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Thread: v-8 dragbike

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    hi out there does anyone know of any v-8 dragbikes out there.how fast they run et mph .other than of course e.j. potter.how about any pictures. thanks inadvance.

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    I am sure someone will post a picture.



    Danny Johnson built a block to hold two 1150 Suzuki top ends to create
    a "true" motorcycle drag bike. It was injected on nitro a really nice
    set-up but lacked a supercharger,so was heavy compared to the Trett
    style engines that now dominate.



    I forget who now owns that bike,but it sure had a pretty air brushed
    "snake" motiff when Johnson ran it. The first place I saw it run was at
    Bristol about 15 yrs ago. Ended up being Frog Thacker riding it,against
    Elmer Trett in the final,excellent show.



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    There's one Puma V8 with FJ headsstill under finishing in GB. Project was started by Pete Davis (= Mr. Puma), bike was owned some years ago by Ian King.


    [img]uploads/askom/F66_King-Puma_V8-02-2.jpg[/img]


    [img]uploads/askom/A65_King-Puma_V8-20.jpg[/img]
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    http://www.dragbike.com/news/02-00/newin2000_2.htm


    Scroll down for a pic of Mike Charlton. He runs the bike all the time at Thompson. I think he has been in the high 7s over 170.



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    The photo of the Yamaha shows it as having a single crankshaft. Didn,t
    Johnsons Suzuki have two crankshafts

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    Quote Originally Posted by APE Jay
    The photo of the Yamaha shows it as having a single crankshaft. Didn,t
    Johnsons Suzuki have two crankshafts

    Jay

    Pete Davies has made some billet V8 crankshafts for the Puma/Yamaha. As far as I remember from the photos and earlier discussions this forum Suz has two cranks.
    Asko Maatta, ST77
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    Pupbuilt the Johnson bike ,, he must still be at the shop

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    Danny's bike had one crank and two 1327Four valve heads for a total of 160 cu. in....It had home made fuel injection and a B&J- 2 spd. tranny...The bottom end was made by a guy in Michigan and was made for 1/4 midgets but was outlawed because it was way to fast for the class...It had a cast crank in it and that turned out to be the weak link with NITRO...He was having a steel crank made and some aluminum rods but I don't know if he ever got them done...I heard he sold the bike and as far as I know it's still legal to run and will be grandfathered in if it were to be raced again but NOT with a Blower, injection only...I would think that with 160 inches on nitro and a strong bottom end it would be the bike to beat...Someday we may find out...

    pup....

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