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#61 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:16 AM

I reckon someone did a ringading so it could be used on the road, before the rules changed and you could correctly register them as trikes.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:27 AM

I reckon someone did a ringading so it could be used on the road,


Clearly: It's registered as an AC petite, which (to the vast majority of people) it does look similar to.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 04:37 PM

so someone ringed a bloody invacar LOL (also love the fact that it looks like its lined up for sale on just a regular used car dealerships forecourt.... "Put it in H!")

 

would it be possible to put the ringed invacar back on its original registration/ID?

 

I do wonder what happened to the 2 invacars does anyone know? (sadly I dont think theres an ians bus stop type website for invacars...)

 

especially considering they both looked to be up for sale at one point or another.



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 05:23 PM

If the ID of that one is still visible then you would just apply for a logbook for the correct reg number.
If it's not visible but you know the correct reg then you can find* the chassis number and apply for the correct logbook.

Without knowing one or the other you are stuck.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:39 PM

Chassis number is stamped on the front end of the frame under the access cover.

The challenge however is that quite a few of them - not unlike Routemasters - have been substantially rebuilt during their lives, so may well not have their original engine or body numbers!

I'm sure they'll probably turn up at some point.
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:39 PM

much fun wash had today :) as per last time ill do a full write up when im feeling a bit less broken

 

for now have a picture of a tube in the Tube  :mrgreen:

 

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:24 PM

alright full write up time :)

 

as ya can prolly guess by now I swung by Zels place again

 

this visit was mostly computer focused

 

I had a fun time playing with some vintage computers iv never had the chance to play with before including an Amiga 1200 and an Acorn A7000 :)

 

but we got up to some car based fun, I had a nice long trip out in the camper van. with me asking a load of questions about it.

 

then eventually we hopped in the Lada and paid Halfords a visit where I got a set of L plates :)

 

twas my first time visiting a halfords too, and first thing I noticed was it smells like sports direct in there (aka like a tube of tennis balls if you dont know what a sports direct smells like...) which im guessing its from all the cheap plastic crap outgassing  :mrgreen:

 

now that I have L plates im 2/3rds of my way to hitting the road for the first time, I just need to figure out the whole insurance aspect of it. (ironically on the train home I noticed theres an advertisement for learner insurance on the back of the pack L plates LOL, but it dosent look to be suitable as its for 30 days cover, like for insuring a parents car (plus the URL on the advert looks to be broken, well done halfords *slow clap*) , what I think im looking for is some sort of day insurance )

 

I do wonder what people thought of someone getting L plates then getting into the passenger side of a Lada :) (potentially one for the inappropriate learners thread if all goes well in the future  :mrgreen: )

 

and speaking of L plates it looks like someone might need to put theirs back on...

 

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I also had a play with this computer but the interface was a bit ruff...  :mrgreen:

 

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so yeah had a fun time once again, and am looking forward to visiting again some time in the future and hopefully get behind the wheel of something :) (sorry for the lack of pictures, im generally an enjoy the moment kind of person :) )


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:39 PM

I found a 300w  lightbulb  :-D but it doesn't fit anything in my house. :-(

 

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:04 AM

I found a 300w  lightbulb  :-D but it doesn't fit anything in my house. :-(

 

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thats because its a Projector bulb from the Late 1960s early 1970s :)

 

I recommend checking out this video for a little more info on the production of this lamp (and its halogen equivalents)

 


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:42 PM

Thats a most excellent film! Really enjoyed watching that.

Several years ago I had a wander round the Thorn/Mazda Factory, Headquarters and Development buildings (http://www.lamptech....- Leicester.htm) in Leicester during demolition.

I always find the amount of research and customised machinery involved in bulb production fascinating!

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:57 PM

Oh thats Awesome you got to wander around the Leicester site! indeed its quite fascinating everything that goes into something as "simple" as a regular lightbulb :)

 

id fucking love to have had the chance to do that! sadly the buildings are long gone now :(

 

the only major lamp manufacturing operations left in the UK is the Philips Factory in Hamilton Scotland making SOX (Low pressure sodium) lamps and even then they are stopping production by 2020 IIRC

 

heres another video I figured you may enjoy (I did :) )

 


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 05:28 PM

well thats me pretty much fucked :(

 

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once again its a case of "you physically LOOK fine and are not in a wheel chair so GTFO" been dealing with this bullshit since day 1 :( (I had to deal with this exact crap in school, no one believed me until I collapsed mid school day and couldn't walk for 6 months...)

