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On 31/03/2021 at 20:50, LightBulbFun said:

you have no idea how excited I am to see this, but a Picture of a J Reg Model 70! holy shit! Woo! (edit: before anyone gets confused I was writing this before @Eyersey1234's post above so its not in the piston head thread link above if your confused as to why you cant find it in there!)

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finally 2 years after I theorised the existence of then discovered the existence of J Reg Model 70's via my DVLA bashing, all the way back on (fittingly enough) Pages 70-71, I finally have photographic proof to go along with with my research :) 

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is part of the 2nd of the 2 J reg Model 70 blocks GPD781J-GPD830J and GPE121J-GPE170J (which then leads to the GPG711K-GPG910K the first full block of Model 70's)

which makes it the 60th Model 70 off the production line!

 

Now I just have to find a public photo of one of the user trial BPE21H-BPE40H Model 70's :) 

 

guess the holy grail would be finding one of these H or J Reg Model 70's surviving somewhere still! can you imagine that!

kicking it up a Notch check out these 2 Photos I just found/where posted in an Invacar facebook group I lurk in

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yes its a couple pictures of a Prototype Model 70!

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Taken (rather topically given the posts on the previous page)  outside the Steyr puch works in Austria apparently! check out the tell tail Prototype Model 70, Lucas L572 rear lights and tow bar too :) 

its really interesting/quite the find, as not only is it a picture of a Prototype Model 70! but I thought the BPE-H cars where User trial cars from BPE21H-BPE40H

but this is clearly BPE19H! which tells me that it is likely Prototype number 9, and that the BPE-H cars go further back in the registration range then we thought!

I have to wonder is it a user trial car and there where more then we thought, or if this one of the last Prototype Model 70's

from what I understand Prototype 6, 7, and 8 where the first styre puch cars being constructed some time starting in 1969, details are sadly very scarce  on those 3

but supposedly Prototype 8 was a 650cc Car (I dont know if 643cc or 660cc however) and was used to to test the drive belt to destruction (destructive wear-testing around a race track basically)

what was between those cars and the User trial cars is(was?) unknown, but seeing BPE19H is very interesting as that falls right into that gap :) (its like the Missing chassis numbers and NI cars all over again LOL)

and its really awesome to have another Picture of a Prototype Model 70 and one that I can share, I just need to find a picture of one in use somewhere :) 

(as I have mentioned before several of the User trial cars remained in use and one even survived all the way until 2003! would be amazing if one survives hidden away somewhere!)

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19 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

kicking it up a Notch check out these 2 Photos I just found/where posted in an Invacar facebook group I lurk in

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yes its a couple pictures of a Prototype Model 70!

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Taken (rather topically given the posts on the previous page)  outside the Steyr puch works in Austria apparently! check out the tell tail Prototype Model 70, Lucas L572 rear lights and tow bar too :) 

its really interesting/quite the find, as not only is it a picture of a Prototype Model 70! but I thought the BPE-H cars where User trial cars from BPE21H-BPE40H

but this is clearly BPE19H! which tells me that it is likely Prototype number 9, and that the BPE-H cars go further back in the registration range then we thought!

I have to wonder is it a user trial car and there where more then we thought, or if this one of the last Prototype Model 70's

from what I understand Prototype 6, 7, and 8 where the first styre puch cars being constructed some time starting in 1969, details are sadly very scarce  on those 3

but supposedly Prototype 8 was a 650cc Car (I dont know if 643cc or 660cc however) and was used to to test the drive belt to destruction (destructive wear-testing around a race track basically)

what was between those cars and the User trial cars is(was?) unknown, but seeing BPE19H is very interesting as that falls right into that gap :) (its like the Missing chassis numbers and NI cars all over again LOL)

and its really awesome to have another Picture of a Prototype Model 70 and one that I can share, I just need to find a picture of one in use somewhere :) 

(as I have mentioned before several of the User trial cars remained in use and one even survived all the way until 2003! would be amazing if one survives hidden away somewhere!)

and after some personal correspondence with the chap that posted those photos

I just got a whole bunch more of the same machine and they have been very interesting to study! :) 

never have pictures of a Prototype machine been seen in such relative detail before, so its very awesome to see

I wonder what the device mounted to the dashboard is in this picture for example

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and a couple shots with everything open :) (interesting to note the round hole in the rear "bathtub" transmission access cover)

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I do wonder how it got to the Steyr puch works, Stuart recalls one was driven overland to the SDP (Steyr Daimler Puch) works as part of the testing programme, but he needs to check his notes to see if he is remembering correctly

I also wonder what it was doing there!

