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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2015, 07:35:29 PM »
Week 9 and getting very close now.
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2015, 07:45:43 PM »
And three more:-

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #77 on: May 14, 2015, 08:24:42 PM »
Wk10 and we really are about there - this weekend should see the end of the build - just the VOSA test and registration left before I take possession!!


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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #78 on: May 14, 2015, 08:26:55 PM »
Wk 10 and more pictures:-
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2015, 08:33:20 PM »
Work to be done to finish the job:- rear chain guard for vosa test, tidy wires at back of engine, and a T bar nut to make for fastening down battery cover, brakes to bleed and wiper arm/blade to fit. Take no notice of black hinges on the door, this is foam to cover none radiused edges.
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #80 on: May 15, 2015, 10:02:35 PM »
Wk10 and friday evening - The car is now finished apart from the windscreen wipe and arm which has not arrived yet. Just the vosa text now and registration then it time to burn some rubber. This is the last photo I shall post until I take delivery.
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #81 on: May 15, 2015, 10:18:41 PM »
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #82 on: May 16, 2015, 12:08:36 AM »
Looks good
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2015, 05:39:12 AM »
Having said i would not post any more pictures until I take delivery, I received this one last night and cant help think that this is not right. I know nothing about the MSVA but the wiper seams as if it parks within the viewing portion of the screen (perhaps a little annoying to the driver??).

Any thoughts??

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2015, 10:28:59 AM »
A genuine Peel has the wiper fitted over the top of the widow.

Is it possible to turn  the arm on the spindle so it sits at the bottom of the screen at rest or fit an arm with a bend in it?
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #85 on: May 19, 2015, 11:24:26 AM »
If you turn the arm on the spindle the wiper blade will over shoot the side of the screen by a considerable amount. If you use a shorter arm the reach of the blade will be too low for clear view straight ahead. Don't think you could even turn the wiper motor upside down and reposition as the wiper would then possibly want to park vertically instead of horizontally (I may have that bit wrong?). I would imagine that an alternative motor positioned more towards the side of the screen to reuse the existing arm and blade may be the only solution (then the infilling of the old holes in the body work - not so good!) Shame.

Any thoughts??
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #86 on: May 19, 2015, 12:30:26 PM »
Looking at pictures of real ones with the wiper motor above, the blade still obscures some of the driver vision so what the difference? Even if you tried bending the arm into various positions I dont think it would cure it as the screen is so narrow.  The schmitt wiper blade parks its self almost horizontally and pivots from the centre but I guess a short arm would not reach high enough on the screen for a P50?? I would image its possible to rig up one of these parallelogram type wipers that alter the blade angle as it sweeps but is it worth it? Are you going to do much driving in the rain?
Did it pass an MOT like it is?

Ah, what about moving the motor spindle over to the corner and re-using the washer jet hole and putting the washer jet in the old wiper hole?
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #87 on: May 19, 2015, 01:29:55 PM »
it is not the screen washer you seen in the corner, it is the other end of the wiper motor assembly (see previous photos).
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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #88 on: May 19, 2015, 01:35:14 PM »
Is there not room to fit a small bubblecar type motor in that corner?

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Re: Bamby P50
« Reply #89 on: May 19, 2015, 02:04:03 PM »
Surely if you are about to take delivery of this new car everything will be correct ? If you have not taken delivery of it yet well .......
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