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Stubbled across this…

Those trusty Italians… besides producing the best wines and of course the home of pasta…

A fella in Italy has designed and produced a base gasket with a Reed valve attached. Looks a bit bonkers, but very cool…

Dunno how everything will fit under the cowl, maybe something similar to a egig 170? Who knows…
Spacer with a Reed valve so you can use any cylinder kit…
Spacer with a Reed valve so you can use any cylinder kit…
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Slide your kit of choice over the spacer
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I get how it would work, but his big is the intake area?

I assume you need a long rod crank, but that's easy for a Smallie.

A picture of a fully assembled motor with it installed would help a lot.
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Stubbled across this…

Those trusty Italians… besides producing the best wines and of course the home of pasta..
Cool idea, but as far as Pasta goes - nope the Italians did not come up with that one. There was a guy who traveled to China way back when and brought the idea back with him as well as how to make it to Venice. Maybe you heard of him, fella by the name of Marco Polo.
Yeah I know, but I love history, especially food history.
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Cool idea, but as far as Pasta goes - nope the Italians did not come up with that one. There was a guy who traveled to China way back when and brought the idea back with him as well as how to make it to Venice. Maybe you heard of him, fella by the name of Marco Polo.
Yeah I know, but I love history, especially food history.
Note I sneakily mentioned it as "home" of pasta and not the inventors of pasta. Being a stones throw away from the big C, I'm reminded everyday that they invented noodles.

Also I didn't mention pizza either. Because to be honest I'm sure it's not invented by Italians… and I'm pretty positive it's an American invention. Tastes the best though…!
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I get how it would work, but his big is the intake area?

I assume you need a long rod crank, but that's easy for a Smallie.

A picture of a fully assembled motor with it installed would help a lot.
Yeah, I think it's so prototype that I'm not surprised if there's no cowl and suspension which fits without a spacer of some type.

Here's a closer image of the engine… but there's no shock and it's obviously not installed properly.

Interesting idea, probably be next year before it see any type of light of day…
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It looks about like the M1L60S on the motor.

The carb manifold fits into the frame and the carb mounts to it with a simple boot.
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It looks about like the M1L60S on the motor.

The carb manifold fits into the frame and the carb mounts to it with a simple boot.
Was thinking the same, kinda looks like a Quattrini. Lol

CM is one step ahead of the curve.

I mean this could be the "Quattrini" without the need for the big bucks…
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I mean this could be the "Quattrini" without the need for the big bucks…
But by the time you buy a kit and then this attachment, plus a reed, you're probably getting close to Quattrini money anyway, so why not get the full deal?
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But by the time you buy a kit and then this attachment, plus a reed, you're probably getting close to Quattrini money anyway, so why not get the full deal?
Are you sure matey…? (Sceptical side eye…)

Q Crankcases and exhaust?

If I'd look into that spacer, I'd want to try some pretty low cost cylinders. Nothing sub-130cc though
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Are you sure matey…? (Sceptical side eye…)

Q Crankcases and exhaust?

If I'd look into that spacer, I'd want to try some pretty low cost cylinders. Nothing sub-130cc though
If there's one thing I know, it's the cost of Quattrini kit... Facepalm emoticon Laughing emoticon

You can run them on stock cases (that was my first build) and could use a different exhaust, too, I suppose, but if (as you point out) your goal is to trial various low-cost kits, it could be a really good option.
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If there's one thing I know, it's the cost of Quattrini kit... Facepalm emoticon Laughing emoticon

You can run them on stock cases (that was my first build) and could use a different exhaust, too, I suppose, but if (as you point out) your goal is to trial various low-cost kits, it could be a really good option.
One thing I'm envious on yours, is the big carb… I really want to try a 35mm carb, but I know I'm asking for trouble…
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One thing I'm envious on yours, is the big carb… I really want to try a 35mm carb, but I know I'm asking for trouble…
The big carb is tricky. If you go too big, you'll struggle to get the 1/8-1/4 throttle range correct. The physics just don't allow enough draw of mix and it's perpetually lean.

I've come to the realization I have a little bit of that with the 36, but don't feel like dropping the cash for a 35 to solve a problem that doesn't bother me all that much.

I have a spare 34 on the shelf, but it wasn't big enough for the top end, at least with the 54mm crank. Now that I'm on a 51, maybe I should try it again, but then I'm back to Square One for carb tuning, and I don't really have interest in that right now.
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Note I sneakily mentioned it as "home" of pasta and not the inventors of pasta. Being a stones throw away from the big C, I'm reminded everyday that they invented noodles.

Also I didn't mention pizza either. Because to be honest I'm sure it's not invented by Italians… and I'm pretty positive it's an American invention. Tastes the best though…!
Nope, pizza is a Greek. I was talking to a Greek friend some time ago of my love for their cuisine food and he remarked that despite the fact it was the Greeks that taught the Romans how to cook, the Roman dishes are superior as they took basic recipes and made them better. That and the Romans conquered much of the known world and brought back new techniques and spices with them.
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The big carb is tricky. If you go too big, you'll struggle to get the 1/8-1/4 throttle range correct. The physics just don't allow enough draw of mix and it's perpetually lean.

I've come to the realization I have a little bit of that with the 36, but don't feel like dropping the cash for a 35 to solve a problem that doesn't bother me all that much.

I have a spare 34 on the shelf, but it wasn't big enough for the top end, at least with the 54mm crank. Now that I'm on a 51, maybe I should try it again, but then I'm back to Square One for carb tuning, and I don't really have interest in that right now.
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Nope, pizza is a Greek. I was talking to a Greek friend some time ago of my love for their cuisine food and he remarked that despite the fact it was the Greeks that taught the Romans how to cook, the Roman dishes are superior as they took basic recipes and made them better. That and the Romans conquered much of the known world and brought back new techniques and spices with them.
That doesn't surprise me.
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The big carb is tricky. If you go too big, you'll struggle to get the 1/8-1/4 throttle range correct. The physics just don't allow enough draw of mix and it's perpetually lean.

I've come to the realization I have a little bit of that with the 36, but don't feel like dropping the cash for a 35 to solve a problem that doesn't bother me all that much.

I have a spare 34 on the shelf, but it wasn't big enough for the top end, at least with the 54mm crank. Now that I'm on a 51, maybe I should try it again, but then I'm back to Square One for carb tuning, and I don't really have interest in that right now.
Yeah, time investment is a bigger deal… and then you go back because you nailed it for the previous size…

Installing the bigger carb is a put off too. Leak testing the new manifold… blah blah blah
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