The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigcheese327, Dec 4, 2007.
Interesting web site. Thanks
Douglas Hawkes' Morgan powered "Flying Spider".
HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is one of my favorite HAMB threads, thanks for all your interesting posts. I just started this one, figured it might appeal to everyone here on the HAMB. Bob http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=9445956#post9445956
David Leigh guiding the original "SPIDER". G.L. image.
1928 Hanomag Komissbrot in Polen. Looks to be much fun!
I love the body, Talgil.
Crazy. No matter what you do with it - race it, fix it, crash it, rebuild it, hop it up... it is still going to be a basket case! Gary
1955 Messerschmitt KR200
Gives a totally new meaning to the term Basketcase. Bob
I was wondering how many people still have the skills to weave a basket like that? Well,there was at least one,wasn't there? I suppose there are some out there still weaving the baskets for hot air balloons.
Mike thanks for the kind words and clarifications, in all honesty, I found this thread thru another thread on locostusa, so, serendipity? Funny thing is I sort of come from hot rods - Beforethe BMW Dixi idea, I'd wanted to build a T-bucket (if going by the many 1/25 scale hot rods I built as a kid was any kind of indication).
awesome, can't wait to see your log start.
BTW, this is the car I mentioned in my previous post, the BMW Dixi. about the size of an Austin 7, or American bantam. I actually sat in a Bantam at the National Antique Car Association museum in hershey PA last may.
In fact the BMW Dixi is an Austin 7, built under licence. The design began to diverge from Austin's almost from the start, though, growing transverse-leaf IFS after a very few years.
Try organizations that do vocational training for the blind. I had such a society weave a very odd-shaped waste-paper basket that fits under the dash of my Golf Mk1.
I think that van is based on a Vespa motor scooter
I have been told that the BMW dixi engine was a mirror image of the Austin 7 one to make it suitable for left hand drive ,,,, I have always fancied making a v8 with a dixi block and an Austin 7 block ,,, would be fun to squeeze it into my Austin 7 ulster ,,
have spent a couple of fruitfull days in the workshop with the Jappic recreation
it now has a deadline to be running as the festival of slowth has been announced
this is in mid may ok who needs a new kidney I need to raise some money to buy a set of wheels for the car its going to be tight
Ade, the American Bantam was a mirrored 7 also--at least the first ones. Later the crank had plain bearing mains, still later 3 mains.
Untitled by little green austin, on Flickr
Today's jappic picture
Speaking of Dixi's and Austins, I have a pile of parts left over from my project that I'm looking to sell. I have a complete Austin of England 10-4 motor w/transmission and complete 10-4 roadster body with glass dash, convertible top frame, etc.
Aside from Ebay, where else would one market parts?
Happy New Year to all! I'm hoping to have a productive year on the Airhead Roadster.
The jappic is looking fantastic Ade!
And that woven body has me thinking Talgil.... there's no shortage of coconut fronds here on the island.....
Have you dug into yours yet ?
WOW that is a sweet looking project . Please post more pic's as the project progresses .
1911 chater lea catalogue for all your cyclecar needs
Ade,quit teasing us with that stuff.I don't think here in the states anyone sold individual items to the public to make their own vehicles.Then to think there was a day when a Brit could go pick out parts and assemble a vehicle without going to the breakers is a pretty cool thought.The other thought is that there probably few if any GNs Frazer-Nash's that made here for any of us to build specials out of.
There has to be a plus side to living in the Uk
It's certainly not the surplus of sunshine!
Morgans with Ewan Cameron and Colin Wood.
We allow these orphans here.
Do you have any details on these 2 orphans?
Separate names with a comma.