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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #75 on: March 06, 2015, 12:51:21 PM »
Great to hear its out on the road.
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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #76 on: March 06, 2015, 01:06:05 PM »
Once it is in regular use I would be interested to hear what passers-by have to say about it:

As a former Velorex and Trojan owner I have had countless people inform me that my car is an Isetta, Reliant or a Messershmitt, that it has no reverse, that countless people died in them because their front door could not be opened in the garage whose automatic door shut on them, that they are made of surplus WW2 aircraft parts, are not allowed on Motorways....and countless other Urban Myths and misconceptions.

Please let us know of any interesting/daft/wrong/funny/know-it-all comments about your Powerdive! 8)
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« Reply #77 on: March 07, 2015, 03:43:01 PM »
As promised short and sweet, photos and video of powerdrive In action.

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« Reply #78 on: March 07, 2015, 04:37:45 PM »
Oops can't seem to get the videos to upload will
Have to get advise from a 10 year old

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« Reply #79 on: March 07, 2015, 04:44:49 PM »
Photos look good, I too always have problems getting videos on to forums. Each forum and each video has its own process to embed, and they are all incompatible with each other!
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« Reply #80 on: March 07, 2015, 05:26:21 PM »
It looks enormous!

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« Reply #81 on: March 07, 2015, 05:54:18 PM »
Yes Bob it's 12 1/2 foot long  but the track is very narrow as I found out when I bought a trailer and Had to narrow the fixed ramps . The car drives better than I hoped bu I have yet to travel up a steep hill as the clutch is slipping so bad .

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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #82 on: March 07, 2015, 06:21:32 PM »
It looks enormous!
The forum doesn't allow you upload any type of video (unless you count a gif as a video). You'll probably have to put it on youtube or similar then post a link to it here.
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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #83 on: March 07, 2015, 06:24:04 PM »
These are some stills of the Video I was trying to post this might do in the meantime Marcos

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« Reply #84 on: March 07, 2015, 09:33:18 PM »
A treat to see. Thanks for posting!

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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2015, 03:26:14 PM »

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« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2015, 04:11:22 PM »
Lovely!  It proves two things, despite what folk say about the engine not being powerful enough to move it from stationary, they actually work! Secondly they have reverse gear.  I want one!
Please keep us posted on further progress.

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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #87 on: March 08, 2015, 04:44:55 PM »
I like it too and seems to go reasonably well even with a slipping clutch. Definitely on the big side for a Micro, but I like the styling and rarity.
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Re: POWERDRIVE
« Reply #88 on: March 08, 2015, 05:24:45 PM »
I agree great to see ,  but we didnt see the steep hill the 6 blokes pushed it down just before it came into shot  ;D a lot of rubbish appears to have been spoken on these cars  ;)
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« Reply #89 on: March 08, 2015, 06:17:45 PM »
Well I wouldnt go that far. I'm sure they are on the underpowered side the same as Nobels and others but I remember when on some of the old Hengrave Hall rallies there was a guy with a white Coronette, somebody Beard Beardsly, Beardsmore?? And when out on the runs the car didnt appear to struggle anymore than the others. Mind you the torrain was pretty flat. I guess naming the car Powerdrive didnt help its reputation.