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Chris Thomas

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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2010, 03:18:13 PM »
Dear Bob

All Microcar owners should consider supplimentary badges for their vehicles, like V8 and 4X4. Especially Reliant's!

The best one I have seen was an Si badge on a Ford KA.

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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2010, 01:10:13 PM »
A range of stickers saying things like:

"Yes it DOES have a reverse gear"

"Yes it DOES have to display a valid Tax Disc"

"No, it's an urban myth: nobody ever parked in a garage and died because they could not reverse or open the front door"

"No, it's not a *Messershmitt/Issetta/Reliant/Invalid Carriage*" (plus other options)


Just remember: as one door closes behind you, another slams in your face

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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2010, 01:26:40 PM »
 "Yes, it is an invalid carriage!"

 "No it's not illigal!"

 "Why don't you go away & mind your own business til you've checked your 'facts'  "


  I think I'll make up a thousand of that last one right now......     ;D
« Last Edit: July 05, 2010, 01:28:21 PM by Stuart Cyphus »

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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2010, 01:48:19 PM »
And of course the "No, they are not made from aircraft parts left over from WW2!"
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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2010, 04:10:34 PM »
The best bit of merchandising for me would be a comprehensive English language book about Ernst Heinkel, his factories and all their products. Lots of photos too, please!
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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2010, 02:55:32 PM »
Good news about Thumper! It passed its MOT today after extensive mechanical work. Isetta's are very over engineered, two suspension swing arms each side one to hold the wheel hub, the other holds the brake back plate, I had to rebush them all with bronze bushes and reamer them out to fit as well as king pins/ bushes. Replaced all steering bushes, both bronze and rubber. I discovered that many isetta owners do not nip up tight the rubber silentblock bushes but let the pins rotate inside them, the pins are not made to do this , all the movement should be in the rubber flexing, a little slack in each of these joints all adds up to a big chunk of free play at the wheel,no wonder Isetta steering has a poor reputation, its down to the owners letting it all wear out and not setting up correctly!  Ok, with it all back to as new its not as sharp as some cars but boy what a difference with it all done! I think me and thumper are going to be happy together.

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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2010, 08:41:02 PM »
three wheels on my wagon !oops back to them pesky injuns ;D
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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2010, 09:27:31 AM »
Surely an Essex injun is a V6 lump of iron used in a Reliant.

I missed all this Microcar branded milarchy. Very good stuff.  RUMcar should have 'I'm on the list' stickers.

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Schmitts 'Overtakers beware! This car does 70 MPH'
Campervaners 'Honk if you cannot see the car on tow'
'A' frame bags made of fake grass.
Punture repair kit for Velorex
Bonds a front wheel indicator so you have some idea which way they are going from parked.
Stuart 'I am not an invalid but I am driving this as I want to be one day' The lad has no fear once he has decided to drive something. Fiat 126 banger racing!!!!
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Re: The new baby!
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2010, 09:00:17 PM »
ive got one on my robin saying "im a better driver than the stig" lol

"no you dont kickstart it"
yes it has reverse
yes i can go on motorways
why would i want to drive your car
i think your car looks silly too