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Old 03-17-2009, 01:50 AM   #11
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There was space around the thing but not above and the Kabinroller has a lift up plastic canopy.
It did lift up but only about four inches before it was stopped by the top of the wooden crate.
Being motorcycle based it also had no reverse gear so he was well and truly stuck.
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I thought the Messerschmitt did reverse by restarting and retiming the two stroke engine to run backwards? I've always thought accomplishing reverse via a beefed up starter motor was an elegant way to address that need (you don't go far or fast in reverse).
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:30 AM   #12
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there was a vehicle called a tango (too lazy to look it up right now) it was a two seater but they were tandem. it was really narrow but it was electric and all the batteries were in the bottom which made it's COG (center of gravity) really low.

there again, I think the first models were over $100k.

funny looking car
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You're wanting something like the Smart Forfour cars they they sold for a very brief moment here in the states before ending production. They really only sat 4 and while they were rated for 5 the only way you were fitting 3 people in the back is if they were 6 years old.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:56 PM   #14
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I thought the Messerschmitt did reverse by restarting and retiming the two stroke engine to run backwards? I've always thought accomplishing reverse via a beefed up starter motor was an elegant way to address that need (you don't go far or fast in reverse).
Quite possibly but given the owner had just bought the thing earlier that day it may be he had not yet worked out how to do it.
We still ended up pushing him out.

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:00 PM   #15
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I'm sure you're right. Stopping the motor to go into reverse is a pretty odd thing by modern standards.
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http://videos.streetfire.net/video/T...car_231231.htm

If memory serves, this is the car that Guiness' Book of World Records claims as the smallest production car ever produced...
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I assume they're two stroke?
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One must admire a car that can be driven through the office! LOL!

I'm guessing people were *****ing about the stink of it for hours afterward.
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