Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

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Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby Alpineandy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:52 pm

I'm skint at the moment, so this is just looking/gassing, but I've always fancied one of these;
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Anyone driven one ?
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Postby blueg33 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:40 pm

Looks like half a car :) What happened to the rest?

I bet they are good fun
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Postby BIG_MVS » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:46 pm

Hmmm. Think I would need 2, one for each foot!
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Re: Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby Alpineandy » Fri May 20, 2016 4:41 pm

Guess who bought one?
Actually it's a Hudson Kindred Spirit which is 1 and a quarter of a seat, whereas the Free Spirit is a single seat.
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In the process of sorting the brakes and hopefully an MOT will follow.
Then it'll be interesting to find out what 45hp in an 'under 400kg' 3 wheeler will drive like :crazy
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Re: Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby turbell » Sat May 21, 2016 7:43 am

That is the most awesome piece of automotive engineering I have ever laid my eyes on.................. :angel

Well not quite, but I've had an inkling for a reverse three wheeler for a while, admittedly I fancy a Guzzi engine Morgan rep, so I could wear goggles and a silk scarf.......but these have been on the radar, but like everything a bit 'left field' Ebay has ramped up the values and people over pay for half finished death traps that will only ever sit under sheets or in the back of lock ups.

What's under that sleek Lotus 7 style hood?...............1108cc GTL lump?, as you know plenty of tuning options, and if the worst should happen and you bin it major........it'll save Family on those ever rising funeral expenses.........just dig a hole and slide it in.

I love it, dead jealous, it's now on my list of must haves, along with a Fire Engine..........a classic tractor.....a Mopar.......a Lamborgini Espada......an A110.......a Sunbeam S7.....a Laverda Jota.......a Lincoln Continental.....Firebird Formula 400....
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Re: Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby Alpineandy » Sat May 21, 2016 5:40 pm

turbell wrote:I've had an inkling for a reverse three wheeler for a while, .......
What's under that sleek Lotus 7 style hood?...............1108cc GTL lump?, as you know plenty of tuning options


There was a DRK (Again R5 based but more 'Morgan' style) on the Bay recently. I think it reached £5k but was a very nice one.

Yes this appears to be an R1227 - 1108cc R5 GTL.
When I've got it on the road I'll have to see how much I like it before deciding on upgrades, but yes I know it's tuneable.
The other option is R5G motor swap :super

I may decide it's so similar to a motorbike (but without the 'filtering' capability) that I'd rather ride the bike... or maybe I'll love it.. :weed
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Re: Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby darrenbiggs » Sat May 21, 2016 7:45 pm

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But have you ever seen a panther that is pink?
Think!
A panther that is positively pink
I'm just here for the gasoline.
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Re: Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby BIG_MVS » Tue May 24, 2016 7:58 am

Brilliant!

Tell me you are coming to Prescott in it?
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Re: Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby Trevor Skedge » Tue May 24, 2016 9:18 am

I'd go for something a little more developed if it were me and always wanted a Grinnall Scorpion.

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Re: Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby Alpineandy » Tue May 24, 2016 6:55 pm

Trevor Skedge wrote:I'd go for something a little more developed if it were me and always wanted a Grinnall Scorpion.
Trevor.


I do like those but they're a bit more expensive.
I saw one years ago at a track day as Cadwell Park.
It went like the clappers and although it's only 1 wheel drive (this is 2WD), it does have the benefit of being RWD.

This has loads of potential, although I'll probably just enjoy it as it is.
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Re: Not a venturi or delorean. A Free Spirit!

Postby 2P5T » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:22 pm

I saw one of these neat little things last year. A Blackjack Avion based on the Citroen 2CV. The rather legendary Richard Oakes (Nova, Midas, GTM Libra) is the man behind them:

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