the first real scooter 1919

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by fullmetalscooter, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    This is one of the imate picture of a ABC Skootamota, once of the first sit down scooters 1919. Everything is there that on a scooter. floor brakes etc.
    to quote off another website:
    The compact A.B.C. 'Skootamota' motor scooter was designed by Granville Bradshaw. It was one of the best of the early examples of this form of vehicle which have become so widely adopted as an economical and convenient means of personal transport.


    [edit] How it works

    The frame is made of light duplicated tubes arranged in open form, with a seat fitted at the rear and a steering head in front. A wide foot board is fixed in the open I portion of the frame and the steering is by a pair of handlebars. The wheels are fitted with 16” by 2 3/8” tyres, and the machine weighs 98 lb.
    The horizontal single-cylinder, air-cooled engine unit is attached to a bracket immediately over the rear wheel, which it drives through a single chain and sprockets. The gear ratio is 9.6 to 1. The 124 cc engine (60 mm by 44 mm) has an overhead inlet valve operated by a push-rod, and a side exhaust valve. A combined petrol-and-oil tank is positioned over the horizontal engine. External-contracting band brakes are fitted to front and rear wheels and are controlled respectively by hand and foot levers.
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9383961@N05/4343645363/sizes/l/in/set-72157602428468296/
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  2. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    Pretty slick. I'm diggin' the headlamp.
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  3. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    is that a carbide lamp on the front of that thing?
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  4. snakebit

    snakebit growing old disgracefully

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    That would be a great project. A weedwacker motor, a tubing bender and a welder and off we go a century back in time.
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  5. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    With ape hangers? :rofl
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  6. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    Honestly, I have no idea. It looks similar to the headlamps you'd see on Brass Era cars. I can't imagine it projects a lot of light....
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  7. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    Yep, carbide lamp.

    Looks just like the one a mate gave me once, said he found it at a market for cheap, reminded him of the old bits of polished up "junk" I collected occasionally, so bought it for me.......for $5!:eek1

    It's now polished up and sitting on my display shelf in the lounge room.
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  8. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    Gotta keep the arm pits fresh and aired out.
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