 

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to make matters even worse

 

I had been on JSA just to try and bring some money into the household (as I really like not getting evicted...) but last appointment they basically told me "your too broken for JSA, sign up to ESA" and as such im no longer on JSA (to be fair they aint wrong going to the job centre every 2 weeks has been quite hard on me, my hand was forced to sign up to JSA as I was being told by others in this household, you must bring in some money somehow or shits gonna go south) I do plan on applying for ESA and I do have an un-fit for work note thingy from my GP now.

 

but this is all quite the kick in the gut, and horribly depressing :( im not sure what Im going to do from here on out, I do plan on fighting the PIP thing somehow. and I hope to hell the ESA thing goes to plan otherwise I really dont know what the hell is gonna happen. (even then I think the ESA thing is only a temporary thing? iv never had to deal with this sort of crap before)

 

any who I think thats it for now.



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 06:01 PM

Sadly many people in the same boat at the moment with this, default seems to be to turn all applications down in the first instance so make sure you put in an appeal, maybe seeing if you can get some support with the appeal from Citizens advice or one of your mp's caseworkers, one our our neighbours has got support from our MP's office which has helped resolved some particularly difficult frustrations with government agencies .

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 06:04 PM

As above, it seems standard to reject the first application so appeal.


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 05:22 AM

small update time

 

I have appealed the PIP thingy and am waiting for a response back from them

 

in the mean time I got an ESA thingy on the go with a un-fit note from my GP so that should tied me over rent wise hopefully until i can get the PIP thing on the go

 

so finally after much faffing around, phone calls and shit loads of stress and depression

 

iv been able to relax a little bit the past week or so which has been nice :) (granted everything is still very much up in the air, iv still got a little bit of ESA crap to sought out and i have no idea on what the PIP outcome will be)

 

I still have not gone looking in the new locations for the invacar, im quite weary of going on my own due to my back, hopefully ill find someone to drag with me to go on a second hunt for the invacar soon. as I still very much want to go looking for it and hopefully find myself an invacar :) (if I could teleport id also go looking for that one that was spotted in some overgrowth in wales  :mrgreen: )



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:58 AM

Fingers crossed with the appeal, man. Keep your chin up!


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 03:59 AM

Just wondering

 

someone here posted in DWs thread, a recent? picture of an abandoned invacar in wales

 

and im wondering does anyone have any information on that invacar and its whereabouts?

 

wales aint exactly what id call local but ill be dammed if im gonna let an invacar pass me by, so yeah :) id like to see if i could get some more info on it ie is it actually up for grabs? and what condition is it in?



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:00 PM

Just wondering

someone here posted in DWs thread, a recent? picture of an abandoned invacar in wales

and im wondering does anyone have any information on that invacar and its whereabouts?

wales aint exactly what id call local but ill be dammed if im gonna let an invacar pass me by, so yeah :) id like to see if i could get some more info on it ie is it actually up for grabs? and what condition is it in?

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That would be me, I tried messaging the poster of the photo as to its whereabouts but had no reply.
Perhaps you might have more success...??
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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:42 PM

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That would be me, I tried messaging the poster of the photo as to its whereabouts but had no reply.
Perhaps you might have more success...??

 

Thanks :)

 

sorry I couldn't remember who posted it on DWs thread initially my bad :)

 

did she? ever post more pictures like she said she would?

