Registry: 1924 CycleKart American

Tom Bartlett's 1924 CycleKart American
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I am in the process of converting my replica of a 1919 Briggs & Stratton Flyer to the later Electric Auto Red Bug. I removed the 5th wheel and gasoline engine, and substituted a 1924 Dodge 12-volt starter/generator driving the right rear wheel. I also added a mechanical expanding drum brake (Ford Model T brake drum) on the left rear wheel, similar to the original. I have retained the original wagon-type wheel-scrubbing rear brakes as a parking/emergency brake. I am re-furbishing the entire vehicle at the same time, installing the proper McCauley type (crowned) fenders with hub caps on all axles.
I also changed the original manual horn to an electric one, and wired up the tail/tag light and the head lights.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Tom Bartlett   [Tom Bartlett]
Location: Double Springs, AL, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1924
Current Colour:Clear Sealed Oak/red fenders
Engine Type:Electric 12-volt 1924 Dodge
Last Updated:2017-04-20 00:19:23


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Member Comments on Registry: 1924 CycleKart American   ↵
Rated 10 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
2017-04-21 16:28:11 # 41820
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Rating: 10/10
Hello Tom, I am sure that you new variant of buck-board cycle-car as replica of Red Bug shall be the same success as the first variant in a shape of B&S Flyer! Both of them are my favourites as the simplest, cheapest and lightest cycle-cars (their replicas, the same)! Could you mention the main sizes: wheel-base and tread, then weight of vehicle and possible weight of driver and passenger? What was a speed of Flyer and what you expect from Red Bug? (I would be satisfied with 20-25 mph). How will you control speed and what will you use as batteries? Best regards, Zoran

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-04-20 00:19:23

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Apr 20, 2017 Tom Bartlett  USA Added to Registry (ID 38072)

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