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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Scootacar wheel cylinders
« Last Post by Scootacar_mk1 on Today at 06:49:56 PM »
I have had to angle grind a little bit of the cylinder away to cure this, sounds drastic but mine were only rubbing a little. It seems the modern ones are slightly larger  :(
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Scootacar wheel cylinders
« Last Post by Si Bally on Today at 06:40:59 PM »
Hi all
I have changed the wheels cylinders on my Scootacar Mk1 and frustratingly the back faces of the three wheel studs are rubbing on the newly fitted cylinder. I noticed that the cylinder I removed has witness marks where the hub studs were also rubbing. Is this a problem with the Scootacar front brakes? I have fitted Morris Minor rear cylinders with the handbrake lever cut off. I assume one remedy would be to fit spacers/washers between the hub assembly and the backplate?

Any help would be great.

Many thanks

Simon Balistrari
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sans Permis in the UK
« Last Post by Bob Purton on June 25, 2017, 11:13:01 PM »
I heard today that the rumcars agent for registrations has just successfully obtained a V5 for a Mini Comtesse thus proving that it is possible to register a sans permis vehicle in the uk.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sans Permis in the UK
« Last Post by Barry on June 23, 2017, 09:54:56 AM »
I don't remember ever getting any paperwork Jean-do.  I thought the number plates were just artistic :).  I will have a look for documents.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sans Permis in the UK
« Last Post by jean-do on June 23, 2017, 07:40:11 AM »
hi frieds, that "petite anne" was mine .... it has been sold with french regular title .... where is this document now?
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by Bob Purton on June 21, 2017, 01:21:35 PM »
Ah, that's interesting Malcolm. Thanks for taking the time to look into it. So I wonder if 1970's man adopted it or thought he had invented it?  I guess we will never know.
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on June 21, 2017, 01:03:12 PM »
Looking through other magazines around the same period, it looks like Power & Pedal with the Scooter October 1957 is the earliest example I can find, in fact it looks to me like Power & Pedal was the only magazine that adopted the term until the 70s.
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by steven mandell on June 21, 2017, 12:30:13 PM »
An enchanted time in an enchanted land indeed.
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So, I set myself a deadline of last Sunday 18 June to get my Model 70 finished. Pleased to say it made it and it's almost done. Still a few bits to find and things to do, but it's close.

Hopefully it will have an MOT this week. It failed last week, but only on a poor earth affecting the lights and a sticking rear brake cylinder. Not bad!

At the show it got lots of attention, mainly from kids who loved it and pointed out it had only 3 wheels, or anyone over 40 who hadn't seen one in years.

Best of all was a chap called Tony who came over and said he had butterflies when he saw it. Reason is he was a mechanic and fitter on them for many years near Croydon and he couldn't believe one was still going. Naturally I offered for him to sit in it and start it and it made his day and he shared a few stories with me. That alone made all the effort worthwhile.

Thought I'd share a few photos, and use this as an opportunity to thank everyone for their help from Stuart and Simon at the register for invaluable help with getting it identified, Barry for bits and advice, Jean for the original rear lights, the Hafliger Technik team for engine parts, Big Al for advice, plus fellow enthusiasts and owners Frazer and Scott for their help and advice.

Cheers!
Neal
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