Horseless Carriages?

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Horseless Carriages?

I've been trying to do some online research on horseless carriages built around 1900. This is not as easy as I thought it would be; with all the information on the internet, this seems to be slim-pickings on this topic. I could use others' help. :)

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Apparently there are no free plans online, or something that would show original construction details. The first thing I was looking for was headlights (I thought would be carbide-lamps) and already can't seem to come up with any good information. I did find where to buy calcium-carbide, though. :)

I'm thinking of building a replica of the old horseless carriages, possibly full scale, electric powered with a generator back-up charging batteries (hybrid).

Anyone have information on these? At this point I think anything would help. ^_^ Danke!

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Re: Horseless Carriages?

I don't know the answer to your question.. but for reference I wanted to put a link here to the earlier thread on this:

http://visforvoltage.org/forum/4551-your-greatgrandfather-may-have-owned-one-electric-car

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Thanks reikiman. That was actually the thread that started me on this quest. :)

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Re: Horseless Carriages?

Give this link a try. This should at least get you started.

http://buggies.builtforfun.co.uk/Voiturette/index.html

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Thanks Mauser.

That was another site I've already seen which added more fuel to my fire (volts to my pack). :)

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I don't know if you have seen this site but it has several set of plans for horseless carriages that are $20.00, not free but certainly if it is something you want it is cheap enough, they also have PDF docs of old mechanics illustrated plans for building several project that are free to download. I have seen a web page where a fellow converted an old Ford horseless carriage replica to electric powered.

http://www.horselesscarriagereplicas.com/plans.html

I did a little more looking and found the electric powered one I had seen, here is that link

http://www.szott.com/carriage/ec.htm

OK, I checked out a link above and see that these were posted in the other thread, so it is nothing new to you. I Have had an idea thought that might be new. These four wheeled vehicles have to comply with regs for cars at least to some extent, I've been toying with the idea of a replica of a car called a Morgan, they built a three wheeled car that can/does meet the legal requirements of a motorcycle so it does not have to meet the same safety standards of a car.

here is a painting of one

http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/1545/11717843.JPG

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Re: Horseless Carriages?

1917 Woods, gasoline/electric series-hybrid
http://priuschat.com/forums/prius-main-forum/1557-article-hybrid-pre-history.html

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One is being restored by the Peterson car museum in Los Angeles.

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try small car plans it is pretty good

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