1938 Brough Superior – Golden Dream ~ Grease n Gasoline

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Brough Superior  motorcycles, sidecars, and motor cars were made by George Brough in his Brough Superior works on Haydn Road in Nottingham, England, from 1919 to 1940. They were dubbed the “Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles” by H.

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1938 Brough Superior – Golden Dream

The Brough Superior Golden Dream was designed and built by George Brough in Nottingham, England, in 1938. With its distinctive gold finish, this was to be the ultimate Brough Superior but production was stopped by the outbreak of War in 1939
1938 Brough Superior – Golden Dream

 Development


Designed as a team effort by Brough, ‘Ike’ Hatch, and Freddie Dixon, the engine has two horizontally opposed flat twins one above the other and geared together, thus rotating counter to each other forming an H engine. Connecting rods from opposed cylinders were of the fork and blade type and thus shared a common crank pin. All pistons moved in unison, that is to the left or to the right at the same time. The pistons could thus be counterweighted 100% yielding a perfect balance. Primary, secondary and higher-order sources of vibration canceled each other, as did the gyroscopic effects from each camshaft.
George Brough described it a “flat vertical” engine. The four cylinders were 68 × 68 mm (2.7 × 2.7 in) equating to 988 cc, with the camshafts gear-driven. Further development work was done on the engine, reconfiguring it as 71 × 63 mm (2.8 × 2.5 in) (998cc), with chain-driven camshafts

1938 Brough Superior – Golden Dream

1938 Brough Superior – Golden Dream

 The frame was designed to accommodate the unusual engine and was welded together with a fully sprung plunger type springing for the rear wheel, unlike the cantilever swingarm suspension on the Brough Superior SS100. The forks were Brough Superior’s “Castle” forks derived from a Harley-Davidson design, and many components such as the petrol tank, saddle and wheels were the same as standard Brough Superior machines.
The Dream had optional three or four speed transmission, manufactured to Brough’s own design by David Brown Ltd. of Huddersfield. The final shaft drive had an underslung worm and pinion gear on the rear axle and the propeller shaft was enclosed in a tube.

1938 Brough Superior – Golden Dream

1938 Brough Superior – Golden Dream

Exhibition and pre-production


The Golden Dream was exhibited at the Earls Court motorcycle show in London in 1938. Five Golden Dreams were produced during 1939 and another model was planned for exhibition at Olympia; but World War II was declared in September 1939 and the Brough works were turned over to the war effort, making components for Rolls-Royce. Brough Superior never returned to motorcycle production


Surviving Golden Dreams


At least one Dream is running and is owned by the chairman of the Brough Superior Club, Nottingham, England. Two others are under restoration.
A Brough Superior Dream was on display at the British National Motorcycle Museum. Like many exhibits it was destroyed in a fire in 2003 but has since been largely restored, although it has never run, as there are no internals in the engine or gearbox.

George Brough 



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FIAT – V24 Engine – M.C.72 Aircraft Engine

A V24 engine is a V engine with 24 cylinders, suitable only for very large trucks or locomotives.
FIAT – V24 Engine

M.C.72 aircraft engine
A very large V24, the AS.6, engine was built by Fiat in the early 1930s as a powerplant for the competition aeroplane Macchi M.C.72. This engine was in reality formed by mounting two Fiat AS.5 V12s one behind the other, obtaining a total displacement of over 50 litres (3,051 cu in) and a power output of about 3,100 horsepower (2,310 kW). The two units remained separated (they could be started separately) but the output shaft was shared. Between the units sat the gearbox that was used to reduce the propeller speed, and the final output shaft ran between the cylinder banks of the front engine to reach the nose of the aeroplane.

FIAT – V24 Engine

FIAT – V24 Engine

FIAT – V24 Engine

FIAT – V24 Engine

FIAT – V24 Engine
Detroit Diesel 24V-71 is a modern, two-stroke V24 Diesel engine, capable of producing 1,800 horsepower.

3 stroke engine – cross over between 2stroke and 4stroke engine ~ Grease n Gasoline

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3 stroke engine – cross over between 2stroke and 4stroke engine This is a pre-test of the world´s first three-stroke engine. At Miduniversíty in Östersund, Sweden. This principle is patended by Nils-Johan Nilsson.

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Blumfield Motorcycles

Blumfield were motorcycles produced in 1903 and from 1910-1914.
These machines were built at Lower Essex Street, Birmingham, from 1910 onwards.
1903 The earliest model with the Blumfield name, powered by a Minerva engine, was known to have been running around Birmingham.
Blumfield Motorcycles 

Blumfield Motorcycles 

 1910 The marque reappeared and ran in the TT. Two production models were available. Typical of the era, they had 5hp or 7hp V-twin engines, belt drive and sprung forks.
1912 Singles and twin ranging from 3.5hp to 9hp were offered as well as a two-speed gearbox. They also supplied fittings to the trade.
1913 They entered the TT once again but were not successful.
1914 Motor engineers. Specialities: motor cycle and cycle car engineers.
1914 No further motorcycles were produced after that year.

Blumfield Motorcycles 

Blumfield Motorcycles 



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