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AB the Hammer
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mock motor

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Post by AB the Hammer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:38 pm

Greetings Guys

What would be the best way to get a mock motor for frame construction purposes?

I am trying to get all I need to do frames, tanks, fenders, headlight housings, and more. I know it will take a year or two to make a full set up. I am trying to reduce the historic recreations of armor and the SCA armor as well, now that I am pursuing my first love, the bikes. :D


Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Alan



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Re: mock motor

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Post by john HD » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:03 am

you could work off the blue prints we have stored in the knowledge base section.

what motor are you planning on? there are differences between knucks, flatheads and pans.

btw welcome to the forum!

john

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Re: mock motor

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Post by AB the Hammer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:13 am

Thanks John

The Panhead is my favorite so I planned to start from there. I do see what you mean in one since, but with a proper mock motor like a dead motor, would be better for better visual effects like for comprising historic photos and for building a chopper for the lines. Yes I plan on doing all types, but one step at a time. I believe my metal skills will allow for needed replacement tins that fit, as well as custom designs and elaborate shapes. So in truth a dead motor and transmission is what I prefer. But yes a template mock would be useful.


Alan

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Re: mock motor

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Post by joe » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:41 am


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Re: mock motor

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Post by AB the Hammer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:18 am

Thanks Joe

That in itself is cool and a step for the V-Twin Evolution. It is a shame not the pan head and others though.

Thanks again
Alan

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Re: mock motor

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Post by steinauge » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:57 pm

Any frame that will accept an Evo big twin will have plenty of clearance for a pan.Vivat Trimaris!

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Re: mock motor

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Post by Cotten » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:15 pm

I am having a diffcult time imagining how a plastic motor could be used for anything, beyond a lawn ornament.

....Cotten

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Re: mock motor

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Post by AB the Hammer » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:36 am

steinauge

Yes, I can see for room, but it could be a problem for some possible design. I have already roughed out some frame designs. I may be overdoing it, but I have been designing armor and figuring out historic design patterns for over 25 years. Precise fittings is what I am looking at for that will blend into a design better. IMO


Cotten

As long as the plastic motor is the proper size it can work for fitting and basic views while designing. But I would have to paint it in silver. LOL


Thanks for posting
Alan

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