As I’m sure many of you know by now I have a bit of a thing for radial engines popping up in road going vehicles.
Word of my love for radial motors has spread to instagram because this week I was tagged in not one, but two different builds featuring these unique motors.
The first is a ’39 Dodge being built by Colorado Auto & Parts.
This truck is an in-depth hot rod built around a Jacobson Radial motor that is helping influence a lot of the stylistic choices.
The plan is to run the V shaft of the motor to an automatic transmission that will transfer the power to a quick change rear end. The chassis itself is of the custom tube variety and the interior is all sheet metal including an air craft centre console.
Needless to say I am super eager to see this build moving under its own power and you can watch the progress along with me by giving a @plymouthair_radialtruck a follow.
The second build is a bit more manageable and takes place on two wheels not four.
What you are looking at is a pre war Peugeot p50 motorcycle (moped?) powered by a scale aircraft 100cc radial motor.
Super unique, cool, and running this build can be followed via @bohare90 who if I didn’t know better I would say lives in an era several years before this one.
If you’ve got more radial builds I should be following I’d love to hear about them and feel free to drop them in the comments!