Motor Scooter Burns LPG (Dec, 1955)

Motor Scooter Burns LPG
Already noted for its gas economy, the motor scooter now has been adapted to burn LPG. Ralph Carlton of Wauchula, Fla., converted his standard scooter into an LPG-burner with a few minor engine changes. Now he carries a bottle of propane lashed to the scooter’s front end.

8 comments
  1. [...] Mechanix has a scan from the December 1955 issue of Popular Mechanics briefly describing the propane-powered scooter (Cushman?) that Ralph Carlton of Wauchula, Florida, converted. While I’m a fan of [...]

  2. Tim Tracy says: July 18, 20082:34 am

    Why the heck not? I mean, besides the front “bumper”?

  3. Best Scooters Mileage says: July 21, 20081:01 pm

    I sure don’t want to crash that motor scooter.

  4. dHaN says: August 27, 20085:26 am

    unique scooter..

  5. LeAnne Stewart says: May 30, 20113:10 pm

    Hello
    My name is LeAnne Stewart
    I have a Chinses Motor Scooter
    Iam in serach for a Mechanic that has 5 or more years experience with
    Chinses Motor Scooters
    I live in Round Rock Texas
    Thank You

  6. LeAnne Stewart says: May 30, 20113:12 pm

    Hello
    My name is LeAnne Stewart
    I have a Chinses Motor Scooter
    Iam in serach for a mechanic that has had 5 years or more experience
    with Chinses Motor Scooters
    Thank You
    I live in Round Rock Texas

  7. John says: May 30, 20114:04 pm

    LeAnne Stewart: You can say THAT again!

  8. Don F says: May 31, 20114:05 am

    Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

    STOP SAYING THAT!

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