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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« Last post by Simon Anderson on Today at 10:14:30 AM »
This is a rexette tricar, seams simallar to the brake and axle setup.
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« Last post by R on April 20, 2018, 10:57:14 PM »
Curiouser and curiouser....

Is there an equivalent person in the UK, we wonder.
That brake arrangement is quite distinctive, someone must have seen it before,
if not actually owned one.
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« Last post by Simon Anderson on April 20, 2018, 09:28:17 AM »
Thanks, yes I have spoken to Graeme.

The tube size of the main axle is only 1 1/8" and the cut off tube are 1" and lower cut off tubes are 1/2". So it is lite.
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« Last post by 33d6 on April 20, 2018, 07:40:35 AM »
You haven't said what part of Oz you live in but you could ask Graeme Jarrett of the Victorian Veteran Car Club. (Or is it Veteran Car Club of Victoria? No matter.) He is a keen cyclecar owner and has contact with many cyclecar/light car owners.

You'll have to chase himself down yourself, I can't really put his private details up on here can I.
Cheers,
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« Last post by R on April 19, 2018, 11:10:16 PM »
It won't be a forecar though, with the front wheels having steering like that ?

And that whole setup looks quite substantial, where most tricars are quite lightweight in construction.
(And those brakes are large..)

Can't help thinking its a 1920s small car of some sort - predating the Austin 7 by some margin ??
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« Last post by murdo on April 19, 2018, 10:40:20 PM »
Are the cut off tubes at an angle? Could they have been an 'A' frame mounting going back to a central pivot similar to a Ford Prefect idea ?
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« Last post by Simon Anderson on April 19, 2018, 11:11:23 AM »
It's funny so many people have mentioned that front brakes didn't come out till late teens, but you research tricars or forecars there are about 4 brands that had front band brakes in 1904/5ish.
The other interesting part is that what appears to be chassis/frame rails which have been cut, are mounted directly to the axle and then the body or seat is sprung. It's an odd one.
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part, REX?
« Last post by R on April 19, 2018, 07:19:15 AM »
Its more substantial/heavily built than an Austin 7 isn't it though ?
Which suggests car rather than something lighter ??

That would rather be Rotherham  ??



Nickel rather than chrome would tie in well with those band brakes, (early? )1920s era.
Which also look quite substantial...
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part
« Last post by Simon Anderson on April 18, 2018, 11:02:20 PM »
The thread pitch on the hub cap and king pin is M1.25, or 20tpi by my basic thread gauge.
the hubs and hub caps where nickel not chrome as discovered after removing a hub cap.
You turn the top to expose the hole, Rotterham Coventry is the brand on the oiler.

The axle is not Austin seven, I have one of those and the  mystery axle is slightly narrower then a A7

Does anyone have a REX or Rexette forecar, as the hub caps look the same as Rex
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British Bikes / Re: Help with identifying a part
« Last post by R on April 18, 2018, 10:08:18 PM »
This appears to be much more substantial than say an Austin 7.
You probably need to be on a vintage car forum ?
It will doubtless leap out at someone there....
Good luck, tell us how it goes.

It may also be helpful to pop off the cover over the wheel bearings,
and study what thread is retaining it.
If its british or metric or maybe even unfied etc (american) will give you some guidance as to its origins.
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