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jr007 john r
Bridport, dorset, UK   GBR
That puts a whole new slant to roaring round a track - they must have been mane-iacs! The lion seems very cool with the whole thing though!
Respect!
John

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Intrepid Wheelwoman Anne Welborn
Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand   NZL
Plans for a build your own cyclecar from 1936.

The 20 Pound Car







"The French follow no one, and no one follows the French"


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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"
Stick built, that's pretty cool Anne!



S'all for now!

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NateKartiste Nate Sawyer
Port Orchard, USA   USA
1903 CycleKart French "Mors Dauphin"
1926 CycleKart Racing "L'etranger"
Wood's the Way!

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Intrepid Wheelwoman Anne Welborn
Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand   NZL
In reply to # 3456 by NateKartiste Wood's the Way!

Nate & Victor, yes wood is a pretty darn good material for building cyclecars smiling smiley
With my own project I will be using wood with steel plate reinforcing where extra strength is needed.

Not my car by the way.




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Rhysn Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK   GBR
I love that car Anne, where is it?

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Intrepid Wheelwoman Anne Welborn
Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand   NZL
I'm not sure Rhys, I think it's a restoration in progress on an old midget race car. It is in the USA though.

More wooden wonders. This is a French one this time from 1947. I do have the whole article and the rest of the plans, - only you'll need to be able read French to understand it.





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Rhysn Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK   GBR
My technical French is pretty good!

NateKartiste Nate Sawyer
Port Orchard, USA   USA
1903 CycleKart French "Mors Dauphin"
1926 CycleKart Racing "L'etranger"
So it uses the chassis as a suspension element?

I can't decide if that's ingenious or terrifying!

(Also does it use a friction wheel? I'd actually be interested in seeing more of the plans!)

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Intrepid Wheelwoman Anne Welborn
Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand   NZL
In reply to # 3478 by NateKartiste So it uses the chassis as a suspension element?

I can't decide if that's ingenious or terrifying!

(Also does it use a friction wheel? I'd actually be interested in seeing more of the plans!)

No Nate, it uses a very long drive belt.

Using the chassis as a suspension element was also common on the buckboard types of cyclecar. Such a setup seemed to work alright with them so I would imagine that it would work just fine with this cyclecar too. These plans were published in post-war France to provide people with a way to build themselves vehicles cheaply when there wasn't much of anything available.

http://www.barthworks.com/cars/forneytoys/photos/1920briggsb.jpg

Not a problem at all for me to post the pages from the article. I'd very much like to see them used myself.



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Intrepid Wheelwoman Anne Welborn
Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand   NZL
I was very much tempted to try building from these plans first, - only I thought with the Colombe being a smaller sized project it would be best to start with that before trying something larger.



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Intrepid Wheelwoman Anne Welborn
Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand   NZL
I have a nice pre-war two stroke engine and 3 speed gearbox stashed away to build this car.



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Intrepid Wheelwoman Anne Welborn
Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand   NZL
And this is the last page :}



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ALF ROMEO Jack C
Beckley, WV, USA   USA
In reply to # 1695 by ALF ROMEO I believe this guy drove a Model T armored car during the Great War, and missed it so much, ...he did this
This thing stuck in my head, the fenders and the roof hatch, I knew there had to be something more. While, laying around recovering from the "Quacks" latest effort to finish me off, I found these pages. The guy had a dream, ...and built it.


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jr74ford John Ross
Oxford, Christchurch, New Zealand   NZL
Sexy wee gem


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