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PostSubject: Tom Novak's Blown 427 Bike    Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:13 pm



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Quoted from Nolan Woodbury:

A true two-wheeled behemoth, (Tom) Novak started construction of his injected, big-block powered dragster in 1977. “I envisioned smoky quarter-mile burnouts” he laughed, crawling around the hulking machine before squirting a some starter fluid into a couple of the injectors and lighting if off. A thundering beast, the Big Bike uses a frame design similar to that of his small-block powered street bike. Even though it features a weight saving 427-CI Can Am aluminum block, the sheer mass, power and leverage caused by the monstrous 16.5 x 32 x 15" rear slick makes the machine impossible to navigate on anything but level ground. A ZL-1 tune, Novak has upped the ante with a 10-71 Bowers magnesium blower with one Stromberg 97 two-barrel for each cylinder. Power transfer is handled by a two-speed Powerglide using a two-disc Cowerglide clutch, all housed in a quick-change primary that uses triple-row roller chains. I didn’t ask where the carbine-sized drive chain came from but regardless, it has its work cut out for it.

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