That's an awesome build Andy, very impressed mate, well done!
Gutted you didn't have the room for an Exocet build in the end, would have been good to see that taking shape.
Keep wondering about whether to have a go at building an eco-exo or an ev-trike myself, don't think I could convince the wife that it's a good idea at the moment. Might have more luck in 3 years time when our boy will be old enough to ride a motorbike on the roads - I know that he would be well up for having something like this.
It's been a while since I posted anything concrete with photos but all has not been quiet in the Powell Shed! After putting it off until there were no options and spurred on by Scott, I eventually bit the bullet and moved onto the electrical system. As you can see from the previous post, it wasn't too bad and culminated in getting the beast started for the first time. Since then, I've been tidying the loom and fitting another partial loom for the front lights and indicators. That's done now and all strapped in tightly with the result that all functions for the lights now work. Just the back to do and that will be simple after all I've done now. So, here's some more photos:
The fuse box neatly tucked out of the way
The handlebar connections:
The lights are ON:
Ignition switches yet to be mounted on a 'MiniDash'
I'm certainly aiming at it Scott. I've had a bow wave of work (Paid work) to get through with a potential new partner so have not been in the shed as much as I'd have liked. I do have a shorter list than I used to so it can be done with a concerted effort.
Well... It's a long story but it is about to be finished off by Scott and his Dad as I got somewhat sidetracked and have now ended up running my own kit car company, The Sammio Motor Car Company, specialising in rebodied Herald / Vitesse and Spitfire classics.
As such, I had to put time into that project to build a demonstrator and get a revenue stream going and although the Eco-Exo is very near to complete, I just can't put in the time necessary to do the job properly.
I am looking forward to getting it on the road and in the safe hands of Scott, I know it will be a job well done.
Wow you have gone from kit car newbie, to builder to manufacturer in one thread, thats amazing. My first kit car - picture below - was Spitfire based, and as I owned a spit for 18 years, I used it as the donor for the T48 Spyder Corsa below. What does a Sammio look like?
Will you ECO EXO be at Curburogh?
Orange MEV Rocket, 1.6l Zetec SE - Standard in every way
I'm getting things organised this weekend and will be aiming to get it all to you midweek Scott.
Matt, I have always liked the Corsa Spyder. I'm currently sketching a single seat car based on Spitfire running gear not too far removed from the Vanwall type of look, but far enough to be an individual (Maybe next year, if the market research tells me it could sell ) The Spyder I'm currently selling looks like this:
Looking forward to 'triking' the Eco-Exo at any meet I can get it to ;D
You've followed the build thus far. now how would you like to finish this kit and have some fun in the spring?
As Scott said, I've now got a LOT on my plate and really can't do the trike justice. If anyone would like to take it on, I'd be happy negotiating around £2600 which as that includes the complete kit, donor and extras bought for it such as lights and having done the majority of the work, doesn't seem too harsh. If you would like to make a serious offer, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers Andy