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#2071 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:56 PM

That is the plan actually, just in case I need to leave it for fettling.

 

Anyway, I've spent much of this afternoon chucking the thing around on the driveway, which isn't easy given the limited space. It was quite exciting. Especially when I deployed BEARD CAM.

 

That was just a trial of that particular technology (a selfie-stick stuck down my top). Not bad. I reckon I can make improvements before Friday.


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#2072 OFFLINE   RayMK

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:15 PM

It could be 'Greybeard cam' after your MOT mileage. Looks like great fun.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:42 PM

That's look equally great and terrifying! I could totally see the attraction of recommissioning one of these on a social history basis but that genuinely looks like it's going to be great fun to own; low speed thrills, tiny storage footprint and (presumably) low running costs. Win win all round!

 

On the camera mounting aspect, could I recommend getting a mini magic arm? Pukka ones are big coin but the likes of Aliexpress offer much cheaper versions, which I think would be fine for the lightweight cameras you're using. In the TV/Film industry, they support 6" HD monitors, which pretty much any HD camera is useless without nowadays, so they're capable enough.

 

Here's a bunch of links below, for stuff I reckon could be handy:

 

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

 

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

 

 

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

 

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

 

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

 

 

Also, any chance of getting some dashcam style footage from the trailing Perodua, on MOT day?



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:57 PM

jusy two things mr. wobbly

  1. i suggest a "scrunchie" for hair taming
  2. park the bluddy wiper properly at the bottom right of the screen argh!!!!!!!!

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:12 AM

I was just thinking DW

 

and sorry if this has been mentioned before.

 

but which engine size does your invacar have?

 

IIRC there where 2 sizes 500cc and 600cc... (if its equipped with a 600cc engine it would make for quite an interesting comparison against your 2cv :) )



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:19 AM

That's look equally great and terrifying! I could totally see the attraction of recommissioning one of these on a social history basis but that genuinely looks like it's going to be great fun to own; low speed thrills, tiny storage footprint and (presumably) low running costs. Win win all round!

On the camera mounting aspect, could I recommend getting a mini magic arm? Pukka ones are big coin but the likes of Aliexpress offer much cheaper versions, which I think would be fine for the lightweight cameras you're using. In the TV/Film industry, they support 6" HD monitors, which pretty much any HD camera is useless without nowadays, so they're capable enough.

Here's a bunch of links below, for stuff I reckon could be handy:

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0


https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0


Also, any chance of getting some dashcam style footage from the trailing Perodua, on MOT day?


Yes, hoping to get some footage from the Nippa. As ever, my camera equipment is amassed on a budget of sod all.

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#2077 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:20 AM


jusy two things mr. wobbly

  • i suggest a "scrunchie" for hair taming
  • park the bluddy wiper properly at the bottom right of the screen argh!!!!!!!!

1. Yes, lesson learnt there.
2. That's where they parked when new!

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:10 PM

south sheeelds :)

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:20 PM

Beard cam was fine. Not sure how many cameras you have but having one behind you looking forward and then your usual driving review position would make for some excellent footage when you take TWK out & about


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:23 PM

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.

He would have had his safety tie on! 


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:51 PM

I just can’t watch Furze. He’s skilled but fuck it just about gives me palpitations...

Lovely to see Fool of a TWC! Coming along nicely!
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:07 PM

How about a chest mount?

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:08 PM

How about a chest mount?

 

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B0025UEQQW

 

Problem is, I record everything on my mobile phone. That's why it ended up on a selfie stick.

 

 

Beard cam was fine. Not sure how many cameras you have but having one behind you looking forward and then your usual driving review position would make for some excellent footage when you take TWK out & about

 

See above, though I do also have a dashcam. I did try my phone on the windscreen, but it shook a hell of a lot (hardly the last word in refinement) and shows nothing but my face, because the windscreen is so close.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:34 PM

Good luck tomorrow!

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:38 PM

Good luck tomorrow!

 

Thank you, but the MOT is Friday. However, I do have to drive a Peugeot Boxer tomorrow, so your good luck is appreciated.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:46 PM

Well the Passat passed with just advisory on both front tyres, good luck tomorrow DW


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 06:58 PM

Vaguely off topic, but I told someone at work today about imcdb.org and looked to see how many films an Invacar had appeared in. Background shots aside, the main appearance of one was in an episode of Juliet Bravo where some young whippersnapper hotwires one and makes off with it.

 

Good luck with the MOT tomorrow.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:51 PM

As others have said, good luck with it!

 

Immensely curious to hear how the driving experience is on the actual road as well.


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#2089 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:22 PM

As am I! It's going to be quite the experience...


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:27 PM

Good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to see the video!

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:59 PM

Best of luck for Tommorow for you and little Tuk :)

Was going to say Break a Leg,I didnt mean actually break one but it does beg the question if you did you cant drive a car as its not really advised and your insurance would be void :(

But if you have an Invacar I wonder how you would stand there?

So anyway dont break a leg but do pass an MOT

Fingers Well and Truly Crossed :)


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:21 PM

Was going to say Break a Leg,I didnt mean actually break one but it does beg the question if you did you cant drive a car as its not really advised and your insurance would be void :(

 

But if you have an Invacar I wonder how you would stand there?

 

Lopsidedly.

 

Best of luck Ian!


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:27 PM

Did they ever build those invalid carriages with 2-stroke Villiers engines in them? I'm sure they did or my memory is playing tricks (again)!

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:36 AM

Chod speed, my good man.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:39 AM

Did they ever build those invalid carriages with 2-stroke Villiers engines in them? I'm sure they did or my memory is playing tricks (again)!


Yes. Prior invalid carriages, of many different designs, used the same Villiers engine.
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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:40 AM

Oh and I'm very, very excited. And quite nervous.
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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:46 AM

Good luck, Ian!


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:49 AM

Hopefully your excitement will be matched with joy on the way back after it passes. Trust there will be a video of the events, and the testers face when you roll up in it.
Good luck.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:50 AM

Oooh the suspense!  :mrgreen:

 

being a K reg car, would of it originally had White text on black background number plates? if so do you plan to get a pair fitted to TWC? :)

im quite partial to the old style plates when appropriate :) (it always bugs me when I see a Routemaster that has modern style reflective plates on... LOL)


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:23 AM

Good luck for both the drive and MOT! If it passes, will we see this at the NEC restoration show this month? ;)
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