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V-twin innovators
« on: 17.07. 2019 10:50 »
This article has information about the Evans BSA V-twin that I recently posted.

http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/vtwinnews11.html?fbclid=IwAR1DFYQoFw5_MuseA08gZa9WORLhww5IpwXy1bWfRwkFvb8vYnsuavoi3jA

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #1 on: 17.07. 2019 21:15 »
G'day GB.
There are some clever men in the world. Without their imagination and motivation we would be putting coal in our steam powered cycles.
My Grandad was a pattern maker all his life. I wish I'd payed more attention. (but I had the best billy cart)
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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #2 on: 17.07. 2019 23:40 »
hey musky , billy cart -trolley - buggy whatever? I had the best in our gang. it had one of dads morris 1000 steering wheels with the column held by dexian and a universal joint controlling the steering . all well and good until hitting something large with one front wheel  and the steering wheel would whip round *eek* the back axle was 1/1/4 inch square bar off of a railway porters trolley with thick wide solid rubber tyres  and heavy steel hubs running on needle rollers, plenty of danger down hill but much fun too. before the back axle was used for the making of this contraption we had the full porters trolley to play on *warn* . it weighed a ton and had tongue and groove boards covered in steel sheet with a big T bar to steer it and what looked like 1 inch thick armour plate on the front *bash* and we got in trouble when it demolished a slightly rotten at least 6inch by 6 gate post, at the same time nearly taking out me and my mates stomachs on the T bar *countdown*. another famous porters trolley tale is when the neighbours had a good scream at my dad for letting us loose on it near their very super posh newly built stone wall because looking back it could have done it serious damage. the only way of trying to stop both these weapons was by feet on the ground *problem* that's all folks , its a long long time ago ;D

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #3 on: 18.07. 2019 09:32 »
I had the best in our gang.
Your Dad sounds like a good'n.
Got any pictures?

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #4 on: 18.07. 2019 09:56 »
GB Thanks for this thread. There are indeed some very clever folks out there. The design work would employ the resources of a major engineering concern.....to do it in the shed is amazing.

 And I thought Colin Furze  (World's Fastest Pram) was a clever  fella.

 Bergs.... You had an Aristocrat of Carties. For us it was the pram wheels, builders plank and bit of rope.

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #5 on: 18.07. 2019 11:25 »
For us it was the pram wheels, builders plank and bit of rope.
Me too.

I did try unsuccessfully to get my cart going with a Villiers engine.

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #6 on: 18.07. 2019 11:49 »
greybeard I haven't got one of the steering wheel cart but I can remember adding a platform out of wood covered in old car rubber matts and I used to meet my mother at the bus stop to carry her shopping bag home on the platform. you know the days when everyone had a proper shopping bag *smile* swarfy the one my brother built was pram wheels with a piece of tin sheet bent on the front to make it like a car, it also had a roof so rain didn't stop play. I have found a couple of pics and one has the porters trolley as it first was before we used the back axle for the steering wheel cart. pic of me and older brother

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #7 on: 18.07. 2019 11:50 »
this is me and older brother on the cart he made

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #8 on: 18.07. 2019 12:50 »
G'day GB.
There are some clever men in the world. Without their imagination and motivation we would be putting coal in our steam powered cycles.
My Grandad was a pattern maker all his life. I wish I'd payed more attention. (but I had the best billy cart)
Cheers

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Five years apprenticeship, seven years at Tech.
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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #9 on: 18.07. 2019 18:08 »
Roy.. Number plate fixed...15minutes.   Rear tyre puncture repair 44 minutes. Just clocked back in a minute early. How lucky can you be?

Bergs.. Now that is clever, 4 wheels.... and a roof! That we're luxury.

 Swarfy.

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #10 on: 18.07. 2019 19:00 »
Roy.. Number plate fixed...15minutes.   Rear tyre puncture repair 44 minutes. Just clocked back in a minute early. How lucky can you be?
I didn't get the puncture comment at first.  *smile*

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Re: V-twin innovators
« Reply #11 on: 18.07. 2019 19:08 »
Roy.. Number plate fixed...15minutes.   Rear tyre puncture repair 44 minutes. Just clocked back in a minute early. How lucky can you be?

Bergs.. Now that is clever, 4 wheels.... and a roof! That we're luxury.

 Swarfy.

No puncture, but I can see your thinking.   *eek*

I used to top the petrol tank up with meths to get me to the next pay packet.  *smile*
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