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New Steam Motorcycle sets at record at ECTA Ohio Mile


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Old 09-30-2014, 11:46:29 PM
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Default New Steam Motorcycle sets at record at ECTA Ohio Mile

ECTA Ohio Mile 9/27/2014 Steam Motorcycle
Published on Sep 29, 2014
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Getting the steamer fired up for the first run.


ECTA Ohio Mile 9/27/2014 Bill Barnes Steam Motorcycle Breaks Longest Standing Land Speed Record
Published on Sep 30, 2014
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This video shows Bill Barnes from Lewistown, PA, making his first run down the track at the Ohio Mile. His official half-mile speed was 71.8620 mph, breaking Sylvester Roper's record set in 1896. On the second run of the day in Ohio, Bill broke 80 mph for an official record of 80.5009 mph.


Link to ECTA: http://www.ecta-lsr.com/

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Wasn't Bad for the first time driving it.
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Wasn't Bad for the first time driving it.
Not at all.

I was not trying to steal your thunder Steamisthestuff if you are the same youtube user... Just sharing videos.

I hope Bill didn't have the same problem that Sylvester had.. :/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_H._Roper

Bill's setup looks like it has a stanley type boiler. What engine was he running?

Any links or info?

At 80mph it was probably very terrifing and exhilarating.

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I appreciate you posting it. I used a Stanley engine 3'' bore 4'' stroke. We used aluminium pistons, modern bearings,It ran real smooth. I was scared to death Thanks Bill
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ECTA OHIO Mile 9/27/14 Bill Barnes Steam Motorcycle 80.5 mph Stanley Steamer Lewistown Pa
Published on Oct 12, 2014 by youtube user steamisthestuff
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Bill returning from the 80.5 mph run


OHIO Mile 9/27/14 ECTA Steam Motorcycle Triples Longest Standing Land Speed Record
Published on Oct 12, 2014 by youtube user steamisthestuff
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This is the second run of the day at the ECTA Ohio Mile on 9/27/14. Please excuse the poor videography--this is amateur video and it was taken from quite a distance using a 35-80mm lens. On this run, Bill did 80.5 mph, which tripled the record set by Sylvester Roper in 1896.


My only question is why does the youtube video description say "tripled the record set by Sylvester Roper".

Are we talking about average or top speed?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvest...h_while_riding

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Its 1 mile to the trap. You hope that's were you are going the fastest. My first run I waited too late. Second run I turned the fuel pressure up, changed to a higher gear. Was going around 90 mph when the burner started acting up. I should have turned the fuel pressure down. and put bigger burner jets in. But it was too late to have another run. Maybe next year. Thanks Bill

---------- Post added at 05:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:48 PM ----------

I was more nervous running a Stanley at the Newport Hill climb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD3B...eqQuyj2X8OfwwQ
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