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Classic Lines
#584224 02/05/15 4:41 pm
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Ran into this page while researching Paul Dunstall: http://southsiders-mc.blogspot.com/2012/02/lowboy-racer.html. Any cafe racer patterned after this Doug Hele "Domiracer" framed racer would have, to most eyes, near perfect lines.

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Re: Classic Lines
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What are R-type pushrods?

Did Cooper racing cars really use Triumph engines?


Amateur Loctite enthusiast.
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Apparently a bloke called Lex DuPont did in the USA. This was raced from1952-1963. The engine was an alloy pre unit Tiger 100 with a facrory speed kit fitted.
Details of this are in Lindsay Brooke's book " Triumph Racing Motorcycles in America".
I think Lex DuPont was of the family that owned Indian at one stage. The DuPont paint people.

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J. Charles Smith #584294 02/06/15 7:41 am
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Yes, I can remember seeing one at a Crystal Palace sprint meeting maybe 15 years ago....no real idea how common it was back in the day though!

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J. Charles Smith #584295 02/06/15 8:00 am
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I understood that the glut of Norton rolling chassis that gave birth to hundreds of Tritons was due to Formula 500 racers needing bike engines and Norton refusing to sell them unless in a bike.?

There were all sorts of bike engined cars, same as today, with the Ariel Atom etc

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AngloBike #584303 02/06/15 9:34 am
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Stirling Moss's career started in formular three, with Manx Norton powered Coopers. Harold Daniell drove Kiefts. I think some of the great tuners like Lancefield and Beart prepared engines for this discipline of motor sport.
Coopets also used JAP engines.

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J. Charles Smith #584318 02/06/15 11:54 am
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A friend told me just last week that her son is involved with "Formula SAE." It is an intercollegiate race car series (!) that uses 600cc motorcycle engines. The more things change, the more they stay the same! https://www.google.com/search?newwi......0...1c.1.61.serp..0.3.327.tB5wyJCo31U


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