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stegla Stephen G
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK   GBR
Brian, I agree. I am planning to plagiarise the J40 pedal arrangement, as there is an adjustable feature for different leg lengths.

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Just too cute.
I had a 49 A40 Dorset back in1968.
Lots of fun with that car.
Paid $30.00 for it.......drove it to school all winter, sold it in the spring of 69 for $10.00
Wish I still had it!
Brian

stegla Stephen G
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK   GBR
Brian, a Morris Minor was the best car I have ever owned. It was so economical and reliable, there was never any reason to sell it.
In the end it succombed to rust, however I sold the early number plate for more than the original cost of the car.



Here's a photo of the pedals, the footrest position is adjustable.

Notice that the the pedals are angled, this because of the very narrow Bugatti nose. Earlier I thought that the project might fail from not enough space to fit pedals.

Also is a picture of the pullrod to crank bearing attachment. This method works very well indeed.

Steve



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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I used a 49 Morris Rear End (differential) in my "Speedster".
Brian


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stegla Stephen G
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK   GBR
The fitting of an inexpensive bicycle band-brake was straightforward, it is fitted to the rear non-driven wheel.

Steve


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stegla Stephen G
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK   GBR
First test drive today.

Alfie is not yet 4 years old and he could reach the pedals OK, with the pedals set all the way back.

An older, stronger child will make this thing move.





stegla Stephen G
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK   GBR
The brake is now operating, not sure how effective?

The upholstery was a chore that I'm glad it's over.

Steve

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stegla Stephen G
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK   GBR
This is a puzzle, to me at least.

The first photo with the brake on the left side of the car. The brake is ineffective going forwards, but works great going backwards.

The second photo with the brake on the right hand side of the car. The brake is very effective indeed going forwards but not backwards.

The third photo shows the strong mounting needed to hold the brake.

I remember, motorbikes used to have twin leading brake shoes, maybe it's the leading edge of the shoe that bites???

Steve


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

I've taken a photo of the same brake on my bike, it's fitted the opposite way round to your installation, band outside rather than inside the drum. Mine's on the left of the bike, so for maximum effect yours should be on the right of the kart which is what you're finding. The reason for the difference in performance is, as with leading shoe brakes, in one direction you get a self servo effect. The rotation of the wheel helps tighten the band on the drum, in the other direction the rotation resists the tightening of the band.

Chris



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stegla Stephen G
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK   GBR
Chris, thanks for the explanation; I'm pleasantly surprised just how effective these brakes are!

On a treadle type pedal car, backpedalling is an effective brake, however, I'll sleep more soundly now there is a good handbrake as well.

Steve

chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
You're welcome Steve, that's what the forum's about, those who need answers ask, those with the knowledge answer, and everyone learns.

Chris

Team classic Brian S
Lyttelton Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand   NZL
Beautiful workmanship Stephen. This is exactly how we used to make our boats. Strip cedar then glass both sides to form a sandwich. Very light and strong. Well done young man. Ps. Great photo of the crew. Brian S.

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