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DKW F5 Front-Luxus

Cooper H   ZAF — Posted on The CycleKart Club
Tuesday February 28, 2017 6:10 AM


DKW F5 from the website linked

DKW F5 from the website linked




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2017-02-28 15:08:33 # 40647
Comment by Dennis Graham
Very nice looking sports roadster Cooper. If you choose that for an inspiration car I'd bet it would be the only one you'd ever see.Made good motorcycles also. Denny G
2017-03-04 21:17:18 # 40718
Comment by Brian Woods
Great looking "Sports Car" but not much of a "Race Car"!CK's tend to be styled after Vintage Race Cars, as they are used for Racing not Touring???????Do like the car though for what it was intended for.But, there are just so many better choices out there!Good Roads Brian

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Sketches

Cooper H   ZAF — Posted on The CycleKart Club
Tuesday January 31, 2017 9:58 AM


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2017-01-31 21:17:21 # 40011
Comment by Brian Woods
I personally like the lines of your closed car drawing better than those of the open car. But I would erase everything above the wind line on youe Studebaker door, old the door shut and you have a very stylish looking Cyclekart.Good luck with this project!Brian

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Lunatic Idea Of A Cyclekart/car

Cooper H   ZAF — Posted on The CycleKart Club
Friday January 27, 2017 2:18 AM



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2017-01-27 08:39:34 # 39912
Comment by Harles Schultz
Why not repurpose (2) 3 cylinder motorcycle engines? A coupling between the cranks and you are good to go. I agree on the in-line six looking cool but at least here in the States "Six in a row don't go" is the prevailing attitude since the 1932 introduction of the 1932 Ford flathead. GM tried again with the Atlas series 4.2 liter 6 in the Trailblazer/Envoy and got nowhere competing against V-8s and V-6s.
2017-01-27 12:42:02 # 39916
Comment by Brian Woods
Sounds like a "Bloody Mary" would be the perfect candidate for such a motor. Or a 1927 Delage??Brian
2017-01-28 09:48:54 # 39931
Comment by Cooper H
Harles Schultz, i've never thought about coupling 2 three cylinder engines together, that may work. I know the straight 6 isn't popular at all in America, but the Chrysler slant 6 did okay. People always change them for the v8s, but some people like the slant 6.
2017-01-28 15:40:36 # 39944
Comment by Bob Wilcox
I have a 65 El Camino with a 250 chevy inline 6 and a Holset 35 turbo and a lot of modifications to the head and lower end. This thing scares a lot of V8s.
2017-02-01 14:57:00 # 40022
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Hello Cooper, in-line six engines were popular in Europe and mostly look beautiful: Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Volvo - not to forget Jaguar! But, that isn't so important for building small 6 cylinder in-line! I am not sure where could be found small 3 cylinder engine - exepct from old motorcycles? Smallest are Asian automobile engines, but in a range of 800-1000 cc. For 200-250 cc engine you should have 6 cylinders of 35 cc from small garden machines, but they are two-strokes... Smallest 4-stroke engines have 49 cc as I know, except maybe some for R/C models? In any case - great idea! Regards, Zoran .......... P.S.: As I remebr, Japanese had 5-cylinder 49 cc engines for GP racing, before officials brought roole that only one cylinder id allowed for 49 cc...
2017-02-02 14:06:53 # 40042
Comment by Cooper H
Zoran R.P. I think the inline six is a pipe dream, I started doing some scaled drawings using a 65 inch wheelbase. On my height and where the tub would go, I found that I had about 23 inches in the front for an engine if I chose to do that. I started looking at other cyclecars and found that quite a few used v-twins. I found a honda engine, a V-twin that didn't even take all my space up. The problem is it was 900cc. close to a 1 litre. A 900cc engine in 300 lbs of shaky scaled down parts would be crazy. I have found smaller V-twins since then, and for much cheaper. On a side note the 6 cylinder GP engines were in used from 1964-1967. They were apart of the RC Honda series. Here's an article petrolicious did on them http://petrolicious.com/honda-rc166 here's the wikipedia page as well where I got the years from. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_RC_series
2017-02-02 15:50:09 # 40045
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Cooper - most of dreams shall stay just dreams, but who knows, maybe one day... In seventies, there were a few touring motorcycles with 6-cylinder inline engines, installed crosswise, air-cooled in 900 cc class as I remember: Benelli, Honda, Suzuki... They should be too expensive if ever found on market. For such engines (or your mentioned Honda V-twin 900 cc) you should build full-size light sport-cars in a style of Lotus 6 or 7 and its clones, or something like that... Small inline six is possible DIY project, but I am sure quite complicated and expensive... I have internet friend from Australia that built a lot of small or full size gasoline or steam engines, even replica of Oldsmobile CDO single cylinder and Ford Quadricycle two-cylinder. More cylinders, more complications - but doable, as he said. --- --- For V-twin: in Serbia, before I came here to Swiss, there were imported from China some kind of choppers with 250 cc V-twin (as mini Harley) and 5-speed gearbox relatively cheap. Not one saw here in S

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