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Microcar News / Re: Jean Hammond
« Last Post by steven mandell on November 07, 2017, 11:00:48 AM »
Great to hear!
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I thought that I was reading "Oneil", but being in the States am unfamiliar with the brand.
Hard to imagine it going from a 4 wheel drive to a three wheeler, so I still think that the "Charly 4" moniker was intended to refer simply to the fact that this model came with 4 wheels, rather than 4 wheel drive.

Yes the Fiat 500 starter is strong enough to blow the case apart if something isn't set up correctly in the drive through the kick starter shaft's sprocket and chain reduction drive to it.
Was your case half pieced back together and welded also?

Pick whatever powerplant fills your bill, but beware of making it so much more a project that it adds years to completion time, or worse yet doesn't get done while in your stable.  I know that I have the trait of idealizing my projects to this point, so know well to warn you.
However, I'll stick to my initial assertion that the 8 speed (4 in forward and 4 in reverse) transmission is quite rare in a Sans Permis car, and can add greatly to driveabilty and enjoyment, and is hence worth preserving.

The huge cast in battery tray is stock, so can be taken full advantage of if you'd like a higher power lighting system than the solitary spinning magnet could keep up with charging.   Just fit in whatever battery takes up the allotted space well, charge it fully with a charger, and unless you were to drive it for many hours at a time, you'll never draw it down enough to notice the charge vs. use deficit.    And since you might be likely to need to charge it after resting for a few months between trips, you'll never get caught out of charge!

Yes a roll bar would seem more important than a hood stay, but only if you value the contents of your own head.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by steven mandell on November 07, 2017, 09:58:23 AM »

Steven, the trailer is a Brian James and was hired, however the rear lights are made by Aspock and can be found here - http://www.trailertek.com/trailer-parts/lighting/rear-lights/aspock-earpoint-iv-rear-lamp-lh-with-fog-and-reverse
And here http://www.trailertek.com/trailer-parts/lighting/rear-lights/aspock-earpoint-iv-rear-lamp-rh-with-fog-reverse

Trailertec Ltd sell much else besides when it comes to automotive lighting - http://www.trailertek.com/trailer-parts/lighting

Best
Mark
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Thanks Mark,
I enjoyed browsing through  some of the fascinating futuristic styles of taillights to be found in there.
I only wish that one that I liked was small enough to replace the approximately cigarrette pack size crappy French trailer tail lights that came on my Tiehol Citadiene.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by HubNut on November 07, 2017, 09:11:28 AM »
One down, quite a few to go!
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by st185cs on November 07, 2017, 12:16:47 AM »
Bye fellas, see you later  :)
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Microcar News / Jean Hammond
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on November 06, 2017, 09:55:49 PM »
Dear All

I have good news for you all.

Some of you will know that Jean Hammond has been in hospital for many weeks, and is now home. She is getting her strength back. and I am pleased to say she never lost her strength of spirit.

For any of you that have been waiting a reply from an email or letter, sent to Jean, it may take a little longer for jean to answer the mountain of emails that have arrive while she has been away.

I am sure it will not be long before Jean is posting messages on the forum again.

Chris Thomas

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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on November 06, 2017, 11:22:48 AM »
Thanks. I know very little about the Steyr-Puch units. They're quite different to the Citroen ones, as they seem to have a distributor for a start. They should be well balanced though, and a lot smoother than the straight-twin fitted to Fiat 500s.

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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by st185cs on November 05, 2017, 09:20:28 PM »
Barry, I like your trailer's tail lights.  I think that they are way too big for my Tiehol Citadiene.
But please do  me the favor of measuring them, as I like the look of them turned 90 degrees.
    Not my trailer Steven, just one that Mark hired I think.
Steven, the trailer is a Brian James and was hired, however the rear lights are made by Aspock and can be found here - http://www.trailertek.com/trailer-parts/lighting/rear-lights/aspock-earpoint-iv-rear-lamp-lh-with-fog-and-reverse
And here http://www.trailertek.com/trailer-parts/lighting/rear-lights/aspock-earpoint-iv-rear-lamp-rh-with-fog-reverse

Trailertec Ltd sell much else besides when it comes to automotive lighting - http://www.trailertek.com/trailer-parts/lighting

Best
Mark
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by st185cs on November 05, 2017, 08:40:57 PM »
Really looking forward to following how your restoration progresses, Ian.  It got me thinking that I really ought to post my restoration too but fear I'd not be able to keep up with a pro journalist/restoration past master (!).

I was at the farm today and took away one of the ACs :-) The seller wasn't best pleased with me to start with and he accused me of of being a dealer which made me laugh (but he didn't think it was so funny!) as it couldn't be further from the truth... I've never sold a single model 70 related item.

I was also hoping to get to look at the condition of your chassis today but ran out of time - unfortunately mine appear to have floors that are rotten straight through so hope yours are better than mine. Oh well, at least I have a couple of Barry's good chassis to build up with a jigsaw puzzle of decent body parts from the farm and might hopefully also have a few spares to help other owners out as and when.

I hope the removals plan back to Wales comes together for you but do shout if not - you never know there might be a way 'round it if all else fails.

What do you know about the flat twin - I'd imagine good power to weight ratio, especially if you get one of the illusive 600cc engines!


 
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by HubNut on November 05, 2017, 08:23:34 PM »
Ha! I can live in hope!

I've started a new thread to specifically discuss my cars. http://rumcars.org/forum/index.php?topic=5501.0
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