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Flat head Ford powered Looper
« on: June 11, 2016, 07:08:09 PM »
 Talking to Gliderjohn about odd offbeat mechanical devices , and I mentioned the copper colored stretched Eldo (I think ?) with the flat head ford motor . Can't remember where I saw this thing , anyone have a picture ? Seems John is a bit skeptical re the existence of this beast , he may be right, might have been in a dream  :laugh:

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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2016, 08:13:12 PM »
Rather than a dream, possibly a nightmare.  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2016, 08:18:42 PM »
One on the MGNOC Classifieds built from an 850-T:





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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2016, 08:26:56 PM »
There was a guy out here that had moved from Nebraska.  He had stuffed a Mitsubishi Colt 4 cylinder into an Eldo frame.  I told him when I  met him.  "You must have had a lot of time on your hand."  :grin:  Saw him once.  Don't know what happened to the bike or him.
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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2016, 10:56:59 PM »
  With its' smooth torque and long wheelbase, it's a natural for a sidecar.
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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2016, 11:07:46 PM »
I remember seeing one in the early 2000s in Cycle world in one of their American Flyer series. I remember the guy that commissioned  used it as a model for a Hot Wheel toy.  Believe that he was the owner of Hot Wheels.

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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2016, 03:09:20 AM »
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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2016, 07:15:12 AM »
http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/07/02/have-you-ridden-a-ford-lately




Looks nice.  Apparently,  the panels hiding the radiator are taken off while ridden.  Electric fan behind?

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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2016, 07:55:40 AM »
A very talented local guy hand made this V-8 bike engine and adapted it to a BMW frame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4bHFU9dysk

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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2016, 08:06:39 AM »
A guy down the road from me in IL made flathead bikes and still does- Olson Performance

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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2016, 08:44:13 AM »

Looks nice.  Apparently,  the panels hiding the radiator are taken off while ridden.  Electric fan behind?

The panels seem to be open at the front, forming air scoops.  You can see them from the front view photos.
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Re: Flat head Ford powered Looper
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2016, 10:41:28 AM »
I remember seeing one in  Hot Rod magazine  from 99 or 2000?  DonG

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