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Three wheeler

Post by John Dow » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:03 am

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Re: Three wheeler

Post by perry kete » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:44 am

And they thought they came up with something new recently....old is new again

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1922 Coupe & 1927 Touring

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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:20 am

That is a great photo. I would guess it was taken about 1927 or so from the cars in the background. It's definitely a Harley Davidson repurposed by a clever fellow. The wheels would likely be T but the hubs look a little different. It's a bit later than my '19.
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Post by bud delong » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:29 am

Lots of model T parts but it makes me wonder how it handled? The new ones also make me wonder how they handle? The nature of the build of the first picture reminds me of E J Potter and some of the Allison powered tractors he built. :D Bud.

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Re: Three wheeler

Post by TRDxB2 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:03 pm

1909 Morgan 3 wheeler
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1927 & 2004 Morgan 3 Wheelers They are still being made and now have an electric version as well
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Re: Three wheeler

Post by Kerry » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:20 pm

I'm not saying it's not a harley, I don't know enough about them, just it's not the same as Rich's photo. The inlet manifold is on the barrels lower than the harley and the push rod covers are evenly spaced apart unlike the ones in the Harley photo.

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Re: Three wheeler

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:41 am

That is a good observation Kerry. I may have jumped to that conclusion. Based on the tank similarity and the V twin I though it must be. Looking closer now I see no valve pockets in the tanks and a different fin arrangement on the upper cylinders than even the 1924 engine shown at left. I cannot find a Harley picture that matches.
I will try to be more careful on future posts.
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Perhaps someone can find what motor that is.
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Re: Three wheeler

Post by Dan Hatch » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:48 am

Indian Power Plus.

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Re: Three wheeler

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:59 am

As for the 3-wheeled Morgans I was dazzled by them in the 70s and spent too much time designing one with a HD Panhead engine. Another project that didn't get passed the drawing board.
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Re: Three wheeler

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:04 pm

Thanks Dan. A perfect match.
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