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Old 12-14-2014, 10:42 AM   #1361 (permalink)
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Only 14 hp to hit 100 mph?

It doesn't look that aerodynamic.

But drool at the T-shaped drivetrain!

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Old 12-14-2014, 06:15 PM   #1362 (permalink)
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The wheels on the bus go...about five feet high. The bus is about four wheel-heights wide. Figure 24" per seat and 36" for the aisle and the interior should be 15 feet wide. Or maybe they're just very small people.

The cyclecar is nice. 70 yrs later, people had given up on angle-iron frames.
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How about the green one in this ad that pops up from time to time? Reminds me of the template.

I just figured out it's the Mitsubishi i MIEV Sport.
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Maybe the thread will pick up again after the holidays. We certainly haven't hit the bottom of the barrel yet.




Just a car guy : Jim and Chester's Garage Tumblr posts some really cool and rare photos, I keep going back, year after year to catch up
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It looks like an ev1 from the 50's.
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'34 Russian GAZ A "Aero" prototype. Looks like the grille can open and close via inner slotted panel sliding up and down.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:40 AM   #1367 (permalink)
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I just ran across this really great site with lots of images I hadn't seen here, as well as a few that I have. Rather than hotlink the site to death I'll just post one or two and give you guys the address :

Street Legal Streamliners? | The H.A.M.B.

You might be interested in what appears on page 2 of the thread


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Too many great pictures to link to on that site i just mentioned.
Check it out !
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Only 14 hp to hit 100 mph?

It doesn't look that aerodynamic.

But drool at the T-shaped drivetrain!
The article states "two Austin 7hp engines [...] tuned up till they could do 5,000 rpm".

Guessing that an "Austin 7hp engine" is something the reader was expected to be familiar with, a quick web search reveals that an "Austin 7hp" was in fact the name of a car (Austin 7 hp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), and an "Austin 7hp engine" might not have been 7hp to begin with - apparently the "Austin 7hp" was a motor car with a 1.1 litre single cylinder engine capable of "9 hp at 1300 rpm" a pair of these would make for a 2.2L capacity. Extrapolating that capacity and performance to 5,000 rpm, I dare say there was a lot more than 14hp on tap - given also that that implies some very extensive engine modifications in general. From the engine specs this engine had a 127mm (5 inch) stroke, getting 5,000 rpm would mean a piston speed of ~21.2 m/s (69.4 fps), which is pretty durn impressive in itself for an engine of that vintage...

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I have been to the HAMB site before, but have not seen this thread before.

Nice find Cd.

And now, time for an interesting concept.

Rear Mid Engine Truck (RMET) by Abhi Muktheeswarar at Coroflot.com

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This is the first of its kind truck concept in the world. The most innovative thing of this truck is the engine is moved to the rear of the cabin rather than below the cabin. The main advantages are improved visibility, low centre of gravity of the truck, reduced air drag coefficient, increased cabin space, easy entry & exit because of the low floor design.


Nice idea, but why didn't he ease/round off the front corners of the cab?

And why allow (or direct) so much air under the truck?

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