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

  1. fredvv44
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  2. foolthrottle
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    found these pictures
     

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  3. banjeaux bob
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    67784582_2882701591756655_4613081698114994176_n.jpg I've probably posted this sometime in the past.
     
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  4. JackdaRabbit
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    Please ID this 3 Wheeler.
    mystery 3.JPG
     

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  5. This is our version of a cycle car(t). The first 20 seconds is my granddaughter on her first hot rod, I had it lettered and pinstriped by a HAMBer. The next part of the clip is her first time in gravel several weeks back ... she's 14 now.

     
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  6. banjeaux bob
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    Has she started asking for more power in that kart yet?
     
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  8. fredvv44
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    Not a Darmont. I'd guess a home built. I had that same left headlight problem. Rim and bulb fell out onto the pavement. Went back to retrieve it but a truck had run over it.
     
  9. JackdaRabbit
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    I was thinking one off too, Fred. Looks to be sliding pillar front susp.
    I screen captured that pic from a youtube of this year's Grand Prix Retro in Puy Notre Dame, France. YouTube channel: "Albumeinvista Video". Fun viewing
     
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    99F02BAC-FF1C-4DFC-93F9-B6AD288BD6E1.jpeg This weekend is the international hill climb Küssnacht -Seebodenalp in Switzerland with the participation of some Morgans.
     
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  11. Shes ready for more power ... Grandpas not haha.
     
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  12. SR100
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    Fred, I'm curious why you don't think its a Darmont. I thought it was rebodied, but digging deeper, it appears to be a c.1935 Aérolux:
    upload_2019-8-9_4-3-40.jpeg
    I must confess, my first clue was the passenger's Darmont shirt...
     
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  13. fredvv44
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    You got me there. I have never seen a Darmont with that kind of grill. All I've seen had the narrow radiator V twin. I didn't even know they made a 4 banger.
     
  14. JackdaRabbit
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    Thanks for digging that up, SR100. That `33-4 Ford-ish grille speaks to many of us Yankees
     
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    I hadn't seen any reference to one before either, that's why I assumed it was modified. When I saw the Aérolux pic, I also thought it was a four, but the site where I found the pic said it was a 1089cc water-cooled twin. Which begs the question: Is the site wrong or was Darmont trying to make their twin look like a four?
     
  16. fredvv44
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    I need to study those more. The V-Junior is nice too.
     
  17. SR100
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    I looked up Darmont in the Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. It said that all Darmonts were powered by Blackburne engines built under license.
     
  18. motoklas
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    Hello,
    Nice travel trough time in a short film!
    The first shots promised daredevil driver and the last prooved that!
    Could that be one of the now-famous CycleKarts, some fifteen years ago "invented" by Pete Stevenson, his family and friends? The first nest of those buzzing little scaled-down racers was California, then Texas and now there could be found all over the World!

    Caio,
    Zoran
     
  19. motoklas
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    Hello,
    Does anybody know if Russian motorcycle URAL (or Ukraninina Dnieper) with sidecar and power on both the rear-wheel and the sidecar wheel - have reverse? Older model, with destroyed engines, could be found cheaply, especially in Europe. Last time, but with a good motor, I found one by some chance in Slovenia, Europe.

    Or this boxer motor with gearbox for BMW 600, big Isetta, for around 1000 Euros, less in $$$$...
    https://www.njuskalo.hr/oldtimer-dijelovi/motor-bmw-isetta-600ccm-oglas-20205331

    Or this Moto-Guzzi 500, motor and gearbox for heavy three-wheeler (must have reverse?), for around 820 Euros, less in $$$...
    https://www.njuskalo.hr/oldtimer-di...r-mjenjacem-trokolicu-kardanom-oglas-18354213

    Or this gearbox for Isetta 250/300, for around 670 Euros, less in $$$...
    https://www.njuskalo.hr/oldtimer-dijelovi/bmw-iseta-250-300-getriba-oglas-22825088

    All three are in Croatia, Europe! Of course, for light, low-powered, slow-speed cyclecar!
    Some of that would be good for me and my old dream about self-built cyclecar (not this time), but not so for the people across oceans...

    Ciao,
    Zoran
     
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  20. fredvv44
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    What about a Harley Servi-car? They are quit expensive these days. Also I think there is an aftermarket reverse gear for Harley bikes but you loose 4th gear to install it.
     
  21. motoklas
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    ... so, as I like motoring mysteris, I search a little about shown masterpiece, the most minimalistic coupés that I saw until now!
    (from strange and irracional reasons, I started to like small coupés)
    This one is not so small by general dimensions, but the cockpit is small for sure!

    It is a replica of Maserati A6G CS 1947, made by Ito Dellepiane. It has a BMW engine, 6 cylinders, 2 Litre, with three 40/40 Webers, 4-speed gearbox, hand-made aluminium body, 4 wheel disk-brakes and independent suspension all around...




    Not much of original, but wonderfully made!
    It was for sale for £42,000.00!


    This was original at the race!

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    ... and this one with the original motor:

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    ... and, this one at shows:
    [​IMG] Maserati, spider monofaro, replica (1).jpg Maserati, spider monofaro, replica (2).jpg Maserati, spider monofaro, replica (3).jpg Maserati, spider monofaro, replica (4).jpg Maserati, spider monofaro, replica (5).jpg Maserati, spider monofaro, replica (6).jpg Maserati-Dellepiane, monofaro, replica (0a).jpg Maserati-Dellepiane, monofaro, replica (0b).jpg Maserati-Dellepiane, monofaro, replica (1).jpg Maserati-Dellepiane, monofaro, replica (2).jpg Maserati-Dellepiane, monofaro, replica (3).jpg Maserati-Dellepiane, monofaro, replica (5).jpg Maserati-Dellepiane, monofaro, replica (6).jpg

    It seems that there are more replicas, but mostly made as spiders, that looks more-or-less as originals!
    Ciao, Zoran
     
  22. banjeaux bob
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    download (26).jpg Only four wheeled Darmonts Jr's View attachment 4383960 looked like the 3 wheeled Aeroluxe pictured.The three wheeled Darmonts look like the Morgans they were modeled after....with the engine ahead of the radiator.great find SR100.
     
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    10585619_10203417582454777_931110196_n.jpg coupa_10.jpg raymon10.jpg sand110.jpg The first image is of 4 wheel Sandford. most Sandford's were 3 wheelers.
     
  24. fredvv44
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    It seems that by the mid '30's the 3 wheeler was going out of style all over. The brits alao dropped the tax advantage so it was 4 wheels or die.
     
  25. fredvv44
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    Zoran, that is a really nice coupe; needs a lot of work for that price.
     
  26. tarcoleo
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    Possibly the Wheel Horse garden tractor transmission shown might lend itself to a cycle car;
    it features 3 forward speeds and reverse each in two gears Hi and Low. It is robust and has a differential with 1-1/8 dia. axles. However, gears cannot be changed on the fly. Just saying.
     

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  29. fredvv44
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    One at the Lane Museum, Nashville.
    Sima.JPG
     
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