Indian Tadpole

Discussion in 'Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by silverbear, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,293
    Likes Received:
    110
    Zoran Hi! Good to here form you. For some resion was wondering about you, the other day. Glad you are still at it or going to be. I will be also, sold my lake place and getting caught up here in town with some reconstruction on my house and yard. Hope to get back on my project this winter.

    Anne is still doing not the best these days, bed ridden a lot, but resorted to doing her garden model way rail way stuff. I get a reply every now and then, witch is good...............Curt
     
  2. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    122
    I hope Anne is still following along. I think of her often and wonder how she is doing. Great to hear that she is still doing her marvelous train models.

    Steve.
     
  3. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,293
    Likes Received:
    110
    Not sure Steve as she hasn't said anything about the forum, i did send her a couple pictures of my build. Her response was marvelous. LOL I just pray and hope the best for her, would love to see that rail road. Always wanted to do one but no room here .......Curt
     
    fasteddy likes this.
  4. moto-klasika

    moto-klasika Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hello to all and especially Anne if she follows us silently!
    Whatever forum where she was active, it got strong influence by her enthusiasm for all kinds of small motorised vehicles, accompanied by excellent ideas and solutions, nice words and wise discussions... She likes all of the small vehicles, either motorised or pedal-powered or in combination (Human-Machine hybrids).

    Not only that forums become more active, but her presence always change atmosphere and attitude, becoming more human and polite! That was the same when she was the member of my Yahoo Group Midget-Motto-Classica. Only less active was her own Yahoo Group dedicated to New Zealand's Kotanaga tramways - industrial mountain railways! I am glad if she continued work on her own railway!

    Here are attached a few pictures taken from that Group, made as a collage...

    Ciao,
    Zoran

     

    Attached Files:

    curtisfox and fasteddy like this.
  5. moto-klasika

    moto-klasika Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    8
    ... and she was able to find and keep together a nice bunch of people, interested in the same hobby, but of similar good character, nature and temper, too!
    Zoran
     
    curtisfox and fasteddy like this.
  6. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    122
    The gas line is in and I thought just in case it does start I better add a kill switch. Trying to get everything buttoned up so I can clean the garage up and try and start it.

    Steve.
     
  7. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    122
  8. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    122
  9. Tinsmith

    Tinsmith Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Messages:
    974
    Likes Received:
    17
    Steve, looks good! Looks like the same sediment bowl I used on my bike. That thing better start. I was hoping to see Walter's bike running. We had it trying to start here a few years ago, but it finally got the better of me. Got the feeling it is a smooth running engine .

    Good luck,
    Dan
     
    fasteddy likes this.
  10. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    122
    Hi Dan,

    I think it was off a Briggs and Stratton engine I bought. Wanted to get to Silverbear's bike this year but couldn't do it. I'm going to try and be on the road June, July and August next year so there should be lot's of time to get some of the bikes done.

    There is a wild, rampant, rumor going around the neighbourhood that there may be a garage involved next year. Won't have the same flavour as working on top of a snowmobile trailer in the woods but I'm sure the old boys will get used to it. We have the memories if nothing else.

    Steve.
     
    PeteMcP likes this.
  11. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,293
    Likes Received:
    110
    That's good, work in the rain or shine...............Curt
     
    fasteddy likes this.
  12. indian22

    indian22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,502
    Likes Received:
    156
    With my apologies to the song writer "Any progress is good progress so I'll take what I can get, yeah I'll take what I can get...."

    It's looking good Steve. Rick C.
     
    fasteddy likes this.
  13. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    122
    Thanks Rick,

    Pickles, salsa and canning season are finished and the apple cider is well under way so there is more time for the bike once again. Lots of fiddly things done and I hope to have the clutch operational today.

    Steve.
     
    indian22 likes this.
  14. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    122
    Once again the build has run into a dead end. The 3D clutch I had modified to be able to pedal start is useless. The clutch disks won't expand. It looks like there is no gap to allow the disks to expand compared to the original 3D clutch.

    I sent the machinist that did it a message to see what can be done.

    Steve.
     
  15. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,293
    Likes Received:
    110
    What a bummer! all that work down the drain, hope he gets it working ............Curt
     
    fasteddy likes this.
  16. MEASURE TWICE

    MEASURE TWICE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,176
    Likes Received:
    29
    The statement back then on post 2298 page 115 about the Clutch is working, was with the engine not started. Just about cables and linkages I suppose? I also forget where in another build as some of us here are doing multiple builds, was a 3D Clutch been modified before similarly and did work with engine running and tested out fine? Hope it can work out or something else to take its place.
     
    fasteddy likes this.
  17. PeteMcP

    PeteMcP Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    153
    Definitely didn't see that coming so late in the build, Steve. I'm feelin' your pain - but I'm sure you or your machinist will figure out a solution. Good luck.
     
    fasteddy likes this.
  18. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    122
    I was working on the clutch setting everything up when I thought about checking it to make sure it was working properly as in disengaging. It didn't and when I checked it against the clutch I have here I could see that there wasn't a gap for the clutch plates to move in.

    The chap that did the work is 2,900 miles or 4,690 km away in Pennsylvanian. The cost and uncertainty of it ever working as well as dealing with the customs ect may just end the project.

    I'm truly tired of working on it and hitting one road block after another. I'll give it a rest and decide what I want to do but at the moment I'm considering just boxing up the parts and converting the bike to electric.

    Steve.
     
  19. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,293
    Likes Received:
    110
    How about belt with tension clutch, like lawn mower. Simple..........Curt
     
    fasteddy likes this.
  20. indian22

    indian22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,502
    Likes Received:
    156
    Though it's a setback Steve I'll not rule out a solution on your part. You've a tremendous problem solving skill set my friend!

    Food for thought. A few years back I cobbled together an electric hub which I coupled to a China doll for quick and sure bump starts in traffic, if the engine died, or for quick acceleration through high traffic intersections (yeah we
    have four lane highways in Indian Territory as well...uggh). It worked really well, but I didn't like the "clutter" of battery, controller and hub motor on the small bike frame. By using the chair frame & the smaller hub motors (or bracket motors), which are now readily available, the vintage look could be relatively easy to accomplish.

    At any rate you'll need a project to keep that mind of yours active and your tri car really is a special project to all of us who follow along!

    Rick C.
     
    fasteddy likes this.

Share This Page