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gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
One of the things I am planning to have in my T-32 homage is a fake motor under the hood. I was inspired by my mentor Gress Kishlines 1/2 scale Offy 255's that he built from wood, plastic, and bits of scrap. The velocity stacks, for example, are au jus cups from his local steak house.
The Tank, being a full body car. is rather plane outside so I am hoping some "eye candy" in the form of the top half of a Bugatti-like motor will make up for it.
Attached is a photo Gregg sent me of the baby Offies just before they are fitted to the 1/2 scale Watson roadsters. Not my work but a guy can only improve if he has good inspiration.

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Pierro Taruffi Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffs, UK   GBR
1923 CycleKart Vintage "Voisin Laboratoire"
They are a great idea Harles, and those Offies are jewellery.
However, if you do have one, have you figured where your legs will go?
Most of the CKs I have seen have very little spare room between the front axle and the pedals.

gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
There is enough room for the top half of the motor; from the exhaust headers up. Just something to give the appearance of a motor. A piece of styrofoam, a few scraps of wood, some capscrew heads will make the "motor" itself. The header will be plastic pice as will the carb. The T-32 is so plain it needs "something" extra.
I've laid out the design of a more conventional kart as part of my no-weld tube chassis project. There will be room for a fake motor's top half in it as well. It takes around 3" of height x 20" of length to make a convincing bit of motor porn.

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Pierro Taruffi Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffs, UK   GBR
1923 CycleKart Vintage "Voisin Laboratoire"
That makes a lot more sense than my assumption of a "full" motor. The Voisin may have much the same peeking out of the hood, just as the real one did. In your case a Bug motor is always good to look at. Porn indeed. smiling smiley

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
How about a 671 poking thru your hood?
Brian

gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
Not my thing but if it fits your inspiration car, why not? Perhaps a mini blower Bentley with the blower out front of the car?

Pierro Taruffi Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffs, UK   GBR
1923 CycleKart Vintage "Voisin Laboratoire"
In reply to # 23113 by gearguy Not my thing but if it fits your inspiration car, why not? Perhaps a mini blower Bentley with the blower out front of the car?

Had one of those on my Bentley! I used an original SU carb too.

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gearguy Charles Schultz
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
I visited Gregg Kishline's backyard workshop today and snapped these i phone pics of the 1/2 scale Watson Roadster with a tiny Offy under the hood along with another little Offy ready to go in a sister car. More detail than I plan to have in my tank's fake motor but it shows what a clever and talented builder can produce. The velocity stacks are au jus cups from a


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