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I'm not sure those photos are at the SDP (now Magna Steyr) factory. I've driven past it on several occasions and there was very much an industrial park vibe about the place, with buildings in all directions. The factory was surrounded by busy autobahns and I seem to remember that what greenery was about was very scrubby. Those photos are very much open countryside. I'm not saying the photos are not in Austria, and Graz is in an unusally flat part of the country, but I don't think it's at the factory.

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24 minutes ago, plasticvandan said:

Im pretty sure Steyr had one to check for overheating,how it coped with the transmission etc,as it was their engine they would have wanted to check it was satisfactory before allowing it to be used

interesting, I did wonder such, if Steyr puch wanted a machine to check over for themselves etc

and Its funny you mention the check of suitability because I have been wondering overtime, if this is why Fiat refused to supply engines, perhaps there was something about the Model 70 that made the fiat engine unsuitable and FIat could see that so told AC "Sorry this just wont work go to Steyr puch"

(certainly I know the steyr puch engine is much more robust then the fiat engine and I know the Ministry wanted a vehicle with fairly long service intervals etc etc)

23 minutes ago, martc said:

I'm not sure those photos are at the SDP (now Magna Steyr) factory. I've driven past it on several occasions and there was very much an industrial park vibe about the place, with buildings in all directions. The factory was surrounded by busy autobahns and I seem to remember that what greenery was about was very scrubby. Those photos are very much open countryside. I'm not saying the photos are not in Austria, and Graz is in an unusally flat part of the country, but I don't think it's at the factory.

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heres a direct quote from the email I was sent with the photos etc :) 

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This location was a helicopter landing space at the Steyr-Daimler-Puch factory in Thondorf near Graz that was often used when vehicles were photographed.

I understand the photos came from a large collection of photos from the Steyr puch Factory a collection a bit like the Greeves collection from what I can tell

 

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Is at least one of these going to get some bonkers pointless non historic engine out of curiosity at some point? or would that void it's historic status for being on the road (not too up on these facts)

I want to see the DVLA and the Health and Safety peoples reaction to a 100bhp+ Invacar on British roads. :D 

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19 minutes ago, Mrs6C said:

Interesting that the air filter points to the RHS on the prototype but to the LHS on all of ours...

Oh yeah I completely missed that! wonder if its something to do with the aforementioned hole 

but one thing I did notice is the windscreen wiper parks on the same side as the production cars and unlike the User trial cars

 

another thing I noticed is something is weird about the tax disk, it does not look like a regular tax disk

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is it some sort of Temporary export thing I wonder? or some sort of vehicle under test/trade plate thing?

(of note there are no GB stickers, which I would expect if it was driven Overland...)

 

 

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Great to see those fantastic photos of a previously unknown car. In an effort to figure out where the BPE-H block started I couldn't find any ACs but was surprised to see there are a couple of survivors: BPE 1H is a yellow Volvo, currently taxed with a V5 issued in February this year, and BPE 11H is a blue BMW on SORN. BPE 19H must be the earliest known car and there could only be two before it as BPE 16H was a Suzuki moped but 17 and 18 are not found.

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I just clicked through on BPE 16H and amazingly it too survives on SORN! Quite remarkable that three of potentially only 16 vehicles registered before the first Model 70 are still with us. Now if only one of those user trial cars was still out there too!

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1 hour ago, quicksilver said:

Great to see those fantastic photos of a previously unknown car. In an effort to figure out where the BPE-H block started I couldn't find any ACs but was surprised to see there are a couple of survivors: BPE 1H is a yellow Volvo, currently taxed with a V5 issued in February this year, and BPE 11H is a blue BMW on SORN. BPE 19H must be the earliest known car and there could only be two before it as BPE 16H was a Suzuki moped but 17 and 18 are not found.

indeed, I did noticed when I was feeling these out way back on page 70 (hah) that a few of the Non Model 70 regular BPE-H vehicles survive

I do wonder if BPE17H and BPE18H are also Model 70's now or not!

of the user trial cars,

BPE22H

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BPE29H

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and BPE30H

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are those which still show up on the DVLA today, BPE35H is also a User trial car I have a picture of but cant share sadly, and going by the fact that BPE41H is a Morris 

you can see why I thought BPE21H-BPE40H where Model 70's and that BPE17H-BPE19H where just regular vehicles that did not show up today, but clearly BPE19H is a Model 70 as well!

