Powerful Touring Car circa 1910
This model aims to represent what a powerful car of the early 1900s would have been like.
The engine would be a 4 cylinder of huge displacement driving through a cone clutch and simple gearbox to a transverse drive with differential. This would transmit the drive to the rear wheels via chain.
This model features a detailed engine showing 4 separate cylinders, a T cylinder head, period carburation and ignition systems and an exhaust.
A non meccano powerful electric motor is housed in the engine sump and a 12 volt battery is in the circular fuel tank at the rear. Power is transmitted via a tired 1.5 inch pulley clutch and a 3 speed all pinion gearbox to the transverse shaft at the rear. Chain and sprockets drive each of the rear wheels.
The steering is by pinion and contrate. Controls are period correct; the gear lever is side mounted, the accelerator pedal is between the clutch and brake pedals.