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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #45 on: 28.05. 2020 11:45 »
That monster engine pic is curious. No engine controls or brakes are visible, the exhaust, if there is one, appears to point at the rider’s chin and the front ‘suspension’ would collapse if it went over a pebble. What a banger.
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #46 on: 28.05. 2020 12:44 »
Well, the "Monster" turns out to be a racing version of a 1903 Buchet and the rider is a gent named Maurice Fournier. I am struggling to figure out the theory of operation, where it looks like the exhaust returns to the intake (though that can't possibly be what's happening). There are several other photos on line if you care to use Google.

Then, I can't help but wonder if the rider is related to a certain other "Fournier", first name "Vincent". Certainly a resemblance.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #47 on: 28.05. 2020 13:00 »
After reading a bit more, I think I have it. The pipes that wrap around are part of the intake system that is kinda like ram induction. The exhaust is via two stubs pointing straight back and visible in the second photo.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #48 on: 28.05. 2020 13:59 »
Hope this comes out my old employers back in the 60's ,this crowd were watching the bikes come back from the manx ,we used to show them in the windows of the showroom.
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« Reply #49 on: 28.05. 2020 15:00 »
and for good luck an old advert
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« Reply #50 on: 28.05. 2020 15:01 »
sorry GB hijacking your post   *red*
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« Reply #51 on: 28.05. 2020 15:32 »
sorry GB hijacking your post   *red*
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« Reply #52 on: 28.05. 2020 15:33 »
Well, the "Monster" turns out to be a racing version of a 1903 Buchet and the rider is a gent named Maurice Fournier. I am struggling to figure out the theory of operation, where it looks like the exhaust returns to the intake (though that can't possibly be what's happening). There are several other photos on line if you care to use Google.

Then, I can't help but wonder if the rider is related to a certain other "Fournier", first name "Vincent". Certainly a resemblance.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #53 on: 28.05. 2020 19:59 »
Richard - I note the front forks are completely different from the earlier pic - hence my reference to potential collapse!
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« Reply #54 on: 29.05. 2020 01:30 »
Richard - I note the front forks are completely different from the earlier pic - hence my reference to potential collapse!

I noticed that too, but just figured it was something Mo (we're on nickname terms now) did for racing. Perhaps to lighten the front end. No clue, really. As fas as we know, he could have taken a face plant the first time he tried to ride with them.

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« Reply #55 on: 30.05. 2020 17:34 »
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« Reply #56 on: 30.05. 2020 22:51 »
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« Reply #59 on: 02.06. 2020 11:53 »
George Brough with his hand on racer/sales rep Eddie Mayer at the Nottingham factory | Image: Courtesy Brough Superior