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Old 08-11-2011, 07:43 PM
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Default Cushman Fans??? Collectors??

Any Cushman scooter/truckster, fan/collectors out there??? show us your pics...
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:21 PM
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Those things are getting rare... My first scooter was an old Cushman...I think I paid $15 for it...

There was a guy online that was replicating them... Nottacushman I think...but I'm having trouble bringing up the site.

I'm really surprised more folks haven't started replicating them,but it probably cost more to make one than to buy one. The frames are real simple and you could always use a centrifugal clutch like the old scooters in the 50's or use a torque converter drive.... One is 10x's the other in cost.

I always wanted a Mustang scooter...Wayyy faster than a Cushman

How about a Powell ?

http://www.mikeybike.com/powell81.html

Or this...


http://www.mikeybike.com/id140.html


OR try this site for some real interesting scooters you never heard of...

http://scooter.lst1090.org/index.htm

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Old 08-11-2011, 09:59 PM
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Mudbug
had an ulterior motive on my Cushman question....

was wondering if that 22hp OMC twin plus 3speed tranny with reverse on the Three wheeled Cushman Trucksters might be suitable/adaptable for use on a Morgan style reverse trike????? there sure are a lot of those Trucksters out there in the orphan junkpile..... and that opposed twin sure looks period.....
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:24 PM
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I don't see why not.

This Rand three wheeler I have has a Onan connected to a Ford type 3sp with a wild shift linkage setup. It's similar to an original Morgan drivetrain.
(Don't get me thinking about tearing the Rand up for a Reverse Trike...LOL)

It's been a while since I examined it but it has a small clutch/bellhousing with the gearbox attached.

We used to run around in a Cushman three wheeler,but the dang thing was really top heavy...we never got really hurt...just bruised up some if we turned it over Kids are indistructable.

I remember things we did back then and all the rules & regulations now and wonder just how we made it thru alive...

You considering building a Morgan type vehicle? I'm going to start working on mine this Fall,but not until the weather breaks..It was another 100* day today....At this rate it should be down to 85* by Christmas

I've got a LeRoi engine similar to the one in this thread.. http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66357 ( located up around your neck of the woods) with an in/out clutch box and a siphon feed honeycomb radiator that would look really sharp for such a deal but I doubt it has enough HP to offset it's weight. It sure looks cool though(mines in better condition)

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Old 08-11-2011, 10:29 PM
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Mudbug..
Yep..... probably remain in the planning... parts collection stage for a while though..... should we maybe see about moving this over to the reverse trike thread??? was kinda my intent from the start...
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:40 PM
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What for.. You started the thread & we're the only two talking..LOL
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thought for cohesion on the revtrike business.. I posed it there.. too
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I had a Cushman scoot about 55 years ago...
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I had a devil of a time locating this site... This guy "makes" Cushman like replicas and they are amazingly similar... I just thought someone would find it interesting and inspiring just in case someone wants to build one from scratch... It obviously can be done & done very well too !

http://dandewebs.tripod.com/index.htm

He has a homemade tubing bender assembly that looks like it could be a dandy around a shop and very simple to make... So simple it's rediculous when you consider the price of a factory tube bender.

For those that don't like paint http://dandewebs.tripod.com/photoalb.../unpainted.htm I thought I'd post these shots...

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Mudbug...
you found it... how very Cool!!!!!!
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