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

  1. foolthrottle
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    Klauserennen, Swiss Theres also some footage of a supercharged Riley, that one brought tears to my eyes, anyone thats driven at speed beyond their ability would know what I mean.
     
  2. banjeaux bob
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    Bob, it looks like a Morgan with a J.A.P. engine.
     
  3. banjeaux bob
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    The Klausenrrennen is the opposite of the Festival of Slowth. They are trying to get up the hill a little bit faster than idle. Entry is costly and fairly exclusive.
     
  4. The37Kid
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    If it was it sure sounded VERY HEALTHY! :) Bob
     
  5. noboD
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    Holy crap, sounds like he had the 16 speed road ranger from the Bullit Mustang. No way would I ride with someone with dog ears on their helmet.
     
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  6. The37Kid
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    I'd like to know what that button does that the riding mechanic was pushing.
     
  7. noboD
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    MAYBE fuel pressure? Beautiful road, BTW.
     
  8. fredvv44
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    A highly modified Morgan 3 wheel. It has a 4 speed gearbox and is really fast..
     
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  9. tarcoleo
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  11. bct
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    sorry if these have been on here before . 34962704_2212476708779316_3771074297699762176_n.jpg 34963063_2212476998779287_685318875968962560_n.jpg
     
  12. banjeaux bob
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  13. Herb Kephart
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    Exquisite fuel and oil tanks, neatly fastened.

    Herb
     
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  14. Kume
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    I give these Salmson mud wings a tick.

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  15. SR100
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    One last Artcurial @ Retromobile note:
    We've had a few posts on Villard before. They were all three-wheelers. The Villard in the auction had four. In the photos, it looks like they simplified the drivetrain to add the 'extra' wheel, but with no diff & questionable Ackermann, I'm curious how it drives: 1931 Villard.jpg
    1931 Villard drivetrain.jpg
     
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  16. fredvv44
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    Weird steering indeed.
     
  17. Rolfzoller
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    CEE5CB39-EE7B-4464-B2B0-F29B00443829.jpeg Soon you can buy this book about Cyclecars Voiturettes Grand -Sport
     
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  18. Rolfzoller
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  19. motoklas
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    Hello, Fred!
    I never saw a photo of Villard four-wheeler before it is posted here (thanks SR100)... It has the most unusual suspension/steering system that I saw at any of automobiles. Nothing strange - it is variant used for Villard three-wheeler, sometimes known as Colombe, too. We discussed its steering some time ago. It is a strange combination of 1/2 of front-wheel steering, then classic motorcycle suspension/steering and almost modern wheel with central steering, similar to wheels used for feet-forward motorcycles...
    This one is even stranger, having two wheels at the front, both powered by the small air-cooled engine - by a chain, without visible differential!
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    Without such strange front end, it could look as a very simplified replica of Morris Minor from the early thirties? (as an open two-seater, sporty a little - shown above)

    Ciao,
    Zoran
    P.S.: On only two videos with Villard three-wheeler, it couldn't be seen the operation of steering!


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  20. banjeaux bob
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  21. jonto
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    Salmson GP at Shelsley Walsh IMG_2202.JPG
     
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  22. jonto
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  27. Ned Ludd
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    Issigonis all over.

    After thinking through the design of the Morris Minor forwards and backwards for over twenty years I can say that there are designers who resist creative engagement. Modifying a Minor elegantly is a game of chess against Sir Alec and, man, is he good. Porsche is of the same kind, as in his own field is Giugiaro. Henry Ford, on the other hand, positively invites creative engagement, even while crankily trying to proscribe it by main force.
     
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  28. jonto
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  29. SR100
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    Sounds like he's using cadence throttle to round that corner. Cadence throttle is a front-wheel-drive technique. I've only once ever heard of it being used on a RWD car, and that was a Trans-Am Corvette noted for its ill-handling.
     
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  30. SR100
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    Unidentified driver driving a cyclecar during speed trials at the Tacoma Speedway in September of 1914.
     

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