Last Call- The Slow Café Edition

Cafe Moped
Even if you can’t go fast, it’s always nice to at least look fast. This little Super Cub may not be ready to set any TT records, but it sure looks like it would like to try. I especially like the copper plumbing T fitted to the top of the carb. That’s got to add at least 1 mile per hour to the top end.
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. 
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  1. JayP2112 Avatar
    JayP2112

    I'd hoon it.
    OT- Took the Mustang back to the shop for a retest since it failed the OBD scan the last time. I expected them to plug the tool in and give the thumbs up but they gave it the full test again. I'd driven 160 miles that week on the stock tune. Which sucked BTW.
    The kid stuck the decal in the window and said it passed. I drove it out of the bay to my house where I put the 93 race tune back on the car. I don't think the kid could drive a manual…

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Two Wheel Tuesday: A look at motorcycle racing in England in the '60s (made in the '60s). Good stuff from the Isle Of Man TT. This would be the 1960 TT, since it was John Surtees' third consecutive win in the senior class.
    [youtube HFfaFx-DZo8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFfaFx-DZo8 youtube]

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      1960 saw nearly 14,000 deaths among motorcycle riders under 24, in England alone.
      Source:The Glory Days of British Motorbikes – BBC Timeshift Series 13
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNNUYHhoDiU

  3. JoeDunlap Avatar
    JoeDunlap

    The copper plumbing tee is probably there to keep you from setting your face on fire th first time it backfires through the carb. Been there done that ??

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      The dirt cover from both wheels should take care of that quickly…or am I just living in a place where even imagining dry roads is a bit adventurous?

  4. neight428 Avatar
    neight428

    My brother and I tried to hoon a 49cc Yamaha scooter in our formative years. It was a challenge to do so, but we managed to sack the suspension fairly quickly. Flat track style slides were working their way in to our repertoire when it gave up the ghost.

  5. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    I've always wanted to own an Unspecified, and now here's my chance! Plus, it's for sale in Tijuana – what could go wrong?
    http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/u
    <img src="http://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/34030642-770-0@2X.jpg&quot; "width=600">

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      Lost opportunity: "Laser limousine" is what they went for when "Axe limousine" would have been more descriptive of the clay model design process.
      Wild price, and no interior pictures?

  6. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    I looked on the Hemmings Daily blog this morning, and found this article featuring a cool tool:
    Product Test: Thread Checker http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/01/28/pro
    <img src="http://assets.blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2015/01/ThreadChecker.jpg&quot; 'width="500'/">
    I'm thinking I need one of these. The bottom half has internal threads, for checking screws.

    1. Slow_Joe_Crow Avatar
      Slow_Joe_Crow

      Interesting, but I can do the same thing with my tap and die set plus I can chase and cut threads if necessary. If I need portability, thread gauges are small and I can add a ruler.

    2. r henry Avatar
      r henry

      I have this. Very handy! Heartily recommend!

  7. Colonel Panik Avatar
    Colonel Panik

    That bike would live in my house as a coffee table.
    Art.

  8. Geo. Barris Avatar
    Geo. Barris

    If it don't GO, chrome it !

  9. r henry Avatar
    r henry

    That copper tee could be swapped for an Elbow to form a Ram Air scoop for another .0001 hp. –As long as the dirt kicked up from the front tire is redirected of course….

  10. r henry Avatar
    r henry

    Is that a hard tail…or some sort of sketch lever action spring?

    1. Rover_1 Avatar
      Rover_1

      Well observed.