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

  1. banjeaux bob
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    Is that outfit Hallcraft still around doing spoked wheels.I'm sure Total Performance might have some spoked wheels.
     
  2. banjeaux bob
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    Interesting engineering.
     

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  3. av8
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    I found this wheel on eBay several years ago and bought two for a Morgan-like trike I've been planning and collecting pieces for. The wheel, a 17 x 3, is a take-off from a new Honda retro V-twin that was converted to a trike. The 'converter' had a number of these on hand for $70 each. I bought two, wish I had bought more.

    The hub is asymmetrical with a large flat face on one side to accommodate a brake disc. It's diecast and really substantial. Initially I planned to adapt them to Anglia spindles for a complete beam axle front end I have. I've since determined it's a bit too narrow for my design, although we did determine that the Honda hub is meaty enough to be machined to accept Anglia wheel bearings.

    My present front suspension scheme will use upper and lower control arms, with either coil-overs or Alfa-Romeo longitudinal torsion bars. I have a set of Alfa-Romeo three-shoe Alfin brakes to which I'll bolt the Honda wheels.

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  4. banjeaux bob
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    Mike,did you keep the contact information for those wheels?

    BanjeauX Bob
     
  5. av8
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    Bob -- Check your PMs.

    Mike Bishop
     
  6. banjeaux bob
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    Here are some images from Vincent taken in 2008.
    Red = Fiat Balilla Roadster
    Raw aluminum and blue fenders = Four wheeled Sanford

    Black = 750 cc Ratier
     

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  7. banjeaux bob
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    Marc pic
     

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  8. banjeaux bob
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    GN that has been in the same family for years.Graham Little pic.
     

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  9. UKAde
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    I have found a pair of old wheels for the front of my jappic recreation, for the rear the original had a solid axle without a dif, so I am looking at kart technology for bearings and axle etc ols skool 25 mm parts are very cheap on eBay
    Currently looking at Austin 7 drum brakes for the rear only
    I have found a guy to steam bend 4x1 pieces of ash to make the chassis
     
  10. banjeaux bob
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    J.A.P. powered Morgan.Graham Little pic.
     

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  11. banjeaux bob
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    Early Morgan ,ca. 1914. Rory Sinclair Collection via Graham Little.
     

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  12. banjeaux bob
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    Mochet Velocar. Tim Gunn pic
     

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  13. banjeaux bob
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    Voisin
     

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  14. TheOldFox
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    Is that Voisin a period coachwork? It looks so terribly steampunk.
     
  15. DrJ
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    translation of a stolen description:
    The French engineer Gabriel Voisin (1880-1973) pioneer aircraft manufacturer between 1904 and 1920, began building their own cars in 1919.Considerado a "crazy" by some critics, his car got out of the conventional standards and luxury displayed, crafts and originality in their designs.
    In 1923 designed the C6 "Laboratoire"
    Years later, in 1954, Gabriel Voisin designed the famous "Biscuter" for Spain.
    I leave you car images, and the opening stages.
     
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  17. banjeaux bob
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    Voisin
     

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  18. banjeaux bob
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    1933 BSA. Vintage Montlhery pic.
     

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  19. The37Kid
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    Mercury helmets? [​IMG]
     
  20. banjeaux bob
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    THE Hornet...
     

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  21. banjeaux bob
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    Salmson VAL3
     

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  22. banjeaux bob
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    GNAT at Shelsley Walsh
     

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  23. 60 Plymouth
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    I'm a big fan of that Voisin.


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    Images c/o:

    http://www.switchimage.org/Lefebvre_1_E.html

    I like the narrow rear track hidden in the bodywork, sort of a three/four wheeler hybrid (3 and a half wheeler?)

    Those close up images show the very aircraft-derived structure - very Jules Verne.
     
  24. chuxx
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    Never heard of these kind of cars until I read this thread.....so cool. I like the 4 wheel types better than the 3, but they are all cool. What is the funtion of the prop on the front of the Voisin? Also looks like it has a machine gun barrel coming out of the front, too.

    In the picture of the GNAT, what is the man in the black suit holding in his hands? Looks like a freakin' chicken.

    Thank y'all for posting and the education!
     
  25. banjeaux bob
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    Chuxx,the propellor moves the coolant through the engine.Don't know what the item is the man in the GNAT pic is holding.

    BanjeauX Bob
     
  26. 64 DODGE 440
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    I'm thinking that the "machine gun" is for the starting crank. It does appear that the man in the suit is holding a chicken. Team mascot perhaps?
     
  27. Dale Davenport
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    Looks like it might be a ball of string, twine, or maybe bunting or some such - - -

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  28. noboD
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    Looks like what a chicken might look like after running through that chain sprocket.
     
  29. The37Kid
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    If my memory is right the prop drives the water pump. [​IMG]
     
  30. banjeaux bob
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    Archie Frazer Nash in "KIM" .
     

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