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12-17-2007 #1Sianelle Guest
A Powercycle With Punch.
This one page article was in a copy of 'New Zealand Memories' magazine at our local library. I took a scan of it for your enjoyment.
12-18-2007 #2BSA Guest
Those old cyclemotors and autocycles were cracking. I'm a big fan of the cyclemaster, infact they were made not far from where I live. Villiers are just about the best engines ever made, give me cast iron over aluminion any day. Were new Hudson autocycles comon in new zealand? Were BSA winged wheels commonplace aswell as I would say that they were and are the best cyclemotor attachment available?
12-18-2007 #3Scottm Guest
Thanks for finding all this stuff Sianelle. I really enjoy the history behind our motoredbikes.
12-18-2007 #4Sianelle Guest
My biggest boost came from a chap down-country who had several Villiers engines and bits and cheerfully sold them to me for $NZ15.00. I've been keeping my eyes out for more, but have had to deal with twits looking for 'collectable' prices for sad dirty old lumps. The brass carburettors get grabbed by the polish-em-up-and-ask-antique-prices idiots as well, but I must admit I'm not too badly off for spares. So far I've never found a Villiers industrial two stroke engine that's worn out. The long bronze bushed main bearings last forever and the same goes for the rest of the engine.
Scottm: - not a problem Always delighted to share what I find.
12-25-2007 #550sville Guest
Engine configuration looks similar to the Johnson Motor Wheel which was made in the USA and in england was called the Economic. Cool..I had to llok real close at the picture to see it was not a Johnson. Roy
12-26-2007 #6fetor56 Guest
Nice article Sianella,Thanks.
PS...Kinda wish i had kept my Bantam & Villie that i sold for a pittance MANY years ago...kids,geez.
12-26-2007 #7Sianelle Guest