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Haha, question then arises, since its still in the netherlands? what happened to the owner!

 

(reminds me of the section of GTA5 where trevor takes over a local strip club and then dumps that redneck cousin in there for the rest of the game)

 

Looking at the MOT history, back in 2006 it had less than 5,000 - so he's done a good 3k or so in it.

 

I think he bought on a whim, but clearly has no intention of parting with it.

 
yeah not bad at all :)
 
I do wonder if the Odo is original or if its been round the clock!
 
less then 5K is very low milage, that being said, TPA only has 11K on her and there was another in that field of Model 70s with just 7K on the clock IIRC
 
so who knows!
 
 
how was steering on JBY503J did you use one hand or both hands on the tiller?

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how was steering on JBY503J did you use one hand or both hands on the tiller?

 

A bit of both, being able bodied, if you aren't changing gears, it's kind of hard to know what to do with your right hand, the natural tendency is to end up with both hands on the tiller, which doesn't quite work or feel right. That needs practice. Turning circle is larger than you'd imagine for such a small car.

 

He reckons top speed is just over 40. Up hills 15-20, a bit like TWC on the old pulleys.

 

Part of what makes it nerve wracking to drive, is that - this is the only working one! I mean it's not like Ian driving an early e-type worth ££££, but still - you get the 'for gods sake don't crash it' mantra in your head.

 

Wiper is pretty effective in covering most of the screen, and his screen wash works, wired up from a non-original bottle, as like mine the original one has broken.

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 an invacar is "worth" more to me than an E Type! so i understand what your saying!

 

(I wouldn't pay however much an E type is worth for an invacar, but, a few people have asked me "what would you do with *insert object/car worth £££ here* " and I just say Sell it and use the proceeds to buy what I actually want which throws quite a few people for a loop!  :mrgreen: )

 

Yeah Top Speed sounds about right given the Mk12c brochure says 45Mph is the top speed

 

owner is an utter mad man for achieving it  :mrgreen:

 

did you get any confused/WTF is that looks from the public while out n about, or are the people there used to it? :)

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did you get any confused/WTF is that looks from the public while out n about, or are the people there used to it? :)

 

A few! But he lives on a very quiet road, which meant tootling up and down was mainly between parked cars rather than dealing with traffic. The two cars I did meet pulled over to let me through straight away...

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Cool stuff :) is the gearbox synchromesh? I cant imagine trying to double de-clutch LOL

 

 

 

heres a fun one, iv mentioned how stuart was able to reclaim the reg for his Peel P50, well I was checking it on the DVLA again where i had realised id forgotten about this funny little thing that happened when he did

 

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first registered in 2017, but untaxed since 1998!  :mrgreen:  IIRC this is something to do with the fact in 1998 they introduced continuous sorn/tax (I think stuart has not taxed it as its still off the road atm)

 

it will be interesting to see what your Mk12 shows up as :)

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Nice bit of DVLA database madness!

 

yeah, no progress on the registration front. I have left my phone number with Simon, but I don't have his - so until he is registered with the DVLA and speaks to me, I'm a bit stuck. Unless I just register it with any old age related plate - but that's not the point of this project...

 

I don't think double de-clutching is necessary...

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My new mate in Rickmansworth just sent me a link to a buy it now listing on ebay - the missing heating shroud for my Villiers 11e engine (this ensures cool air from the fan is redirected back over the cylinder). £30 posted, and it's mine.

 

Only concern is that the seller has identified it correctly, but it looks right.

 

Particularly as it has what looks like Ice blue Invacar paint on it.

 

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My new mate in Rickmansworth just sent me a link to a buy it now auction on ebay - the missing heating shroud for my Villiers 11e engine (this ensures cool air from the fan is redirected back over the cylinder). £30 posted, and it's mine.

 

Only concern is that the seller has identified it correctly, but it looks right.

 

Particularly as it has what looks like Ice blue Invacar paint on it.

 

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very cool stuff!

 

happy to see work is continuing, I was wondering how you where getting on with it :)

 

as always I do wonder where did it come from exactly, and happened to the invacar it came off of?

 

might be worth asking the seller such in case he has an invacar in his garage too or something?  :mrgreen:

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Crikey! There is another one of these (in better condition admittedly) on Ebay going for £300!

 

I reckon you did very well Egg.

 

Andy

 

as in an 11e engine, or an entire Invacar?!

 

 

He looks like a microcar licker - he has other 11e and microcar parts for sale...

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/palino55/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

 

 

so when are we going to see you try and turn the engine over/start it?  :mrgreen:

 

(any luck freeing off any of the in cabin controls?)

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Just the Villiers engine shroud

 

I think it's the scene tax. That one is from the same seller as the one I've just bought. But as a 9e - fits a lot of microcars that are very valuable. Whereas I think the 11e was only in the Invacars. And therefore has very little value!

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so when are we going to see you try and turn the engine over/start it?  :mrgreen:

 

(any luck freeing off any of the in cabin controls?)

 

I've not been over to it for weeks because; reasons. Next job on the list is to try and free the brakes on the driven wheel with a hammer. Then I should be able to roll it about.

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did it actually sell for £300 or is it just listed as such? I think £300 for an engine cowling is taking the piss slightly

 

its why when im checking ebay for how much something is worth, ill always check the "sold listings" tick box

 

so I can actually see what things sells for, because theres nothing stopping someone listing an argos catalog for £10K LOL

 

edit: I see the £300 engine cover is from the same seller egg got his 11e one from

 

yeah thats the microcar crowd for you!

 

(again one of the reasons im trying so hard to blag myself a Model 70 before they head that way!)

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Good question Mr LBF! It's probably not that easy to fit with the engine in situ as it goes. But does come in two halves which would make it easier.

As to your question about what happened to the original Invacar it was attached to - I asked the seller who confirmed it was just part of a job lot of Bond microcar parts - so probably the IC went years ago...

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On 5/4/2019 at 12:48 PM, egg said:

The engine cover has arrived. Looks ok. I could get it sand blasted in time.

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Oh, Fuck, that looks awfully like a piece of bent metal that used (possibly still is) in the back of the shed. Hopefully I scraped it 30 years ago, otherwise I'm going to be very, very, apologetic. 

 

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