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

  1. Cosmo50
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    This one isn't really vintage or anything. I saw it at a local car show a few months back.
    It's a little roadster with a Honda Goldwing engine and transmission.
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  2. motoklas
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    Fred, quite right!
    It is one of the best looking sport-lux automobiles from the period between the Wars, both in original state or re-created (replica). I found one with red leader interior and it still looks noble.
    Probably that performances are even better than original, using the most important components from modern automobiles (the fifties)...
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    Only, as all similar big coupés with long bonnets/hoods and small windows (most of the Voisins, RR Phantom II, American big sport-lux coupés and a lot other from upper crust class) - it shouldn't be quite safe for modern traffic, especially in towns? But, a nice twisting country road on Sunday morning or late afternoon - should be magnificent?

    Ciao,
    Zoran
    P.S.: So, Fred - choose one and I would some from the rest!
    P.P.S.: Sorry for long off-topic!
     
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  3. motoklas
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    Hello, Cosmo!
    Not original cyclecar, but could answer the question that started this wonderful Forum 11 years ago (total 361 page and a few thousands of postings and even more photos and sketches):

    "... Which further leads to me thinking about motorcycle engines in four-wheeled contraptions in general ..."

    Maybe Dave left us a long time ago (made his modern version of cyclecar?), but the Forum is alive and quite well running!

    Ciao,
    Zoran
     
  4. banjeaux bob
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    Wow, some of those racing Mog's are quite outrageous indeed.
     
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  11. motoklas
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    Hello, Rolf!
    You are quite right - that cyclecar is developed on a base of once famous UK motorcycle sidecar - BRAMBLE!
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    But, it is really motorised and movable. Please, pay attention at rear-wheels brakes! Feet serve for reverse!
    Somewhere I have longer video with ist rolling around, but I couldn't find it now, so just this one:
    https://web.stagram.com/p/BVB4DVlBFN_?locale=en

    The photo that you posted is shot by talented Stefan Marjoram - probably at the Festival of Slowth, the same as the following drawing and photos!
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    Ciao,
    Zoran
    P.S.: the paragraph from Tim Gunn's website that explains more -
    "I first saw this car about 20 years ago. It is the Bramble Cyclecar owned by Mark Walker whose other car is the 1905 200hp Land Speed Darracq. An inspiration post on that car will follow soon. But in the meantime, you are free to marvel at everything that is encapsulated in the Bramble Cyclecar. Bamboo chassis, 500cc Jap engine and a hole in the floor for your feet to walk it backwards for reverse gear.
    Here is the car filmed by me back in 2017 at the 'exclusive' Festival of Slowth. I posted the film on Facebook soon after and you can see by the amount of views it has had, how much it captures everyone's imagination. Enjoy.
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  12. motoklas
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    ... instead of photos, some short films, with another simple cyclecars!







    Ciao,
    Zoran
     
  13. banjeaux bob
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    Stefan is the best, whether with a camera or a pencil.
     
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  15. motoklas
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    Nobo, quite right!
    Z.
     
  16. SR100
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    NinonCyclecarChassis.jpg
    Ninon chassis, a photo I found on another forum posted by our much-missed SanctaRosa.

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    The Sports Ninon.

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    The family model.
     
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  18. banjeaux bob
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    looks like a Citroen 2CV three wheeler scooter and farm tractor sheet metal body work.
     
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    The Goldwing was (is?) one of the engine options for my Morris Minor. Even the stock 80bhp or so is over double the 948cc A-series's output.
     
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  24. motoklas
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    ... could the body of rat-road three-wheeler be parts of original bonnet/hood for Citroen 2cv from the fifties, the same as mechanical and chassis base?
    My humble opinion is that such components should be better used for reconstruction of some old and rare 2cv - but, for sure that owner/constructor had right to do whatever he wants and that he had a lot of fun building and driving three-wheeler in such form...
    Rolf, thank you for additional photos that show more details!

    Well-known and old story (forgotten trough years) about converting broken Citroen 2cv into a motorcycle in the heart of desert - is cute, but to me not very real? But, who knows - everything is possible when people are desperate but with a cool head. Without other solutions, or just for fun, strong imagination and dedication are helpful? (like putting big old V-8 aero-engine into G.N. or Fraser-Nash chassis?)

    Ciao,
    Zoran
     
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  25. rgdavid
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    2cv into motorcycle was indeed very real,
    I like the 3 wheeler 2cv,...fun.
     
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  26. banjeaux bob
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