 

a couple other interesting things to note about the BPE-H Model 70's, is BPE-H the registration series was issued January 1970, but the User trial cars where only registered in July 1970, as if to say AC had reserved those registrations, but only registered the cars when they realised they where about to lose those marks come August, so registered the cars even if they where not on the road yet or maybe did not even exist yet! just to save the marks for when the cars where ready

(I dont know exactly when the user trials took place, infact they where bit of an "urban myth" until I found the BPE-H block and their chassis numbers :) until then Stuart thought BPE35H was a lone car)

perhaps BPE19H (and BPE17H BPE18H?) was ready by January, but the user trial cars where not built until later?

also of note/rather amusingly BPE501H-BPE700H is a block of Model 67's :) 

1 hour ago, quicksilver said:

I just clicked through on BPE 16H and amazingly it too survives on SORN!

that ones interesting, I suspect its a reclaimed V765'ed Job, due to the way the make has been recorded, the fact the year is down as 1969 but first registered 1970 (back in the day they normally did not care for such small discrepancies, see XWC468F which was made in December 1967)

and finally because it has a used before first registration marker

1 hour ago, quicksilver said:

Quite remarkable that three of potentially only 16 vehicles registered before the first Model 70 are still with us. Now if only one of those user trial cars was still out there too!

the First Model 70 not quite but still pretty neat none the less :) , by 1967 Prototype 5 was already on the road, PPL-E (the actual numbers are sadly not very legible) what prototypes 1 through 4 looked like we dont know sadly, but its interesting to note that PPL-E predates even the first known Model 67's!

and then there where Prototypes 6, 7 and 8, the first of the Steyr puch cars, Supposedly built in 1969, so potentially G suffix :) 

I have to wonder if BPE17H and BPE18H are Prototypes 7 and 8 with only Prototype 6 being a 1969 car? I know that by 1969 the first Steyr puch engines (note plural) had arrived at AC and that the Ministry had a Pre production specification for an automatic invalid tricycle dated for June-September 1969, and that the Ministry had a Production (not Pre production!) specification down dated Jan 1970 (which im guessing lead to the user trial cars?)

the next known Ministry specification revision is dated only to September 1972 (which is curiously enough about when the DHSS Workshop manual for the Model 70 3 wheeler went to print) but I dont know if we are simply missing one for June 1971 when the Model 70 entered production or not

 

this is one of the things I love about the Model 70, in a lot of ways it mirrors the Routemaster, a lot of ways, with the long development/gestation period and then long service life! 

complete with Prototypes just staying in service, the 20 user trial cars and the 24 RMLs for example :) and no one outside London Transport/the Ministry really buying any!, just the Northern  General/BEA RMs and the Small handful of private machines!

(and they both suffered from a whole bunch of teething issues and people saying they where old fashioned before they had even come out)  

 

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15 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

...Thondorf...

That's interesting, Thondorf is a village south of the A2 autobahn that runs past the factory and is not quite on my aerial view above. I guess it was the nearest bit of open land to the factory for publicity shots, perhaps they were doing some road tests and decided it was a good destination on a familiar route? It looks like you can get there from the factory using suburban roads and avoiding the autobahn...

