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Brian S's 1931 CycleKart Italian
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  • Right rear

  • Left rear

  • Toy shed again

My first cyclekart based on a1931 Alfa Romeo tipoB p3

Vehicle Information

Owner: Brian S   [Team classic]
Location: Lyttelton Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand NZL
Status: Running


VIN:CK31
Model Year:1931
Current Colour:Red/silver
Engine Type:6.5 hp Lifan
Transmission:torque converter
Last Updated:2015-08-17 03:48:08

 

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Member Comments on Registry: 1931 CycleKart Italian   ↵
Rated 9.9 out of 10 based on 30 ratings
2015-08-17 15:09:32 # 28344
Comment by Brian C
Wow,Makes me want to move to New Zealand.
2015-08-17 19:27:31 # 28350
Comment by Don Minch
That is just a friggin' masterpiece! I am so jealous. Well built, sir.
2015-08-17 20:19:00 # 28353
Comment by Brian S
Thanks gentlemen,,we would love to have you all here i'm sure..
2015-08-19 03:09:53 # 28384
Comment by John Ross
Rating: 10/10
That is a work of art alright! The only thing that I don't like about it is that it isn't parked in my garage!
2015-09-01 23:27:42 # 28778
Comment by Bryan Dickerson
I would have to use some 4 letter words to fully describe how cool your Alfa turned out. I like the look of your wheels so much more than the normal Honda 90 ones. Do you think they are as strong? You've probably posted it already, but would you mind directing me to your wheel source and the parts you used to mount them? PDXBryan
2015-09-02 00:15:36 # 28779
Comment by Brian S
Hi Bryan..Thanks for your comments..Bit early for me to judge the strength of the wheels yet but so far they seem to be fine. Our roads around here are pretty rough[after about 2000 earthquakes!!] and i live on the side of a fairly steep hill so they are getting a good workout.The wheels were sourced from China by a friend who is also building a couple of karts,so i will have to ask him..Rear axle is from the local go cart shop,,hub and front axle spindles machined by my friend,,flange bearings from a company called AG PARTS in NZ..Good luck and i hope this helps..Regards Brian.
2015-09-26 10:07:54 # 29409
Comment by A Freeman
Rating: 10/10
Detail is second to none. I would like to see tis in person some day.
2015-09-28 11:41:59 # 29454
Comment by David G
If that is your first, what is the other 'stuff' in the toy shed?
2015-09-28 15:07:51 # 29462
Comment by Brian S
Hi David,,,The other car's are gravity racers or [soap box derby] car's i made a few year's ago..[No motor's] what you see is a Bugatti,two Auto union's and a,Bentley which i am considering turning into a cyclekart,[,What do you think ?] Cheers B.
2015-09-28 15:20:09 # 29463
Comment by Brian S
Oh,,and i forgot to mention the full size car in the background is my selfish fun car,,a 1955 Porsche [550 Spyder the James Dean model] replica of coarse ..B.
2015-11-15 14:30:09 # 30395
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Rating: 10/10
Bryan, great garage with magnicifent automoibles indeed! Pity that there are not more photos of all of your "toys"! Enjoy in driving and building some new one... Zoran
2015-11-15 14:59:54 # 30397
Comment by Brian S
Thankyou Zoran,,On page 3 of cyclekart teck forum under the heading [a discovery downunder] you will see more photo's. Kind regards. Brian.
2015-11-15 15:19:54 # 30398
Comment by Brian S
Sorry Zoran,, i should have said,,A discovery in NZ,,by Rhysn.
2015-11-15 17:15:23 # 30401
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Brian, for the start: sorry to wrote your name with mistake as "Bryan"! I visited again that thread and refresh memory! Trully magnificent vehicles! Bentley crys for some small engine - at least to make easier going up-hill, or buzzing around home on flat ground! Just one naive question: for gravity racers - is it better to have more weight and heavier driver, or opposite? Regards, Zoran
2015-11-16 13:11:02 # 30419
Comment by Brian S
Zoran,,Thanks for you comments. I am investigating the possibility of converting the Bentley to a cyclekart,the scale is about right and if i remove the back seat i should be able to fit a motor in there. Unfortunately i would lose the drum brakes and would need to design special hubs..Not impossible though..Regards gravity racing,,a lighter car gets away quicker but if the track is long,, a heavier car will usually catch up and pass..Thanks again, regards Brian..
2015-11-16 14:02:44 # 30420
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Brian, thank you on information! So - my weigth of 115 kg and solidlly built racer should started slow, but get speed later? Good for pensioner style of appearence! Just to find such races here in Swiss and take a look... Zoran
2016-02-24 09:03:07 # 32373
Comment by Jay Nel
Hi Brian, please share some of your Gravity Racers on Facebook with Soapbox Racing Pretoria! There is a number of us 'Gravity Racers' on this site.
2016-02-24 14:30:06 # 32383
Comment by Brian S
Hi Jay..not sure how to post photo's on facebook,[will try] but page four in the cyclekart tech forum, under the heading ,,,A discovery in NZ by Rhysn,,Has a few more shots..Cheers Brian.
2016-05-11 22:50:16 # 34385
Comment by Dave D
You've set the bar high indeed Brian!
2016-09-18 21:46:39 # 37321
I am remiss in not adding my heartfelt huzzahs to your amazing collection of machines! Nice bunch!!
2016-09-18 22:39:23 # 37322
Comment by Brian S
Hey cheers Mike but you guy's started it..
2016-09-21 03:42:37 # 37376
Comment by Dan Dorje
Hi! Brian,Are U thinking of selling any of your car? Thanks & best regards, Dan
2016-09-21 16:13:50 # 37397
Comment by Brian S
Hi Dan,,I've had a few inquires about that lately, but at this stage i'm not quite ready to let my children go. Regards Brian.
2017-02-10 10:08:57 # 40230
Comment by Garth T
super detail
2017-02-10 19:15:01 # 40238
Comment by Brian S
Cheers Garth. Yes, the detail is the fun part. B.

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-08-17 03:48:08

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Date Owner ID Notes
Aug 17, 2015 Brian S  NZL Added to Registry (ID 30436)

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