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Peel replica, Steve Fisk

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2014, 09:05:30 PM »
Thanks Rob , does a 5 3/4 bantam light mean that's the size including the rim do you know ?

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2014, 09:08:53 PM »

Peel replica, Steve Fisk

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #62 on: January 11, 2014, 09:29:36 PM »
Bolted the chassis up tonight , played around with the idea of a 2cv seat which is abit big at the moment but bit of chopping and it will b fine , couldn't resist a sit in it with the door shut holding the steering wheel , peels are bloody small !!!!

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« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2014, 09:14:01 AM »
I think others have used a reliant seat.  Whats the yellow thing in your garage?

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2014, 05:21:45 PM »
got the mock up engine in today , the exhaust sits rubbish so need that sorting , I think a couple of days off work is needed to really get some work done on it

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #65 on: January 12, 2014, 05:46:51 PM »
Hi Steve,
Whats stops the engine from overheating?

Peel replica, Steve Fisk

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« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2014, 07:51:43 PM »
It's an air cooled engine I think , to be honest I don't know anything about these engines but it's the same set up as it works in a quad bike , when it's running I will put a cyclinder head temp gauge on it to see what it does , but the answer is , I don't know till I try ......

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« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2014, 10:22:25 AM »
What Trident is saying is that the engine is semi enclosed and will there be sufficient  air flow around it to keep it cool? Most microcar engines that are enclosed are fan blown with a cowing around them. It looks to me like it may be ok when on the move but I don't know about when not. As you say, there is only one way to find out!

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2014, 01:14:57 PM »
Oh yeh I see , I will experiment with it to see what it does , it makes sense it will over heat at a stand still , bob that yellow thing is a vw beach buggy by the way

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2014, 09:46:10 PM »
Does any one know a company who can make chains an odd length ?


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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2014, 11:37:30 PM »
Bingo ! Thanks Bob ! They are getting a phone call tomorrow

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2014, 06:20:58 PM »
needed to change how the steering was set up , having the ends of the steering box solid didn't work so used a clevis idea see how that goes

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« Reply #73 on: February 10, 2014, 08:03:43 PM »
the welder came out again today as I managed to rack up 47 mins of garage time due to good behaviour by taking my girlfriends sisters lunch in to her at work, game on ! Sorted the steering , cut the seat about and welded it so it fits , steering all works apart from the column mite be a tad to long haha

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2014, 08:08:13 PM »
view from "drivers side"