You Trike guys will love this

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by RdKryton, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member


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  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Wow, it has an engine that runs using a glow plug. So very cool.
     
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I like it!!!!
     
  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Dang, all this time I thought I was innovative. Now I find I've only copied something that was done over 100 years ago.
     
  5. cargo-master

    cargo-master Member

    Yea, but can it go 30+ mph? Van, put yours away for a 100 yrs & we'll all oooh & aaah your wonderful creation. c-m
     
  6. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I don't get it, how does the engine work? is it a steam engine????
     
  7. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Skyliner: I think it's an early diesel (but I don't really know).
    CM: We'll have to get a ride together this summer. I'd guess mine's a little faster.
     
  8. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Hate to say it Van, but I think I would prefer to own that taddy than yours. :jester: The hot tube engines were kind of a combination gas and diesel. You had to heat up the tube sticking out until it was glowing inside the combustion chamber to fire the charge, so it was similar to a glow plug engine. The fuel charge was timed like in a diesel, but used the intake valve to do the timing, so it wasn't really a gasoline engine either. Once the engine was running, the hot tube stayed hot from the combustion, again like a glow plug. They usually burned kerosene, so they were like a diesel that way. Sort of a gas, diesel kinda sorta thing. They were the forerunner of the diesel other than the compression ignition thing. Actually kind of a fascinating concept. They would run on almost anything that was liquid and would burn.

    Run out of gas, just pick up a few empty Jack bottles, a little after shave, toss in the grease from your Big Mac, and it would get you home.

    I will say, the rear wheel steering could be exciting at the speed Vans machine runs at.
     
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  9. cargo-master

    cargo-master Member

    A wonderfully clear & simple explanation. Very educational. Thanks Denny.
     
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