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Old 01-01-2017, 08:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm a big fan of Jason Torchinsky, but I'd prefer the Crosley Farm-O-Road:

This one does look cool. Eventually wouldn't be so hard to build a replica with a modern 250cc motorcycle engine...

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Old 01-01-2017, 11:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The EMPI Imp construction details are available as measured drawings. It's only two wheel drive; but with an 80" wheelbase, Type II portal axles, a cutting brake and an hydraulic system it would make a passable tractor.

Edit: Here's a Type 181 clone in aluminum:



and as a bonus, here the VW Pingo from Uruguay:


http://jalopnik.com/this-is-the-last-weird-air-cooled-volkswagen-you-never-1790630292

It's a Jason Torchinsky post so we are back on topic.

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The EMPI Imp construction details are available as measured drawings. It's only two wheel drive; but with an 80" wheelbase, Type II portal axles, a cutting brake and an hydraulic system it would make a passable tractor.
By "cutting brake" you mean one that can be applied individually to each rear wheel in order to emulate a traction control? I do remember seeing that in some tractors, but for a road-legal ride I'd rather do something similar to what those Gurgel mini SUVs used, with two levers beside the parking brake, each connected to the parking brake cable of a rear wheel to provide selective braking and overcome slip.
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SINGLE HANDLE TURNING BRAKE, With Upright Handle, Dunebuggy & VW | eBay

Here's a single handle brake. Forward for right and back for left (or vice versa). The tractor I drove had individual left and right brakes and a toggle that you could flip over to gang them together.
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The tractor I drove had individual left and right brakes and a toggle that you could flip over to gang them together.
I remember having seen this feature in some tractors too.

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