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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by DaveMiller on February 03, 2018, 01:09:08 PM »
Put the part number into Google and only one company came up. They had three on the shelf, so I've ordered two of them.

 ::)  Oh, if only microcar parts were always like that ...
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on February 03, 2018, 12:43:27 PM »
And here's the mount.


Put the part number into Google and only one company came up. They had three on the shelf, so I've ordered two of them.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on February 03, 2018, 11:19:27 AM »
Was trying to get the new engine in today, but sadly a transmission mount broke up.


I'm hoping this is a fairly standard part. Any idea where I might find one?

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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on February 02, 2018, 10:14:12 PM »
Thanks!

Second engine's dizzy has had many applications of penetrating oil, and I tried heat the other night. It really isn't interested in shifting, so I'm just going to leave it. I believe the ignition timing to be near enough ok. I will fit new points, as the ones fitted are suspect, so hopefully I can control the timing that way if necessary (albeit only slightly by altering the gap).

Engine parts not in particularly short supply, as so much is shared with the Steyr-Puch Haflinger. That's a major bonus, as the engine needs new lower plates, as they have rotted away on both engines. Haflinger Technik have been a great help.

Gearbox is back in. Hoping to get the engine in tomorrow morning, then plumb everything back in and hope for the best...
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I've taken to watching all of your Microcar related videos, and a few others to boot.
 I like your style and find your presentations to be humbly if not brutally entertaining, as they so accurately portray the many dramas required by performing even the most simple seeming mechanical tasks.

Your wife deserves honorable mention as best supporting actress in your Invacar engine lift that looked too much like a precursor to a crusifixion.
Perhaps the application of a really good penetrating oil, like Aerokroil for a few days in advance of the really difficult  extraction of your original engine's distributor, along with some prudent tapping and application of the principle that something round that needs to come out must be made to rotate before pulling axially, would have prevented the application of violence that ruined that engine.
We must be especially gentle but persistent to get these types of jobs done on these little wonders, as they are more delicate, and there is a dwindling supply of spares.
Looking forward to seeing more of your honest and interesting videos, including a drive in your Invacar quite shortly.

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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on January 30, 2018, 07:37:07 PM »
Spare engine is out. Bit of a game, as we decided to remove just the engine, which meant getting it out from above. Had to remove the casing as the engine is full of mouse detritus! Requires removal of a simply staggering number of bolts and screws.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on January 29, 2018, 04:56:57 PM »
Thanks folks! I'll try and keep going then.

Split the engine and gearbox today.


I think I'm going to try and pull just the engine from my parts car, as where it's perched isn't ideal for trying to extract the entire running gear from below.
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Usually when anyone posts anything on this forum, there are at least 20 - 30 people who take a look to see what it is. We don't have a "like" button, and the forum is a lot quieter than it was back in its heyday 5-6 years ago, but I think the value of posting here can be judged by the fact that things posted on here appear shortly afterwards on Facebook even when the source isn't credited. The purpose of this forum is simply to share our knowledge and enthusiam for microcars, invalid carriages & other related conveyances and it still manages to do that thanks to postings like yours.

Cheers!
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by Barry on January 28, 2018, 10:21:06 PM »
I am reading.  Keep up the good work and keep reporting please.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on January 28, 2018, 08:30:12 PM »
Haven't been keeping this up to date, because I'm not convinced anyone is actually reading it, but some important developments.

I broke the distributor trying to get it out, so have had to remove the engine. The brake hydraulics have been replaced, and all is well. A V5C has been received. The spares car's engine has been started and is likely to be used in the Invacar I'm restoring.

Some of that has made it to my latest video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_efycr8uhg&feature=youtu.be
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