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Ford Powered 5.0 Litre Trike
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10-19-2019, 11:06 AM   #2
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Pretty good power to weight ratio I'm guessing...but how many G forces can it exert in tight corners ?
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Is that a trike or a three wheeled muscle car?!?!?
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Pretty good power to weight ratio I'm guessing...but how many G forces can it exert in tight corners ?
Yep, probably 4 pounds per HP or better, it would probably light the tires in a heart beat! With the weight of the engine it would probably push the front end in a tight turn! Thanks for the comment and visit!!

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Is that a trike or a three wheeled muscle car?!?!?
LOL, good question I would say its a trike as muscle cars rarely have handle bars! Thanks for the visit and comment!!
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I guess the radiator is hung out the back. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a three-wheeler frame built out of square section before! That’s taking the “edged” look to its logical extreme.

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Wait: I forgot the Triumph Mayflower for the edged look.
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It's got a very 'industrial' look to it. I suspect it would be hard work riding it.
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I guess the radiator is hung out the back. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a three-wheeler frame built out of square section before! That’s taking the “edged” look to its logical extreme.

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Wait: I forgot the Triumph Mayflower for the edged look.
You guessed it there is an aluminum cross flow radiator hung behind the the seat, it needs some good frame geometry to prevent torque twist. It really doesn't look to stiff to me. The engine is hard mounted to the frame. Here is a link to the side view. Thanks for the comment and visit!!


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10-19-2019, 03:39 PM   #9
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That side view is frightening. The stresses on that frame are unimaginable. I wonder if it has an engineering certificate? Or maybe over there it isn't necessary. But I still can't help admiring the concept.
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It's got a very 'industrial' look to it. I suspect it would be hard work riding it.
Yep it would probably be worse than a Hard Tail Harley! With the rake of the front fork and the length of the handle bars it would be hard to turn around in a 40 acre field! Thanks for the visit!!
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That side view is frightening. The stresses on that frame are unimaginable. I wonder if it has an engineering certificate? Or maybe over there it isn't necessary. But I still can't help admiring the concept.
Yep looks like a pretty heavy stress point right at the front of the seat. I think as long as he doesn't sell copies of it he doesn't need any sort of "Engineering Certificate" but I do think it had to be inspected to prove its road worthy. Thanks for the visit!!
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