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2nd Build, Wife's 1926 bugatti type 37. (Wheels up)

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Kelly Wood Avatar
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart Pre War "Sargette"
... roughly.

Here's my post about my 2nd build. It will be based on the 1926 Bugatti, type 37... with artistic freedoms taken of course.

It will be a spec cyclekart, period.

I'm building it for my wife who's stuck with me through thick & thin. The only limitation here will be the throttle & brake pedal locations. She is missing a leg and in a wheelchair so we'll be going with a finger throttle on the steering wheel and the brake pedal will be on the right side... where her functional foot is.

Yep.

I do hope the powers that be can accept this modification and possibly allow it to run at Tieton... assuming I get off my but & get going.

It will be blue, sport her favorite number and at her request... have the name of "Wheels up" on it. (reference to her profession)

Anyway, a few pics and the direction we're going... initially.

Thanks for looking.

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, Arizona, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Right on. Very cool.

Steve



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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
Kelly,

If it falls within the specifications for dimensions and power output I don't see why anyone should object to your adaptations, they don't affect performance. Anyone who did object to modifications to allow someone of limited mobility to drive a cyclekart would be pretty mean minded.

Chris

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Kelly Wood Avatar
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart Pre War "Sargette"
Moving on:

2 frame rails, check.
Remaining piece of canoe initially chopped, check.
Pile of other parts, check.
Other pile of shiny parts, check. That old canoe had some seats with the letter M pressed into them. I'll have to integrate that somewhere as my wife is from Michigan. She liked it.

As an artist, I can see the cyclekart within this mess.

Now too find a wash tub. This thing needs a grille. LOL!

Thanks for lookin.


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Tom Knight Avatar
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
1911 CycleKart Racing "Yellow Peril"
Great start Kelly, say whats that drum brake you got there ? Look real authentico on a CK....I want one too.....

Kelly Wood Avatar
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart Pre War "Sargette"
In reply to # 23830 by Tom Knight Great start Kelly, say whats that drum brake you got there ? Look real authentico on a CK....I want one too.....

Thanks! The drum is azusa, cheapo that I had laying around.You can still buy them.

Like I said this one will be totally to spec. My other ride is really just an artistic release.

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Very nice! You sure made good use of that old canoe.

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Kelly.
I think you'll find the "Powers that Be" running Tieton to be really easygoing and inclusive
Guys. They are not the stern purists you dread and allow considerable latitude in design and construction. About the only way to run afoul would be blatant performance boosting, disregard for scale appearance, or unsafe engineering. Do let them know what you have in mind though, as a chassis number assignment is important to participate.

Dave

MalibuMan Cas Tuyn
Weert, Limburg, Netherlands   NLD
Using that beat-up canoe for the body gives your cyclekart so much patina. Very good idea.

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Can you use that "M" as an insert in the steering wheel?

Kelly Wood Avatar
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart Pre War "Sargette"
In reply to # 23841 by MalibuMan Using that beat-up canoe for the body gives your cyclekart so much patina. Very good idea.

Thanks! Much appreciated.

And Carchips... killer idea. I'll see if that could work. The steering wheel is big enough to accomodate it. hm...

Kelly Wood Avatar
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart Pre War "Sargette"
Had a tiny bit at work to hash out a few details with my wife online.

Attached is the color she loves, and what she wants. (just some junk photoshopping... but that's how I roll!)

Truly this is exciting for me because it's a hobby both my wife and I can enjoy. (well, I enjoy creating stuff and she gets to drive with me like some old couple going for a walk... or something, yep.)

On we go.



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TheGIantTribble Avatar
Chelmsford, Essex, UK   GBR
A boot tail made out of a boat...love it.
Re throttle on the steering wheel, with a bit of thinking out of the box
you could make it look just like some of the period cars that had controls on the s/wheel.

chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
One of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Enfield-Chrome-Choke-Lever-/112294709909?hash=item1a25494a95:g:M~YAAOSwDuJWxs8I, mounted on one of the wheel spokes. They're also available in a long lever version, adjustable tension, so can be set to slowly close when released, or stay in the set position.

Chris

Kelly Wood Avatar
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart Pre War "Sargette"
Thanks folks! Very helpful.

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