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carlys_guy
16-09-2017, 03:43 PM
more cars etc.
1921 red bug
http://www.techdiagnostics.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=875&pictureid=12121
steam roller
http://www.techdiagnostics.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=875&pictureid=12124
1917 triumph WWI red cross motor cycle
http://www.techdiagnostics.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=875&pictureid=12120

carlys_guy

Holly Goodhead
16-09-2017, 04:13 PM
http://www.techdiagnostics.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=875&pictureid=12121

That 1921 red bug is amazing, never seen anything like that before, do you know more about it?

It's nice to see what you have over where you are.
Holly

carlys_guy
16-09-2017, 06:21 PM
unfortunately the guy didn't know anything about it except the age and name.

carlys_guy

Holly Goodhead
16-09-2017, 07:26 PM
Timbo found a bit about it.

An Auto Red Bug was the dream for every motor-minded boy and girl in the period between the early thirties. The lead image gives you a rare view of a Briggs and Stratton “Flyer” after the Company bought the design and patents in 1920 from A.O. Smith.

The machine, although its entire weight is but 135-pounds is capable of running at 20 to 25 m.p.h. and can go 80-90 miles on one gallon of gasoline. The controls consist of a small thumb lever attached to the steering wheels for the throttle. The clutch and brake pedals are the same as a regular automobile. The wire wheels are fitted with 20-inch clincher tires and the wheelbase is 70-inches and the tread 30-inches. The one h.p. “Motor Wheel” is held off of the ground by the clutch pedal and is crank started by a handle on the drive wheel.

http://www.techdiagnostics.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=789&pictureid=12127

http://www.techdiagnostics.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=789&pictureid=12130

http://www.techdiagnostics.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=789&pictureid=12128

The power unit could also be used on a bike, just the thing for me to go to work on:)

http://www.techdiagnostics.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=789&pictureid=12129