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

  1. motoklas
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    Kume,
    What book?
    Anyway, photo is wonderufl. I like such b&w photos from period, with atmosphere...
    (what was story about that serious and proud owner of motorised tricikl?)
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    Trough period of decages, I gathered a lot of books about motorisation history (aviation, too), and now do not know what to do with them: no good place to keep them, no will to read them again (anyone was red a few times) and nobody is interested here to buy them, maybe not even to take them for free (young people do not read books at all, neither newspapers or magazines)...

    Zoran (O.T.)
     
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  3. motoklas
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    Hello,

    So, mystery is now solved: beautiful light special was made by Chamberlain Brothers, and in two versions:

    • the first one was Chamberlain Special “The Beetle” with Indian V-twin engine, front-wheel-drive, space frame, independent suspension all around (at rear – swinging suspension by dead half-axles that could look as classic axle, looking form outside) – according to posted photons – it is still alive and sometime present on auto-shows;
    • the second one was Chamberlain-8, similar to the first one, but with 4-cylinder, two-stroke engine with 8 pistons, water-cooled, supercharged ... and, with inboard-front brakes at differential box – it is also still alive and sometime present on auto-shows or in museum (video-link attached);
    Therefore, it seems that the first model wasn't improved by different braking and disk-wheels – with extraordinary engine: two models were built and still exist! Both of them were examples of extraordinary imagination and excellent engineering!

    Zoran
     

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  4. motoklas
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    P.S.: Beside mentioned pair of specials, Bob Chamberlain built recreation of famous racing NAPIER L-48 from 1904 - engine was original, chassis maybe of another Napier and everything else was built by Bob.
    Zoran
     

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  5. Kume
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    sorry about that -
    Charles Jarrott (1906). Ten Years of Motors and Motor Racing. E. P. Dutton & Company.
     
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  7. banjeaux bob
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  8. motoklas
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    ================================================
    Thank you, Kume!

    I searched a little and found some scanned pages - looks as wonderful book! Then, I found biography of author Charles Jarrot! Quite interesting person, good writer and racing driver. Such books written in period time, by persons active in matter (this time racing) - are the most valuable for me... Beside direct experience and feeling for atmosphere, they are written without later experience "what's happened after" and new wisdom about past from modern attitude...

    Ciao,
    Zoran
     

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  9. banjeaux bob
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    12039638_803281283124865_2933173223154424952_n.jpg Thompson Brothers cyclecar from J-P C. ....
     
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    For me is this Frazer Nash chain drive the non plus ultra for a car.When i decided to use a Frazer Nash chassis with chain drive for my curtiss aero engined car project i was not aware that this solution is very very expensive.
     
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  12. motoklas
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    Hello Rolf,
    Where we could find news (more information) about your interesting project?
    Maybe to post some of that her?
    Zoran
     
  14. banjeaux bob
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    Read the page after following hyper-text link....
     
  15. Rolfzoller
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    I will inform about the progres of this project in the thread aero engined vintage racer
     
  16. banjeaux bob
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    1924 Matchless dlAttach (1).jpg
     
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  20. LeeStohr
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    Morgan 3 Wheelers at the British Invasion, Stowe, Vermont, September 19.
    Pre Monobloc, brass bodied Amal carburetters and hairpin valve springs! Nice.

    Morgans at Stowe.jpg
    Morgans at Stowe2.jpg
    Morgans at Stowe3.jpg
     
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  21. banjeaux bob
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    This is the GN ,belonging to Duncan,we have seen with the orange covering on the "bonnet". Picture from GCL! 12039647_895134527231859_2249748715978521655_n.jpg
     
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  22. banjeaux bob
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    GN from Marc T. ..... 12036895_10153690734094306_2790967223793403899_n.jpg
     
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  23. banjeaux bob
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    Vitesse at Hardy Hall Restorations from GL... 12042892_895138990564746_4545813877681129976_n.jpg 12079133_895139010564744_3364803419405680467_n.jpg 10435920_895139040564741_1044208200223364884_n.jpg
     
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  24. banjeaux bob
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    An interesting little vehicle from Isabelle... 12074790_10207872230512603_4692081553146851590_n.jpg 12088086_10207872229592580_4002980787613646740_n.jpg 12088138_10207872228872562_3772831561655880072_n.jpg 12088502_10207872215872237_1826015164537649357_n.jpg
     
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  25. motoklas
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    Bob,
    Wonderful contribution, as ever!
    Cute small vehicle in a category of "sociable 3-wheelers": layout as motorcycle with side-car, but with steering as automobile, from side-car position! There were variants for 2 + 2 seating (netire familly)...
    Some of my internet-friends like that (thinking about replicas), but I wouldn't dare to drive it, except in "fully pensioner-mode"!

    Zoran
    P.S. manufacturer tried to sell it to army?
     
  26. noboD
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    I like Isabelle's seats, look comfy.
     
  27. The37Kid
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    That is the perfect vehicle to clone to haul in the back of your DB Truck.. Bob
     
  28. ... or you could wedge an FT 17 in there... :D
     
  29. banjeaux bob
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    "GRANNIE" w/J.A.P. from G.L. ... 12049395_895286570549988_7437201799573207188_n.jpg 12088253_895286557216656_6460224820048693166_n.jpg 12079611_895286263883352_5433133784554647242_n.jpg 12046726_895286400550005_2007678243959101349_n.jpg
     
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  30. banjeaux bob
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    Richard Scaldwell's V-8 J.A.P. GN via G.L. ... 12043132_894956517249660_4775011523492002722_n.jpg
     
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