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Re: Micron car

Dale
 

When you got no CV driveshafts…ya gotta turn the whole thing as a unit…
Dale


Re: Another Lame Lane (almost) car

Peter Langecker
 

Agree, and one has to remember that these cycle cars were derived from motorcycles - some of which did have an engine on the front wheel that would be turning with the wheel. Thinking of a Velo Solex, for example. 

Velosolex ORBEA YEARS 50
And thus it would not be too far fetched to use an assembly that was derived from the way motorcycles turn their front wheels.

Peter Langecker

-----Original Message-----
From: Lou via groups.io <c1937@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Sep 22, 2021 8:14 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Another Lame Lane (almost) car

   
   
   
Hi All,               
    This is all I could find on the Micron:   
Lou      
   
        
   
   
       
   
PS:   Is this a Crosley?       
   
   
   
   
   
   
           
       
   
   
   
On 9/21/2021 1:09 PM, Dick Tuttle via groups.io wrote:
This is a very interesting car and I would like to know more about it. The narrative was kind of subjective, superficial and negative and left me wondering about a lot of features of the car, like the type of engine and how the axle steering (Bedelia style) worked with front wheel drive (Seldon patent style).  Seems like he could have found out how reverse worked. It looked nicely made with limber suspension.  I'll have do some research.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Kirkpatrick via groups.io <britcarnut@...>
To: arcaneautos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 21, 2021 9:26 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Another Lame Lane (almost) car

What a hilarious, strange little car. Kudos to Micron for trying something different. Apparently not very good, but certainly different. Emoji

Geoff K.


Re: Another Lame Lane (almost) car

Lou
 

   
   
   
Hi All,               
    This is all I could find on the Micron:   
Lou      
   
        
   
   
       
   
PS:   Is this a Crosley?       
   
   
   
   
   
   
           
       
   
   
   

On 9/21/2021 1:09 PM, Dick Tuttle via groups.io wrote:
This is a very interesting car and I would like to know more about it. The narrative was kind of subjective, superficial and negative and left me wondering about a lot of features of the car, like the type of engine and how the axle steering (Bedelia style) worked with front wheel drive (Seldon patent style).  Seems like he could have found out how reverse worked. It looked nicely made with limber suspension.  I'll have do some research.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Kirkpatrick via groups.io <britcarnut@...>
To: arcaneautos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 21, 2021 9:26 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Another Lame Lane (almost) car

What a hilarious, strange little car. Kudos to Micron for trying something different. Apparently not very good, but certainly different. Emoji

Geoff K.


Re: Another Lame Lane (almost) car

agh19
 

The Lane has a pretty good website and there are some more details on the Moncron here: https://www.lanemotormuseum.org/collection/cars/item/micron-monocar-cyclecar-1924


Re: Another Lame Lane (almost) car

Ken Nelson
 

I'd like to see the enngineering of the front end also - sure it  looks like a flexible flyer sled, but it's still a car! 

Ken

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 4:09 PM Dick Tuttle via groups.io <four4dhc=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is a very interesting car and I would like to know more about it. The narrative was kind of subjective, superficial and negative and left me wondering about a lot of features of the car, like the type of engine and how the axle steering (Bedelia style) worked with front wheel drive (Seldon patent style).  Seems like he could have found out how reverse worked. It looked nicely made with limber suspension.  I'll have do some research.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Kirkpatrick via groups.io <britcarnut=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: arcaneautos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 21, 2021 9:26 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Another Lame Lane (almost) car

What a hilarious, strange little car. Kudos to Micron for trying something different. Apparently not very good, but certainly different. Emoji

Geoff K.


Re: Another Lame Lane (almost) car

Dick Tuttle
 

This is a very interesting car and I would like to know more about it. The narrative was kind of subjective, superficial and negative and left me wondering about a lot of features of the car, like the type of engine and how the axle steering (Bedelia style) worked with front wheel drive (Seldon patent style).  Seems like he could have found out how reverse worked. It looked nicely made with limber suspension.  I'll have do some research.

Dick Tuttle


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Kirkpatrick via groups.io <britcarnut@...>
To: arcaneautos@groups.io <arcaneautos@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 21, 2021 9:26 am
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Another Lame Lane (almost) car

What a hilarious, strange little car. Kudos to Micron for trying something different. Apparently not very good, but certainly different. Emoji

Geoff K.


Re: Another Lame Lane (almost) car

Geoff Kirkpatrick
 

What a hilarious, strange little car. Kudos to Micron for trying something different. Apparently not very good, but certainly different. Emoji

Geoff K.


Re: Another Lame Lane (almost) car

Ken Nelson
 

Vary scary!!

Ken


Another Lame Lane (almost) car

Craig Parada
 


Need I say more ….

Keith Murphy
 


[FIAT America] '80 2000 Spider

Larry Sacks
 

I forwarded the pink Spider to Fiat America…. Christ Obert, the owner of FiatPlus.com replied…. 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: 'C.Obert & Co.' via fiatamerica <fiatamerica@...>
Date: Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: [FIAT America] '80 2000 Spider
To: fiatamerica@... <fiatamerica@...>


I know the car. It was born an automatic, but is now a 5 speed. In other ways it's a bitsa, but it has lots of potential.

A lady was driving down the road out a state and saw the car for sale at the driveway of a farmhouse. No idea about Fiats, but "I want it" because of the color. Took a bit to get it past smog, but I did it. Then the trans gave out.

