The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigcheese327, Dec 4, 2007.
The photographer,G.L.,was actualy shooting the Bugatti.I like the GN more.
This one via TheOldMotor at the Glenmoor Gathering.
1923 Brigss and Stratton Flyer on offer through www.PreWarCar.com
OK, I'm a lover of all things cyclecar and 3-wheeler -- best thread EVer! I just reserved a 'kit' to build a Buckland B3. Should take delivery sometime next year. I also have a hankering for a Triking, but they are making these in batches, so I'm going for this one first.
Just for you, here's a picture of my Avion trike in its new colour scheme;
That's official British camoflage isn't it?
Same colour as the fog?
( I like it )
PMSL - it's a Fiat colour called Grigio Jet (Italian airforce grey). I wanted the new Morgan Sports Grey but they wouldn't tell me the code - so we sampled it and matched it to this.
I have been enjoying this thread and thought I would share my Airhead Roadster project with you all.
Here's a link to my blog:
Welcome AR! I think you'll fit right in ...
Mighty fine! Glad you found us.
Airhead,will you show us the adapter from the transmission output to your drive line?What do you figure on you final gross weight? Fabulous work!
Shows a lot of thought went into the build---well done!
what year austin was that? great looking start!!
Airhead , hey nice project, that's going to be a long drive shaft, but it gives the joints an easier time,
Love the engineering so far especially the gear lever, you could look at air shifter systems to give you your on steering wheel system ,
Welcome, Airhead, from Aotearoa. Looks like you've got a heck of a project there. Look forward to updates...
Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
To answer some of your questions:
I'm shooting for a GVW of 1200-1500lbs. So far I'm on target, and there's still plenty of holes that can be drilled!
I haven't yet finalized the adaptor from the BMW gearbox to the drive shaft, but do know that it will be a two piece shaft with mostly stock BMW parts from the box to the carrier bearing then what will most likely be an aluminum driveshaft from the carrier to the differential. The shaft from the gearbox to the carrier bearing will be adjustable in length like shafts found on 4WD vehicles so that I am able to slide the motor forward and backward to adjust the weight distribution.
The chassis is a 1933 Austin of England 10-4 2DR.
The shifter can be purchased at the link below. I was really impressed with the quality of the piece for the price.
I never thought about using the stock shaft to another piece.I was always going to machine a piece to go to a small Spicer u-joint.It does make greater sense to use the factory piece to get away from the trans where there is more space.
Here are some images of the GN engine from Archie Frazer Nash's Kim II during the rebuild process.The work is being carried out by Paul Rogers Engineering ( www.paulrogersengineering.co.uk ) . This engine has not run since the 1960s.
Kim II Engine rebuild
More Kim II.This engine is one of the oldest GN engines to survive.It is a unique works engine.Bronze heads and one of a kind cam profiles.
Very interesting, Bob---thanks for posting.
Unique type valve actuation. Only time that I ever saw that, aside from Vincent. Do you know if Phil Irving had anything to do with the design? Typical English fix for something that wasn't a real problem in the first place.
And an overhung crank! Aside from aircraft radials, something that you expect to see in a lawnmower!
Herb,I don't know who designed the engine.You can see more of these kind of parts if you lurk around Cameron Racing Engines website.
I showed the before,here's the after...
That's a great project you have there Airhead. Those Austin chassis are really good and are a great basis for any kind of special build. I always prefered the mechanical brakes on English cars too. The Girling mechanical system was seriously good and was a favourite of mine when I was younger and starting out tinkering with cars.
Amilcar Type CC engine and transmission...
Thibaut Colin's recently purchased Amilcar CS
This was my amilcar had to sell to buy a family car, 37 Hudson
Oh the sacrifices we have to make! How is the spares situation on that Hudson in England?
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