Monday, February 22, 2016

Tuesday Torque


We saw this little buggy a couple years ago at Evansville.  I think it is a homebuilt buggy using a Hercules industrial motor.  The radiator shell says Hercules Power, and this was at the Hercules Centennial celebration.  The front axle is from a Model T Ford...


...as are the steering wheel and gear, and the hubcaps. The fenders are cut-down Model T sheet metal. The wheels look like they came from a K-Car.


The foot feed pedal might have come from Warshawsky or J.C. Whitney, and please note the clutch.


The clutch is definitely not automotive.  It is a twin disc clutch operated with a hand lever, so it surely was a motor meant for stationary industrial applications.


The running boards are probably southern yellow pine, judging from the size of the growth rings.


It looks like a fun little ride that would be right at home moving firewood from the timber up to the compound.

4 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

All it needs is a set of dually mud tires on the back! :)

Merle

jon spencer said...

The Twin Disk could be from a marine application too, as they were used in many small boats.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Evansville is on the Ohio River; that makes sense.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Evansville is on the Ohio River; that makes sense.