I enjoy looking back at what was accomplished way back when...
The Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, MI has some incredible stuff.
I enjoyed the Henry Ford when I visitted with my kids school clas.
I had seen an early 1900's rig that blew my mind when I was a young teenager.
Said it was ran at Daytona right around 1900.
BIG open crancase 4 banger with coffee can size slugs.
Multiple glass oil dups with felt drippers leading to bearing/babbett surfaces.
Mechanic rode along and serviced it while setting speed records.
Hanging out over the motor while doing 115+ mph (if I remember right)
Everything was exposed. Cam out the side of the motor, no oil pan. Just a drip tray trying to channel excess drippings behind the rear of the car.
High tech frame material...OAK!!!
Had a huge tractor style flywheel driving leather belt !!
I could not believe anyone would be brave enough to go 30 let alone over 100 on/in it!!
WAY back when!
Any manufacture stampings on it? I like the roller cam. Flywheel looks like about 80lbs. would idle at 300 rpms. I remember at a antique boat show at Marine city they had a bunch of really old motors they would run. Pretty cool. Carbs with wicks? Yep
1980 Hydrostream Viking
1978 150 Black Max
*Life begins on the pad*
It was mostly all there with the mag and starting ignition. The oiling system was broken by the person who delivered it. It has a Detroit Lubricator set up like a dry sump system. The motor is worth a considerable amount of loot, so after it is up and running again whomever brings the checkbook and provides a good home will get it.