What have I got myself into

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by wisconsinjimmy, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. wisconsinjimmy

    wisconsinjimmy New Member

    Hell Folks,
    This put-put I have came from my dads place and he has had it since I do not remember when, just parked in the pole bldg until I just recently gave him $25 for it and the engine does run.
    Jim
     

    Attached Files:


  2. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    I know I'm looking at the engine, but its hard to identify the engine from a top view of the cylinder head alone. As to the frame its attached to, I have no idea what I'm looking at. Better pictures or a more detailed description of the engine would help us to better give you accurate information and advice.
     
  3. Stoltzee

    Stoltzee Member

    I recognize a bicycle frame with some gears. Someone was making themselves a buggy.
     
  4. wisconsinjimmy

    wisconsinjimmy New Member

    I just tossed in the pics to get this started and today I will get some full on photos of the Quad. Yes it is made from bicycle frames and all the or most are bicycle, must have taken a while to get the gearing right and this was done some time in the late 50,s early 60's. I have no clue on the engine as the shroud has no info. The sprokets have been modified as some of the cogs have been ground off.
    Jim
     
  5. Stoltzee

    Stoltzee Member

    That engine looks like it came off an old self propelled lawn mower, butt then again could be an early air compressor. The axle looks like an early farm disk maybe from a "Popper." (Just Kidding).
    179-1744495.jpg Dennis_Bros_Lawn_Mower_sn_7399_at_Stoke_Goldington_09_-_IMG_9736.jpg images.jpg
     
  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Definitely worth much more than $25. It would make a great looking motor for a board tracker.
     
  7. wisconsinjimmy

    wisconsinjimmy New Member

    Just took photos of the Buggy, it does have a top that was covered with vynil and dingle balls, I want to think my dad had it in a parade in Forest Lake, MN
    I have to find my suction cup RPM meter to see what this engine does. Tires and tubes to be here on Tues just need to find two wide rims to accept the wide tires I ordered (2.125).
    Jim
     

    Attached Files:

  8. wisconsinjimmy

    wisconsinjimmy New Member

    Hi, mods should I start a new thread on the build or can this be moved?
    Jim
     
Loading...