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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, New York, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
The 1927 Salmson is nearing completion (and running now, in time for this weekend's Northeast Dustoff!



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)

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gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
Replica of the Cornelian driven by Louis Chevrolet. On display at Gilmore Museum in Michigan, It would be an excellent


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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Every time I see Steve Cameron's CK come up I realize how good it really is.



Al Lies
The "Not-So Chinsee" guy

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gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
This appeared in a Facebook group. Plans in 1956 Mechanix Illustrated. This one built in 1959 with CV2 wheels and Airel Square motor. The Speedball Special look like a proto-CK. Easy to make body work and good air flow to the motor. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say.


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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 25377 by gearguy Replica of the Cornelian driven by Louis Chevrolet. On display at Gilmore Museum in Michigan, It would be an excellent
That it would!
Woody

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Saw this in Yakima last weekend.
Great car.
Woody


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gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
Another from Facebook: 1926 Salmson VAL with rotary aircraft motor. This would look great as a CK.

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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, New York, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
Wow, and it trims your toenails while you drive!



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)

Wingman26 John Owens
Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA   USA
In reply to # 25932 by gearguy Another from Facebook: 1926 Salmson VAL with rotary aircraft motor. This would look great as a CK.

The engine pictured is a radial engine, not a rotary. If you aren't familiar with them they can be easy to confuse. On a rotary engine the entire engine rotates, including the cylinders, while on a radial engine the crank rotates while the engine does not. There actually were a couple of cars designed with a rotary engine, the idea being that on an air cooled engine the rotation of the cylinders would help cool it, but those engines were always concealed, out of sight.




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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, New York, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
OK, then, the toenails will have to be trimmed in the conventional way!



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)

gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
From FB: Could this be more of a CK than it already is?


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jcny Silver Member John Corey
Melrose, New York, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "Sam"
Nope! Clearly a close genetic predecessor.



Builder: John 'the Fierce' Corey, aka Lord Emile Salmson (or Lordy Miles On Some)

Rhysn Rhys N
New Zealand   NZL
In reply to # 25943 by gearguy From FB: Could this be more of a CK than it already is?

Austin 7 special

gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
Two more from FB Innovative or banned cars group
1919 AV Monocar
Model A Speedster
I am warming to disk wheels


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moto-klasika Zoran R. P.
Bern, Bern, Switzerland   CHE
In reply to # 25943 by gearguy
From FB: Could this be more of a CK than it already is?
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Austin 7 special

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Hello,
Rhys should know that better than me, but many British print/hill-climb specials were built on the Austin-7 base, in its original period or through following decades up to present days. Some had just lightly tuned engines and modified bodies, some couldn't be recognized and had powerful engines, strong brakes and modified/improved steering and suspension... Some had engines at the front some at back, or in the middle of a chassis, some had rear axle used as jack-axle with final chain transmission to rear wheels, some had Austin-7 engines, some powerful motorcycle engine or something else...

Some months ago, I found a website with a lot of photos with Austin-7 based specials, totally naked (body-less), raced off-road, mostly grass ground... (some are not Austin-7 based)

It seems to me that only the same spirit of machines, racing and constructors/drivers was that connected them – through many decades. Something similar situation to CycleKarts and cyclekartism – through 15-20 years?

Could such specials be used as inspiration for CycleKarts? Probably – yes, depending on designer's taste and possibilities. For sure that with its dimension, Austin-7 chassis and some kind of sporting body could be easily scaled down, being short and relatively plump (length/width). Meaning: transfer small two-seater to smaller single-seater.

Austin-7 main dimensions:
wheel-base: 75” ~ 190 cm
track: 40” ~ 102 cm

CycleKart main dimensions:
wheel-base: 66” ~ 190 cm
track: 38” ~ 96.5 cm
length: 92” ~ 249 cm
width: 40 ~ 102 cm

For me, just brain-fitness, for somebody could be useful, as the entire topic...

Ciao,
Zoran



Zoran R. Pualić
(mostly living in Bern, Swiss & happy in my Belgrade, Serbia)


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