I am giving up on DIY to sell this...

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All of my efforts are going to this bicycle frame kit that allows you to simply add your own V8 engine.
It's time that cyclists took their rightful place on the city streets (and the expressway).

Completed kits will be available starting next week.
Everything is included except the truck engine.

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Wow ! Has somebody gone over the edge?
Take two aspirin and get some rest.

Very cool ..idea?
My balance isn't so good lately, I need a trike model.
Does it come in a two seat model?
 
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The Combustor has proven to work very well so far, and I can easily keep ahead of traffic.
The extra diameter on the front disc also helps to stop the half ton vehicle in a hurry.

I have the first 5 units pre-sold, and plan to start mass producing frames next week. I am also in talks with DaimlerChrysler for possible OEM sales of the RAM2500 engine used here.

I will probably miss doing human powered vehicles, but it is just time to move on.

Brad
 
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Thanks I will miss building bikes for sure, but this new product is going to change the world!

Kat is in charge of the new powder coating center as well as QC on the engine components, so her time will be better spent doing dynamo tests and ignition timing adjustments.

Brad

Sorry to see you go Brad.

Will KoolKat be keeping the AtomicZombie flame burning bright?
 
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Who do I send the funds to? I want one but will mount a supercharger after I road test.
Can a small block chevy be used in place of the Chrysler?
Can I get the frame powdered coated in bright green?
 
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Does it run on April Fuel maybe?
 

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Yes to all questions!
You can go all the way up to an S7, or go retro with a flat 6.
OverKill Green is one of the standard colors.

I will send you over a declaimer form to get things rolling.

Brad

Who do I send the funds to? I want one but will mount a supercharger after I road test.
Can a small block chevy be used in place of the Chrysler?
Can I get the frame powdered coated in bright green?
 
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I would like to see the formula you used to calculate the engine positioning, relative to the centre of gravity, that would prevent the bike from rolling each time you blipped the throttle. Maybe you have included an inbuilt fine control where throttle changes are used to provide a measure of lean steering.
 

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I included a second, counter rotating flywheel so that there would be no back driving due to accelerating centrifugal forces. An yes, this effect also induced a gyroscopic contribution to the steer induced lean, allowing an the ability of the bike to corner at amazing speed. So far, the weakest link has been the stock roadbike tire, which technically is not designed for highway travel at 200+ Mph. I may have to fill them with calcium.

Brad

I would like to see the formula you used to calculate the engine positioning, relative to the center of gravity, that would prevent the bike from rolling each time you blipped the throttle. Maybe you have included an inbuilt fine control where throttle changes are used to provide a measure of lean steering.
 

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Will this work with my oscillator overthruster?
I'm thinking it would make an ideal vehicle for exploring the 8th dimension!
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Unfortunately, I must let this dream go. The Combuster is dead.
Not sure why, but I was only interested in it yesterday.
Today it just seems like a bad idea.

I shall now continue with regularly scheduled programming.

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Unfortunately, I must let this dream go. The Combuster is dead.
Not sure why, but I was only interested in it yesterday.
Today it just seems like a bad idea.

I shall now continue with regularly scheduled programming.

Brad
Not dead...just dormant for awhile.
Not a bad idea....just an idea that may be ahead of its time.

I have been accused of being more of a dreamer, than doer. Maybe so, and that's OK with me.
But dreams are what keeps us motivated.

I do hope when, and if, the Combuster prototype emerges again, there will be a trike model.
I'm with Idaho, a super charger please.

Happy you will be leading us for awhile longer.
 

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Now that would be great!
Maybe I should do a mock-up in SolidWorks and some photorealistic renders in Max to make it look like I actually built it!
Hmmm... maybe I should just actually build the damn thing for real!

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A minor modification that you could include, always a pain to change it later, is to point the exhausts downwards, straight to the ground. The exhaust "thrust" could then aid in keeping the bike upright. Another possibility with the exhaust position is that an afterburner, or other sort of boost, could be used for some lift to get over some of those annoying potholes and bumps.

The sky is the limit. Come to think of it, with sufficient boost, it could be the limit. Saw a kid in a movie once pedalling across the face of the moon. If he can do it, .....
 
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