Phoenix 1905

Phoenix Quadcar 1905

The new Phoenix Quadcar, which is driven by a 6½ h.p. twin-cylinder water-cooled engine, with two speeds and reverse.

The latest model Phoenix motor cycles have been dealt with very fully in our pages recently. The new tricar possesses several interesting features, the most important among these is the springing of the back wheel. The back wheel itself is carried on semi-elliptical springs, and any side movement is prevented by an inner hinged frame. The air-cooled engine is assisted by a fan which is driven by means of a belt off the engine shaft. The spindle of the fan is supported in point bearings. The spindle itself is very long, and the bearings are situated half-way up the two tubes supporting the tank. Great attention has been paid to detail, and every part of the mechanism of the machine is accessible. The footboard is in two portions; when one of these has been removed the whole body can be swung back. When swung back it is held in position by light chains. Beyond the new forms of motor bicycles already referred to, one of the Phoenix models for 1906 will be a motor bicycle built on ordinary lines, extremely well fitted up to sell to the public at a low price.

The 1906 Quadrant motor bicycle is an exceedingly handsome machine. The engine is a vertical one, having a bore and stroke of 81 by 88. This machine, though but recently introduced, has already begun to win distinction for itself. The carburetter which supplies the engine with gas is a large carefully _ adjusted Longuemare. On one of the machines shown it was fitted with magneto ignition. The magneto is carried on an aluminium bracket clipped on to the down tube, and is driven by a small sprocket carried on the half-time shaft, by means of a chain, to gear down, of course, in the proportion of 2 to 1. Other of the machines shown are fitted with accumulators and coil. These are carried in a separate compartment underneath the main tank. It is needless to say that the fittings, detail work, and finish are ail that can be desired. The silencer, conical in shape, is made of aluminium. The latest pattern spring forks are also fitted. The Quadrant Carette for next season remains much the same as it was before, with the exception that a ratchet brake is fitted, which is extremely useful when the driver has to stop on a hill. A new model for 1906 is a machine with a 3¼ h.p. vertical engine.

The Stanley Show, November 1905 in The Motor Cycle