From:BARRY BROWN e-mail:oldmill@kingston.net
Subject:RE: RE: Darth Vader Date:Wed Jun 24 13:39:11 2009
Response to:2460
Does this mean Byrne will be selling his Suzuki? ( relax, just a joke, I'm
jealous)

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Glad to see some new material to work with. Lucky you!

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Thought you guys might enjoy this. I know this is primarily a Henderson site,
but just think of it as right church, wrong pew. My friend, Byrne Bramwell, in
the Spring of 2007, purchased a frame, front end and wheels at Oley. Plan
was to build a road run bike. We looked and looked for suitable crank cases
but could find none. We ended up purchasing new raw castings that were
made by the late Vernon Harris from Heyworth, Il. Tom Wilcox had secured
Vernon's castings. Some of you may have seen or heard of the kick a poo
castings. They are massively overbuilt. I got the first 3 raw castings a little
less than a year ago. I've been told that there may be some new Indian 4
crankcases running around Australia actually in bikes and running. I can tell
you that within the next 3 days, one of Byrne's kick a poo's will be up and
running. Other than the crankcases being overbuilt, here's what special about
this particular engine. The crankshaft has been crossdrilled and nitrided.
There is no babbit in this motor anywhere. The rods are Carrillo H beams
riding on Michigan Clevite 77 tri metal bearings. A blue printed oil pump
with Ken Young gears supply the oil, .030 oil cannons (oil jets)aim a stream
of oil in the direction of major thrust in the engine and also shower the Ross
slipper skirt forged pistons. The entire rotating assembly has been
dynamically balanced. The oil is cooled and filtered through the front timer
cover. As the project nears completion. My older son, Loring, commented
that the motorcycle looked mean sitting there on the lift. He suggested we
name it Darth Vader for Byrne. Rise, Lord Vader.

Best,
Mark