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Bob Purton

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 02:05:54 PM »
Yes but as you were with me when I took the photo I would say that's cheating! ;D
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 02:06:45 PM »
If you cant tell the difference between a Kover and a Rolux baby by now Barry there is little hope for you! ;D

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 04:14:54 PM »
Dear Bob

The car in your photo is an exact copy of the first Champion ever made. It has a Triumph engine made in Germany.

Is that the answer you wanted?

Chris Thomas

'A'yup, That's Champion, is that answer! O'course they should 'ave put the engine in before they took it out. Once it were played in it'ed be hard to shift, with not many wrong strokes. A bit slow on the run rate. Probably better at number three rather as opener, I agree, but 'anging out the back is a waste of talent, in my book'.
Thanks Geoff Boycott.

Round here Triumph make the bra for the way you are. When I went there they told me to s*d off :'(.

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'What's Champion doing in France'?
Dunno Geoff. Probably to make their stuff look normal.
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 04:58:13 PM »
Nice photos, cheers Bob!
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2014, 05:29:25 PM »
Dear Bob

You did say can ANYBODY tell me, not can anybody except Chris and Mike and Jean Do  tell me.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2014, 05:37:17 PM »
Dear Bob

Sorry the wording was actually  "What is the story on this car" which is much the same thing.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2014, 10:47:56 PM »
To tell you the truth Chris, I had forgotten what the car was all together! I'm glad you remembered because I doubt Planty would have remembered. On the other hand Mike Shepherd probably  would have known.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2014, 10:03:37 AM »
And here's another.  Who's this little fella?

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2014, 03:48:12 PM »
Dear Bob

Am I allowed to answer this one?

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2014, 06:21:29 PM »
Err no, not unless nobody else does in the next 24 hours.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2014, 06:55:11 PM »
The blue car appears to be a clone of my All Cars Charly/ Snuggy.
If you could give me information on how to contact the owner, it could help me duplicate the gear and ratcheting set up for the non reciprocating pedal power provision that some of the earlier cars like my 1974 model originally came with.

While we are at it, I am looking for a clutch for my Minicomtesse.  Anybody have a good lead for this? ???

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2014, 08:04:54 PM »
It's a fiberglass creation built in conjunction with the company that made this.
Malcolm
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2014, 09:42:27 PM »
If we are  talking about the white car and not the snuggy, it has a steel body Malcolm.

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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2014, 10:20:48 PM »
Sorry Bob, I misread the translation, the 1949 prototype version had a fibreglass body with a tube frame and a smaller 125cc engine.
Malcolm
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Re: Microcars at Retromobil 2010
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2014, 01:09:11 PM »
This is the prototype, which was given the same name as another microcar prototype .
Malcolm
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