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Sweet. My workmate bought me a woooden 2cv once, she went quite psychotic in general so I took it to the chairty shop.

Jonathon, what a gorgeous little Morris. Its lovely.


March 16th, 2021, 4:01 pm
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Thank you Ian, most kind of you to say so. :) She's not a bad old stick :lol:

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March 16th, 2021, 9:22 pm
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Just discovered the world of CycleKarts which was mentioned on the Vintage Minor Register forum. They're a modern version of Cyclecars from the 1920s. I would love to build and race one.

http://www.cyclekartsgb.com/

Here's a video from the US that gives a flavour of what it is about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njkoZLWx74Q

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March 20th, 2021, 10:56 pm
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Jonathan wrote:
Just discovered the world of CycleKarts which was mentioned on the Vintage Minor Register forum. They're a modern version of Cyclecars from the 1920s. I would love to build and race one.

http://www.cyclekartsgb.com/

Here's a video from the US that gives a flavour of what it is about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njkoZLWx74Q


Thats brilliant!

At first I thought they didnt have a engine. Just rolling down a hill. That would be fun too.

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March 21st, 2021, 8:16 pm
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Ones without engines are Gravity Racers. Red Bull does an annual gravity racing tournament (at least they did before Covid) they call Soapbox Racing :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byVUZzhmQJs

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March 21st, 2021, 11:08 pm
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While the 2CV remains garaged at a friend's house around 40 miles away, I've been occasionally using the Morris for short-ish journeys throughout the current lockdown (shopping trips to one of the local supermarkets). This afternoon saw a grey day turn sunny and springlike, finally, so I decided to take the Morris for a short run... and ended up doing 35 miles around the Worcestershire countryside :lol:

It's a really enjoyable little car to pootle along in, so I'm definitely looking forward to longer trips out from next week when restrictions ease. I have Fish Hill on the A44 over the Cotswolds at Broadway in my sights. It was on the Morris Motors factory test route in the 1920s and 1930s. Even the 2CV struggles up that incline!!

When I finally get back behind the wheel of the Deuche it's going to feel very civilised and modern :lol:

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March 23rd, 2021, 10:22 pm
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You won't know what to do with all that HP!

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March 23rd, 2021, 10:58 pm
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I have already experienced a drive in the 2CV immediately after a good run out in the Minor... The Deuche feels so much more powerful and modern in comparison :lol: And the Minor was the genesis for the M.G. Midget from 1929 right up to the MG A of 1955.

You'll note I use both M.G. and MG. They were mostly M.G. pre-war, then MG after it. :ugeek:

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March 24th, 2021, 3:18 pm
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How much HP has the Morris? My Citroen 5HP has 11 HP the 57 deuche has 12HP YESSS. ;-)


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When new in 1932? 19.25 brake horsepower. Today? God knows! But I doubt it still produces the factory figure. :lol:

Strangely, the side-valve engine which replaced the earlier, complicated, and expensive to build, OHC engine was within 1 BHP of the previous engine's 20 BHP. Though later OHC variants fitted to M.G.s could kick out a 'massive' 54 BHP, while a sprint version of the M.G. Q-Type fitted with a high-pressure Zoller supercharger produced a demonic 146 BHP!! :twisted: :lol:

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