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    Jikovron got a reaction from Jim Bell in Swift... eh? Nah!   
    I hope those cv joints are well lubricated from all those junction turn 1 wheel peelouts 
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    Jikovron reacted to wuvvum in Are classic car mpg ratings accurate?   
    And small engines coupled to automatic gearboxes are thunderously shit - I've struggled to get more than 40mpg on a run out of my 04 Daihatsu Charade 1.0 automatic.  A manual Alto is supposed to do 60-odd as well I think.
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    Jikovron got a reaction from RayMK in Are classic car mpg ratings accurate?   
    I got a few best i could manage results on some of my past cars showing it to be all over the shop, possibly tune and mileage being a factor, but driving conditions where identical.
    91 Metro 1.1 carb : 48mpg 
    79 Dolomite 3.5 v8 efi 32mpg 
    04 Suzuki ignis 1.3 vvt 53mpg
    00 Mk1 focus 2.0 35mpg
    78 Skoda estelle 120 carb 36mpg
    78 ^^ 1.6 bike carb K-series 30mpg
    91 Proton 1300 gls carb 37mpg
    91^^ 1.8gti swap 41mpg 
    04 Daihatsu charade 1.0 manual 75mpg
    04 suzuki alto 1.1 auto 41mpg
    94 ford escort 55d van 40mpg
    00 fiat seicento 1.1 55mpg
    90 merc 300e k jet auto 29mpg
    The conclusion was that carbs and/or  bigger engines generally aren't as good.
    And in the case of cars from the 50s 60s , low gearing, woeful compression ratios/combustion chambers, aerodynamics and  Clockwork ignition/fueling would waste loads of fuel, hence 1600 Austin Cambridges doing 26mpg etc
     
     
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    Jikovron got a reaction from AndaBoss in Are classic car mpg ratings accurate?   
    I got a few best i could manage results on some of my past cars showing it to be all over the shop, possibly tune and mileage being a factor, but driving conditions where identical.
    91 Metro 1.1 carb : 48mpg 
    79 Dolomite 3.5 v8 efi 32mpg 
    04 Suzuki ignis 1.3 vvt 53mpg
    00 Mk1 focus 2.0 35mpg
    78 Skoda estelle 120 carb 36mpg
    78 ^^ 1.6 bike carb K-series 30mpg
    91 Proton 1300 gls carb 37mpg
    91^^ 1.8gti swap 41mpg 
    04 Daihatsu charade 1.0 manual 75mpg
    04 suzuki alto 1.1 auto 41mpg
    94 ford escort 55d van 40mpg
    00 fiat seicento 1.1 55mpg
    90 merc 300e k jet auto 29mpg
    The conclusion was that carbs and/or  bigger engines generally aren't as good.
    And in the case of cars from the 50s 60s , low gearing, woeful compression ratios/combustion chambers, aerodynamics and  Clockwork ignition/fueling would waste loads of fuel, hence 1600 Austin Cambridges doing 26mpg etc
     
