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Steam powered Trike Those CRAZY Russians

Discussion in 'Auto, Tractor, Motorcycles, Racing, and Mechanics' started by mtnman, Feb 3, 2017.



  1. mtnman

    mtnman Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    Looks like a fun death trap!

     
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    Awesome! The fact that he invented an effective valve system without blowing his ass to kingdom come first is pretty damn sharp.
     
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    Holy crap! That was cool. Did you see those welds? We're there any brakes?

    Good times...
     
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    GOLDZILLA Harvurd Koleej Jeenyus Midas Member

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    Looks like he needs to find a way to lube the piston (pin and connecting rod) before they seize up going down the road.
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    I have read several stories about the golden age of the steamboats on the big American rivers.
    Back in the early-mid 1800's they were a glamorous and genteel way to travel for many.
    Dancing, drinking, fine dining Ahhh the life! Unless it exploded, and many did!

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    Mad Max Special, I'll take a ride....
     
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    Scary stuff!

    Sitting in front of a bomb!!


    The cylinder and piston looked to be from a big engine. Diesel?
     
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    Needs a little back castor and toe in on those front wheel spindles and the steering would be much better.

    Bet there isn't to many snowflakes who could even begin to start such a project.

    PS: I didn't do his welding, but it looks about as good as I can do. :-)
     
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    bb
     
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    totally respect his can do attitude on that frankentrike
     
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    ya'll need to remember " Snowflakes can shut down a southern city in an hour, northern city just take a little longer" Blizzard time Bitchez...still a nice fun trike.
     
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    If you ever met a few Russians you would find them as wacky as some of the crazy Brits, but somewhat different. Russians are not like Monty Python dry humor, crazy insane- they are more colorful.
     
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