I got the chance to rummage through a small junk yard or
What was left of it there was a few small pieces I grabbed up
One of which was the end cap on a TT rearend I guess I was
A few years too late on the rest of it.
I'm posting my Flickr link because I think you guys will get a kick out of Iding this little car that lays on its roof it is belt driven like a snomobile with variable pulleys and has a two
Cyl. Opposed eng.like a V W .
The next one is a generator truck it has a lycoming motor
The gen. And power plant are gone but it looks like it was a high end truck have fun. Jim http://www.flickr.com/photos/fordtt/
Cool really old junk yard
Hard to tell from the photos, but the description of the small car fits the Dutch brand DAF. They made air cooled opposed twins with a variomatic drive from 1959-76: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAF_Trucks#Car_business
My father had the unfortunate experience of owning a new 1975 "66" model with the upgraded engine, a water cooled Renault four. (My advice against at age 10 wasn't listened to..)
The poor little car screamed at constant high rpms during acceleration and had a significant design flaw - no shielding at the drive belts, so at severe rainfall when pools of water splashed up at the belts, they started to slip. Once the car came to a full halt, we had to wait by the roadside until the rain stopped. .
The worst part was that my parents fell for the salesman's talk when they finally had enough of it and wanted to trade it in - they bought the follow up model designed by the same DAF team, now bought by Volvo and called Volvo 343.. (not one of Volvo's best moments..)
At least it had a shield so it went through rain, but there were other issues with that ugly contraption..
Thanks Rodger I had never seen a car like that and it was
Lying on its roof in a hole so there were no tags visible
I guess it was a flop like the yugo.
They're good at one thing - reverse racing
The variomatic drive is just as fast rearwards, but steering when in reverse mode makes it a really crazy challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoh8i0jfpTo