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15 hours ago, Mrs6C said:

My guess is that it went by train.

that must of been fun, if you where travelling through England to Austria for a Holiday or something, and you see an invalid vehicle being transported by rail thinking nothing of it (given the Ministry regularly transported invalid vehicles by rail)

only to get to Austria and see the same car being unloaded at the nearby station in Austria! LOL

16 hours ago, Mrs6C said:

Interesting that the air filter points to the RHS on the prototype but to the LHS on all of ours...

just did some checks, because it looked oddly familiar still, and yeah, Normal Steyr puch road cars etc have the air-filter pointing to the RHS (like in BPE19H)

the Production Model 70 is a bit unique with its LHS pointing air filter assembly, in that regard then, I have to wonder why they swapped it round for the Model 70 (was it simply an accessibility/ease of service thing or something else? because the engine on the Model 70 is not mounted centrally it is mounted more to the right hand side which would provide less space for changing the air filter, if left in its usual position etc or did they swap it round for other reasons?, then theirs TPAs (ex KPL's) Short and stubby assembly which I have literally never seen anywhere else)

 

 

a couple other Prototype Model 70 notes etc

if BPE17H-BPE19H are Model 70 Prototypes then BPE20H must be one as well (otherwise it leaves Prototype 10 missing)

I have to wonder if they had Prototypes 7 8 9 and 10 ready by Jan 1970, and when registering those 4 decided to also reserve BPE21H-BPE40H for when the user trial cars where ready later on? (hence their late Registration with respect to when BPE-H was issued as above)

 

another thing worth noting is that the Tiller control option, seems to have been a much later/last minute thing

for one the DHSS Model 70 Drivers handbook makes no mention of Tiller control, indeed it only shows user trial cars in all of its pictures, which is interesting! (looks like the Drivers handbook was printed all the way back for the User trial cars initially)

and in the workshop manual from 1972, the Tiller control car shown is a production machine where as the Handle bar and steering wheel machines are Prototypes/User trial cars

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tell tail sign for a User trial car there is the interesting Egg shaped indentations on the dashboard, which never made it to production, and the separate R N D stickers which on production cars was 1 rectangular sticker

 

I have to wonder if tiller control only came about after the User trial where someone on the trial said "hey I could really do with a Villers style single handed Tiller please" and so they made the Tiller control option

(another side thing of note is how the early Production Model 70's had switches with chrome/silver outlines rather then regular black plastic ones as seen in all other Model 70's I think)

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Hi gang, just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Harry I own MPU382J 

As most of you have probably already seen it's back end is almost completely missing due to a rear end crash, I'm after a rear panel if anyone has one or if anyone with a mk12 could use there original panel as a mold to make a repro I'd definitely be interested in buying it and obviously paying for your time, I'm hoping to put MPU back on the road by the end of summer use it for a bit and pass it on. I contemplated selling her last week as my other 4 classics really need attention too but now off road parking has been found I'm not really sure I want to part with it until I've at least used it once. 

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7 hours ago, Harriytait said:

Hi gang, just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Harry I own MPU382J 

As most of you have probably already seen it's back end is almost completely missing due to a rear end crash, I'm after a rear panel if anyone has one or if anyone with a mk12 could use there original panel as a mold to make a repro I'd definitely be interested in buying it and obviously paying for your time, I'm hoping to put MPU back on the road by the end of summer use it for a bit and pass it on. I contemplated selling her last week as my other 4 classics really need attention too but now off road parking has been found I'm not really sure I want to part with it until I've at least used it once. 

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welcome! :) 

happy to see you on here with MPU, another one of the oddingley cars :)

I look forward to seeing your progress with the car :) 

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@Harriytait I noticed on Facebook that you are looking for replacement wheels for MPU and that you have acquired a set of Mini 12 inch alloys 

please note the wheels fitted to Invacar Mk12's are NOT 12 inch Mini wheels, they are Dunlop LP 591 wheels, (only used by the Ministry AFAIK?)

it is important that you get the correct wheels, as if you get wheels with the wrong offset, the front wheel will no longer be in the centreline of the car and who knows what that would do to the handling!

 

as a temporary fix if you cant locate some Ministry specification 12 inch wheels, I would recommend finding some 10 inch Mini wheels of the Dunlop LP 1161 type (British Leyland Part number 21A2744)

they have the same 4 inch PCD and 24Mm offset of the 12 inch wheels and is what was used on 10 inch Model 70's when they moved away from the Dunlop LP 591 12 inch wheels 

so they should work as a suitable substitute (just make sure you use the correct 10 inch mini wheel nuts)

the only issue you may run into are the 10 inch wheels are a little wider then the Ministry 12 inch wheels

but , while I have never seen a Mk12 on 10 inch wheels, I have seen an Acedes Mk14/Mk14A Model 67 on 10 inch wheels, so Id like to think they would fit (certainly the AC acedes and Invacar Mk12 share the same brake drums)

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Yes you certainly won't be able to fit anything but the original wheel on the front,as the offset is such that the centre of the kingpin is inline with the centre of the wheel,you may if the pcd is the same be able to fit them on the back,but with a 197 villiers I wouldn't want the extra drag of wider alloys!

