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Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« on: March 30, 2024, 02:23:01 pm »
They say 1976 was the first year for the Mamod Roadster(also the year I graduated, I could've had
a brand new car), and it came with a meth burner. This has an unused solid fuel burner and a note
about solids and where to get more. Must have been right when they were switching, maybe later in
the model year. It looks good with the other two I picked up a while back. Red, White, and Blue.



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If enough of us get one, we can have drag races.
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2024, 04:32:57 pm »

Drag race ...... sure!

Just don't get caught lashing any CO2 cartridges under the rear bumper!!!
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2024, 08:26:40 pm »
Darn it Daniel, you're on to me. That was my passing gear.
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2024, 08:32:43 pm »
Nice!  8)
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2024, 10:42:25 pm »
Wow! That is very nice. Complete with box, hanging tag, steering rod, and burner. Excellent condition and unfired. You did good.

Iím happy to learn that yours takes a solid fuel burner. My 6-spoke came without a burner. I read the year one cars used a hard to find methanol burner, so Iíve been looking for one. The bottom burner area on my roadster looks exactly like yours, so I now think it takes a solid fuel burner. Those are available.

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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2024, 11:46:56 pm »
Darn it Daniel, you're on to me. That was my passing gear.

I figured!!!    ;c)
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2024, 07:45:48 am »
Wow! That is very nice. Complete with box, hanging tag, steering rod, and burner. Excellent condition and unfired. You did good.

Iím happy to learn that yours takes a solid fuel burner. My 6-spoke came without a burner. I read the year one cars used a hard to find methanol burner, so Iíve been looking for one. The bottom burner area on my roadster looks exactly like yours, so I now think it takes a solid fuel burner. Those are available.



Yeah it came with everything, a couple of pamphlets, a funnel, and a full box of Mamod fuel tab's.
I have seen some first year models with the meth burner that were used so I'm thinking this one is
from right after the switch.
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2024, 09:41:12 am »
I'm up for a race.  Get used to the view :D


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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2024, 09:53:17 am »
Ha! Ha! Ha! When I catch you, I'm going to put you into the wall.     RRRAAAaaming SPEED! :D
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2024, 09:22:23 am »
Tommy:

What a great find and your Red, White and Blue trio makes a wonderful display.

Are all three unfired?

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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2024, 08:57:38 am »
Hey Charlie. Yeah they're all unfired and in their box with the funnels and burners.
Only the roadster was totally complete.
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2024, 09:03:11 am »
Hey Charlie. Yeah they're all unfired and in their box with the funnels and burners.
Only the roadster was totally complete.

Very cool Tommy!

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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2024, 02:02:03 pm »
Thanks Charlie. Did you ever hold any of those Mamod vehicles? They're heavy for such
a small engine. They're definitely not going get away on you.
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Re: Brand New 1976? Mamod Roadster
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2024, 08:31:39 am »
Thanks Charlie. Did you ever hold any of those Mamod vehicles? They're heavy for such
a small engine. They're definitely not going get away on you.

I have never owned any of the Mamod Vehicles. 

I do have a Mamod Roller and a Mamod Traction Engine.