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« Reply #165 on: December 29, 2017, 01:48:56 PM »
For those who attended the national and did not see the powerdrive with the cover off here is a short vidio posted by Grant showing the car doing a few circuits of the rally field and through the village unfortunatly you will need to be on facebook to view
https://m.facebook.com/groups/483245142010913?view=permalink&id=530081973993896

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« Reply #166 on: December 29, 2017, 02:29:28 PM »
Cheers! The Facebook video is also linked on the National Microcar Rally website along with a couple of photos of the Powerdrive in the Grasmere gallery.

http://national-microcar-rally.co.uk/nmcr-history.html

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« Reply #167 on: December 29, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
Dear Malcolm

The link from the NMR web site is no better as the facebook log in screen comes up and blocks the video.

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« Reply #168 on: December 30, 2017, 01:41:24 AM »
Thanks Chris, that's why I said it's a Facebook video! I've now stuck it onto the website gallery page as well for the benefit of those who don't wish to subscribe to the demon Facebook.

http://national-microcar-rally.co.uk/pics2017/powerdrive.html
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« Reply #169 on: December 30, 2017, 10:13:41 AM »
Thanks Malcolm

That is much more accessible to all of us.

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« Reply #170 on: December 30, 2017, 10:16:54 AM »
Thanks for that Malcolm . I had been trying to find a way to do that .

 

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« Reply #171 on: January 09, 2018, 09:09:23 PM »
Found this archive photo seems to have too many wheels compared to my own  :)

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« Reply #172 on: January 09, 2018, 09:15:20 PM »
My own car for comparison.

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« Reply #173 on: January 09, 2018, 10:51:51 PM »
This is from Scooter & three Wheeler for August 1956. (also reproduced in RUMcars magazine #28). Wonder how the modified picture originated?
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« Reply #174 on: January 09, 2018, 11:07:28 PM »
The engine bay ventilation opening is behind the seat allowing for four wheels - no side vents.   Were four wheels ever considered?   I think that when the artist air brushed the original photo to remove the background and highlight some detail, he / she  assumed there was a back wheel in the shadow and drew one in.  Possible explanation?

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« Reply #175 on: January 10, 2018, 09:10:12 AM »
That sounds possible Barry .Interestingly the driver side vent was actually blanked off when new . only the nearside one was functional. The one on top would have made it nearly impossible to have a roof .

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« Reply #176 on: March 03, 2018, 10:20:42 AM »
Trying to solve the problem of white flashing indicators as is the case with many of our cars . Looked around and found these.  Double filliment orange bulbs . Direct replacement. Gives orange flashing indicator to cars with white lens . Payback is the sidelight has an orange glow . As shown in the photos but still as bright . At the back of the car I have added orange motorcycle type indicators . To replace the flashing red indicators .and so gives proper twin red brake lights . Instead of the single central brake light which can be retained . Also these l.e.d. 12v red light strips as shown below my number plate. can be a good solution not everyone's taste but a quick subtle fix  Hope this gives some ideas to someone with similar concerns.

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« Reply #177 on: June 27, 2018, 10:38:18 PM »
After the washout at last years national i have spent a few days fitting the 60 year old original soft top. in  preperation for this year's national  As i had no weather protection at last year's event . But still hoping  it's not needed.

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« Reply #178 on: June 28, 2018, 09:36:07 AM »
That looks beautiful Gary, what a shame you are so far away we would love to see it at our Open Day the last weekend in July.
Please send some up to date pictures to Alastair for the Register.  All the very best .  Jean
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« Reply #179 on: June 28, 2018, 11:21:57 AM »
How did it survive so well?
Was it in cold storage?
Obviously the clear plastic window was replaced.
I spent a few hours fitting my Berkeley's top last year. Should have waited for a hotter day.
What were you doing to yours during your several day ordeal?