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Microcar Events / Re: 2017 National Microcar Rally
« Last Post by DaveMiller on September 13, 2017, 07:43:44 PM »
The rain spoiled the social and display activities on site - but by golly the road runs were good!

I missed the Thursday one, and had to drive hood-up for 3/4 of the Friday run (I loathe driving with the hood up!), but soon had the hood down on the Saturday.  A 60-odd-mile run took us over the fells just south of the Wrynose and Hardnott passes, and into glorious sunshine.  Clear distant views of all the hills, and across to the Isle of Man and Scotland.  Once near to Grasmere again, the rain came on, and we found out that it had continued all day at the campsite.

My poor little Bond was doing unusually well at recent rallies, and on the Friday here, but made up for it all on the Saturday:  two hesitations as if short of fuel (when it wasn't); complete lack of clutch action when the cable fell out of its adjuster (easy fix); lots of backfiring then complete standstill (first whiskered plug I've had in 18 years of owning it); then we got caught out by opposing traffic when going up a 1-in-4 hairpin.  Couldn't get going again, and burned the clutch out instantly in trying.  Fellow Bonder was horrified that I thought of calling the RAC to get me back to camp (and I'd fix it once trailered home), when I had spare plates and the right tools in the boot - so horrified, in fact, that he grabbed the tools and did the clutch change for me!  Thank you, Dennis Jump!

What with all that faffing, how did I enjoy the day?  It was BRILLIANT!
Microcar Events / Re: 2017 National Microcar Rally
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on September 12, 2017, 08:01:25 PM »
I could have lived with the rain, just a shame it's not in August. Would have enjoyed trying a few of the hills, though I'm not sure about the watersplash!
Microcar Events / Re: 2017 National Microcar Rally
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on September 12, 2017, 01:04:35 PM »
Just returned from 5 very wet days in the Lake District.

The location was stunning, One day we had some sun, The rest of the time it rained.

I felt very sorry for those that were camping and the organisers as the rain never stopped.

Otherwise it was worth going.

Chris Thomas
RUMCar Mart / Peel P50
« Last Post by Peelpower on September 07, 2017, 12:35:35 PM »
Hello all,
after a long time of absence here on the forum i am back with a problem !
I am badly in search for a set of track rods and if possible a steering column for my Peel P50
Whilst the car was under restoration i didnt have the parts, and used wrong things, but now i want to make it as it should be.
Andy Carter helped me out with the toothed rack, gear and the housing. Thank you very much for this.


Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Our Cars
« Last Post by steven mandell on September 06, 2017, 10:26:56 AM »
Welcome Lucy.
Whilst our members likely have respect for other classes of vehicles, it would be considered appropriate to the context of this forum if you would steer your discussion toward the class of cars referred to as "microcars" -vehicles with engine displacements of less than 700 c.c.s.
It would befit the intention of this particular blog if you would limit your participation to that of  posting pictures and comments related to any cars that you have owned that meet this requirement.
Have you owned any microcars?
Tell us if you have a favorite Microcar, and if so why you prefer the one(s) that you especially like.
Sales & Auctions / 1972 Poirier tricycle runnin in
« Last Post by jean-do on September 06, 2017, 08:04:54 AM »
my 1972 Poirier must leave home !
strictly original condition,vinyl cover leg shield and saddlebags , original paint   , french documents (carte grise )
motobecane Sp98  49.9cc engine , double clutch belt , electric starter , all has 640 km !! yep ! i bought it at 48 km !!!
you will have tu finish the runnin in !!! ...
starts, drives very well !
sold for 1500€ ...

Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Our Cars
« Last Post by lucileburt on September 05, 2017, 11:12:51 PM »
 What is your favorite car?
I like the Rolls Royce Phantom. How about you?
Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Deserted Goggo
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on September 04, 2017, 02:17:58 PM »
Dear Steve

What ever you dis has made the images visible. Many thanks

Chris Thomas
Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Goggomobil Electronic Gearbox
« Last Post by steven mandell on September 03, 2017, 10:33:46 PM »
And one more picture so as you can become enabled to envision the proper juxtaposition of it's parts.
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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