Archive 1 Set 4: Gallery 061 - 080
Archives of your 3-Wheelers.
This vintage (1968) had no sissy electric start but uses a large and agricultural hand lever starter. It has four gears which drive through an integral reverse transfer box and then to an integral differential. This system gives four forward gears and four reverse allowing a potential 30mph backwards! (I may not try this out). Two open half shafts drive the rear wheels. Steering is via handlebars with clutch and gearchange on the left and front brake (cable operated) and throttle on the right. Rear brakes are hydraulic and operated by a foot pedal. Even the steel doors are amazingly lightweight but still very strong. The open truck back has drop down tailgate. I am missing the front headlight and the fuel tank but will find suitable substitutes when the time comes. The front mudguard/wheel cowling is also missing so I will need to make one from steel or GRP. Early apes apparently housed the fuel tank actually inside the cab on the right of the dashboard with the filler also inside the cab. Not an ideal smokers vehicle. My tank will most definitely be external.
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