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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2013, 08:53:03 AM »
What engine was in a larmar then al ?
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2013, 01:18:22 PM »
these cars rarely come out of the background
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2013, 01:34:25 PM »
Sorry Richard. Seemed to miss your question. It was a BSA M10 I believe. The same unit that that was put in some army bikes and semi side-valve 350cc? Not really up on it. It was cooled with added bits of shroud and an extra pulley with a fan on it blowing across the engine. Also had a pulley fed starter somewhat like the Bond Mk C optional extra, doubled with a pull starter from a lever if the battery could not hack it.

The Ladybirds used the Tigress four-stroke twin engine, Palmer design I think. A much more modern unit all round with possible adoption of a bike sized electric starter on a 12v system. Quite a powerful compact little unit which could have seen more service in a British MIcrocar. It was all a bit late on the scene though. Be interesting to put a Tiggy unit in a Trojan.
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2013, 01:37:43 PM »
pretty sure the tigress was an Edward Turner design al as was the 1938 Triumph Speed Twin the grandaddy of ALL later triumphs  
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2013, 02:06:13 PM »
Looking at the Tourette pic the hood frame is dfiferent to the ex Rob Dobie one, I now wonder if Rob missed a center hoop out of the arrangement? I always thought Robs hood would catch a puddle of water.
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2013, 02:38:57 PM »
pretty sure the tigress was an Edward Turner design al as was the 1938 Triumph Speed Twin the grandaddy of ALL later triumphs  

Yes Turner. Palmer was ZB.
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2013, 03:02:45 PM »
As I have said to bob already old period photo's are the best source.     Al what was/is ZB   
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 03:31:38 PM »
MG Magnet?

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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2013, 04:54:04 PM »
bob i think the height of the first roof rail might determine no puddle , does robs look a little low ? i think the extra roof rail would perhaps rather extend the headroom rearwards wouldn't it ?
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2013, 05:13:24 PM »
I have been looking at other period Progress pics for the same thing and they all have the center hoop. I think Rob may not have had the original hood to copy to made it as he thought it should be. May be wrong!

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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2013, 05:27:01 PM »
okay we cant see how far forward the hoop is on the red photo . obviously it's one less hoop than the b/w but which one - only you can see whats going on
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2013, 05:59:18 PM »
MG Magnet?

Yep the very non Micro Magnette
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2013, 10:07:40 PM »
mopetta - need i say more ? ;)
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2013, 07:39:23 AM »
Why is this man feeding a Mopetta on a curling court? I hope it has not committed adultery, big granite stones, small helpless Bruetsch.
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Re: Rare micros with hoods up
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2013, 10:09:55 AM »
My mum used to wear a rain hat like that one!  I can see her now on her bicycle complete with Woolworths Pakamack!