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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigcheese327, Dec 4, 2007.
Steam engined cycle car 1906 195kmh
From avion de la route
Cool, but at sixteen feet long and as heavy (or heavier) as a regular car, it is hardly a cyclecar.
The famous Stanley Tea Kettle?
EVEN GOING BLIND I HAVE NOTICED THAT "CYCLE CARS" ARE GETTING FAR LARGER HERE
MAYBE WE NEED TO START "WORLDS LARGEST CYCLE CAR" THREAD
JUST A THOUGHT
I believe that car still holds the speed record for a steam car.
No, but it took until 2009...
... similar to 80% of automobiles shown here?
Most of them are beuatiful and even magnificent - but, not the cyclecars!
However, maybe a few shown here could be accepted as steam cyclecars, loosely classified?
... on photos:
...or, on film:
Becose of the wheels I call it cycle car
That one is for sale, now painted green.
Hello, Fred!Thank you for inetresting information.
Written price does not look too high, but as "Steam-Morgan" is not in working condition - a new owner could spend a few years of work and thousand more $$$ or £££ or whatever...
Ciao, ZoranP.S.: To continue this OFF-topic discussion:
Of course, not a cyclecars, but compared to full-size steam lorries - they are quite small and light? Maybe, we shall in meantime find real cyclecar powered by steam!
... and, now some homemade cyclecars, at the first part of the film - the second part: again road going steam locomotive!
... and, two wannabe cyclecar (one micro, one not so small)!
... and, here in H.A.M.B. forum - famous Jappic record-breaking cyclecar - replica is made by Ade Ward, at the first film is original!
... and, one homemade veteran car, something bigger than cyclecars, but very cute?
... and, one a'la Morgan!
... and, three from India!
This great forum started as a field for thoughts about homebuilding "modern" cyclecar?
Some are not so modern, but...
That's all folks, for tonight!
I would love to have it as I've been building steam stuff for 25 years. I can't even imagine calling my insurance agent. "You want to insure a WHAT??"
Hello, Fred!I know that you are the old expert on steam-powered vehicles!
This one you will sort easily - just to registered ti!
(three-wheeler, but not Morgan, old 60 years, propelled by steam-power)
Stu, my internet-freidn from Australia, built two steam automobiles, replicas of veteran cars:
the first was the replica of Stanley Steamer, used for parades only and at steam railway models poligons; it had two smaller boilers that was attested under law and standards for models...
the second was assembled kit-complete Likamobile, adapted and tuned a lot - for his friend Tom, RIP... Tom used it at roads, registered as original veteran steam-car, just had to remove disk-brakes during attest...
That looks like a lot of fun.
Steam cars are great IF you want to spend 5-6 hours fixing and maintenance for every hour running on the road
Herb-------- been there, done that, didn't want the d****d T shirt
Steam stuff is only for tinkerers. If you don't love doing that then it's not for you.
Herb, I always thought I wanted a steam car. Last summer I rode in a Stanley on a tour day of about 75 miles. The owner/driver worked ALL day while driving, checking gauges and pumping water. My job was to refill the tank every 25 miles, used 1 1/4 gallons of water per mile. At the end of the day all I could taste was kerosene. Cured me of my desire.
BACK TO CYCLE CARS......
That needs a mouth smiling painted below the headlights,
THAT ONE HAD 10HP ENGINE IN THE BACK.... THE SMILE WAS ALWAYS PAINTED ON MY FACE DRIVING THE "RED THING"
Was that a home built of a production 3 wheeler? Has the look of a bumper car.
Thought that you didn't believe in three wheel vehicles Bluto-----
YOUR RIGHT WE ONLY OWN FOUR THREE WHEELED TRUCKS AND THREE SIDECAR BIKES
German cycle car from ZF Friedrichshafen
Beautiful post-War cyclecar, especially in silver-body version!
I really like the champion,
The moter "TWN" , was a german moter ?
HERE IS SOME DATA
THESE ARE WONDERFUL TINY CARS. HONESTLY A MOTORIZED OVERCOAT
TWN stood for Triumph Works Nuremberg. (I think!) Not any relation to the English Triumph Motorcycle.
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