Author Topic: National Rally - Scootacars?  (Read 16747 times)

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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2011, 07:58:01 AM »

created a perfect negative image of an entire drill chuck.


I had to chuckle.

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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2011, 08:33:38 AM »
I wonder what my Grandad would make of the Tryane, because it seems to have been made in the exact same way he pioneered! Until the huge re-fit a few years back there was a whole display panel about my Grandad at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The display panels about yachts have now gone, but they still have a lot of his drawings in their archives which can be seen on application, and I plan to visit sometime with my Mum.

A negative drill chuck sounds great!. At the South London Innovation Centre (sadly closed now) where I developed my prototypes we had a great Milling machine with the model name Beaver. It was made by a company called Balding. Of course, we studiously avoided making any jokes. Sure we did.
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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2011, 09:26:06 AM »
Dear Marcus

Presumably the machine was rather old and knawed its way through the material rather than having a fine shaving action.

The Americans do have an honest approach to names.

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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2011, 10:59:56 AM »
Well at least I got the banter back to being more interestingly microcar related.
I guess I should have known that the never say die amoungst you would use my comments as a an inspiration to promote the thread into eternity.
I vote for genetic engineering to restore the prehensile tail.  Whose idea was it to throw that out of our evolutionary tool box any way?
I suppose that what ever power that did that,  never had to remove the gland nut that fixes the exhaust pipe to the Messerschmitt motor in a Nobel 200.

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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2011, 11:37:37 AM »
Look what voting has done in our countries, they're in a right old mess! Tails are for swingers. Oh, I'd better not go down that route.  ;D
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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2011, 09:06:51 AM »
Monkey gland nut?

Voting is anti Darwinian. So is bailing out Bankers and to a point quantitative easing. We risk reversing our status to become nearer the Monkeys. My favourite was Peter Tork.
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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2011, 05:29:07 PM »
glad to see bob now thinks it ok to " take the mick " again  ;)
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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2011, 06:33:25 PM »
Well, he's been dead since 1882 so he is hardly going to take offence now it he! ;) Its not the same as mocking your contemporaries physical charracteristics, you should have grown out of that before you left school!

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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2011, 07:06:56 PM »
ah now thats why i am on this forum  :) never grew up , i dont think RUM is generally very grown up - thank goodness  ;)
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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2011, 07:25:21 PM »
Growing old is compulsory.
Growing up is not!

Should we all "grow up" and start prattling on about the latest Mercederarighinijag, or continue being child-like in our enthusiasm for tiny old fashioned cars which were briefly successful before becoming a Cul-de-Sac in motoring history? I certainly know which holds my interest!
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Re: National Rally - Scootacars?
« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2011, 09:28:53 PM »
Hey dere man. Can you tell me how to Cul de Sachs? It am well hot.
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