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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2012, 02:52:22 PM »

Chris, tomorrow I've got a business meeting at the corner of walk and don't walk that will either be a waste of time or allow me to escape the clutches of she-who-thinks-she-must-be-obeyed.  If it goes well, I can perhaps move on with life and reclaim my former stature as a hobbyist, rather than this prolonged indentured servitude about which there was nothing written on our Canadian marriage license.  When I get back to having hobby cars for which I answer to no one, maybe buy another airplane, and travel on my schedule, not that of senior management.

And, I can have the  project in the safe hands of a guy in Mukilteo, so she never sees it.  Hoo and rah.

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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2012, 03:09:35 PM »

Addy sent.  I've got an FM receiver put aside, and I think I found a new mixer.

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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2012, 03:36:01 PM »

FIM Charlie...does not do the BUB Meet........Are you planning on using a passenger?Huh?  About 30 years ago I build a Cycle-car for a Brit using a Vincent engine for power.....ran fast and straight on UK. airport runways......
if I recall at 148mph..............................................................................
That is faster than most solo bike Vincents..........except for a few..............
Good luck with the project.....................................................................

PS> make the driver and passenger ride in a kneeling position....makes for a low profile........(passenger behind the driver)

PS>PS. Make it with a fairly long wheelbase.....for safety..........................














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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2012, 04:27:53 PM »

Bob, long is a given, and I'd like to avoid single rear wheel drive.  My penchant for & experience with Morgans has me thinking it would only be a solo job.  My old stuff was pretty flexible in the chassis. S&S may be arranging to have one at BUB in the future as they supply the X-Wedge for the new version out of England.  Hadn't thought of passenger seating, until you mentioned it.  Two would add some ballast for traction, no question.  A kneeler-cycle-car, now that is something to chew on.
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2012, 06:06:23 PM »

Interesting project.  Sorry I didn't meet you at BUB, but it's hard to identify someone by an avatar of an old Morgan! 

Two wheels up front solves a large problem compared to a motorcycle, which always seems to have the front wheel in front of your face.  This means the top of your helmets is about 36" off the ground (because the minimum wheel size is 15") if you want to be able to see where you're going (very important).  I'm thinking you want a nice low profile motor, like BMW, Gold Wing (can you make those things run?), or even an inline four if you can get it laid back or maybe sideways with shaft drive to the front. BAK says make it a kneeler; maybe go one step further and make it a lay-down, but you will need to add a chest rest and a chin rest to keep your head up. Keep us posted.

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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2012, 09:18:56 PM »

Max, the USFRA lets all sorts of odd vehicles run.  Maybe there might be some opportunities there.
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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2012, 09:34:47 PM »

Sorry I missed you, Concrete.  I was on a short leash behind the radio announcer's trailer.  Bo, I like the WoS meet, but who knows.  FIM has the class for cycle-car and if I focus on that, it's more affordable.  By the way, the world's fastest sidecar, Hayabusa powered, is on eBay under race vehicles, 224 top speed so far.  Hmmm . . .
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« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2012, 09:42:06 PM »

you could do worse  wink
not hard to convert that to cyclecar if you didn't like the sidecar
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2012, 01:38:15 PM »

Sorry I missed you, Concrete.  I was on a short leash behind the radio announcer's trailer.  Bo, I like the WoS meet, but who knows.  FIM has the class for cycle-car and if I focus on that, it's more affordable.  By the way, the world's fastest sidecar, Hayabusa powered, is on eBay under race vehicles, 224 top speed so far.  Hmmm . . .

Found that one, interesting sub-section to peruse.
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2012, 07:13:33 PM »

"Max, the USFRA lets all sorts of odd vehicles run.  Maybe there might be some opportunities there."

For what record? They don't run FIM and the SCTA does not have a class for the configuration.

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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2012, 08:07:50 PM »

If you goal is to someday run the Diesel..............consider the Gold Wing...........BACKWARDS

Fairly narrow wheelbase for a frontend with single rear steering..........it would handle like a tail-wheeled airplane.  Recline in front of the motor or kneel / lay over it. I'm older than you, but I'm offering to ride (drive) the trike.  Slender tire profile all around. The hard decision and engineering will be the front drive for one or two wheels.   
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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2012, 09:31:24 PM »

The eBay item would be interesting to convert to rwd, 2 rear wheels, enclosed, as long as it's not delegated to a trike class.  I'd like to see the front end, likely an Earles, which would work quite well for my needs.  Coupla' Goodyears of appropriate size and Bob's yer uncle.  If it passes FIM scrutiny.
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« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2012, 09:45:18 AM »

I think a vehicle with 3 wheels leaving 3 sets of tracks would be considered a trike right?
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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2012, 10:25:07 AM »

Hey.....I got a fast sidecar for sale at half that price.....can also be made into Cycle-car
By the way......rear wheel steering does not work....been there.....

Our sidecar outfit is going up for auction this comming Jan. 2013........................
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« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2012, 10:32:49 AM »

"Fairly narrow wheelbase for a frontend with single rear steering"

Not allowed under SCTA car rules. I did not research the bike side. As mentioned, does not work for LSR.

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