can't get spare engine parts for my triple.
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:31 pm

Makes you wonder why they really do it, doesn't it :roll:

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PostPost by: Bud English » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:40 pm

Because they can!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:52 pm

How about the Lotus 23B "Rotorvic" ? 1.5L V12 one off special from back in the day. Uses Ariel 2 stroke bike engines mated together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNuf22kagYk

Also a bit of running up the hill on The Garagista's website http://thegaragista.tumblr.com/post/64453257510/lotus23-w-rotorvic-two-stroke
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:16 pm

[quote="GrUmPyBoDgEr"]Wake up and smell the two-stroke.[/quote]

This'll wake you up .. and you can smell it!

True British engineering, runs all day, 10:1 fuel:oil mixture and a lovely wee motor. I have a 1967 version. They have been recovered from months underwater, cleaned out and restarted, then carried on providing excellent service.

Lovely sound, lovely smell!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPKDHudQSE

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:17 pm

Spyder fan wrote:How about the Lotus 23B "Rotorvic" ? 1.5L V12 one off special from back in the day. Uses Ariel 2 stroke bike engines mated together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNuf22kagYk

Also a bit of running up the hill on The Garagista's website http://thegaragista.tumblr.com/post/64453257510/lotus23-w-rotorvic-two-stroke


I think that it must be a regular competitor at Shelsley. I watched & listened to it compete there on a couple of occasions when I was working in the Midlands.
That Lotus 23 is just one of a fantastic array of exotic racers the go up that fantastic hill.

Shelsley is well worth a visit. Amongst other championships on the weekend he Paul Matty hill-climb championship is held there & it attracts a large number of Lotus cars, including Elans of course.

Make a date with Shelsley Walsh this year-----------you won't regret it
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PostPost by: tcsoar » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:18 pm



I have got one of those, they just run and run.

Just don't lean back on it while its running, rips staright through sleeves etc and is bloody painful :|

H&S would have a bloody great guard over top of it they tried to sell them now.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:35 pm

trw99 wrote:
GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:Wake up and smell the two-stroke.


This'll wake you up .. and you can smell it!

True British engineering, runs all day, 10:1 fuel:oil mixture and a lovely wee motor. I have a 1967 version. They have been recovered from months underwater, cleaned out and restarted, then carried on providing excellent service.

Lovely sound, lovely smell!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPKDHudQSE

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Watching that reminded me of the exposed flywheel on an old Mobylette, here's one with 4 engines stitched together.... a 200cc 4 cylinder Moped no less! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBbXEoqL89A
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:05 pm

Spyder fan wrote:
trw99 wrote:
GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:Wake up and smell the two-stroke.


This'll wake you up .. and you can smell it!

True British engineering, runs all day, 10:1 fuel:oil mixture and a lovely wee motor. I have a 1967 version. They have been recovered from months underwater, cleaned out and restarted, then carried on providing excellent service.

Lovely sound, lovely smell!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPKDHudQSE

Tim


Watching that reminded me of the exposed flywheel on an old Mobylette, here's one with 4 engines stitched together.... a 200cc 4 cylinder Moped no less! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBbXEoqL89A


Ooh that poor little V-Belt primary drive!
The smell of that must be similar to that when I used condoms when I was younger :lol:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:34 pm

Much younger....

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:38 pm

Well yes, let's say "quite a bit" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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