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RUMCar News / Rumcar News Issue 149
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on June 06, 2021, 08:22:55 PM »
Dear Rumcar News Readers

On Friday 4 June all of the printed copies of issue 149 went off in the post to all parts of the globe. While the digital copies were sent out this weekend. Some of the digital copies have arrived already and the printed copies in the snail mail should start arriving in the next week or two depending upon where you are. I understand that it can take 10 working days for issues to arrive in the USA.

I hope you all find this issue of Rumcar News interesting. I look forward to sending out the next issue in mid September 2021.

Chris Thomas
The Archive of Microcars
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Machine Dating
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on June 06, 2021, 08:16:33 PM »
Dear Obi

When you say 2015 Mini Jeep. what exactly is the vehicle. A photo may help?

Chris Thomas
The Archive of Microcars
RUMCar Mart / Re: Js6 breaking
« Last Post by steven mandell on June 01, 2021, 05:57:58 PM »
If the plastic outer fender lips are the same as a JS4, I could be interested.
RUMCar Mart / Re: KV/KVS Mini 1 parts and information wanted
« Last Post by steven mandell on June 01, 2021, 05:44:10 PM »
Hey Mike,
I know that it has been nearly an eon, but I do have both a door handle and fuel cap that could probably now be successfully scanned and 3 D printed.
Marvels of modern technology!
However in an otherwise (grind) stone age vehicle I am currently befuddled by what appears to be a crude version of a magnetic pickup type ignition system mounted about the crankshaft's end that looks like it must somehow be triggered by the rotation of a couple o f square shouldered (woodruff?) keys located in keyways cut into a collar quite steadfastly mounted on the end of the crankshaft.

One for forward, and one for reverse timing?

Should they be magnetized?  Mine currently are not demonstrating this property.

Yesterday I made a puller plate and exerted quite a bit of force on the key retaining collar at the end of the crank to hopefully allow me to remove the pick up assembly for bench testing.  But despite a strong pull, it refused to come off.
Other than the seemingly unlikely existence of a set screw or roll pin of some sort hiding under the key ways, or it being a very strong press fit, I have no clue as to what is retaining it, and still do not really knowhow to test or fix the system.

Suggestions welcome!!
Unusual Microcar Discussion / Machine Dating
« Last Post by OB1 on May 28, 2021, 11:15:32 AM »
Hi All,
I am trying to get my 2015 Mini Jeep on the road, trouble is the DVLA said it needs to be "Machine dated" before they can process the paperwork (as I do not have a log book, only a number printed on the chassis). Is there someone that could help with this in the club ?
Many Thanks in advance
I have a glass front screen and plexiglass rear screen for sale. Both located in germany. I dont want to ship it to prevent damage. If anybody is in need of one please contact me at:
Unusual Microcar Discussion / '59 Berkeley SE 492
« Last Post by Berkeley Brit on April 29, 2021, 12:09:58 AM »
Hi fffolks. I have become a RUMster because there's a charming little SE492 for sale in my neighbourhood, but it doesn't have its
Excelsior triple. If I can find one, even if it needs a complete rebuild, before he sells it, I will go ahead with a deal.
Does anyone have or know of an unattached Excelsior 492 looking for a home?  Incidentally, I live in Vancouver.
Hello Microcar Fans!

My name is Freddie and I work at Suffolk-based classic car restoration and competition company, Bridge Classic Cars.

I’ve been researching Microcars over the past few days and have come across this forum. Here at Bridge Classic Cars we’ve recently acquired a 1962 Isetta which we are running as a competition for someone to win! Over the past year we’ve given away over 30 classic cars to winners across England, Scotland and Wales. From Triumph TR3's, Ford Mustang's, Classic Mini's to Lotus Esprit's. We've given away some very interesting cars... but none quite as unique as the Isetta.

Isetta’s are becoming very valuable so many enthusiasts can no longer afford to buy one, but for £15, one lucky winner will take delivery of our car.

If you're interested in seeing our videos and photographs of the car or even entering to win it, take a look at our website here:

To enter to win this car, you must be over 18 and live in England, Scotalnd or Wales I'm afraid.
Microcar News / Microcar MGo Hatchback Family
« Last Post by FrankMidgett54 on April 16, 2021, 03:19:17 PM »
The car is ideal for a person with lower category driver's license. Can transport colleagues / girlfriend / boyfriend in comfortable conditions (I rode a scooter, there is no comparison ...) In the city, easy to park, excellent visibility, when driving alone, acceleration to 60 in 5s then it's a total mess (V-MAX about 110). The car is perfect for Sunday shopping (large and roomy trunk). The disadvantages include interior noise at speeds of 70, fat on potholes, a little too soft suspension. Driving on the road we arouse MEGA interest, everyone is looking at us and smiling (except men from passat 1.9tdi, who prove to us that they are faster)

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