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61 Mighty Mite?

Discussion in 'eBay and Craigslist' started by Snoops, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Nov 20, 2019
    Snoops

    Snoops New Member

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    47v6

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    AWESOME!!!!

    I so totally want that!
     
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    colojeepguy

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    I always thought it would be cool to build one of those into an off-road rig, but I would also feel guilty about modifying it...
     
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    Dave Deyton

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    Those had chrome plated cylinder sleeves and are tremendously expensive to rebuild.

    Have seen a couple with a VW diesel that made cool rigs. I like original, but if it is not do able then go ahead and modify it.




    Dave
     
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    PeteL

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    Interesting that they were a "successful" design, but being all about super light-weight for airlifting, they were quickly made obsolete by the Huey helicopter - which could lift heavier vehicles.
     
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    Dave Deyton

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    The ones I have seen would be super expensive to restore. Looks like really cool engineering.
    Only the USMC had them and they designed them.

    Dave
     
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    Keys5a

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    Those are terribly underpowered with that air-cooled engine. They also have independant suspension by way of 1/4 elliptic leaf springs, like my bug-eye Sprite.
    There's one of these in the upper Keys that comes out to the local car shows. I drove his, and I think a moped could beat the Mighty Mite in a race. They are an interesting all aluminum vehicle with everything drilled to save weight.
    -Donny
     
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  8. Nov 23, 2019
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

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    V-4, that's gotta sound interesting..
     
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    Keys5a

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    Yes, like an old Wisconsin!
    -Donny
     
  10. Nov 24, 2019
    Jeepenstein

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    Or V-max!
     
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    Tom_Hartz

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    We where in an off road club in the 60s and 70s I remember some people with them.
     

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