OwnerTim Smith
Owner's Other EVsLWB Recumbent Delta trike
16" Push Bike - Trailer
Recumbent tadpole style
Recumbent trike
Long Wheel Base Recumbent
LocationDevonport, Tasmania Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle Ford Model T
1/3 scale
Motor Permanent Magnet DC
car fan blower
DrivetrainChain connected to drill gearbox
Just relays, forward and reverse
Batteries1, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
34 Ah deep cycle (golf cart)
System Voltage12 Volts
slow charge variable voltage controlled, homemade design.
Top Speed5 MPH ( 8 KPH)
RangeApprox 2 hrs
Seating Capacity1 child
This was scaled from the full size T Ford (WebPage although the driver sits on the back seat because of the scaling. Wheel size 12" with spokes made from hollow steel tubing. The front suspension and steering is also scaled to the original so are quite detailed. It was initially made to be pedaled but this wasn't possible even geared 2:1 because of it's weight so is now electric powered. The motor is from a car fan blower and is connected to a drill gearbox (15:1 reduction) then reduced a further 3:1 by bike chain and sprokets to the wheels. (The right rear wheel freewheels) Accessories include a horn, window washer (which squirts passers by) and has forward and reverse. The circuitry took a little time to develop as I wanted it to be foolproof. This meant especially if forward and backward buttons were pressed similtanously, the electrics wouldn't go up in smoke. See circuit description and diagram at WebPage

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