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Old 12-07-2014, 02:43:35 PM
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I don't think this is considered a antique motorcycle, but since just about all of the parts are antique, I figured I would post it. The engine is a Quincy air compressor. It is a 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 Quincy A-4 model, I am not sure of the year, but I think 50's era. The valves are model T, the cam is Oliver 77 shortened for a single cylinder, the rockers and stands are JD model B. There is also a few Case and Allis Chalmers parts.
What's left of the original frame is a Schwinn girls bike from the 50"s. The forks are pre ww2 with truss rods, but not sure of the brand. The only thing new is the rims and tires. It's quite a bit further along then in the photo. I am trying to use as much brass and copper as I can. Hope to be finished soon, I am going to build another with a Kinkade engine on it.
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More pictures please
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:56:52 PM
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That is ingenuity! We'll need a video of you tooling around on it.
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John,

Great Job!!!! I have been longing to do one myself and If I ever do I hope it comes out half as good as yours! Would love to see more pictures!

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That's really cool!

Call it neotique.

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Here is one when I was putting it together. I don't get good pictures on my phone in the shop, so I plan to roll it out to get some good ones soon.


Here is a video of the engine running.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm5sF2IauPI
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You have forgotten more about machine working than i will ever know.

Do you need a 50 year old to sweep your floors as an apprentice?

Don
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I'm no machinist, well not a real one. I have two lathes, vertical mill, horizontal mill, brake press, and a jig bore, but the years start at 1903 just barely get into the 1950's. I have never ran any machines until I got these and haven't ran an others since. I didn't even realize my Leblonde lathe was warn out till I picked up my Hendey lathe. I enjoy doing it and can handle about anything I need to handle, but if a real machinist watched me work, he may either slap me or die of laughter. I have had my share of metal miscarriage's. Now as for coming over and hanging out, come on I am sure we can fix or break something. When my friends want something machined, I just show them how to do it themselves most of them anyway.


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John your bike looks like a Flying Markel to me. Very well done thanks for posting it. What will your bike have for a final drive?
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John,
Great machine! I also like the Merkel type tank. Are your wheels 24"? They look to be wooden? Did you make your own hubs? What size are the hubs and axle? Will your throttle be internal? Will you make it or buy it?Thanks in advance rdub
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