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    Bfg reacted to bunglebus in Home made pick ups.   
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    Bfg got a reaction from Sudsprint in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    and just because they could .. Porsche Jagdwagen
    which translated by google means .. Jagdwagen  !
     
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    Bfg got a reaction from Sudsprint in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    closer to home .  . c.1966

    yes, the same Ferguson who made tractors
     
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    Bfg got a reaction from Wilko220 in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    closer to home .  . c.1966

    yes, the same Ferguson who made tractors
     
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    Bfg got a reaction from Wilko220 in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Ford - Zephyr AWD
      Production Years: 1952-1972 Country: Great Britain Number Produced: 22 During the mid 1960s, Ferguson LTD was conducting research, design, testing and evaluation of All Wheel Drive systems for passenger cars. This, however, was not the only item of interest to Ferguson LTD. Ferguson was also interested in anti-lock braking systems, which arose from innovation in the aeronautical field. This prototype car, a 1968 Ford Zephyr, was one of the Ferguson vehicles used as proof of concept for AWD and ABS in automotive applications. There were a total of 22 AWD Zephyrs commissioned by the British Police. Today, only two of these cars exist; one resides in a museum in New Zealand, and the other one sits in Tampa Bay Auto Museum
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    ^ Zephyrs engine and all* terrain tyre  (I didn't know they had the spare wheel stowed under the bonnet either).

    ^ This police Zephyrs interior 
    Ferguson LTD was also conducting these same types of tests with the Ford Mustang.
     
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    Bfg reacted to ChrisWilliams in One (shite) picture per post.   
    Spotted this beauty around the back of an industrial unit in Troyes, France, last week. 

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    Bfg reacted to egg in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Bfg got a reaction from BlankFrank in Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Free camping for all Shiters next weekend (19/20/21 July)   
    I invented one of those when I was still at school (very early 1970's)  ...well so I thought . .

    ^ Using two cones, both with high-friction surfaces ; one as the gearbox input shaft, the other as output.   A tertiary shaft carries an idle wheel, also with a high friction surface (like a tyre) to bear against both cones.  This wheel might be controlled to move up and down the shaft, and in doing so transfer the drive at different ratios.   Very simple and lightweight with few moving parts, probably running dry with sealed bearings ..and as the title says : continuously variable.   ie., absolutely no steps between bottom and top gears.  My best friend at the time laughed and told me DAF had already done it, so I realised I must be a right twit and so didn't bother inventing much more.  And of those I never had the self-esteem to pursue them commercially or for good cause,  nor even to tell anyone else. ( I still use the hot air bed warmer though ..each winter)  .
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    Bfg got a reaction from Bucketeer in Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Free camping for all Shiters next weekend (19/20/21 July)   
    I invented one of those when I was still at school (very early 1970's)  ...well so I thought . .

    ^ Using two cones, both with high-friction surfaces ; one as the gearbox input shaft, the other as output.   A tertiary shaft carries an idle wheel, also with a high friction surface (like a tyre) to bear against both cones.  This wheel might be controlled to move up and down the shaft, and in doing so transfer the drive at different ratios.   Very simple and lightweight with few moving parts, probably running dry with sealed bearings ..and as the title says : continuously variable.   ie., absolutely no steps between bottom and top gears.  My best friend at the time laughed and told me DAF had already done it, so I realised I must be a right twit and so didn't bother inventing much more.  And of those I never had the self-esteem to pursue them commercially or for good cause,  nor even to tell anyone else. ( I still use the hot air bed warmer though ..each winter)  .
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    Bfg got a reaction from Datsuncog in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    closer to home .  . c.1966

    yes, the same Ferguson who made tractors
     
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    Bfg got a reaction from Mrs6C in Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Free camping for all Shiters next weekend (19/20/21 July)   
    I invented one of those when I was still at school (very early 1970's)  ...well so I thought . .

    ^ Using two cones, both with high-friction surfaces ; one as the gearbox input shaft, the other as output.   A tertiary shaft carries an idle wheel, also with a high friction surface (like a tyre) to bear against both cones.  This wheel might be controlled to move up and down the shaft, and in doing so transfer the drive at different ratios.   Very simple and lightweight with few moving parts, probably running dry with sealed bearings ..and as the title says : continuously variable.   ie., absolutely no steps between bottom and top gears.  My best friend at the time laughed and told me DAF had already done it, so I realised I must be a right twit and so didn't bother inventing much more.  And of those I never had the self-esteem to pursue them commercially or for good cause,  nor even to tell anyone else. ( I still use the hot air bed warmer though ..each winter)  .
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    Bfg got a reaction from BL Bloke in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    and just because they could .. Porsche Jagdwagen
    which translated by google means .. Jagdwagen  !
     
