Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Push button Dodge

Flip the lever up to take it out of Park. Push "Drive". Go!

Monday, September 16, 2019

1977 Yamaha Champ

Sold for only one year in the US, the Champ was considered to be a dual-purpose scooter. Looks like a Yamaha take on the Honda Trail 70 idea (Dax in other markets).

Monday Mystery tech corner, Track Speeder carburetor

thanks, Glen!
Talk about obscure... This is a carb for an old track speeder. The engine is a big slow-turning crankcase two stroke engine. The float-type carburetor is simple, with choke and just one adjustable main jet. No throttle but there not one but two vacuum activated poppet valves in the intake tract. 
Anyone know (or have any guesses) why this arrangement? It appears the speed is mostly controlled by the spark advance.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

"Long" ratchet

 I picked this 1/2" ratchet up at a swap meet for 50 cents and it wasn't till I got home that I saw the name stamped on it- "LONG".
 I've never seen this manufacturer's name before and expect it's a lower quality Asian import but, on searching the internet, what's the chance of finding the company name?

1938 Mack F-J Chain drive

 A visitor the the Owl's Head Truck and Tractor meet 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Chrysler LeBaron Convertible

I guess someone (other than John Candy in Trains. Planes and Automobiles) has gotta love 'em..

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Suzuki X6 T20 Sales Guide

 Imagine the scenario... It's 1966, you're a salesman for Suzuki used to selling little 50 and 80cc bikes when these motorcycles are unloaded. This thing is hot! It's capable of 100 mph with quarter mile times to rivals twice the size, has probably the only 6 speed transmission in the industry and as a bonus, you don't have to mix the gas and oil. They should fly out the door!
But Suzuki was probably feeling a bit nervous about a two stroke twin being accepted by the public so dealers got this comprehensive manual to help them hone their sales pitch.