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Old 10-08-2009, 03:18 PM   #21
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Thanks for the great advice and responses. This is actually the final version 3. The development can be viewed at these links. Yes, it's dangerous!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYFIWsREqP0

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:39 PM   #22
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There is a video:

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Dowie it looks like you put some thought into it...could probably improve it immensely by lowering it and using something different for a wheel and tire setup, though (wider, go-kart style wheels and tires)??
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:16 PM   #23
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Cool, but I would not put any part of my body next to the fuel tank.
you mean as opposed to like a motorcycle?

of course if you want really nuts I personally love the v-8 powered barstool the hossfly. saw it on Gearz tv http://www.hossflyinc.com/home.html
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:13 PM   #24
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There is a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2LEk...layer_embedded

Dowie it looks like you put some thought into it...could probably improve it immensely by lowering it and using something different for a wheel and tire setup, though (wider, go-kart style wheels and tires)??
This design is actually very stable at high speeds. I designed a two bar steering linkage with spherical ball joints and adjustable toe in. Currently it's aligned with .188" toe in. The design also has a mini friction damper for the steering lever that I made from an old die spring and some fiber washers. So no speed wobbles. I modifed the 8.50" pneumatic tire casters by pressing in high speed radial bearings. I also machined new wheel bearing spacers for a perfect .010" preload on the radial bearings. This thing is designed and engineered for speed. The best thing about it is that it only cost me $200 to build.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:13 AM   #25
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Sweet.
But the face forward prone position looks a little too dangerous to me.
Road rash of the face...OUCH.

Have fun!!
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:58 AM   #26
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Not to change the subject but tell us about the flathead hot rod and the
Harley knucklehead -
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:53 AM   #27
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Not to change the subject but tell us about the flathead hot rod and the
Harley knucklehead -
The 31 Ford roadster has a 39 flathead motor. I restored this car from 2005 to 2008. Kept the car exactly how I found it. Full mechanical restoration, left the original paint.

The 1946 Knucklehead is the same story. I've been building this bike with my buddy Carlos over the last two years. Full mechanical restoration, but keeping it a period correct bobber. We're hoping to finish it this next spring.

We were waiting for parts for the 46 build, and my mind drifted towards the motorized mechanic creeper. I took a two week detour and speed if the fruit of my labor.

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:04 AM   #28
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Need options:

Brakes
Chain Guard
Head Rest

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:15 AM   #29
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Need options:

Brakes
Chain Guard
Head Rest
A chain guard adds weight which decreases speed.
A brake system adds weight which decreases speed.
A brake system is redundant because I have shoes that can stop this light rig.
A head rest adds weight which decreases speed.
A head rest is redundant because I have to lean and turn my head in the corners.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:01 PM   #30
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Dowies, with all due respect for your need for speed: Use your obvious skills and fab up a brake system for that thing.

I don't care how good you are at stopping it with your feet.....Somebody is gonna back out of a driveway in front of you or something, and then we will all be sitting here saying,

"Hey, remember that guy with the motorized creeper?? I wonder what happened to him, he never posts here anymore..."
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:25 PM   #31
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Cool,
Gasoline & rubber luge!
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:50 AM   #32
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Hell, I'm diggin' the helmet! I want one! Is it vintage or is it your handy work?
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:31 AM   #33
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Hello together

do you know this???

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #34
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Holy crap I though I was a lurker does that say you have been a member for over 2 years and this is your first post
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:32 PM   #35
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Not to be a buzzkill...
but don't let anyone with long hair ride that contraption if they value their scalp!
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:42 AM   #36
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Hello cambyz 28

im from germany and my english writhing is not so good, so i was reading a lot but writing nothing.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:24 PM   #37
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Hi Urban don't worry, your English is just fine, you will be able to get your point across.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:55 PM   #38
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2 words: CHAIN GUARD!
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:27 PM   #39
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Dowies made the bigtime .


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Old 10-27-2009, 11:39 PM   #40
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"Hey, remember that guy with the motorized creeper?? I wonder what happened to him, he never posts here anymore..."
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