Re: [Small4-strokeEngines] Re: DIY machinery and transportation..New Forum maybe?
- For those who maybe considering a three wheeled vehicle you may want to read this: http://rqriley.com/3-wheel.htmand specially this: http://rqriley.com/images/fig-3whl.gifOn the subject of safety I will point out that a couple or so weeks ago there was a 100 vehicle pile up in a Texas freeway which resulted in two fatalities: a couple in a Chevy Suburban,,, I am not advocating that anyone should be driving around in a unsafe vehicle but there is only so much you can do in that area. When your number is up, well...Three wheelers have been know to handle as good as cars specially if they are 2F1R. The Trihawk was known to have Porches for breakfast in the twisties... Not enough power to hang on in the straights. Than again it was well designed and was a FWD.Tony----- Original Message -----From: Gary GowerSent: Friday, November 30, 2012 11:54 PMSubject: Re: [Small4-strokeEngines] Re: DIY machinery and transportation..New Forum maybe?Hello Tony,A couple of years ago I had the idea of joining a rear end of a Vespa mototaxi tricycle (engine/transmision in the back with independent suspension), Using two wheels in the front for stability and a passenger like a car, not a single front seat...Now that I saw the page of the Urban plans gave me a better idea, instead of an industrial engine....Probably can work out something..Lets see what happens, thanks.Gary.
From: Tony Cortez <tonico222@...>
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2012 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Small4-strokeEngines] Re: DIY machinery and transportation..New Forum maybe?Thre are a number of groups already in place dedicated in general to what you guys are suggesting:http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/CabinScooters/?yguid=444251429http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/reversetrike/?yguid=444251429http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SmallEfficientVehicles/?yguid=444251429http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/three-wheelers/?yguid=444251429Some which are dedicated to existing designs:http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/xr3car/?yguid=444251429http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/IndyCycleOwners/?yguid=444251429http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/fireaero/?yguid=444251429The marriage of an industrial V-Twin with a three wheeled vehicle is very, very interesting hence the reason I lurk here. Even a smaller motor is doable.http://www.rqriley.com/tm.htmlhttp://www.rqriley.com/u-car.htmlTony----- Original Message -----From: AndySent: Friday, November 23, 2012 6:19 AMSubject: Re: [Small4-strokeEngines] Re: DIY machinery and transportation..New Forum maybe?HmmmLowbucklifeDIYbudgetbulidersJustsaynotoshinyTightwadtransportationA few that popped inLaterAndy
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On Nov 23, 2012, at 8:28 AM, "terry l" <tllutke52@...> wrote:Ok, I'll do it..now I only need a good group name??
--- In Small4-strokeEngines@yahoogroups.com, Andy <andrewekstrom@...> wrote:
> I'm game Terry, my inbox needs some more love anyway.
> I'm at 49 YG now, and that would give me a nice round number...lol
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> On Nov 23, 2012, at 6:54 AM, "terry l" <tllutke52@...> wrote:
> > I'm guessing more than few here are feeling 'cheated' by the off topic nature of recent non-AV conversations. I build 4stroke flying stuff for a living, and by this time of year I'm slightly burned out on the topic, subject diversions are very much OK by me.
> > I've long been interested in the Mother Earth News self-sufficient perspective, especially as it relates to DIY machinery and transportation.
> > There seems to be others here with similar interest, I'm thinking of a new yahoo group dedicated to this topic...
> > TerryL