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#2041 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:15 AM

...it's that nutty Brummie druid bloke, ...


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:24 AM

Could just see Ian bouncing to that LOL


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

You could try wiping the inner windscreen with detergent to stop it misting-up.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:42 AM

One more step to go before TWC is on the road! Fingers crossed for you now sir!

 

The excitement in your face driving her without her doors on :happydance:  just like a little boy with a brand new Hornby train set.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:13 PM

Even if Lord Wobbles of Welshland had a balaclava on his bonce, everyone in the area would still know it's that nutty Brummie druid bloke, as he's the only one hatstand enough to buy something like an Invacar

 

Then he needs something like this : 

 

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:34 PM

I'm sure it's been posted before, but just in case:


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:01 PM

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:23 PM

Rain X is good for anti misting. I used it in the visor of my crash helmet (i was a 'ped rider years ago) and it was brilliant.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:09 PM

Balljoint covers arrived. They're not the right ones, so we'll see whether they pass. They are covering the important bits. Easy to change if not.

 

So, I decided to book the MOT! 2pm Friday.

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Have just remembered that I haven't fitted the low panels on the engine. I'd better do that.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:10 PM

Many excitings ahead!


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:11 PM

How near is your choice of Class III testing station? (If it's less than 24 miles you're a lucky bastard)

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:21 PM

Rain X is good for anti misting. I used it in the visor of my crash helmet (i was a 'ped rider years ago) and it was brilliant.


Seconded. The windscreen outside formula works well; the inside antifog formula can be a bit hit and miss. I only say that because it doesn't really work on Cit CX glass, which carries on fogging over as if nothing had happened!!
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:30 PM

Oh my goodness, fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed for you Sir Wobbler of Dollys. Eeeeeek


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:36 PM

How near is your choice of Class III testing station? (If it's less than 24 miles you're a lucky bastard)

 

A mere 12 miles! Thankfully. Well, 15 if I take the main road. 12 miles is tiny back roads, which I'm tempted to take...


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:54 PM

Very best of luck fella. I'm sure the plastic fantastic will do you proud.......... back lane run for a proper test methinks...... chodspeed n all that.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:13 PM

Balljoint covers arrived. They're not the right ones, so we'll see whether they pass. They are covering the important bits. Easy to change if not.

 

So, I decided to book the MOT! 2pm Friday.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYF5u5aXUAAf...

 

Have just remembered that I haven't fitted the low panels on the engine. I'd better do that.

 

Given the effort and hilarity crammed into getting this historic example going again, I'd be surprised if it failed.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:02 PM

Balljoint covers arrived. They're not the right ones, so we'll see whether they pass. They are covering the important bits. Easy to change if not.

 

So, I decided to book the MOT! 2pm Friday.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYF5u5aXUAAf...

 

Have just remembered that I haven't fitted the low panels on the engine. I'd better do that.

I'm so glad I read this post, it reminded me I hadn't booked my car in for MOT, runs out on Sat :shock:  Best of luck TWK


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:32 PM

Will we get to see a 0-60 in an Invacar ? :D 


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:36 PM

Will we get to see a 0-60 in an Invacar ? :D

 

Hope so. Might wait for it to be fully legal first...


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

0 to 60 ? Will it do 60 ? Can't say I would fancy doing, well, much more than 40 in it even though it is epic, if not legendary, shite.

I'd have a Nurburgring sticker on the back.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

Good luck with the MOT, the tester will probably be so baffled by it he'll just pass it.

It goes without saying that you'll film the event including the run there and back.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:29 PM

20mph is pretty scary, but then my driveway isn't the smoothest...

 

I can also confirm that despite single shoes up front, it's pretty darned easy to lock-up.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:37 PM

I think a hubnut vid to that bouncy druid song will be needed when it passes the John Motson


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:16 AM

Woo! hope it passes :)

cant wait to see its first MOT to show up on the DVLA website  :mrgreen: (did invalid carriages need MOTs back in the day?)

 

DVLAs site still says it has 10L engine :) will that be "fixed" when the MOT goes through?

 

 

(also First Post FTW :) )
 



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:22 AM

Hope so. Might wait for it to be fully legal first...

If you are going to do a 0-60, please don't be like Colin Furze and wear no protective gear. An incident at 60mph in that thing could leave you needing to use one for the rest of your life.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:07 AM

Woo! hope it passes :)

cant wait to see its first MOT to show up on the DVLA website  :mrgreen: (did invalid carriages need MOTs back in the day?)

 

DVLAs site still says it has 10L engine :) will that be "fixed" when the MOT goes through?

 

 

(also First Post FTW :) )
 

 

And a fine first post too. I will get the engine size sorted. I need to change the tax class, so I'll aim to do that at the same time. They did need MOTs as far as I'm aware.

 

If you are going to do a 0-60, please don't be like Colin Furze and wear no protective gear. An incident at 60mph in that thing could leave you needing to use one for the rest of your life.

 

Well, as I haven't got any protective gear, I guess I'll be taking my chances. Like the 2CV (or the Nippa for that matter), I accept the danger and it'll certainly keep me on my toes. 


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:18 PM

A mere 12 miles! Thankfully. Well, 15 if I take the main road. 12 miles is tiny back roads, which I'm tempted to take...

 

24/30 miles of twisty roads and hills sounds pretty dangerous for a first serious outing DW. 

 

Remember, other road users will not be expecting (or even able to see) an Invacar. Added to that, you are a relatively (hmmm, totally) inexperienced pilot when it comes to the handling of it on public roads.

 

Take care old chap and the best of luck to you both!

 

Oooer!!!

 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 01:10 PM

Thanks. It's certainly going to be interesting...


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:51 PM

MoT test? But didn't all these get recalled and banned from the road for ever?


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:25 PM

Couldn't Mrs DW drive behind you as a crash barrier/point and laugh
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