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38 minutes ago, LightBulbFun said:

@Harriytait I noticed on Facebook that you are looking for replacement wheels for MPU and that you have acquired a set of Mini 12 inch alloys 

please note the wheels fitted to Invacar Mk12's are NOT 12 inch Mini wheels, they are Dunlop LP 591 wheels, (only used by the Ministry AFAIK?)

it is important that you get the correct wheels, as if you get wheels with the wrong offset, the front wheel will no longer be in the centreline of the car and who knows what that would do to the handling!

 

as a temporary fix if you cant locate some Ministry specification 12 inch wheels, I would recommend finding some 10 inch Mini wheels of the Dunlop LP 1161 type (British Leyland Part number 21A2744)

they have the same 4 inch PCD and 24Mm offset of the 12 inch wheels and is what was used on 10 inch Model 70's when they moved away from the Dunlop LP 591 12 inch wheels 

so they should work as a suitable substitute (just make sure you use the correct 10 inch mini wheel nuts)

the only issue you may run into are the 10 inch wheels are a little wider then the Ministry 12 inch wheels

but , while I have never seen a Mk12 on 10 inch wheels, I have seen an Acedes Mk14/Mk14A Model 67 on 10 inch wheels, so Id like to think they would fit (certainly the AC acedes and Invacar Mk12 share the same brake drums)

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Don't worry, it's just to make it easier to roll around :)

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blimey the DVLA are not hanging around are they! I have been helping @st185cs finally apply for the logbooks for his bundle of Model 70's

and the first ones already showing a new V5 issued! (same date as VJN953S above which is fun, not often you see Model 70's with date matching V5's LOL)

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the V62 was only sent off on the 20th of April! its almost suspiciously quick LOL

I know this Model 70 does not have a scrap marker and I know those generally go the quickest but 9 days is impressive (GTW614N did not have a scrapped marker and even then its V5 took a couple weeks to arrive, which again we thought was pretty quick back then)

 

I still wish I could find a picture of the form that the DVLA send keepers when someones V62ing for their car

I have to wonder if theres a "yeah this is fine, go ahead" tick box on the form that you can send back to speed up the process? and maybes thats whats happened here?

(or maybe that form just bounced right back to the DVLA because the address no longer exists etc?)

 

will be interesting to see how the others go, NOO738M especially as that one also has no scrapped marker

 

but glad to see things are progressing :)

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38 minutes ago, AdgeCutler said:

Going back to @LightBulbFuns mould line query, I finally got chance to take a piccy of Brians.

@Harriytait, lovely to see one of Brians companions ready to receive attention. I hope your car is a little bit better condition barring the rear section.  

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Thanks, yeah she's in pretty good condition with a very good chassis 'a miracle by mk12 standards' 

Would there be any chance you could make me a rear panel using Brian's rear end as a mould? A pretty big challenge obviously and I will happily compensate you for the trouble. I just haven't a clue where to start finding an original 😕

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1 hour ago, AdgeCutler said:

Going back to @LightBulbFuns mould line query, I finally got chance to take a piccy of Brians.

@Harriytait, lovely to see one of Brians companions ready to receive attention. I hope your car is a little bit better condition barring the rear section.  

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pointy lines, interesting just like other Invacar Model 70's I have seen :) think its pretty safe to say from this that all Invacar Model 70's had pointy lines from start to end of production

its interesting how the lines are the same style of pointy-ness despite obviously the moulds obviously being completely different, have to wonder if the shape of the mould lines was down to the fibreglass layup process they used, which was different between AC and Invacar, or if Invacar simply when they made the moulds themselves continued to use the same style of mould lines they used on the Mk12 (just like how they continued to use the same Passenger carrying is forbidden sign etc)

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30 minutes ago, Harriytait said:

Thanks, yeah she's in pretty good condition with a very good chassis 'a miracle by mk12 standards' 

Would there be any chance you could make me a rear panel using Brian's rear end as a mould? A pretty big challenge obviously and I will happily compensate you for the trouble. I just haven't a clue where to start finding an original 😕

Harry, I'm afraid time is something I find incredibly hard to find and I wouldn't like to commit to offering you that. However, I do have the best part of your cars panel in my possession and would be happy for you to have it.

