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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2010, 05:58:59 PM »
The non-prize is the admiration of all who read the question and do not know the answer, such as myself.  Those who do know but fail to answer will all end up in that proverbial scrap-yard just rusting away, unloved and wondering where they went wrong. :D
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2010, 06:12:39 PM »
I think the engine was a Minerlli. I can say that braking was on only two wheels and the whole thing weighed 160lbs. You had to pedal it until the centrifugal clutch started the engine.

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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2010, 06:33:23 PM »
That explains the PED part of the name.  Remarkable Bob. 
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2010, 06:38:49 PM »
Well done Remarkable Bob!
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2010, 06:53:15 PM »
Why Thank you! I put it down to the remarkable I'm holding!

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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2010, 07:12:15 PM »
Well, that's what I get for skipping the forum for a day-- you cover an American microcar.  Actually, you cover the American Microcar, since that's the name by which it is generally known, despite having been made by Tri-Ped.  There are a few still around, mostly in the hands of moped enthusiasts, it seems.  Most references mention Tomos engines, though I've also seen Minarelli.


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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2010, 07:57:59 PM »
And an extra non-prize goes to Mike for verifying that they do exist, rather than just on paper brochures.  Good work  -- now to find one. :-X
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2010, 08:59:02 PM »
what a great forum this is ! at times  ;D and at least it shows some of our cousins can't spell either  >:(
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2010, 05:28:50 PM »
At least one can still move under its own power:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Z6mO8S7og

Apparently the early vehicles came with Minarelli engines, the later ones with Tomos engines (and two speeds?).  There are hints of at least one electric version having been made, too.  Searching under the inventor's name, Stuart Pivar, produces some interesting results....

Oh, and there's this:

http://www.rumcars.org/forum/index.php?topic=1299.0

The example currently on eBay doesn't look too bad but I'd be inclined to hold out for one with the optional side curtains.
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2010, 12:19:59 PM »
ok it might be obvious to some of you and i had almost forgotten it . WHAT IS IT
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2010, 12:26:06 PM »
Well, the plane in the background gave it away...SCottish Aviation Scamp. When I clicked on your photo to enlarge it I could make out ?CAM? anyway!
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2010, 01:41:37 PM »
well that was an easy one wasnt it
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Re: It has been a while....ID a Microcar quiz.
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2010, 10:19:19 AM »
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