Here’s my trike. In it's original form it was built by my Dad, who unfortunately passed away earlier this year, (2006). It was then passed on to me.
Right then, it has a Subaru EA81 ohv flat four engine mated to a type 1 VW gearbox transaxle.
At the moment due to the old carb messing up, the engine is running a 1¾” SU from a Morris Marina 1800, but this is going to be changed for a Weber twin choke over the winter.
It’s recently gained a 2 into 1 exhaust, which I was informed by Mr Manky sounded far too civilised. I have to agree so it will be modified in the very near future.
Being water cooled, it’s running a Ford rad believed to be mk1 or 2 Ford Escort up front, with coolant running through the bottom frame rails & silicone hoses all round.
The rear brakes have been converted to discs with a remote servo.
The rear wheels are 10”x15” Mangels with 275/60/15 tyres. Rear lighting is taken care of by 2 repro Model A Ford lights, with forward lighting by bullet lights & a Ness style headlamp.
The seat was built & upholstered by my Dad. Up front the tanks are Harley fat bobs with a stainless infill panel. The front end was donated from a Yamaha XS850.
I really like it & I ride it in memory of my ol' Dad.