Engine saga reaches new heights.

The figure of 8 chain drive was too loud. So the engine has been turned around, the gearbox sorted, new linkages put in and then came the new fabrication for a left hand chainring to take the power from the engine. No fabrication has taken place, hence why I am still in the UK. This was not the only reason. I have a host of admin to get through along with payments due to me bouncing three times! But now the payment has been made.

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So the engine is on the port side. Have a smaller gearbox sprocket coming from America which should mean my legs are turning less. Sourcing tandem parts to make the drive-train and at the moment it looks like it will all work for £160. The fabrication idea did not pan-out as the engineer wanted to weld the chainring to the outside of the crank which I pointed out would mean my foot would hit the chains. Luckily that day I had thought of something else so had a card up my sleeve.

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You can see the little 35cc engine with gearbox to the port side and white plastic fuel tank of .5 of a litre to starboard.

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Shot of the gearbox. The chain is just resting on top. Gearbox is fitted to a 4×2 aluminium box tube bolt via rubber suspension to the bike’s frame with stainless bolts. The suspension really works well.

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