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46 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

I’ll be very surprised if the scooter has one of these tucked anywhere inside that bodywork 

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A Lotus Sunbeam motor is a big lump.

The "bike" is big and broad, that red scooter behind it is full size and it is dwarfed. There has been a few similar over the years using 4 cylinder car engines.

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The engines are usually jammed into these things without any thought about ease of maintenance, and close coupled to a motorcycle gearbox.

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I think you're correct, and the motor is probably the SOHC Coventry Climax derived unit. I'll probably never see the thing again, and I'm not "train spotter" enough to hang around and stalk the owner. :laughing2dw:

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21 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

The "bike" is big and broad, that red scooter behind it is full size and it is dwarfed. There has been a few similar over the years using 4 cylinder car engines.

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The engines are usually jammed into these things without any thought about ease of maintenance, and close coupled to a motorcycle gearbox.

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I think you're correct, and the motor is probably the SOHC Coventry Climax derived unit. I'll probably never see the thing again, and I'm not "train spotter" enough to hang around and stalk the owner. :laughing2dw:

Yep most likely a small upright 4 cylinder, the Lotus engine is canted over and with the carbs they are wide,  a close up look at the tiny exhaust pipe that would just strangle it.

850 Robin Reliant or a Mini engine maybes ??

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23 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

850 Robin Reliant or a Mini engine maybes ??

It has Sunbeam 928 on the side of it ? and the sump shape doesn't look like Reliant, so maybe the Imp derived 928cc Crysler alloy motor ? I've seen the odd Imp special.

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and when you could get them for less than £100, Coventry Climax fire pump engines, with the magneto alternator.

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5 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

It has Sunbeam 928 on the side of it ? and the sump shape doesn't look like Reliant, so maybe the Imp derived 928cc Crysler alloy motor ? I've seen the odd Imp special.

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Yep I had a quick google and an imp engine was 928 cc which was also used in the first Talbot Sunbeams.

https://www.imps4ever.info/chrysler/928.html

I should know that it was one of my first cars !!!

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:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

 

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