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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2011, 11:20:05 AM »
How long before we see a stretched P50 to provide a little bit more leg room, or a 3 wheel drive all terain model.

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2011, 11:25:02 AM »

Stuart seems strangely resistant to my idea he should start a taxi service round Witney using his vehicles.


 Alas every vehicle I've ever owned has been only single-seaters. If I started a taxi business the only place the punters could sit would either be the roof or my lap! Indeed several of mine haven't even had roofs, so that leaves my lap.

 Actully, with some of the sorts round here, that's not a bad idea...   ;D 

Lap dancing business and a Taxi business. Very enterprising. Might I suggest a Bumper Car. Has a poll for the lap dancer to swing on and the right type of name to bring the punters in. Wrigley, Peel or Bumper car and dancer, sir. OAP special deal, Ariel 3 and a cat in the basket!
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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2011, 12:25:16 PM »

 Has a poll for the lap dancer to swing on


 There you go Jonathan, We've found a job for you...  ;)

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2011, 12:37:38 PM »

 Has a poll for the lap dancer to swing on


 There you go Jonathan, We've found a job for you...  ;)

'Are friends electric?' Tubeway Army. Actually those poll/pick up things have a proper name, which I forget. It's not Jonathan.
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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2011, 06:15:27 PM »

 Has a poll for the lap dancer to swing on


 There you go Jonathan, We've found a job for you...  ;)

hmmm... More likely for you ;)
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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2011, 06:26:30 PM »
Nick Poll, Dan Poll, Jonathan Poll, Lapdance Poll, Opinion Poll, Poll P50 ... it's another Pollish Invasion!
Just remember: as one door closes behind you, another slams in your face

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2011, 08:45:39 PM »
Nick Poll, Dan Poll, Jonathan Poll, Lapdance Poll, Opinion Poll, Poll P50 ... it's another Pollish Invasion!

Nope, they havent started invading France yet ;)
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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2012, 02:09:08 AM »

Why the AC badge on a Peel with a Honda motor?
Sure looks different than my Petite's badge.  Is it from an AC Invalid Carriage?
Have you run your pretty P50 much yet?  What is it like to drive?


 The car's a genuine Andy Carter, so the AC badge seemed much more appropriate to me.  ;D  Look closely & the automobliests amongst us will see that it's a slightly modified AC Delco badge. It was either that or an AC/DC logo & that might confuse people all the more...  ;)  On the same subject, the AC invalid carrages used exactly the same brass-plated badge as the Petite & big cars.

 Mine hasn't ran under its own power yet, indeed, the front brakes were only fitted yesterday (Saturday) & there is one final bit of welding to do to finish the steering. The engine, though brand new, seems to have dropped something in the crank or bore, as the engine rotates half a turn forward & half a turn back & encounters an obstruction. Its sat on the bench awaiting botherance to open it up to see what, where & why. The first burst into life may yet be on the lawn at School House Farm....  8) 

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2012, 11:19:35 AM »
Which ATV's wheel bearing, brake and stub axle assembly did you weld to Mr. Carter's 2 inch long bronze bushed king pin axis tube?
Where did you source your wheels and tires, and what size are they?

Have you tried turning your engine upside down with the spark plug unscrewed while cranking an shaking it?  How about having a peek inside the cylinder with a bore scope before disassembling the unit?

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2012, 12:22:33 PM »
I wonder if its been assembled with the valve timing out and the piston it hitting a valve? Just a thought. Too long a reach spark plug?
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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2012, 10:49:17 PM »
I wondered if it was a two-stroke that has had a piston ring rotate so that one end jams in the exhaust port - as that happened to me one time.

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2012, 07:00:25 AM »
Interesting observation- but no Honda 2 strokes.

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2012, 09:36:32 AM »
Not true I'm afraid Steven. Admittedly most Honda's are four stroke but in Europe we have many mopeds, one of which is a Honda Express with its two stroke engine. Its unlikely though that Stuart it using one of these as he says its a new engine and the Express is getting long in the tooth. I would guess its a chinese Honda copy? Put us out of our misery Stuart.

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2012, 11:36:47 AM »
Thanks for the correction.
Was ther ever a Honda 2 stroke imported to the U.S.?

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Re: Down in the depths, something stirred...
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2012, 09:27:09 PM »
I found this on the Honda Express so the answer is yes.
 
"The Honda motorcycle corp. of Japan released the Honda Express (NC50) to the North American market in 1977. This new bike was designed to enter the large market for scooters that developed following the 1973 oil crisis. As such it came with a fuel-efficient single-cylinder two-stroke engine. It was also designed to be simple to operate, as many owners would be inexperienced with or intimidated by larger, more complex motorcycles. Honda accomplished this by using a fully automatic transmission and a small oil pump to self-mix the Express's oil and fuel, thus eliminating the need for premixing"