where to buy bike engines for a conversion?

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where to buy bike engines for a conversion?

Anyone out there got any tips to locate a pair of engine's and gearbox + carbs and engine management and ancilleries. suitable for a twin bike engine car conversion?? either blackbird or fireblade perhaps or any other suggestions as to donor motorbikes.
any info greatly needed.
many thanks
duncan

from a breakers or two and cos I'm such a nice chap here's a couple of listswww.raunds.demon.co.uk/breakers.htmthis next one is old so some of the area codes are out of datewww.all4bikers.com/breakers/index.asp

Cheers i will give them a try

you're trying to mount 2 bike engines in a car?good luck!make damn sure you figure out a foolproof way of getting them running at the same revs and power at alltimes... otherwise you'll have major problems with back-forces in the transmission.They tried a mini with 2 engines once - the secong one drove the rear wheels, but it was shite cos they could never get the two engines to run at the same speeds, so it handled like a pig.

Didn't the Panther DeVille have two Rover 3.5 V engines mounted one in front of the other?I know it was a huge long beast anyway!

RiceBurner wrote

you're trying to mount 2 bike engines in a car?good luck!make damn sure you figure out a foolproof way of getting them running at the same revs and power at alltimes... otherwise you'll have major problems with back-forces in the transmission.They tried a mini with 2 engines once - the secong one drove the rear wheels, but it was shite cos they could never get the two engines to run at the same speeds, so it handled like a pig.

I think it was Coopers son (or maybe Cooper himself) or some racer that found out exactly what happens when the two engines disagree with each other. If I remember correctly, one of the engines decided to go into reverse (or something gear related) which played havoc with the car - sending it into a wall...

aka. Weird things I know about:a guy running a racing dune buggy with 2 FZR1000 engines, one to drive the front wheels and one the rear. Sometimes he'd swap them for two FZR750 lumps to enter a 1500cc class race.A 2CV entered into the Abidjan rally (predecessor of Paris Dakar) all those years ago, with a 2nd engine under the rear seat to drive the rear wheels!Italian kit car with 4 V-Max engines, one for each wheel.Golf GTI mountain racer with 2 engines, front one with a 5 speed manual, rear 3 speed automatic.

The idea is to use the same method of installing the bike engines into my car as tiger racing have done...see www.tigerracing.com Andwww.zcars.org.uk/index.htmcheeRSduncan

When linking motors the traditional problems are always in linking the cranks together without making the thing go completely out of balance or adding to much weight.Never heard of it done with any success. For example the 500 Aermachi with 2 250's join at the hilt. Never worked. Id be very interested in how it done these days. Hows it done?KFz

I used to be a HGV fitter/bodger about 15 years ago working on site dump trucks (no fancy machines) but on one of the pits I worked on they had some rather impressive dump trucks (french I think) that were powered by two V eight diesels tandem mounted/linked, bloody amazing sound when they came trundling past at about forty mph, never got to work on them tho

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