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    Bfg got a reaction from BL Bloke in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    .. and this is the 1952  Ferguson R4 2.0 prototype
    Perhaps as a tractor manufacturer they had aspirations be build cars like Maserati ?
     
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    Bfg got a reaction from BL Bloke in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    closer to home .  . c.1966

    yes, the same Ferguson who made tractors
     
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    Bfg got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Shitecycle - Free to a new home...   
    With Bucketeer due to collect tomorrow - have I got this right ?

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    Bfg reacted to Andyrew in Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Free camping for all Shiters next weekend (19/20/21 July)   
    Ohh, it's one of those kinds of weekend is it. 
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    Bfg reacted to Six-cylinder in Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Free camping for all Shiters next weekend (19/20/21 July)   
    I could have closed the boot, but I don't think he would have ever been able to walk again!

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    Bfg reacted to Six-cylinder in Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Free camping for all Shiters next weekend (19/20/21 July)   
    And you can get a weeks shopping in the boot!
    Mind you there was a bit of a kerfuffle when the Regional Food Police caught me loading a baguette into a Japanese car, I explained I had several Citroens and they made me promise to transfer it as soon a possible!

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    Bfg reacted to Six-cylinder in Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Free camping for all Shiters next weekend (19/20/21 July)   
    You have set the expectation high now. I am out at another car show this evening, what about the Peugeot 50cc!
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    Bfg reacted to Bucketeer in Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Free camping for all Shiters next weekend (19/20/21 July)   
    Whilst you were la-di-da-ing it up with your classic car crew, I was in the FoD doing some proper mechanicing.
    The hesitations under throttle on your new field bike have been getting more frequent and pronounced so I had a furtle about underneath and discovered some pretty dodgy wiring.


    In the absence of a soldering iron, solder, anywhere to plug one in, and pretty much anything else useful I stripped back the wire ends with nail clippers, attached/connected them more securely, and then applied a big dollop of black tape.


    I then fired it up and gave it a whole tin of beans across the paddock to see if it was cured. The grin on my face and the stain on the seat showed that I had indeed done a fix. It properly shifts now.
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    Bfg reacted to TataBobu in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Jagd means hunt, methinks. Google translate doesn't do composed words.
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    Bfg got a reaction from Skizzer in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    closer to home .  . c.1966

    yes, the same Ferguson who made tractors
     
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    Bfg got a reaction from shoddybanger in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Thanks EH,  that was useful.
    Shame I didn't see your post yesterday as I would probably have sought the Conti K112  or a Shinko.   I've given up on Avon since I had two in succession split on me, aside from which the safety-mileage mkii are very heavy.
    As it was I had to make a decision and just get on with it,  to get this bike on the road,  so I can do some running-in miles and advertise the bike.   I went for this used Dura Blvd. (below) with 5.5mm tread left and dated 2414, for £30 inc postage.  This front tyre will not look so good on a 1948 Sunbeam but at least it ought to be safe.   I'll don't plan to do more than a hundred gentle-riding miles on the bike before I sell it ..together with its original wheels and museum-piece tyres  ..which are too old to even have date stamps on them.  Thereafter the new owner can chose whatever he likes.   For the back wheel,  I already have a barely used Avon SM MkII which I'll use, together with new Michelin inner tubes (front & rear).  


    The second set of wheels with those tyres will be fitted to Katie next week.  Seen above with the petrol tank off Nudge as I've been repainting the tank

    ^ presently hardening in the summer heat for a few days before I lightly rub it down, compound and polish.  ..my garage notebook  < here >
    For the 1953 S7-deluxe Coronation bike that I'm restoring for myself ; the existing tyres are also Avon SM's MkII but dated 1993,  so I'll keep your suggestions on file and buy new tyres for her when close to completion.  But as, at the present rate of things, that may not be for another year or two I'd prefer to wait ..to get as new tyres as practical.  Of course if I can find tyres of the right size  ;  4.50-16 front , 4.75-16 rear then I'll try for those ..if they are not too modern looking.
    Thanks again EH.
    Bfg.
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