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Let's Talk Cyclecars

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

  1. TheOldFox
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    Street Legal Streamliner thread? Where is this thread?

    EDIT: Nevermind, I found it. Feel silly now for failing the first three searches, the fourth one led me right there.
     
  2. Ned Ludd
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    SOMEDAY I will build a tank- they're so stinkin' ugly that they're CUTE :D!!!
     
  4. JackdaRabbit
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  5. banjeaux bob
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    Ok,so we've seen these images before. It is Jean Reville a pioneer midger race driver from England. The race is at the Crystal Palace.

    The other image is of a car Jean built using a modified BSA engine and front drive.He built several midget cars for resale.
     

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  6. banjeaux bob
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    500 cc J.A.P. powered Cooperesque car.Graham Little pics
     

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  7. banjeaux bob
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    1926 Amilcar CGS DuVal coupe.

    If you go to YouTube,you can find it by searching for

    Amilcar CGS - Detlef Kaye's Duval Coupe.
     

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  8. 60 Plymouth
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    Lot's of good stuff since the last time I looked at this thread.

    Ade - Thank you for posting those pics of Jappic. I thought I'd seen all available info on it, it's a personal favourite of mine.

    Dawie, those Chenard-Walckers have made it to the streamliners thread. I've never heard of them before. Here's another image:

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    It would appear to be the same as the "50" but a front fairing/grille panel has been removed.
     
  9. banjeaux bob
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    Morgan wheelie!
     

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  10. banjeaux bob
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    GN at Prescott.
     

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  11. banjeaux bob
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    He just needed a little help from his friends...
     

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  12. A Panhard seen at Techno Classica in Essen this year. Mike is stood about 18" from the front of the car - it's not in the background, it really is tiny....

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  13. Can't remember what this was - but I liked it.

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  14. Saw this at Retromobile and Techno Classica - powered by an 800cc BMW aircooled flat twin. Originally built in the 1960's it appears to have been recommissioned very recently. Lovely little car - don't know why they never put it into production. I'd love to have one.

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  15. TheOldFox
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    I was about to say 'maintenance nightmare' on the engine compartment of that BMW, but it looks like the whole drivetrain drops out the bottom pretty easily. It is a lovely little car, I'd drive one, and if it had a top I'd daily-drive one.
     
  16. I thnk that's an Alfa Romeo?
     
  17. Ned Ludd
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    Much smaller than any Alfa Romeo I know. The wheels suggest Moretti 750?
     
  18. That body doesn't show up in any of the info I have seen so far on the Moretti.
    BTW, thanks, that was an interesting little odyssey into automotive styling and neat LITTLE cars.
     
  19. TheOldFox
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    This one just showed up on my VW club forum. Doesn't look like a Messerschmidt, but I could be mistaken.
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  20. Looks like an Isetta.
     
  21. Dale Davenport
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    A Trojan Maybe?

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  22. banjeaux bob
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    Here is some cyclecar artwork.Artist unknown.
     

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  23. realkustom51
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    My brother customcory today.

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  24. TheOldFox
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    Love the sketches. A nucklehead mini-T sounds like my kind of fun.

    But it makes me wonder what's the cost-effective DIY method of making motorcycle wheels work on a cyclecar? The hubs on the bikes I'm finding in the boneyards usually require the axle held on both sides of the wheel, but on a cyclecar they'd have to hang from just one side which seems to me would change the angle of force quite a bit. I feel like the torsional forces would do bad things to a wheel designed to take the incoming bumps and angular momentum straight on.

    Or am I missing something here?
     
  25. banjeaux bob
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    Ade had the idea of using hubs from a side car.That would be good enough for support on one side of the wheel.
     
  26. flynbrian48
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    Got a ride in this a couple weeks ago. Kaw 900, jackshaft to front drive, Toyota Corolla center section, homebuilt half shafts and Corollo front spindles. Hand clutch on shift lever on the left outside the body. Big fun, and it sounds WICKED! :D
     

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  27. banjeaux bob
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    Good to see you over here Brian!
     
  28. DrJ
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    Are sidecar wheels constructed appreciabl different from cycle wheels?
    Are the "cycle wheels" guys have been putting on Fad-T's and dragsters for decades different?
    I'd like to know too because I'm looking at using four cycle wheels I have here too.
     
  29. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Don't know about sidecar wheels but T-bucket wheels are laced onto hubs that are of automotive design with large inner brg. and small outer brg. to fit a tapered spindle. Usually sized to fit early ford/chevy spindles.
     
  30. Ned Ludd
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    I wonder if there are drum-brake wheels of which the drums are big enough to fit over automotive hubs. I wonder if the drum webs would be up to the job of bolting face.
     

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