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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...


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On 5/18/2023 at 5:14 PM, egg said:

Blimey, maybe a new land speed record for a Villiers powered invalid carriage (accuracy of Smiths dials not withstanding), that took some guts!

The speedo seems to be accurate, at least it reads the same as the speed check signs locally. I’ve checked it against them on numerous occasions at various speeds and the readings always match.

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someone do a buy and put the Tiller bar back please! XEV88S was one of the only if not the only known survivor of a Right hand tiller all hand control machines so it makes me grumpy such a rare variant has been converted to normal handlebars


(and theres also the matter of the mould lines he shaved off the back, but that would probably take some fine-hand fibreglass skills to put back LOL)


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Meanwhile at Castle Combe 


*Ennio Morricone type Western/Dual music goes here*


performance reports has that the Mk12E Brian is better off the line, but the Model 70 will have Brain up the inclines and has the grunt to keep going and pass Brian once the going gets fast


It would be interesting to see a comparison review with TPA, as she by all accounts sounds like quite the performant Model 70 and likewise Brian sounds like quite the sprightly Mk12E! I mean I guess I should not be surprised the Engine has been expertly rebuilt and tuned :) 

so it would be awesome to get an @dollywobbler type back to back review of TPA and Brian, an example of each type at their best, a well Sorted Model 70 and very well sorted Mk12E!


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very cool! I had seen the Acedes and the first Tippen Delta beforehand, but not the 2nd Delta shot or the Mk12 one :) 


id love to take REV right through Central London, into Oxford street-regent-street etc, I mean its not exactly all that far away from here! just wondering if/hoping I will ever get REV back before they pedestrianise the lot! 


BTW a top tip for grabbing screen-shots from youtube videos, with the video paused about where you want it, use the < (less than) and (greater than) > keys on your keyboard to move the video frame by frame, its very handy for searching for that 1 non-blurry frame :) 


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A pretty shot of Brian that one of my sisters took before heading to Castle Combe. 
Tomorrow I shall be loading up my Ruston and Hornsby 1YHR stationary engine on the trailer to head to Rainscombe park rally. My cousin is to tow the engine, while I drive Brian who will also be exhibited. It’s a lovely little show in a beautiful setting in Oare, Wiltshire.


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3 hours ago, JJ0063 said:



Ooooh do you have any details where you found those pictures, that one I have been wondering about for a few years now :) it needs saving!

On 21/10/2020 at 16:38, LightBulbFun said:

and finally this Tippen Delta papped by someone in Sheffield in 2016, one for @busmansholiday to look out for? I wonder if its the "other one" brian mentioned a while ago Ill have to ask him

sadly it looks to have been fire damaged at some point




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