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Re: :cry:

Postby thewalrus » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:21 am

Honor wrote:That's part of why I like them. The simplicity. 4 wheels and an engine, more or less.


Some of them have less than 4 wheels and an engine?
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Re: :cry:

Postby Talon » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:00 pm

thewalrus wrote:
Honor wrote:That's part of why I like them. The simplicity. 4 wheels and an engine, more or less.


Some of them have less than 4 wheels and an engine?


Morgans?

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Re: :cry:

Postby thewalrus » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:37 pm

Talon wrote:
thewalrus wrote:
Honor wrote:That's part of why I like them. The simplicity. 4 wheels and an engine, more or less.


Some of them have less than 4 wheels and an engine?


Morgans?

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Huh - I had a snarky response prepared because I thought that those were newer than they were. A creature of the 50s and 60s. Outside the scope of Honor's claim.

But I was wrong. Can't believe that Morgan's been making three wheeled cars since 1911:

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Re: :cry:

Postby Turbojett » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:34 pm

I think the one Talon posted, with the front-mounted engine, was from the 30s or so. I've seen younger ones from post WW2 with engines behind the grille.

Edit--actually, it's even younger: that's one of the heritage models they produced in 2011. The engine is newer. This is a '37:
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Re: :cry:

Postby Honor » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:16 pm

They seem like they would tip over easy.
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Re: :cry:

Postby Talon » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:30 pm

That's when the one wheel is in the front...

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Re: :cry:

Postby Turbojett » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:31 am

Never have I laughed so hard watching TopGear than I did during that segment.
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Re: :cry:

Postby ryguy79 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:43 am

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Re: :cry:

Postby Honor » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:54 pm

ryguy79 wrote:Ugly as sin but probably fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyDN3wI--Mw



They are calling that thing a motorcycle. Why? It has a steering wheel and a cockpit. It's a 3-wheeled car.
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Re: :cry:

Postby ryguy79 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:48 pm

Honor wrote:
ryguy79 wrote:Ugly as sin but probably fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyDN3wI--Mw



They are calling that thing a motorcycle. Why? It has a steering wheel and a cockpit. It's a 3-wheeled car.


Because there's about a brazillian fewer regs to deal with to call it a motorcyle.
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Re: :cry:

Postby Turbojett » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:33 pm

In Britain, less than three wheels makes it a motorcycle, because like ryguy said, less regs. I wanna say some four-wheeled cars like the Ariel Atom and BAC Mono are classified as motorcycles too, but I'm honestly not sure.
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Re: :cry:

Postby Swerve » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:04 pm

Turbojett wrote:In Britain, less than three wheels makes it a motorcycle, because like ryguy said, less regs. I wanna say some four-wheeled cars like the Ariel Atom and BAC Mono are classified as motorcycles too, but I'm honestly not sure.


I recall from Top Gear's constant attacks (including the literal RC car-bomb attack) that the G-Whiz was considered a quad cycle to get around regs.
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