 

being its FarceBook etc im a bit apprehensive against randomly messaging people (especially as that appears to be a women...) I was hoping someone here may of been able to recognise its exact whereabouts in pembrokeshire etc

 

edit side question: did anyone ever figure out what happened to or became of RRE20L? see page 2 for some details on this invacar :)



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:05 PM

She never did post anymore pictures. There are a few people who commented on the thread that had pulled a couple of cars from there. West Wales is all she could allude to regarding its location, but I do know its around the Milford Haven/Haverfordwest area. There are a few people I know that reside down those parts so I shall try and enquire if they know exactly where it is.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:15 AM

Thank you very much for the information :)

 

if you find anyone willing to pop over to where its at and grab some pictures/gather some more information on it that would be very much appreciated :)

 

hopefully if nothing else, its body is in good shape (from the one picture we got the roof looked good at-least  :mrgreen: )

 

even if im not able to do anything about it, id hope someone else would be able to save it, the more invacars saved the better :) (tho I do hope im able to find an invacar for myself :) )



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:40 AM

If you make contact with the invalid carriage register,you could find one available within days.a mk12 has just sold,and I know of someone else that would part with one,but won't be peanuts.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:56 AM

If you make contact with the invalid carriage register,you could find one available within days.a mk12 has just sold,and I know of someone else that would part with one,but won't be peanuts.

 

Ohh I didn't know they delt with the sale of invacars :)

 

however as you say it prolly wont be cheap, and I doubt id have the money they are asking for (granted I dont actually know how much an invacar would go for they dont crop up for sale often :) )

 

however on that note im specifically "looking" for a Model 70 (AC or invacar) so if anything crops up/if you think its worth enquiring do let me know :)

 

(I do realise that even if a Model 70 suddenly appeared in thin air with a *poof* and a cloud of smoke, that it would still cost me money getting it running/on the road and as such I have been trying to save up as best as I can putting any money I can into what I affectionally call the "invacar slush-fund"  :mrgreen: )



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 02:21 PM

update for those following my PIP thingy

 

I got the letter back from them on my appeal 

 

and once more they declined me on the same old "he LOOKS fine so he must be fine" 

 

its really getting on my tits that :(

 

its like a car thats been driven without any oil in the engine, to the restaurant at the end of the universe and back

 

and someone looking at the outside of the car and going "whats wrong your car its perfectly fine!"

 

looks like my next steps are some sort of hand written appeal to a tribunal?

 

at-least I have the ESA thing on the go so i dont have to worry about the rent for now...



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 03:12 PM

We'll get you back up here sometime shortly and go through this paperwork with a fine tooth comb.

My schedule should return to something resembling normality next week so we should be able to work something out.
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 03:53 PM

update for those following my PIP thingy

 

I got the letter back from them on my appeal 

 

and once more they declined me on the same old "he LOOKS fine so he must be fine" 

 

its really getting on my tits that :(

 

its like a car thats been driven without any oil in the engine, to the restaurant at the end of the universe and back

 

and someone looking at the outside of the car and going "whats wrong your car its perfectly fine!"

 

looks like my next steps are some sort of hand written appeal to a tribunal?

 

at-least I have the ESA thing on the go so i dont have to worry about the rent for now...

 

I know very little about this whole system and am no doubt teaching you to suck eggs so I apologise in advance, but don't be afraid to seek help and advice such as detailed here:

 

https://www.citizens...econsideration/


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:05 PM

Another helpful sounding thread, in case you haven't seen it already:

 

https://forums.money...d.php?t=5818398



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:34 PM

 

once again its a case of "you physically LOOK fine and are not in a wheel chair so GTFO" been dealing with this bullshit since day 1 :( (I had to deal with this exact crap in school, no one believed me until I collapsed mid school day and couldn't walk for 6 months...)

 

 

This is more or less the plot of "I Daniel Blake" (except for the end hopefully).  I know we don't do politics but I do despair of the country at times.  This isn't being done in my name (I know that's no help, sorry).


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for the Link mrbenn dont worry about the eggs im also pretty clueless about all of this too LOL

 

 

This is more or less the plot of "I Daniel Blake" (except for the end hopefully).  I know we don't do politics but I do despair of the country at times.  This isn't being done in my name (I know that's no help, sorry).

 

 

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not sure I want to look up the rest now..., are there invacars tho?  :mrgreen:

 

in better news im pleased to report tube 1 of 2 from my post in the "what makes you grin" thread is working nicely :)

 

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:13 PM

Nice, Gold is a colour that I've still to find. Must be rare with that etch too...
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