boardtracker progress

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by JE, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. JE

    JE Guest

    Made some progress today on the boardtracker.Next step will be finding a seat flipping the handle bars and building a tank.Then it will be ready to put a motor in it.Haven'y found one small enough to fit in the frame triangle yet.

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  2. mrhite65

    mrhite65 New Member

    What kind of motor are you thinking of putting in?
  3. JE

    JE Guest

    Going old school and putting a Vintage maytag washing machine motor in it.
  4. mrhite65

    mrhite65 New Member

    Can't wait to see that!
  5. your clothes will be clean and travelling at speeds of up to 40 mph!
  6. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    That's a great idea! I look forward to seeing the progress.

    I love the old engines. I am also a member at a board that deals with antique engines and old Maytags are very popular.

    I would love to do a build that uses a twin cylinder model 72.

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  7. JE

    JE Guest

    Cool Idea. I live 7 miles from brooks oregon. They do a stead up every year thats allot of fun to go to.
  8. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    You are a brave man putting a motor on that thing. Will look cool when it is done though.
    Thanks for the ride at the rally. I too can now say I rode a Whizzer.
  9. JE

    JE Guest

    LOL yea I'm going to take it all apart and paint clean and repack everything after it's all moked up.
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    nice project you got going on there

    couldn't help but notice your bicycle stand also - makes it so good while working !!!
    I sure do wish I had my old stand back !!!

    would like to find one -- kind of like you have there..

    Ride That Thing mountainman
  11. JE

    JE Guest

    Yea I get spoiled using the stand. It holds two bikes. the only thing I need to do is build a bigger tool tray for it.
  12. Dude just do like what I did on mine, get one of these engines, it'll take me up to about 30...

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  13. onewheelgone

    onewheelgone New Member

    I collect old stationary engines (hit and miss) and am familiar with the Maytags. Admittedly a two cylinder would be cool, but they used a 16:1 fuel mix.....pretty smoky. You might get away with 32:1 using the new two cycle oils, but not sure. They're also "all iron", so heavy for their power output.

    Still, it really would be pretty cool!
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  14. brett7777

    brett7777 Member

    very nice frame!
    man, I like that maytag motor