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Hwyl
10-20-2009, 06:49 PM
I doubt I could afford even this.

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/sales/pedal_car/final_image_web.jpg

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/sales/pedal_car/super_sports_junior.html

Hwyl
10-20-2009, 06:53 PM
Looked into it further, I guess I missed it's "rollout" a year ago and it $4000 approx.

One of the blogs say Morgan missed a good chance to make an all electric car. I'll ponder that.

Paul Pless
10-20-2009, 06:53 PM
It's light
It's zero emission
and it's fun!

that's so unkind to those of us who might truly want a nostalgic morgan experience

bobbys
10-20-2009, 07:01 PM
I can see where my wife pedals but where do i sit?

Paul Pless
10-20-2009, 07:06 PM
There are some pretty good replicas and kits available.

http://www.baileyclassiccars.co.uk/vehicles/RNB%2049W/500/01.jpg

Most of them are 'interpretations' and use commonly available motorcycle engines. They also tend to 'do away' with the original sliding pillar front suspensions and go to double wishbones like the above car.

However I've seen a few JAP engined boat tail Morgan racer replicas that you'd be hard pressed to tell that it wasn't built in Malvern.

Captain Blight
10-20-2009, 07:09 PM
I doubt I could afford even this.

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/sales/pedal_car/final_image_web.jpg

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/sales/pedal_car/super_sports_junior.html
That actually looks like a prime candidate for an electric conversion.

I still want to electrify an old bumper car, and use it around town. Might need a rack on the back for my gigantic shoes, and figure out a way to make the big red nose double as the horn button though.

Dave Wright
10-20-2009, 07:16 PM
A very nice job is made in a small garage in Seattle. Harley engine.

http://cycle-car.com/index.htm

http://cycle-car.com/images/2009/IMG_1034-copy.gif

Jim Bow
10-20-2009, 07:18 PM
I followed one of these up Rainier Ave in Seattle last year. It looked like a heckova lot of fun.

http://cycle-car.com/

Paul Pless
10-20-2009, 07:22 PM
Nice! :)

http://cycle-car.com/images/2009/IMG_0981-copy.gif

seanz
10-20-2009, 07:34 PM
Thanks Hwyl.
Worlds coolest recumbant trike?
:)

PeterSibley
10-20-2009, 09:19 PM
A very nice job is made in a small garage in Seattle. Harley engine.

http://cycle-car.com/index.htm

http://cycle-car.com/images/2009/IMG_1034-copy.gif

:)
Very nice !

PeterSibley
10-20-2009, 09:22 PM
Or you could build your own ...

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL282/9443996/17245530/376403633.jpg


http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL282/9443996/17245530/376403631.jpg

http://www.pembleton.co.uk/

paladin
10-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Yeah...but to ride it legally ya gotta wear a helmet.

Nicholas Scheuer
10-20-2009, 09:34 PM
I'd wear a chastity belt to drive any of those.

I love 3-wheelers; less rolling resistance, too, so they're "green".

Moby Nick

PeterSibley
10-20-2009, 09:47 PM
Yeah...but to ride it legally ya gotta wear a helmet.

If I wuz riding one of those ,I'd wear a helmet .:D

Definitely .

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
10-21-2009, 08:00 AM
Yeah...but to ride it legally ya gotta wear a helmet.

Not here you don't.

Hwyl
10-21-2009, 08:17 AM
Not here you don't.

Nor here. I've seen motorcyclists take their hemlets off as they cross the State line. Amazingly a 10 year old can ride pillion without a helmet, but not ride their bicycle unprotected.

MiddleAgesMan
10-21-2009, 08:19 AM
Hard to avoid potholes and road debris in a 3-wheeler but their cool-factor is hard to beat.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
10-21-2009, 08:20 AM
Laws don't have to make sense and people don't always act in their own best interests.


http://home.clara.net/peterfrost/try3.jpg
http://home.clara.net/peterfrost/tryaneii.html

I, Rowboat
10-21-2009, 08:57 AM
Hey, I just went through all the pictures, and it looks like there are several different options available for the background scenery. I kind of like the rock one, but I think I'd pay a few extra bucks and spring for the quaint country field.

brad9798
10-21-2009, 09:14 AM
Wonder how many g's that thing would pull on the skid pad! ;)

Kevin G
10-22-2009, 03:21 PM
I owned a '66 Morgan 4/4 back when I got out of the service. Loved that car, always lots of fun to drive. The seats had rubber bladders in them that you could blow up to the desired resistance. (no comments on that, please). With the top down, the passenger seat would levitate if you didn't put something on it.

The 4/4 cost me $2800 brand new in NYC. I think they are somethng like 7-8 times that now for basically the same car.

I had to get rid of it when someone ran a stop sign and ripped the right hand side off the car. Last I heard, a fellow in New Jersey had it and was in the middle of a rebuild.

KG

Paul Pless
10-22-2009, 03:32 PM
The 4/4 cost me $2800 brand new in NYC. I think they are somethng like 7-8 times that now for basically the same car.New in the U.S. they're over $50,000.00

John Meachen
10-22-2009, 04:08 PM
If you don't mind a different badge,Trikings have been available for over thirty years.You can get just as cold and wet and have just as much fun...http://peterbetabiker.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/trofeotriking1.jpg?w=450&h=334

Paul Pless
10-22-2009, 04:20 PM
I wonder if John can see how his photo has appeared?:eek:

John Meachen
10-22-2009, 04:48 PM
Looks OK from here,how does it look in Hell?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
10-22-2009, 04:52 PM
Looks OK from here,how does it look in Hell?

It shows a cartoon with "Give it up, no car is as sexy as a fiero - No Hot linking allowed"

Triking image (http://pff.hostkansas.com/pffimages3/reverse-trike-triking2.jpg)

From memory, started in Norfolk and moved to "The Island".