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Microcar Events / 6th BiSBi National Rally 2018
« Last Post by jean-do on April 23, 2018, 08:32:06 PM »
yes friends :! the 10 th years of our Bubblecars&Scooters en Bourgogne association, and the 6 th edition  of our Bisbi national rally
hope  it will be as great as 2016
more infos on website soon !
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by Barry on April 20, 2018, 07:03:40 PM »
I think the standard 500 cc model 70 engine is about 19bhp.  The 650 Haflinger is about 38bhp.  That would be quite useful.
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That would be taking a Tiger by it's tail!
How many h.p. could they achieve by eliminating the intended restrictions?
Too bad the TG's used the already antiquated 20 h.p. garden tractor motors that they did.
This engine in it's 4 wheeled lighter chassis would have made for a more startling and competent super micro.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by Barry on April 20, 2018, 05:37:12 PM »
Haflinger is the same engine just bigger cc.  Higher compression. Bigger carb.  Some of these engines ended up in model 50's.  I have been told that they had a restricted plate across the inlet at the carb joint. Easy to remove.  Also Invacars timing was often set at TDC to reduce power.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on April 20, 2018, 05:06:56 PM »
Yes, carb pre-heat. Bit odd really.

The Steyr-Puch engine was only flat four I thought. Haflingers are 643cc and still twin - it's those engines that allow 82mph. A terrifying prospect.

Main difficulty in the Invacar is how direct the steering is. You daren't sneezed at 60! I imagine a 'Schmitt might be similar. Can't say I've had the pleasure.
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Great performance, although I would not recommend you trying out the 82 m.p.h. top speed.
That one bump you encountered at less than half that speed seemed upsetting enough for the single front wherled trike.

Why does the exhaust manifold blend into the intake manifold?
Is there some sort of preheat going on there?
Makes it appear a bit confusing, as I have seen 4 cylinder Stehr Puchs with a flat layout.
Some go up to near the maximum Microcar limit of 700cc and at 675 cc are definitely of a sporty bent in the rear engine Fiat (500-600cc) platform.
To make things more complex, some of the Fiat engines in the 500 series were two and some were four cylinder also.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on April 18, 2018, 10:38:47 PM »
I think I'm getting somewhere...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uJyJp8Iamg
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Sales & Auctions / WANTED - Pivar Tri Ped, made in USA by American Microcar
« Last Post by sputt31 on April 10, 2018, 09:56:48 PM »
Helping my father locate a Pivar Tri Ped.made in the US by American Microcar in the 80's. He is located in FL, but williing to travel for pick-up. Please let me know if you have one for sale or if you come across any. He has been looking for a while and I would really like to help him find one.
Thanks in advance!
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Sales & Auctions / Re: Pilot Galette Ydral 1953 Aluminium!
« Last Post by Arynews on April 06, 2018, 10:48:44 AM »
does anyone knows where Pakistan News this galette microcar is located now ??
need more info
thanks !
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on March 31, 2018, 11:00:05 PM »
Indeed. It's a single-track road. Which made it fun when I met a tractor...

Sorry for radio silence. Not a lot to report really. Have been battling oil leaks and now the brake master cylinder seems to be leaking. This is why I wanted plenty of time to give it a shakedown before trying to drive it 170 miles in July...

Cannot get it to run completely cleanly. It'll run well, then I'll ease off the throttle, and then it won't want to give full throttle again. Feels like fuel starvation, so I think I'm going to have to have the carburettor off for a proper look.
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