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Stuart Cyphus

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Re: Not everyone liked Micros!
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2011, 02:32:21 PM »
 With American Hearses, "Three-way" means it has a rotating deck which alows the coffin to to enter/leave the hearse in one of three directions, either out the rear in the normal way or through each rear side door.  The American's also had "Combination" hearse's which could double as both hearses and ambulances with the changing of a few fittings until the late 1970s. Our own Ian Hellings has a 1940s Packard combination hearse/ambulance which would house two Goggo's line astern inside & still not touch the ends....

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Re: Not everyone liked Micros!
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2011, 08:58:40 PM »
Dear Stuart

Does this mean that if a patient dies whilst in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, they can flick a lever and go straight to the undertakers. They think of everything those Yankies.

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Re: Not everyone liked Micros!
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2011, 09:39:09 AM »
Slater Nazi. 'We will be round in our three way Reliant hearse. We can cook 'em, plant 'em or sink 'em'. Free glass with every stiff'.
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Re: Not everyone liked Micros!
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2011, 11:41:34 PM »
...."Three-way" means it has a rotating deck which alows the coffin to to enter/leave the hearse in one of three directions, either out the rear in the normal way or through each rear side door.....

I am in awe of such specialist knowledge.

And a little disturbed that anyone would know this......

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Re: Not everyone liked Micros!
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2011, 11:53:53 PM »
 :) It's not just me, there's a whole club.  The Classic Hearse Register, of which I've been a member for as long as I have been the RUM in fact. It was a 1960s Vanden Plas Princess hearse which did a lot to spark off my intrest in cars way back in 1991, when at the tender age of ten & knee-high to a grasshopper, the sheer size of the thing just utterly captivated me. It doesn't get much different though, hearses & bubblecars...

http://www.hearseclub.co.uk/

 And a part demonstration of a Three-way deck....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHBPML-nnK0
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Re: Not everyone liked Micros!
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2011, 07:51:43 AM »
:) Iwhen at the tender age of ten & knee-high to a grasshopper, the sheer size of the thing just utterly captivated me.

I am not surprised! Some grasshopper that. Lucky it was not a cricket, they can be carnivorous. Then again maybe you were just a late developer. They are strange folk the other side of the Thames you know. I blame the accessibility to Oolite.

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Re: Not everyone liked Micros!
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2011, 08:02:19 AM »
:) It's not just me, there's a whole club.  The Classic Hearse Register,

Yes it is stiff with members and not dead boring! Slight Goth flavour coming in and I had a girl friend who wanted me to get a hearse. I never had a girl friend who wanted me to buy a microcar, so there is something in it. Beats on line dating. Great for a lass into flower arranging too.
Slightly worried by young Roots logic here. Keen on microcars but mainly puttering pimples. Into invalid carriages and hearses. There is logical progression here. My advice is do not do it, it sounds unhealthy and painful!
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