BUILD the motor scooter that hitches a ride!

Tom Thumb - title

HERE IS AN EASY, LOW-COST, PRACTICAL & FUN PROJECT!
Tom Thumb
"MOTOR SCOOTERS ARE THE WAVE OF
THE FUTURE IN TRANSPORTATION!"

If you've seen recent news stories about future forms of transportation, you've likely heard that small motor scooters could well be the vehicle of choice. With their outstanding gas mileage, excellent maneuverability and immunity to traffic jams, the argument is persuasive.

Here is your chance to not only be at the leading edge of this movement, but to own a vehicle that links current and future transportation: our folding mini-scooter, the Tom Thumb.

Now available: Tom Thumb and Automite kits and ready to ride vehicles! Please inquire at: vorel@comcast.net or 410-668-2757

Folds to a closet-size package!

As can be seen in the photo on the right and at the bottom, the Tom Thumb easily and quickly folds to a compact package that can be stashed in the trunk of a car, on the back porch or even in a hall closet. Or, if you work in a congested area with difficult parking, simply park where convenient and "motor-scoot" the rest of the way, then store the scooter in a closet at work.

Scooter folded
Man with scooter
Fun to ride—Easy to build!

Don't be fooled by its small size—the Tom Thumb is capable of speeds up to 45 mph (depending on engine choice) and can handle a variety of road conditions, including fairly steep gradients. It is easily made street-legal. But far more than a utility vehicle, the Tom Thumb is great fun to drive. Comfortably seated, you will have the eerie sense of being swept along the highway as if by the wind alone since the vehicle itself is nearly out of sight beneath you.

Typically, the Tom Thumb can be built at home for as little as $150 (minus the cost of the engine). It is an easy project, requiring just a basic home shop and standard tools. The small amount of welding can be performed quickly at a local metal shop. The Construcion Plans are fully detailed, with clear illustrations, dimensions, descriptions and a list of suppliers for everything needed to build this mini-scooter.

SPECIFICATIONS of the TOM THUMB

Length: 42.5";  Height: 30";  Width: 24";  Empty Weight: 75 lbs.;  Engine: Honda GX22 or GX31, 4-cycle (a weed eater, chainsaw or similar engine may also be used);  Horsepower: 1 (GX22) to 1.5 (GX31);  Engine weight: 7.5 lbs;  Top Speed: 45 mph (with GX31);  Drive system: chain, with built-in centrifugal clutch;  Construction: welded-steel frame;  Tire size: 4.10/3/50-5 (12" dia.);  Brake system: hand-actuated drum brake;  Estimated build-time: 40 to 50 hours.

Stowing scooter into trunk

COMPLETE TOM THUMB PLANS
Fully illustrated, with list of suppliers
Only $20.00
(Add $2 post. Foreign add $6)
ORDER YOUR SET OF TOM THUMB PLANS NOW!

HOW TO ORDER

With a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), you can order 24 hours a day:
  • ComputerONLINE, via secure order form
    • telephoneby PHONE: 410-663-8023
    • Fax machineby FAX: 410-668-8518

    OR: simply MAIL a check, money order, or credit card number & expiration information to:

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