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Old 11-25-2019, 06:57 PM
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:32 PM
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a treasure!

junior or micro midget probably 1960s? age is tough though..
they were around since the mid fifties and bodies were nearly unchanged until the 2000s
so setup is all to go by really

might be a Track Rabbit albeit I think that was a bit different.
I think closer to the Comet junior midget..

hard to tell tbh we don't see too many around here
with some more details we might find a clue

(this is me sneakingly asking for more pictures )

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hm.. depending on the size maybe it's a quarter midget *shrugs*
hard to judge tbh.. ofyette looks like they had a model very similar to yours..
but again, the bodies essentially all are very much alike
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:58 PM
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that thing is a definitely a treasure as Sid says...I know absolutely nothing about it...but it speaks to me...

Some part of me would want to restore it and bring it back to life and keep it as original as possible. Just the craftsmanship that I can see from the pictures alone has me in love with that thing...the builder spared no expense in the details...and quality from what I can see in the pictures...that thing is gorgeous! I could only dream of such a thing in new condition as I never knew such a thing existed! I wouldn't know what would be more impressive! A new one or an existing example of an artifact like this in superb running condition!

I think it would be a shame not to restore that thing to its former glory! Not for racing but for exhibition for all to see and enjoy!

thank you for sharing sir!
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Quarter Midget. That is the continental engine they ran. I had one as a kid.

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Is it for sale?
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t has a 2 hp motor in it.
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DUUUDE!! You have one of THOSE!? I've always wanted one of those!
with those guys, some kind of midget.
What's your plans for it? If that's you in the first pic you may have a hard time fitting.
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X2, that’s a super cool kart.
The way the tail is flanged makes me think it had an engine cover at one time.
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A Briggs M-series might be fun if you wanted to update the powerplant, to keep with the quarter midget history. OR you could just slap another more powerful engine on there and rip around the neighborhood!
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A Briggs M-series might be fun if you wanted to update the powerplant, to keep with the quarter midget history. OR you could just slap another more powerful engine on there and rip around the neighborhood!
Get a midget....to throw an M-series on it? Are you kidding me?

There is no way in **** something that rare deserves anything more than what it came with or something equally as rare/cool.
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Not even sure it's a quarter midget...
I mean a 6ft adult barely fits a quarter midget AFAIK..
(with 6-10 hp usually)
that thing looks smaller to me.

micro midgets (for kids) are even smaller
and the 2horse engine might be a hint as well, no?

Anyways..
it's a nice midget and it deserves to see some love.

maybe an Offyette QM,
maybe smaller (the track rabbit was smaller too IIRC)
and the Comet junior midget is also a tad smaller I think

the front wishbone suspension might indicate an Offyette 400
but those had a cutout for the engine fan to breath freely..
Furlong MAP Co also had front suspension IIRC.
but a slightly different snout

frankly... it's really hard to tell for me what exact make and modell that might be.
without a full size midget or a known quarter midget for direct size comparision I cannot even tell if we talk quarter or micro
...

if by chance you have an average sized 15yo teen at your disposal,
see if you can shoehorn that on the driver seat..
if not, I'd go with micro midget size

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