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Features Digging up the Gopher Motor

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
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    In Minnesota, there is a different kind of Gopher motor. That's what I was thinking this would be.
     
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  2. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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    Thanks for the great story. You’re right about the people you meet that you otherwise wouldn’t. I have met A ton because of hot rodding.Memories like this last A lifetime. Snowman
     
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  3. Nick32vic
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    Very cool!!!! So, what is the purpose of the counter balanced crank?
     
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  4. J.Ukrop
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    Great question. The counterbalanced crank reduces how much the engine moves in the mounts, resulting in less wasted energy and smoother running. At least that's how I understood it.
     
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  5. Harley1x
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    Awesome story Joey, thanks for sharing.....
     
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  6. J.Ukrop
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    Thank you everyone for the replies. There are a few more developments to this story, some of which I will be sharing at a later date. For those of you who are interested, here is the full episode on YouTube of our search for the Gopher Motor.

     
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  7. Ebbsspeed
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    HO LEE SHIT!! "E" has one of those collections that I could spend days looking at. You found a diamond mine, and a gem of a guy!
     
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  8. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
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    Hemi Joel
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    from Minnesota

    Awesome video! This gentleman exemplifies the difference between a hoarder and a collector. He knows what he has and where it is, he has great stuff, well cared for, and accessible. He is a true collector.
     

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