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#121 OFFLINE   SierraMikeHotel

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:57 PM

What were the faintly terrifying metallic bangs?
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:02 PM

What were the faintly terrifying metallic bangs?


Me forgetting I'd chocked the wheels :-/
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:04 PM

As long as nothing's broken! I'd never* do a thing like that.

(Once drove through a gate in a hydraulic Citroën without waiting for it to rise. Might have taken out the wooden chock that holds the gates in place when they're shut).
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:33 PM

This looks epic.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

https://www.ebay.co....&frcectupt=true

 

wiring kits can be under £100

 

Thanks (and to Jo).

 

I need to see a auto electrician in Sittingbourne for a list of several small jobs on my Mondeo, when that happens I'll take some photos of whatever wiring mess is on the Invacar!


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:23 PM

*grabs pop corn*  :mrgreen: 

 

 

For those who dont follow my Invacar thread or have not seen my posts with the Mk12 brochure

 

here it is

 

 
 

 

 

theres detailed weight and dimension information that should help hopefully when it comes to figuring out how to transport it :)

 

Mmm is it not a bit cruel to put in a manually operated screen washer? :shock:


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:27 PM

Mmm is it not a bit cruel to put in a manually operated screen washer? :shock:

 

hah that is a good point, but even the Model 70 is the same way

 

it is a hand primed pump, so i imagine you just pulled over quickly and used your 1 good arm or such to spray the screen


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:14 PM

Yeah, I'm at work as well unfortunately as I'm only 20 mins away from there.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:49 PM

exclusive picture of Mr Eggs steed for Wednesday? 

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:53 PM

https://rent-helicop...elicopters.html

 

Think bigger :D

 

I wonder if anyone in history has lifted an Invacar using a Skycrane helicopter...


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

https://rent-helicop...elicopters.html

 

Think bigger :D

 

I wonder if anyone in history has lifted an Invacar using a Skycrane helicopter...

 

dont think anyones done a helicopter (talk about overkill!)

 

but they where transported by train in the 1950s/1960s :)



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:57 PM

This is insane!

Looks like Invacars are this seasons must have accessory 

(googles invacars for sale...)


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:52 AM

Update: Payment for Invacar sent. I need to confirm they have received it.

 

I officially* own it now :-)


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:54 AM

Congratulations!

I love how this thread escalated
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:00 AM

They said they will be getting it down off the ridge where it has sat for god knows how long today.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:57 AM

Update 2: car now moved (cripes) and it didn't break in half apparently! They have received my money.

 

So unless the courier lets me down, expect fotos chez moi late tomorrow afternoon.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:03 AM

Woo! glad the car has been safely moved :)

 

Tomoz is gunna be Epic :)

 

(or to anyone observing from the outside, tomoz is gunna be: a guy making a load of strange noises at his computer monitor)


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:27 AM

My kids would go bananas if this turned up in the garage. What a lovely thing to have and tinker with. Doesn't take up much space either.
Excellent save though, many bits may be past saving but owt good was gonna happen in that hedge either.
Hope the transport goes to plan.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

Well the courier exists, I didn't have time to call him, but we've exchanged texts to confirm payment arrangements and I've asked him to give me notice as I live 6 miles away from my lock-up.

 

I've had my buyers remorse already, got that out the way - you know I'm throwing away my money/are there better ones to have bought/I bet it just sits in my garage etc etc.

 

And now, the stage is set. The build-up is complete. I can only disappoint you.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:38 PM

Do you actually have any idea what needs to be done to it or is this really a completely blind purchase?



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:48 PM

Good luck for tomorrow!

 

At least the weather is a bit milder now (here at least) so hopefully the Mondeo won't mind too much being turfed out of the garage.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:57 PM

Do you actually have any idea what needs to be done to it or is this really a completely blind purchase?

 

Virtually blind apart from the slightly out of focus camera phone shots that were supplied to Dez. At the very least I reckon: new door, new windscreen, new engine heat shield, A-pillar fix, rear valance fix, Engine re-commissioning, rust treatment, brake replacement/rebuild, re-wire, registration with DVLA, complete new floor etc etc. It could be an absolute disaster - but i'm going to try to hold on to the 'spirit of Hubnut' when it arrives.

 

Good luck for tomorrow!

 

At least the weather is a bit milder now (here at least) so hopefully the Mondeo won't mind too much being turfed out of the garage.

 

Thanks. Indeed, although there is dampness front and rear inside the Mondy - sighs - TADTS - but could be condensation from garage storage. My list of Mondeo jobs is also long and expensive, lol.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:00 PM

Why is everyone saying this is epic because if that's the case then we're all doomed or have very low standards.

Now flying to far flung foreign country to drive 1000s of miles back in a car that you've only seen pics of is what I would describe as epic not buying a car and organising delivery from a comfy armchair,
Now once the car arrives and the work starts then that could well turn epic so I look forward to a future epic return to the road, good luck and I can't wait to see the pics once its arrived and assessed.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:01 PM

Fair comment. You've not seen my sofa though.

 

To keep me going here's a picture of designer Bert Greeves.

 

bert greeves.JPG

 

 


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:05 PM

Why is everyone saying this is epic because if that's the case then we're all doomed or have very low standards.

Now flying to far flung foreign country to drive 1000s of miles back in a car that you've only seen pics of is what I would describe as epic not buying a car and organising delivery from a comfy armchair,
Now once the car arrives and the work starts then that could well turn epic so I look forward to a future epic return to the road, good luck and I can't wait to see the pics once its arrived and assessed.

 

the fact that he is even taking this on is well and truly epic! it can only get more epic from there!  :mrgreen:


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:00 PM

Fair comment. You've not seen my sofa though.
 
To keep me going here's a picture of designer Bert Greeves.
 
attachicon.gifbert greeves.JPG


As my last name is Rodd I shall be saving that picture :-)
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

Fair comment. You've not seen my sofa though.

 

To keep me going here's a picture of designer Bert Greeves.

 

attachicon.gifbert greeves.JPG

 

Wasn't he known for having a rather rapid invalid carriage after having popped into the factorys racing department?



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:29 PM

Wasn't he known for having a rather rapid invalid carriage after having popped into the factorys racing department?

 

It was his cousin, for whom Bert started building Invacars in the first place, that had the reputation for always having 'lairy' examples. He must have been chuffed to bits when the Model 70 came along!


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:22 PM

Just caught up on this thread. Good luck egg for tomorrow!
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