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#1801 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:19 AM

Oil-cooled 800cc radial triple with fwd? Now we're talking!

I didn't think I'd ever heard of that before, but a quick Google shows the more familiar 1200cc version which I have definitely seen. I don't think I knew anything of its mechanical specification, though. Brilliant.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:02 AM

I once suffered badly bruised nuts trying to bump one of these off. I also caught my knackers on the edge of my GS van's seat when jumping aboard after attempting a solo push start.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:39 PM

I once suffered badly bruised nuts trying to bump one of these off. I also caught my knackers on the edge of my GS van's seat when jumping aboard after attempting a solo push start.
 

 

What happened to the 'double entendres' thread?


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

What happened to the 'double entendres' thread?

 

If you want, we can give you one.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

Citroen LNA enterprise, which is the 'van' version. Haven't confirmed whether this came in 652cc form yet!

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:38 PM

That seat/bulkhead arrangement is brilliant.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:03 PM

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And

 

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And

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:33 PM

 

Being a long time Reliant owner, I was aware of these and the Turkish Anadol, plus some Indian and Greek Reliant variants, all on the plastic body/steel chassis theme.  I've never seen an Autocar in the flesh though.  



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:45 AM

I saw this thing a few times in West London. Didn't know it was electric, didn't know it was Chinese. Seems to be the first-ever Chinese car to get over here, and in right-hand-drive.

Theres one of them in east London which never seems to move, having just checked, it had a grand total of 143 miles at its last MOT, which ran out in Oct 2015, but somehow it still has tax till December 2018 (how the hell does that happen?).

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:37 PM

25 years ago i saw a renault 5 with a boot ..is that recently ? Called a renno 7

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I really dunno why they dont do this to todays supermini 's , wouldn't weigh much more and so much more room for shite

I have one of these and not a bad little car unusual only problem is its red and fades to quick
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:31 AM

New Sherpa looks a lot more fun than the old one

 

Model at 12:40 needs less clothes

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:47 PM

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

Is it not a cortina based kit of some kind? Diamond something or other?

 

 

Edit to add; NCF Diamond.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

Theres one of them in east London which never seems to move, having just checked, it had a grand total of 143 miles at its last MOT, which ran out in Oct 2015, but somehow it still has tax till December 2018 (how the hell does that happen?).

 

Tax on direct debit is my guess.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

That's a MK1 NCF Diamond..  They were cortina based and a bit shite.  The MK2 and MK3 were both MK2 granada based.  Mk2 used a flat windscreen, MK3 used the Granada screen and looked a lot better for it.

 

I, in my infinite idiocy, bought an NCF Diamond kit in about 1996.  I had it specially made as the MK3 front body, but with the MK2 back as it was about 6" longer, and I thought the length would be useful.  Never got any further than shoving some subframes under it and making it roll on teeny-tiny granada wheels, which looked stupid.  I also modified the bonnet to have vauxhaul pantograph hinges, allowing it to be hinged at the bulkhead, rather than at the slam panel.

 

I then promptly sold it on eBay about 15 years later, having done very little with it.  I lost a metric fucktonne of cash on that vehicle.  Had I known then what I know now, I would never have bought it, but I was young, foolish and had a rather excessive belief in my own abilities.  I *now* have the skills that would allow me to complete a kit car.  I didn't at the time, but I didn't know that either.

 

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This is a standard MK3.  Red isn't a great colour for it, but you can clearly see the MK2 Granada headlams, indicators and windscreen.

 

... and the front and rear subframes hanging out under the car.  I'm fairly sure that unless you'd gotten quite handy with modifying the chassis to accept real 4X4 running gear, it would be hopless off road.  I'd still have one though.  The road presence when driving their demonstrator was brilliant.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:27 PM

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

As discussed in the grin thread, the Rayton-Fissore Magnum, aptly described there as looking like an "obese Fiat Uno". Never heard of the car or even the company but it turns out one of our number has actually owned one!


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

This is more a spec of car I never knew you could still get...

 

Chevy Silverado - Regular Cab, Short box. 

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Reminds me of the old C10's and such!

One of my friends who now lives in rural Oregon works at a GM dealership, and he said he's never seen in the metal, and none at the dealership has ordered or sold one! And i can confirm this spec can still be bought, having checked just now!

 

I can't help but love it in this spec! 


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:18 PM

This is more a spec of car I never knew you could still get...

 

Chevy Silverado - Regular Cab, Short box. 

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Reminds me of the old C10's and such!

One of my friends who now lives in rural Oregon works at a GM dealership, and he said he's never seen in the metal, and none at the dealership has ordered or sold one! And i can confirm this spec can still be bought, having checked just now!

 

I can't help but love it in this spec! 

 

That reminds me of the Kangoo Compact.

 

Behold, the baby van.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:37 PM

^ Renault's Bipper.  The XLWB Kangoo also looks a bit odd.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:11 AM

This is more a spec of car I never knew you could still get...
 
Chevy Silverado - Regular Cab, Short box. 
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Reminds me of the old C10's and such!
One of my friends who now lives in rural Oregon works at a GM dealership, and he said he's never seen in the metal, and none at the dealership has ordered or sold one! And i can confirm this spec can still be bought, having checked just now!
 
I can't help but love it in this spec!


That's Oregon for you, only sensible trucks get bought. Down here in ted Cruz country you see a few of them, just the thing for your sixteen year old to drive to school.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 01:09 AM

Why don't all vans have this ability?

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:19 AM

Why don't all vans have this ability?
 
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:10 AM

This is more a spec of car I never knew you could still get...

Chevy Silverado - Regular Cab, Short box.
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Reminds me of the old C10's and such!
One of my friends who now lives in rural Oregon works at a GM dealership, and he said he's never seen in the metal, and none at the dealership has ordered or sold one! And i can confirm this spec can still be bought, having checked just now!

I can't help but love it in this spec!


My old work had a SRT-10 Ram in that spec and it was still massive.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:37 AM

Citroen LNA enterprise, which is the 'van' version. Haven't confirmed whether this came in 652cc form yet!

 

It did!!  And the 652 had the option of LPG too, for some reason...

 

http://www.citroenet...ntreprise2.html


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:44 AM

That LNA van would be great. Fill the back with sausage rolls, every time you brake they slide forwards so you can just grab one from next to you.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:02 PM

That's Oregon for you, only sensible trucks get bought. Down here in ted Cruz country you see a few of them, just the thing for your sixteen year old to drive to school.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:09 PM

Why don't all vans have this ability?

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I seem to remember a Transit Connect that did that. Passenger seat folds flat and the bulkhead turned 90degrees.
I think it must have been a hire van.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:32 PM

I think you could get the mk1 Blingo with a folding passenger seat and swivel bulkhead


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:49 PM

I seem to remember a Transit Connect that did that. Passenger seat folds flat and the bulkhead turned 90degrees.
I think it must have been a hire van.

 

Current Transit Courier does

 

 

https://www.ford.co....ourier-bulkhead

 

I can see the dash getting very tatty not to mention how many windscreens you could get through.  My Astra can still carry a longer load too.


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