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Ludwig2
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1 of 6  Mon 26th Dec 2016 8:06pm  
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I've just joined in the hope of throwing some light on the manufacturing source of the Power Pak bicycle engine. The sales office was in London, but major warranty repairs were to be sent to Longford Works, Black Horse Road, Longford, Coventry. The people behind all of this are lost in the fog of history, and I wondered if there were anyone who had any memories of the Longford Works. This link is all the information I have. Ludwig
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pixrobin
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2 of 6  Mon 26th Dec 2016 11:22pm  
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Here's another link that may be useful Power-Pak and here
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herberts lad
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3 of 6  Tue 27th Dec 2016 7:43pm  
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Hi As an owner and rider of a Power Pak PHP 777 registered in Coventry, I did extensive research on this issue. Found zilch, there was a proposal to build a Moped Model which was planned for Coventry but never happened. The engineering facility in Black Horse Road in the 1950's was Alfred Herbert Ltd, Maybe just maybe they had offered their extensive engineering and machining capabilities.
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Greg
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4 of 6  Sat 31st Dec 2016 8:23pm  
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I well remember the original Power Pak which was a unit fixed to the back of a standard pushbike, above the back wheel. It could be dropped onto the wheel or lifted off. I had one of the `opposition`, a Cyclemaster which came as a complete rear wheel with a small engine (25cc or 32cc) built into the middle. From memory they were both sold, locally, by Frettons in Smithford Way (later Bishop Street). I have some old m/cycle mags which may include them and will have a look for them in due course.
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TEKMELF
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5 of 6  Sun 1st Jan 2017 10:35am  
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Wasn't there also a B.S.A. version known as "The Winged Wheel"?
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herberts lad
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6 of 6  Sun 1st Jan 2017 4:25pm  
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Yes you are correct, it was very expensive to manufacture compared to the other two mentioned Here are pictures of my two, a joy to ride 15 mph and 180 to the gallon
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