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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2014, 01:31:29 PM »
Shouting is the best way to understand for non Doric speakers, otherwise you will have no chance of understanding what Gary is saying.  I offer a translation service at rallies  ;)

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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2014, 02:20:03 PM »
What does it have to do with ancient Spartans?

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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2014, 06:43:48 PM »
This ancient language of the Greek is still spoken in the north east of Scotland.

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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2014, 08:08:29 PM »
This ancient language of the Greek is still spoken in the north east of Scotland.

 There's an "r" too many in there somewhere isn't there....  ;)

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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2014, 10:18:57 PM »
Fascinating. Didnt know that.

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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2014, 10:26:38 PM »
POWERDRIVE ! Anyone ?? I am sure gary has this but for those interested :
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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2014, 01:15:54 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2014, 06:38:35 AM »
Well that's our first querie , the spec says a curved glass windscreen yet Santas appears flat doesn't it ?
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2014, 08:45:19 AM »
This ancient language of the Greek is still spoken in the north east of Scotland.

 There's an "r" too many in there somewhere isn't there....  ;)

 ;D

Wot, the Spatons?

I think I will steer clear of North East Scotland. Worse than the Flemish. Wight the other end of the UK is where the Gweek live, if that helps.

I have a seized-on picture of a Powerdrive somewhere.

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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2014, 09:12:38 AM »
Nurse to room 5 please Mr. Hitchcock has missed his medication - AGAIN  :)
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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2014, 03:46:37 PM »
I think the man with the plaggy pig needs med's - a trip off the clock in a Plas !  , that apart had a Coronet a few years back (still have the petrol cap/badge) got shot to a guy that transplanted a BMC mini mill - but out on the road he had to brake hard , the car rolled and killed himself - plod came and interviewed me etc. (previous owner) , but the findings was he used the 2 foot brake , 1 handbrake system to the three wheels , instead of footbrake to all 3 .

did the Coronet have A35/40 bits around the steering/wheels ?

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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2014, 04:42:45 PM »
Ooo eer, I have not heard about that incident. It does sound a bit unwise on the face of it.
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2014, 05:19:35 PM »
That is a very sad story indeed! Some three wheelers were made with foot brake to front wheels only and hand brake to the rear, Nobels, Fulda's for example.  Dont quite see how that would contribute to a roll. Can see how it would reduce braking distance though especially with a heavy mini unit in it.

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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2014, 10:07:23 PM »
I assume the engine and subframe went in the front. It dragged the back along. Mini's had crap brakes and if poorly built/maintained it could have gone sideways. The car was not made to have a big engine in the front.
If the car had a BMC unit in the back, well, it was a matter of time really.....
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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2014, 10:23:25 PM »
Mind you Berkeley's were not designed to have a mini engine and subframe in the front but a mini or metro converted Berk is as steady as a rock.
Still, people get killed in cars, its the risk we all take every day.