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HubNut

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2018, 09:18:07 PM »
No, clutch seems to be working a treat, and now I know the knack, getting the engine out isn't much bother. It isn't a traditional clutch but three 'shoes' like in a brake system. I understand brake specialists may be able to get them relined.

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2018, 08:20:54 AM »
Another video update for your amusement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sL2JrgQHi0&feature=youtu.be
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steven mandell

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2018, 10:45:12 AM »
No link for the video update showing yet..

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2018, 02:35:09 PM »
My fault! Got the link wrong. Now sorted.

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2018, 08:17:12 AM »
You must be the only person to have driven one in the snow for 20 years!
1973 Model 70 built by Invacar

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2018, 10:29:14 AM »
No, clutch seems to be working a treat, and now I know the knack, getting the engine out isn't much bother. It isn't a traditional clutch but three 'shoes' like in a brake system. I understand brake specialists may be able to get them relined.


https://www.facebook.com/tuningblog.eu/videos/976237342543380/

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2018, 01:36:55 PM »
You must be the only person to have driven one in the snow for 20 years!

It really wasn't very much snow. Raining again today!

Key question is, can I bless this thing with an MOT before the month is out? So far, I've been trying to fix the doorhandles. Might be using 2CV ones for now.



I do want to re-instate the proper handles, but I don't seem to have a working pair, and time is running out.

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2018, 08:47:32 PM »

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2018, 12:05:42 PM »
Superb work.
1973 Model 70 built by Invacar

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« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2018, 10:35:31 PM »
Thank!. Decided to chuck it around a bit today before heading out on the road on Friday for the MOT... Not actually quite as dramatic as the camera makes out...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPA0xmnNHUs

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« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2018, 09:17:00 AM »
MOT day! Great excitement, quite a lot of nervousness too. A 12-mile drive to the MOT station...

I have managed to cover four miles on my driveway, which is quite impressive. 20mph the fastest I've achieved.

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« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2018, 04:35:39 PM »
Well that has been a VERY exciting day! Legality achieved!

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2018, 12:39:23 PM »
Well done! Great to have another back on the road!
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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2018, 06:46:18 PM »
Thanks. May have got a bit carried away today...


But, how many people have seen this sort of view from an Invacar?


Still have some running issues, but she seems to be improving with use. 55 miles covered now.

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Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2018, 09:24:02 AM »
Interesting that the snow atop the surface of the black top, which is the most heat absorbent color is the last to melt, even though it's gotten churned up to boot.j
Also interesting that neither the cleared path to the right or left of the road center looks as wide as a typical English vehicle.
Does everyone there drive down the center of the road?
What did that feel like with your Invacar's central steered wheel bashing through the central slush pile like a Russian ice breaker through an Arctic sea?
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