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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
« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 02:47:29 AM by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) »
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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.