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16 minutes ago, AdgeCutler said:

Harry, I'm afraid time is something I find incredibly hard to find and I wouldn't like to commit to offering you that. However, I do have the best part of your cars panel in my possession and would be happy for you to have it.

That would be really useful thankyou, I do wonder how much of the original panel is left so do share a picture when you have a chance! 

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On 30/04/2021 at 20:37, Mrs6C said:

Interesting that the air filter points to the RHS on the prototype but to the LHS on all of ours...

Just noticed the air filter on the Jacking points/grease points drawing in the Workshop manual is also shown pointing to the Right hand side 

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but this drawing shows Production rear lights, did early Production Model 70's have a RHS pointing air filter assembly I wonder, or is just an oversight from someone looking at a regular Steyr puch engine rather then a Model 70 specific one for the drawing?

 

I sadly dont think I have a good engine bay picture for anything that I know for certain is from the first production patch of 2500

the closest I have is of RRE20L, but it was registered JUST as that batch came to an end, and being a private car its chassis number does not tell me which batch it was a part of sadly

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(but it shows it pointing left)

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On 02/05/2021 at 15:38, LightBulbFun said:

Yay! @OldBlokeInACaravan a V5 has been issued for your Invacar at long last :) 

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(and you have no idea how relived I am to see this V5 being issued as the the DVLA decided to be difficult about it this time round!)

 

On 03/05/2021 at 12:25, LightBulbFun said:

blimey the DVLA are not hanging around are they! I have been helping @st185cs finally apply for the logbooks for his bundle of Model 70's

and the first ones already showing a new V5 issued! (same date as VJN953S above which is fun, not often you see Model 70's with date matching V5's LOL)

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the V62 was only sent off on the 20th of April! its almost suspiciously quick LOL

I know this Model 70 does not have a scrap marker and I know those generally go the quickest but 9 days is impressive (GTW614N did not have a scrapped marker and even then its V5 took a couple weeks to arrive, which again we thought was pretty quick back then)

 

I still wish I could find a picture of the form that the DVLA send keepers when someones V62ing for their car

I have to wonder if theres a "yeah this is fine, go ahead" tick box on the form that you can send back to speed up the process? and maybes thats whats happened here?

(or maybe that form just bounced right back to the DVLA because the address no longer exists etc?)

 

will be interesting to see how the others go, NOO738M especially as that one also has no scrapped marker

 

but glad to see things are progressing :)

 

Just had confirmation that both of these Model 70's V5's have arrived with their respective keepers today :) 

very happy/pleased to see I have successfully helped reunite 2 More surviving Model 70's with their Logbooks at long last :) 

(had hoped they would arrive today, since the 29th was on a Thursday so hoped they would be in the postal system by Friday and arrive by the end of the bank holiday weekend which looks like they have :)

and yeah properly quick turn around time on UPB262M's front! has anyone had one go any quicker? LOL

(for a V62 keeper change, online duplicate V5 applications dont count!)

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Just had confirmation that both of these Model 70's V5's have arrived with their respective keepers today :) 

very happy/pleased to see I have successfully helped reunite 2 More surviving Model 70's with their Logbooks at long last :) 

(had hoped they would arrive today, since the 29th was on a Thursday so hoped they would be in the postal system by Friday and arrive by the end of the bank holiday weekend which looks like they have :)

and yeah properly quick turn around time on UPB262M's front! has anyone had one go any quicker? LOL

(for a V62 keeper change, online duplicate V5 applications dont count!)

I think it's got something to do with the massive backlog of v5 related stuff at DVLA over covid, they're probably just ticking everything through without much thought, just my guess though... keep me posted on the progress of that MK12 v5 though as I'm itching to sort MPU's logbook out, I've also been in contact with a glass fibre company about making a repro panel but I've got a feeling if that can do it it's going to cost a pretty penny 😕

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