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    http://www.gomog.com/allmorgan/frontsuspension.html
    I found this page about Morgan front suspension, because I was very curious about how it worked. This would be simple to replicate in "cyclecart" size with bicycle suspension parts. The hard chromed sliders and tophat bushings are totally off the shelf stuff.
    I found some bad pictures of a really old one with two speeds. One set of gears and chains each side of the wheel with a dog clutch between them. Hmmm. Cyclecart, anyone? Yeah, it'll probably have to happen. Good practice for a full sized one.
    Anyway. These are neat cars, and I'm growing more enamoured of them.

    I am not at all convinced I want a shaft final drive either. I'm thinking a chain would be better, if only because of efficiency and ease of maintenance.

    I did find out during the course of this build that I know a guy who makes off road car chassis and cages. He seems to be amenable to welding up a tube frame from 4130 for the future trike car thing.
    Hmmm.

    Meanwhile, the car is drying out, and I'm making the steering wheel. I'll put up some pics of the wheel and new framing later.

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    You'd still need one of these if you want the engine sitting as it does on a Moggy., Cylinders port and starboard.... but if not, not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    You'd still need one of these if you want the engine sitting as it does on a Moggy., Cylinders port and starboard.... but if not, not.
    Too true. There is some sort of deal in there, eh?

    I found one on the web had been converted to four wheels using a GN rear axle. Same concept, with the shaft drive being converted 90 degrees.

    I hate to say it, but I am just enamoured of these silly three wheeled cars. I have also been doing some serious thinking about pedal car, phase two. Methinks a Morgan-esque three wheeler with two pedal stations driving a common shaft would be neat, and very easy to slip an electric assist into...

    On the real car, though, they do have some sort of bevel box, I forgot. I've been pouring over the cars since I learned the prospect of building a road legal three wheel car is much greater, for me, than a four wheel car.
    I've been thinking I may go for the barrel back look, as much to carry a spare as to be simpler to build. Plus, I kind of like them.

    Peace,
    Robert

    P.S. Almost done with the steering wheel...

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    A current Moggy frame

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    and a few really fun photos of a pedal ? racer. http://pedalcarracing.info/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Don't some of the modern "cruiser" style bikes have 60degree twins? Those JAP motors are very handsome, eh?

    Peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A current Moggy frame

    Oh, I found something like this about the factory. Just lovely. Makes me want a real one.

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    A 1922 GN Vitesse showing the chain final drive. 1920 Morgan family model.
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    http://www.velocetoday.com/chateau-i...eashed-part-2/
    Peter,
    Scroll down and check out green #77. A converted 3 wheeler. It looks neat.

    Peace,
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    This one!

    Peace,
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    Cool ! I love these things !
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    Another variation on a Morgan with the motor fore and aft, so a chain drive is possible. http://www.dailyturismo.com/2016/03/...r-replica.html





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    NGle
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Another variation on a Morgan with the motor fore and aft, so a chain drive is possible. http://www.dailyturismo.com/2016/03/...r-replica.html





    Okay, that seals it. Transverse engine! I like this one, though.

    Still. I think 99% of the appeal is that v motor right up front. I like all the pushrods and cooling fins, too, but I like old fashioned things. I also dig the twin radiator hoses on some cars.

    I think by the time I get the rest figured out and built, the bevel box will be a piece of cake. Heh heh. My one idiot friend has me almost convinced to use a single sided swingarm on the rear. Easier to change a flat, he said with a deadpan expression.

    Meanwhle, it's raining, so after the rest of work, I'm going to go play car builder. Whee!

    Peace,
    Robert

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