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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigcheese327, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. fredvv44
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    Interesting web site. Thanks
     
  2. banjeaux bob
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    Douglas Hawkes' Morgan powered "Flying Spider".
     

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    David Leigh guiding the original "SPIDER". G.L. image.
     

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    I love the body, Talgil.
     
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    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
     
  9. banjeaux bob
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    1955 Messerschmitt KR200
     

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  10. The37Kid
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    Gives a totally new meaning to the term Basketcase. Bob :rolleyes:
     
  11. banjeaux bob
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    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.
     
  12. robbovius
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    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.
    Robb

    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.

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  13. Ned Ludd
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    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.
     
  14. banjeaux bob
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    Van
     

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  15. echnidna
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    I think that van is based on a Vespa motor scooter
     
  16. UKAde
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    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
     
  17. ebtm3
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    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.

    Herb
     
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    motoklas and brayton engine guy like this.
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    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.....
     

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    Have you dug into yours yet :D?
     
  21. Okie Pete
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    WOW that is a sweet looking project . Please post more pic's as the project progresses .
     
  22. UKAde
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  23. banjeaux bob
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    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.
     
  24. UKAde
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    There has to be a plus side to living in the Uk
     
  25. banjeaux bob
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    It's certainly not the surplus of sunshine!
     
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  27. banjeaux bob
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    From J.J.
     

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  28. banjeaux bob
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    Morgans with Ewan Cameron and Colin Wood.
     

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  29. banjeaux bob
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    We allow these orphans here.
     

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  30. bobadame
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    Do you have any details on these 2 orphans?
     

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