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Is there anywhere that sells the Steyr 650 engines?  Not interested in the rest of the vehicle but I would love to transplant one into a Fiat 500 like a genuine Steyr 650

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Top stuff. So you have the daily and the weekends sorted then. Love the way the dash inadvertently looks like an MGB dash that was boiled dry.

 

I wouldn't want a Hayabusa engine in one. Wrong type of noise. You want a Ducati V4 for that correct amount of wobble and vibration.

 

Failing that one of those little model V8 engines that people have been making.

 

Just because.

 

Incidentally, did that phrase above have anything to do with this purchase?

 

 

Phil

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Leafs (leaves?) Are coming right down in price, and it will be not long before a cosmetically damaged one will equal write-off.

 

80kw in an invacar. Given that DW and I easily lifted the front wheel off the ground and got it a foot in the air without trying, I suspect a wheelie bar would be needed for every pull-away.

 

Nah, you want to get scrap Tesla components from Norway and software from the Fat Man to make it all run.

 

 

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Thats a 426bhp motor, inverter and gearbox.

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As an aside, are any of those old road signs still in situ that you used to see on motorway slip roads etc. which effectively said 'THIS IS A FAST BIT SO NO 50cc MOPEDS, NO HORSES, NO CAMELS, NO LIGHT AIRCRAFT, NO DOGGING AND ABSOLUTELY NO BLOODY INVALID CARRIAGES PLEASE.'

 

I remember there used to be one on the A27 around Brighton but I don't think its there anymore. I presume they're no longer deemed necessary? 

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As an aside, are any of those old road signs still in situ that you used to see on motorway slip roads etc. which effectively said 'THIS IS A FAST BIT SO NO 50cc MOPEDS, NO HORSES, NO CAMELS, NO LIGHT AIRCRAFT, NO DOGGING AND ABSOLUTELY NO BLOODY INVALID CARRIAGES PLEASE.'

 

I remember there used to be one on the A27 around Brighton but I don't think its there anymore. I presume they're no longer deemed necessary? 

 

There's a few on the A55 in North Wales I think. 

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But you're driving around in an invalid carriage out of irony, because they're so funny?

 

Okay then.

It's a bloody car mate! I don't care what it was built for. I'm not ripping the piss out of 1990s executives by driving a Lexus...

Ah but you know how hobbies progress...

 

After a while you will find yourself looking at antique wheelchairs and start cruising Aberytwyth promenade on them..

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Having watched the video it brought back a few more memories of my grandfathers. As I remember there's space behind the seat for a folded wheelchair. When not in use, a small boy can stand in there and enjoy a trip around the local streets. Those were the days.

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As an aside, are any of those old road signs still in situ that you used to see on motorway slip roads etc. which effectively said 'THIS IS A FAST BIT SO NO 50cc MOPEDS, NO HORSES, NO CAMELS, NO LIGHT AIRCRAFT, NO DOGGING AND ABSOLUTELY NO BLOODY INVALID CARRIAGES PLEASE.'

 

I remember there used to be one on the A27 around Brighton but I don't think its there anymore. I presume they're no longer deemed necessary? 

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A30 sliproad at Thursley.

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That one says nowt about Invacars mind, so it looks like the A30 is a prime location for DW to go for a V-MAX run in one of these bad boys.

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Excellent purchase!

 

As an aside, are any of those old road signs still in situ that you used to see on motorway slip roads etc. which effectively said 'THIS IS A FAST BIT SO NO 50cc MOPEDS, NO HORSES, NO CAMELS, NO LIGHT AIRCRAFT, NO DOGGING AND ABSOLUTELY NO BLOODY INVALID CARRIAGES PLEASE.'

 

I remember there used to be one on the A27 around Brighton but I don't think its there anymore. I presume they're no longer deemed necessary?

I think they are all gone now, but they were from the very dawn of motorways:

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There was even a Welsh version :

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(photos from SABRE)

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That's the sort of thing. The 'no animals' bit used to make me laugh as a child picturing in my head a cow sauntering down the motorway slip-road and upon reading the sign turning around and flouncing off in a huff.

 

I was a slightly odd child.

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82 mph in an AC Invalid carriage.....

 

now that is scary!!

 

i remember seeing one trundling about town when i was small, like really small, i've not seen one since the last time i was at South Lakes Motor Museum.

 

i didn't think there were any of these left in the wild, just the odd one in museums, then DW goes and finds TWO!!

 

now i cannot wait to see one of them return to the road.....

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