     
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    Jikovron got a reaction from chaseracer in The World. As seen by Ceri.   
    I certainly did! It came with a collapsed torsion bar, wrecked tyres and some rust having sat in a field for 2 decades.
    Shonky ital lives again
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    Jikovron got a reaction from sdkrc in The World. As seen by Ceri.   
    I certainly did! It came with a collapsed torsion bar, wrecked tyres and some rust having sat in a field for 2 decades.
    Shonky ital lives again
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    Jikovron got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in The World. As seen by Ceri.   
    I've not updated that thread yet suffice to say @worldofceri and  @Inspector Morose have played a vital and crucially exceptionally professional part in supplying me with last years tide of vehicles!
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    Jikovron got a reaction from timolloyd in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    There was a sizeable proportion of people did pile in captain 70s thread with continuous pressure to bin off the acclaim/dolomite as hopeless cases when the rot was revealed to be extreme and what actually then occurred was massive KO to the doubters as the acclaim is still antagonising traffic and the 1300 isn't far behind, imo once you get that invacar back ,,,drive the flippin wheels off it man as that would be a fair FO to the doubters, i think collectively we want to see shit loads of random adventures 'by invacar' ,,you know the score,,getting tubes,,Southend for a kebab,,Essex records,,,Monaco for a weekend marathon drug and sex fueled blow out etc 
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    Jikovron got a reaction from Misnomer Murders in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    There was a sizeable proportion of people did pile in captain 70s thread with continuous pressure to bin off the acclaim/dolomite as hopeless cases when the rot was revealed to be extreme and what actually then occurred was massive KO to the doubters as the acclaim is still antagonising traffic and the 1300 isn't far behind, imo once you get that invacar back ,,,drive the flippin wheels off it man as that would be a fair FO to the doubters, i think collectively we want to see shit loads of random adventures 'by invacar' ,,you know the score,,getting tubes,,Southend for a kebab,,Essex records,,,Monaco for a weekend marathon drug and sex fueled blow out etc 
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    Jikovron got a reaction from Yoss in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    There was a sizeable proportion of people did pile in captain 70s thread with continuous pressure to bin off the acclaim/dolomite as hopeless cases when the rot was revealed to be extreme and what actually then occurred was massive KO to the doubters as the acclaim is still antagonising traffic and the 1300 isn't far behind, imo once you get that invacar back ,,,drive the flippin wheels off it man as that would be a fair FO to the doubters, i think collectively we want to see shit loads of random adventures 'by invacar' ,,you know the score,,getting tubes,,Southend for a kebab,,Essex records,,,Monaco for a weekend marathon drug and sex fueled blow out etc 
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    Jikovron got a reaction from Yoss in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Your too agreeable imo which sort of means that your taking on the awkward position of having an unpopular but harmless opinion which serves as a magnet for people on a different wavelength, however in such a complex social makeup your better off basically taking a 2x4 to unnecessarily barbed comments
    As a side note, if this thread was about marinas,,the flak would be similar imo 'it will never start in the morning,,you'll be welding it forever,,fuel consumption,,trunnions will probably fail, they handing is dangerously,,useless in winter,,probably get stolen,,fucking hell don't mention A series engines and torsion bars you'll get him started  etc etc ad infinitum.
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    Jikovron got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Your too agreeable imo which sort of means that your taking on the awkward position of having an unpopular but harmless opinion which serves as a magnet for people on a different wavelength, however in such a complex social makeup your better off basically taking a 2x4 to unnecessarily barbed comments
    As a side note, if this thread was about marinas,,the flak would be similar imo 'it will never start in the morning,,you'll be welding it forever,,fuel consumption,,trunnions will probably fail, they handing is dangerously,,useless in winter,,probably get stolen,,fucking hell don't mention A series engines and torsion bars you'll get him started  etc etc ad infinitum.
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    Jikovron got a reaction from CaptainBoom in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    There was a sizeable proportion of people did pile in captain 70s thread with continuous pressure to bin off the acclaim/dolomite as hopeless cases when the rot was revealed to be extreme and what actually then occurred was massive KO to the doubters as the acclaim is still antagonising traffic and the 1300 isn't far behind, imo once you get that invacar back ,,,drive the flippin wheels off it man as that would be a fair FO to the doubters, i think collectively we want to see shit loads of random adventures 'by invacar' ,,you know the score,,getting tubes,,Southend for a kebab,,Essex records,,,Monaco for a weekend marathon drug and sex fueled blow out etc 
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    Jikovron got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    There was a sizeable proportion of people did pile in captain 70s thread with continuous pressure to bin off the acclaim/dolomite as hopeless cases when the rot was revealed to be extreme and what actually then occurred was massive KO to the doubters as the acclaim is still antagonising traffic and the 1300 isn't far behind, imo once you get that invacar back ,,,drive the flippin wheels off it man as that would be a fair FO to the doubters, i think collectively we want to see shit loads of random adventures 'by invacar' ,,you know the score,,getting tubes,,Southend for a kebab,,Essex records,,,Monaco for a weekend marathon drug and sex fueled blow out etc 
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    Jikovron got a reaction from LightBulbFun in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    There was a sizeable proportion of people did pile in captain 70s thread with continuous pressure to bin off the acclaim/dolomite as hopeless cases when the rot was revealed to be extreme and what actually then occurred was massive KO to the doubters as the acclaim is still antagonising traffic and the 1300 isn't far behind, imo once you get that invacar back ,,,drive the flippin wheels off it man as that would be a fair FO to the doubters, i think collectively we want to see shit loads of random adventures 'by invacar' ,,you know the score,,getting tubes,,Southend for a kebab,,Essex records,,,Monaco for a weekend marathon drug and sex fueled blow out etc 
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    Jikovron got a reaction from LightBulbFun in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Your too agreeable imo which sort of means that your taking on the awkward position of having an unpopular but harmless opinion which serves as a magnet for people on a different wavelength, however in such a complex social makeup your better off basically taking a 2x4 to unnecessarily barbed comments
    As a side note, if this thread was about marinas,,the flak would be similar imo 'it will never start in the morning,,you'll be welding it forever,,fuel consumption,,trunnions will probably fail, they handing is dangerously,,useless in winter,,probably get stolen,,fucking hell don't mention A series engines and torsion bars you'll get him started  etc etc ad infinitum.
  17. Haha
    Jikovron got a reaction from mercedade in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Scenarios present:
    Mobility pod is correct 
    Parking space is correct
    Both are correct
    Neither are correct
    Body is slumped to the starboard 
    The carpark is interdimensional 
    Points and condenser are by  'intermotor' 
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    Jikovron reacted to LightBulbFun in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    ah cool! although I think that might be cutting it a bit fine still due to the 10 inch wheels! but that bottle jack looks to be a common style, so im sure i can at some point get someone to try theres and see if it fits under REV and if it does indeed then I may chase you up on it  (I obviously dont want to trouble you only to find it does not fit!)
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    Jikovron got a reaction from Shite Ron in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Even the forum software knows, and it's merely a few heartbeat flutters away till valentines day ❤ peace and love 

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    Jikovron got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Even the forum software knows, and it's merely a few heartbeat flutters away till valentines day ❤ peace and love 

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    Jikovron got a reaction from LightBulbFun in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Even the forum software knows, and it's merely a few heartbeat flutters away till valentines day ❤ peace and love 

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    Jikovron got a reaction from Out Run in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Even the forum software knows, and it's merely a few heartbeat flutters away till valentines day ❤ peace and love 

  23. Haha
    Jikovron got a reaction from Out Run in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Scenarios present:
    Mobility pod is correct 
    Parking space is correct
    Both are correct
    Neither are correct
    Body is slumped to the starboard 
    The carpark is interdimensional 
    Points and condenser are by  'intermotor' 
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    Jikovron got a reaction from Yoss in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Scenarios present:
    Mobility pod is correct 
    Parking space is correct
    Both are correct
    Neither are correct
    Body is slumped to the starboard 
    The carpark is interdimensional 
    Points and condenser are by  'intermotor' 
  25. Haha
    Jikovron got a reaction from Jim Bell in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Scenarios present:
    Mobility pod is correct 
    Parking space is correct
    Both are correct
    Neither are correct
    Body is slumped to the starboard 
    The carpark is interdimensional 
    Points and condenser are by  'intermotor' 
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