A young man bought it, and drove it with the bad trans. It had some major front suspension issues, so he just drove it around town and rented a car when he needed to go out of town. Those two went thru a set of front tires.

Then an older gent bought it. He promptly broke the air flow meter, so I fixed that and the reason that everyone else didn't want to do that broke it. Then I rebuilt the trans. My front suspension estimate was too expensive, so he had his neighbor fix that. He did not like the Iron Cross wheels, so he bought these aftermarket wheels from, I think, JT. Then it came back top me when the front suspension still had issues, so I fixed that. The neighbor did another alignment.
I saw it around town a few times, but then the older guy passed on.

The estate is now offering the car. They got it smogged at Saaborama (the owner owns a Spider) so they could sell it. Lots of interest, but I see no buyers. It should be able to do what a car needs to do, and the next caretaker can take care of the remaining issues while he or she drives it.

No matter what, it's the color of this car that keeps new owners wanting it.

Chris Obert


Re: 2000 Spider

Larry Sacks
 

That is a unique color.

I've noticed that almost all Fiats I've looked at over the years, except for the ones I own amusingly enough, have had something "rebuilt" in the description.  My advice is to ask for receipts or photos of the work or something to confirm whatever was rebuilt really and truly was. 

Larry


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 5:12 PM Scott Davis <evlist@...> wrote:
Through my HS years really enjoyed borrowing a 1976 124 and tearing
around SoCal.

Love the 2000 EFI, in the light blue I'd be sold:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/santa-cruz-1980-fiat-spider/7368664305.html







Re: 2000 Spider

Matthew Spielberg
 

I think it would look good on you.
We could drive it down

I reached out to Citroen guy to see if he had information about the SM

Are you into S and M?

Not my thing


Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Sep 12, 2021, at 5:12 PM, Scott Davis <evlist@davisengineering.net> wrote:

Through my HS years really enjoyed borrowing a 1976 124 and tearing around SoCal.

Love the 2000 EFI, in the light blue I'd be sold:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/santa-cruz-1980-fiat-spider/7368664305.html






2000 Spider

Scott Davis
 

Through my HS years really enjoyed borrowing a 1976 124 and tearing around SoCal.

Love the 2000 EFI, in the light blue I'd be sold:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/santa-cruz-1980-fiat-spider/7368664305.html


Do u have any friends who could hide it from my wife

sujit roy
 


On Sep 5, 2021 3:50 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:
Rowan, I got a Lloyd wagon running yrs ago & know  them somewhat - who do I contact about them?  I'd like to buy the wagon - these have a neat engine - OHC - twin, FWD, gastank hanging on the firewall in front of the driver!  Swing axle rear end.  I might be able to find room for one of these  -whats your phone number? - I dont have it - 

Ken Nelson

On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 5:42 PM RTuttle <tatorsaurus@...> wrote:

Found these Lloyd Alexanders in Morgan Hill for sale. All four for $1000. Anyone want to split it four ways? $250 for an Alexander TS doesn’t sound so bad. 

Here’s the link: https://derelictdiariesblog.blogspot.com/2021/09/forgotten-peoples-car-4-1960-lloyd.html?m=1

-Rowan



Stag

sujit roy
 

No place to keep it. But worth something if it has an original v8 engine 

On Sep 5, 2021 3:50 PM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:
Rowan, I got a Lloyd wagon running yrs ago & know  them somewhat - who do I contact about them?  I'd like to buy the wagon - these have a neat engine - OHC - twin, FWD, gastank hanging on the firewall in front of the driver!  Swing axle rear end.  I might be able to find room for one of these  -whats your phone number? - I dont have it - 

Ken Nelson

On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 5:42 PM RTuttle <tatorsaurus@...> wrote:

Found these Lloyd Alexanders in Morgan Hill for sale. All four for $1000. Anyone want to split it four ways? $250 for an Alexander TS doesn’t sound so bad. 

Here’s the link: https://derelictdiariesblog.blogspot.com/2021/09/forgotten-peoples-car-4-1960-lloyd.html?m=1

-Rowan



Triumph Stag at Pick-n-Pull Oakland

Martin Worsdall
 

There's a '72 Stag for sale for $1,899 at Pick-n-Pull in Oakland:


jaguar on FB market place for sale

sujit roy
 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/562291354974521/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_general&referral_story_type=general&tracking=%7B%22qid%22%3A%22-7800962017765283227%22%2C%22mf_story_key%22%3A%2230544202967140362%22%2C%22commerce_rank_obj%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22target_id%5C%22%3A30544202967140362%2C%5C%22target_type%5C%22%3A6%2C%5C%22primary_position%5C%22%3A27%2C%5C%22ranking_signature%5C%22%3A5256398388089323520%2C%5C%22commerce_channel%5C%22%3A501%2C%5C%22value%5C%22%3A2.7615707820858e-5%2C%5C%22upsell_type%5C%22%3A108%7D%22%7D


Re: Can anyone recommend a shop nearby

600miles
 

I worked @ Brit Motorsports on Dell a billion years ago. Then, it was only a parts store with a mini wrecking yard out back.  I got hired as a driver, we picked up a Stag at a hotel, good fun. But the next day they had me mow the lawn and push in the dumpster. I quit after 3 days. The owner left me with this parting message "Grow up".  Didn't help much, I'm still not grown up. 

Miles


Re: Can anyone recommend a shop nearby

sujit roy
 

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