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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Goggomobil Electronic Gearbox
« Last Post by steven mandell on September 03, 2017, 10:11:36 PM »
Here is a pic of the inside of the gear  selector switch after I drilled through the long rivets that formed tubes for the screws that hold it to the dashboard, to get it apart.
Missing a piece that Al thinks may have been a grease retaining pad from the broken edge off of the double riveted phenolic tab, but point faces of contacts look clean.
I am hoping that some excess metal shards formed/ accumulated via the process of shifting an ungreased, desert gritty and bent shifter rod in a clockwise fashion rather than a large X pattern may have shorted out my latter attempts to find nuetral.

I will also attempt to braze a drop atop the assymetrically worn shifter born spring loaded plunger that pushes and tilts the 5 contact studded square cast block into and out of contact with the other half of their contact points in the stud and wire containing upper section of the shifter switch..
If that be successful, I will file and polish the spring loaded brass tip back into a more proper dome shape.

Interesting to note that you can actually see both the wear and the circumferential scratches in the thin brass square that surrounds  the central (nuetral) electrode's bore in the studded and wired cap of the switch, that may have accrued through aforementioned clock wise manipulation of the shifter switch handle.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Deserted Goggo
« Last Post by steven mandell on September 03, 2017, 09:50:43 PM »
Is it just me or are others having a problem viewing the three images?

Chris Thomas
From the website, I couldn't either even though I used the same software to compress the images as the one that worked for the winning contestants.
So I switched software, and also opened the files immediately after down loading them in my smart phone, before i exported them to the Forum.   Took another 20 minutes, but it worked.
From this it seems that having the image rather than the hash tag appear before you select the image for export to the Forum may be critical.
I don't like having to click on hashtags to see pictures.
If someone else could clarify the critical aspects of getting the actual images to show on posts without need for the viewer having to click on their hash tags first- I will be most appreciative.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Deserted Goggo
« Last Post by steven mandell on September 03, 2017, 08:23:01 PM »
The winners included a Snailmobile, and a Honda requiring two driver's that not surprisingly seemed to need all of their  concentration to prevent it going off crabwise into the crowd.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Deserted Goggo
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on September 03, 2017, 08:18:18 PM »
Is it just me or are others having a problem viewing the three images?

Chris Thomas
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RUMCar Mart / Bright Yellow Cursor
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on September 03, 2017, 08:15:01 PM »
I have been contacted by Alan Hatswell who designed and built the Cursor, to let me know that there is a bright yellow Cursor for sale if anybody is interested. It is in need of some TLC and has been garaged for nine years in Essex.

If anybody would like to know more about the car for sale, please contact Alan Hatswell on his email info@bassix.net

Another rare car looking for a good home.

Chris Thomas
Rumcar News



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Microcar Events / Re: 2017 National Microcar Rally
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on September 03, 2017, 08:05:54 PM »
Only a week away.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the Rumcar Stand, where will have a Tombola to raise funds for  The Archive of Microcars. Plus the usual sale of books and subscriptions to Rumcar News

Come and make yourself known as so many of you I know your names or your cars, but not you.

See you there.

Chris Thomas
Rumcar News
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Deserted Goggo
« Last Post by steven mandell on September 03, 2017, 08:05:38 PM »
Pics from on the Concourse De Lemons.
The Goggo was well appreciated for what it genuinely represents.
It did seem that everyone was delighted by it's presense.
But for utter insanity it could not compete with the show winning push pull Honda.
So winning the show has become something outside of what I'll be aiming for, unless originality, weirdness, hard luck overcome through perseverance, and a hard to qualify likeability resurface as the most valued considerations.
So a fun day for all, including the wild cobble ups.
Speaking of which, note my hillbilly engineered cooling system that I put together with materials at hand in lieu of the proper elephant's head and trunk metal shrouding.
I also adapted an led bulb and fixture for the broken tail light assembly without damage to original parts.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Invacars in Suffolk
« Last Post by st185cs on August 30, 2017, 04:46:49 PM »
Thank you Barry. They will be keeping me busy for some time to come!
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Bond mk E bumpers
« Last Post by Jamiehaylock on August 27, 2017, 11:04:52 AM »
Wondering if anyone could help, my chromers have lost a set of bumpers of my mk E bond. Would anyone know what car they were also on some say the standard cars whilst others say they are from a a35 van. Or better still would anyone have a pair laying about they are willing to sell as I am supposed to be taking it up to the NMCR. Many thanks
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Tri Tech Schmitt
« Last Post by Ran00 on August 25, 2017, 10:35:16 PM »
Hi. Why do you need a new hub? Are you sure it cannot be repaired? I wouldn't know where you would find one? I would of thought you would need to get it made. It's a simple design
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