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Three Wheelers - Your opinions and expertise wanted!

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fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Monday 11th June 2012
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fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Monday 11th June 2012
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http://www.vortexplans.com/

The Dolphin Vortex for those wanting to build a 3wheeler from plans and a build page:

http://www.briery.com/vortex/log/2005-12.html

KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Monday 11th June 2012
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fuoriserie said:
http://www.vortexplans.com/

The Dolphin Vortex for those wanting to build a 3wheeler from plans and a build page:

http://www.briery.com/vortex/log/2005-12.html
Yes I know of the Dolphin Vortex and like it.



Two very good cars build from these plans!



and another now the plans



There is a one being build in the UK. It owner/builder had a letter in CKC a few months back. I hope he finish and the car stars in an issue.


fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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KDIcarmad said:
Yes I know of the Dolphin Vortex and like it.



Two very good cars build from these plans!



and another now the plans



There is a one being build in the UK. It owner/builder had a letter in CKC a few months back. I hope he finish and the car stars in an issue.
It would need a slight styling update to keep up with the more modern 3wheelers, but the Plans did look interesting at the time.

fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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A video of the new Morgan on Autocar:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/morgan-3-wheele...
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KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Tuesday 12th June 2012
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fuoriserie said:
It would need a slight styling update to keep up with the more modern 3wheelers, but the Plans did look interesting at the time.
It is an older design, personal I would like a modern Lambo style make over and a small(less heavy) looking rear. Still for an 80's design it is good.

Loved the new FIREAERO ACX. Unable to find more about this than your links. I know CKC now have a reporter in the USA you must get have the ACX add to his list of car to see at once. Hopefully I will one day be able to own one, yes I like it that much.


Edited by KDIcarmad on Tuesday 12th June 16:05

fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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http://frsmotorsport.com/development.html

Interesting three wheeler with tandem seating.






fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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KDIcarmad said:
Loved the new FIREAERO ACX. Unable to find more about this than your links. I know CKC now have a reporter in the USA you must get have the ACX add to his list of car to see at once. Hopefully I will one day be able to own one, yes I like it that much.


Edited by KDIcarmad on Tuesday 12th June 16:05
I also like the Fireaero and if you would like to see more pictures of the original, check here:

http://fireaero.ash.com/photos.html#photo127122

http://www.fireaero.com/JohnBrecher.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/fireaerotrikes/page2.h...

Edited by fuoriserie on Thursday 14th June 08:30

fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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fuoriserie said:
I believe these are connect to the T-Rex car. I like that more.

Found this yesterday...





I think it looks great before that ugly red body was fitted (front and back just do not fit with each other, then these that cabin!). Just a two wheel arches and a cycle wing on the front to make it legal would work better! (Please anybody (fuoriserie) design a better body for this!) I am unclear as to how the front steering/suspension works. Looks big for just one seat.




Edited by KDIcarmad on Thursday 14th June 15:40

KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Sunday 17th June 2012
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Found this intresting yellow three wheeler on line...





For more visit http://www.elkinsdiy.com/reverse-trike/

Not shore about that fule tank. Looks a bit unsafe to me. Is it safer under your chest on a bike? Hope this inspires some of you.

fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Wednesday 20th June 2012
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KDIcarmad said:
(Please anybody (fuoriserie) design a better body for this!) I am unclear as to how the front steering/suspension works. Looks big for just one seat.




Edited by KDIcarmad on Thursday 14th June 15:40
I don't like this type of three wheelers but will post soon a rough sketch of something inspired by the Velorex Oskar...cool

KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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fuoriserie said:
I don't like this type of three wheelers but will post soon a rough sketch of something inspired by the Velorex Oskar...cool
I think I know what that will look like. I will say if I'm right or wrong after you post the design. I personal I see the Velorex as a enginear's design, not a designer's. Hope you design this to use both a soft cloth body and a hard bodyshell.

Edited by KDIcarmad on Thursday 21st June 10:41

ceebmoj

1,750 posts

166 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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fuoriserie said:
http://frsmotorsport.com/development.html

Interesting three wheeler with tandem seating.

Love the roll over protection.

KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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ceebmoj said:
fuoriserie said:
http://frsmotorsport.com/development.html

Interesting three wheeler with tandem seating.

Love the roll over protection.
Very cheeky! I would not want to roll one. Still interesting, did you know the chassis has a very good racing history.



Here is the car that prove how good the chassic is. I love the looks of this, not so much the road car.


fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Thursday 21st June 2012
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fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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KDIcarmad said:
I think I know what that will look like. I will say if I'm right or wrong after you post the design. I personal I see the Velorex as a enginear's design, not a designer's. Hope you design this to use both a soft cloth body and a hard bodyshell.

Edited by KDIcarmad on Thursday 21st June 10:41
I agree, it's more of an engineers design, but could do with some styling input...

fuoriserie

4,465 posts

174 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Has anybody in the past, used the Honda Deauville engine and shaft drive in a threewheeler kit?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Deauville

You could have the same engine and shaft drive on the Honda NTV 650 Revere.

Maybe an engine to consider ?

KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Three interesting postings.

fuoriserie said:
I have seen the car on the Internet, but did not know how it was built. A very cleaver construction technique, that can be done anywhere by any one who can used basic tools. Will you be showing this to your co-workers at CKC for Project X? As to the car itself...



You can find out more by using the link below...
http://www.trevipedia.net/index.php?title=Main_Pag...

This makes me think of a Messerschmitt car of the late 50-60's. I do wonder how easy it is to use the rear seat.


KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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It also made me think of these two VW concept cars...





I like bits of both, but the green is my favorite. Both have 4 wheels but would make a great starting point for a three wheeler. I would use the roof line from the silver one on the the rounder lower half of the green, for a very interesting modern three wheeler.

Edited by KDIcarmad on Friday 22 June 16:13