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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 Stanley Show, November 1905 in The Motor Cycle