Re: [DML] Can we ALL come to a correct definition of these DeLorean term
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Re: [DML] Can we ALL come to a correct definition of these DeLorean terms?



I have tried to keep quiet about the DeLorean prototype, but usually the 
moderator throws my inputs out anyway.....however I built the first one in 
about 1930 when I was 9 years old.  I even have pictures of it!  I purchased 
a Maytag one cylinder gas engine from a neighbor for a dollar...He could 
never make it run. I could not figure how to gear it to my bicycle direct, 
so decided it should be a REAR ENGINE type.  I built a wooden platform and 
mounted the motor on it with a couple V pulleys to transmit power to the one 
drive wheel.  I attached the platform to my rear fender with a pivot so it 
pushed me.  I think it was a stick shift, as once I finally got the motor 
running I set that side of the platform on a stick with a cord going up to 
my handlebars.....I would peddle like crazy and at the same time, jerk the 
stick out from under the platform which let the drive wheel hit the 
ground...It was geared too high so I had to control the speed somehow....it 
had just the usual two speeds....stop or flat out.  But you stopped it by 
shorting the spark plug to ground.....so I added a remote control for that 
on my other handlebar....when I was up to about 88mph I would hit ths switch 
and shut the engine down for a time.  However on second thought I suppose it 
could not be called THE Prototype, as it had no gull wings, Stainless Steel 
or air conditioning.  I guess I just did not think I needed those at the 
time.

Murray
Vin: 05962
Lic: DMC-XII 




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