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Old 24th Aug 2011, 06:30
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Good morning gentlemen!

I see some night-shift members been sniffing here around but left this old bone untouched….. .
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 09:06
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Morning Reg! All alone by yourself?

...a roadable?

if it is, it's not on roadabletimes.
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 09:09
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All alone?
Not any more

Not roadable, but has a connection with cars
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 09:41
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Czech Avia, Canadian Gregor, Hawker or Bristol?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 09:52
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None of the above.
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:01
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The connection is that it can be towed, is that correct?
Folding wings?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:12
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No the connection is its car engine.
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:17
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A Ford, perhaps?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:31
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Not a Ford engine. No way.

Give me the correct year and I'll give a solid clue. Deal?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:36
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Deal.
19...2... ...6?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:49
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The undercarriage looks like those used for bombers. (bristol TB.8) Year would be around 1914??
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:52
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HP, you blunderbus sniper

Trucky, far smaller than a bomber. Your timing is closer than HP's, though. Correct decade.
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:54
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Yes but this type of undercarriage was installed to some aircraft to accommodate bombs. Bristol TB.8 / GB.75
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 10:59
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how about 1910?
Hispano-suiza engine, maybe?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 11:00
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The timing is drifting the wrong way. No H-S.

Maybe need to add that the builder was not happy with his original car engine and went over to an Anzani later.

Not the least interesting feature of this machine is its engine—xxxxx. It is placed vertically in the machine, with the cylinder heads pointing forward so as to ensure even cooling. (The engine is aircooled.) At the upper end of the vertical crankshaft is a bevel gear which serves the double purpose of transmitting the power to the horizontal propeller-shaft and of giving a 2 to 1 gear reduction. The weight of the engine is somewhat great for its power, compared with modern aero engines, but it is stated by the makers that reliability has been their first consideration, and that they consider this of greater importance than low weight. The engine weighs 220 lbs., or slightly over 4 lbs ./h.p., but it is claimed to be as reliable as a car engine, and to require very little attention.

Edit: Hah! You are on a good site already, Trucky

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Good afternoon.

By Henri Potez?

Type 8 ?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 11:33
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There, Mate, I wonder what went wrong with the others.

Henri Potez Type VIII it is, with Potez 50 hp engine. The Paris Aero Show 1919.

Over to you Mate
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Sorry for the delay - a thing called WORK!

A nice easy one for the early afternoon.....

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Old 24th Aug 2011, 12:05
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Is it simply a Thruster?
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Old 24th Aug 2011, 12:09
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The Thruster TST
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