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

  1. fredvv44
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    If that is a recent ad it is a good price even with shipping to the US.
     
  2. Rolfzoller
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    That is a recent ad.
     
  3. banjeaux bob
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    207813137_284284680153175_8176605207867511033_n.jpg Amilcar Pegase. A bit larger than a cyclecar. Still a good looking automobile. ancetromobile pic...
     
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    I wonder where hot rodders got the idea to chop the top?
     
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  7. fredvv44
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    Look at Wheels Through Time on youtube. They have several interesting cyclecars there.
     
  8. banjeaux bob
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    Rod, there isn't. Whenever I get an image I usually put the info that accompanies it. Sorry.
     
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  9. rod1
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    Thank you Bob.I have been to the Wheels Through Time , and as amazing as that place is, I do not remember that particular ride.Pure Fun!
     
  10. banjeaux bob
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    The ones at Wheels Though Time are finished to a much higher quality than this one.
     
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    212653194_285006233414353_6194001926865824135_n.jpg Another view of the Amilcar Pegase roadster posted above.
     
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    Here's the same GN from post #12174...much earlier in it's life. 213007619_770580280249680_8744900713638876988_n.jpg
     
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    looks like an infestation
     
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  18. banjeaux bob
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    Do you get the same sort of feeling from these things?
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  19. banjeaux bob
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    "THE 233821665_236627401795644_3071766083316044621_n.jpg 234600585_236627705128947_5664951053279859339_n.jpg "THE MAGGOT" Stefan Marjoram pics...details to follow
     
  20. s.e.charles
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    whoa; first "dually" i've ever seen!
     
  21. noboD
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    Too much is just enough.
     
  22. banjeaux bob
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    Look through past posts for others. stick around for more!
     
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  24. SR100
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    The original had two 996cc JAP v-twins for most of its career. Two 1450cc Harleys would ridiculously overpower a wooden chassis. As it was, it wasn't easy to drive. Bolster famously said "I admit that she’s rather dicey on those tricky straight bits".
     
  25. motoklas
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    Hello, from the strange reason (for me) the fist letter disappeared, so I will try to recreate it...
    Bolster's Bloody Mary was one of the most famous British sprint-special, with the longest racing career the same as its creators...
    Through the period of active racing, it has a lot of modifications, reparations, recreations... I doubt if old wooden chassis was kept to the ned of racing days? At first, the suspension was added, then brakes, and of course various variants of engine, suspension, steering, transmission...

    For sure, it was my favourite from the first photo that I saw - and, stay my old unrealised dream to make a replica, or better said special made in its style and restricted by my possibilities. Many successful and cute replicas were built, or reincarnations, or whatever...
    (with my 71 years, then 188 cm and 107 kg, my versions should be larger a little?)
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    So, if one engine wasn't enough for a new concurrent, we could add another, the best if both are hot V-twins?
    Or, later to add a pair more so to have four engines, at the first four single-cylinder, then four V-twin.
    I was always wondering where John Bolster kept his legs with so many engines? In so small auto, even one big V-twin is big enough to leave a small place for legs...
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    About the originality of the last version - it is original as could be: made by Bolsters and raced by John Bolster, designed and constructed, driven too - in a style of the first version!

    It is similar to the story of legendary Trigger from the British cult TV serial "Only Fools and Horses": through his decades-long career, he used only ONE broom for cleaning the city's streets! Only, he dozens of times change all of its "main components"! But, for HIM, it was only one and HIS old broom, so it was the original as he got it the first day he got it on the reverse, signing paper as an obligation to clean streets and take care about broom!

    Ciao, Zoran
    bloody mary, four engines (1).jpg bloody mary, four engines (2).jpg
     
  26. Outback
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    The Maggot is such an awesome lil car, I've been laid up the last couple of days & watched the VSCC hill climb at Prescott which was held recently.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn97QE3-_KM - 7 hrs 40 mins! lots of very interesting cars/specials/cyclecars Maggot is one of the cars which run up the hill.
     
  27. Outback
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    This is Richard Scaldwell's new build, a GN with the OHC Vtwin - 1500cc I believe GN Scaldwell 2021.2.jpeg GN Scaldwell 2021.3.jpeg GN Scaldwell 2021.jpeg
     
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  28. fredvv44
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    Bolster's book "Specials" gives the details of his various cars. From '29-'33 Mary ran a single JAP. From '33-'37 he ran 2 JAP engines. After that he put Mary aside and started using a GN chassis with up to 4 engines.
     
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  29. 64 DODGE 440
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    Thought I had seen pictures on here of the four engine version back in the 12,000 plus posts of this thread.
     
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  30. banjeaux bob
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    Thanks OUTBACK!
     

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