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plas man

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #120 on: July 17, 2015, 03:17:30 PM »
congrats on the 'maiden' voyage , re- the noise level fit a 8 track and pump up the volume  :D

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #121 on: July 17, 2015, 04:56:23 PM »
if I install an 8 track there will be no room for me!
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #122 on: July 18, 2015, 10:37:40 AM »
An 8 track in a three wheeler leaves 2 and 2/3rds chance of a loss in directional stability.
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #123 on: July 18, 2015, 09:48:16 PM »
Yesterday the exhaust pipe sheared into two because the exhaust bracket became loose and sagged at the back. I was three miles away from home so resorted to phoning the AA. They sent a third party out to assist. we removed the dangling rear section of exhaust and and he followed me home driving with no exhaust (hell it was loud).

Today I  welded the two sections back together again with some extra reinforcement and improved the exhaust mounts in order not to have a repeat experience. I also solved a few more rattles. I drove 26 miles in the P50 today (two separate journeys). The exhaust mounts appear to be holding it all together ok. Three days of driving and I can confirm that the steering is not heavy or strange in any way and is no worse than I expected it to be - in fact it is better than expected. The noise levels are improving as I solve more and more of the rattles and buzzes (still a way to go on that one - I shall be happy when all I get is engine, exhaust and road noise).
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #124 on: July 19, 2015, 09:19:12 AM »
See, works better without an 8 track! Good news on handling.
Messerschmitt set, Goggo Darts, Heinkel 175, Fiat Jolly, Autobianchi, Fairthorpe Electron Minor, Borgward, Isuzu Trooper
Citroen BX 17TZD & GTI 16v
Held - MG Magnette ZB & 4/44
For sale - Vellam Isetta, Bamby, AC Type 70, Velorex, Church Pod, Reliant Mk5, KR200,  Saab 96, Bellemy Trials, Citroen BXs