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Old 12-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #461 (permalink)
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The closest I'd found was the Russinoff Egg from 1981

L'Œuf électrique hits all the right notes—reverse trike with plan taper and 'chrome' finish.

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #462 (permalink)
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Thanks. A lot of those were in an email my expat brother forwarded. The two examples you showed I have in a folder titled avaxnews

Can anyone I.D. this:


It's from Simply Some Photos: Vintage Transport. I'd guess McQuay-Norris, but it's got those curious bay windows in the engine compartment.

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Those "bay windows" are air scoops for the cooling system, I think?

This points to the big advantages that electric drivetrain have; both in much lower cooling requirements and greater ease of locating the motor(s) due to them being compact and simpler mechanically. The back of the roofline could taper down closer to the correct angle *if* the radiators were shorter.

The above picture also points to a common aerodynamic issue: the chassis essentially "ignores" the wheels in the aerodynamic design.
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I was thinking windows with air intake below the beltline. But more generally, yeah, the engine compartment comprises half the wheel base. Therre appears to be a rear seat cushion but no seat back or legroom. I love the anti-submarining bar up against their knees. Look at how close their shoulders are together. And how do they get in and out?

See the finish on the wheels? I've looked at enough pictures of cities on Mars to know they're either chrome or polished aluminum.
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Thanks. A lot of those were in an email my expat brother forwarded. The two examples you showed I have in a folder titled avaxnews

Can anyone I.D. this:


It's from Simply Some Photos: Vintage Transport. I'd guess McQuay-Norris, but it's got those curious bay windows in the engine compartment.
I've never seen it and am enjoying looking at it!
*The wheels look late 20s.
*It's an inline engine,so maybe pre-1932,before debut of flathead V-8 Ford ,as the V-8 seems to have been so popular with Fuller and Stout 'n such and might have been sought had it existed at the time of this build.
*The 'canopy' may swing outward for front ingress/egress ala post-WWII Isotta.
*As already mentioned,none of the wheels are integrated into the body so aero is really going to suffer.Rears are like the 'MARS EXPRESS'.
*I'll bet that they had a lot of fun with it!
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Me too! I did an interpretation in Photoshop. Those look like window openings above the beltline instead of air scoops, so I put those below. Something is going on above the window in that area that I ignored.


I didn't touch the question of the fenders. Looking at the contour of the front bumper I imagine they were somewhat like the Burney streamliners or John Tjaarda's Zephyr prototype.
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