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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #555 on: April 07, 2016, 11:11:29 am »
Nearly there, had it weighed today for the msva test forms and it weighed in at 160kg
Was that with you in it?
160 kg. is more than 100 kg. / more than 2 and a half times heavier than an original P50.
Where did all the extra weight come from?
Did you ever wiegh your fabricated steel chassis?
I'm sure that you have ended up with a more robust and likely safer structure, but am curious as to the proportions of weight penalty associated with each of your improvements.

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« Reply #556 on: April 07, 2016, 04:28:34 pm »
I don't believe a p50 weighs 56kg as I've lifted jaimes one and mine was lighter but since then I've obviously added a lot more weight , at the Hammond open day I will see if we can weigh jaimes , the 160kg was without me in it and also all plastic Windows , I didn't want to have the same chassis as an original car so I've used more steel and built a solid car , how light did you make your trident chassis ?

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #557 on: April 07, 2016, 04:48:17 pm »
 I also don't believe a Peel weighs as light as 56kg; mine certainly isn't! I do wonder if they took the official brochure quoted weight of 130lbs from the prototype, which is much smaller physically, and quoted that for the rest of the P50's production life. Also, the prototype never had an engine fitted, so they would have effectively been weighing an empty shell.

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« Reply #558 on: April 07, 2016, 06:54:44 pm »
From an advert picture in Tony's, More Micros book it shows the weight of a P50 as being 130lbs, approx. 59kg. Not very clear but hope you can see it at the bottom of the picture.



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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #559 on: April 07, 2016, 08:27:00 pm »
This is interesting, as Stuart suggests, you do wonder if there is a bit of artful specs going on. The suggestion is a Peel weighs the same as an Isetta drive train, or a small man. Seems unlikely. 130 kg sounds more likely. Though statements possibly supplied by Andy Carter suggest 198 lbs being 90 kg, which again sounds more likely with an empty car being weighed for advertising. After all a tank of fuel is going to add 10 kg or thereabouts.
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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #560 on: April 08, 2016, 12:47:18 am »
For what it's worth, Scooter & Three Wheeler said the P50 had a kerb weight of 150lbs (68kg) in it's Feb 64 road test - of course that could just be a typo.
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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #561 on: April 08, 2016, 07:19:13 am »
Wilkepedia quotes 56 kg and 123 lbs.
Does seem very low.
However I just hefted its big brother - the Trident's monoquo chassis that is sitting alongside me on my living room carpet.
Even with dome it feels to be no more than about 35 lbs.
I suppose someone we trust would have to put an original one on  bathroom scales to settle the issue. ::)

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Re: Hello every one ! Would my peel replica build be welcome on RUMcars ?
« Reply #562 on: April 08, 2016, 09:03:07 am »
Or the kitchen scales perhaps 😀
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« Reply #563 on: April 08, 2016, 10:42:35 am »
But not the Prunella.
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« Reply #564 on: April 20, 2016, 09:59:42 pm »
All finished to the best of my knowledge! Off to msva this Monday !

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« Reply #565 on: April 21, 2016, 10:21:21 am »
Is the vehicle equivalent of a Bar MitSVA?
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« Reply #566 on: April 25, 2016, 10:58:38 pm »
So Sunday night getting the car loaded up for the 3 hour journey and I put petrol in the truck rather than diesel happy days !

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« Reply #567 on: April 25, 2016, 11:06:55 pm »
Waiting for test

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« Reply #568 on: April 25, 2016, 11:07:46 pm »
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« Reply #569 on: April 25, 2016, 11:10:29 pm »
Going for the brake test , up to 20mph and slam on the brakes , hand brake test park on a slope and the hand brakes got to hold the car