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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News issue 135
« Last Post by Jean on Today at 12:31:38 PM »
I received my copy,  thanks Chris for another cracking edition.  I have not managed to read every word yet, Christmas  preparations are getting in th way. Please send your renewals in right away, they tend to get forgotten after the festivities until you suddenly realise  you not received a copy for a long time ! They makea good Christmas present for a friend too.  The magazine is our main source of income, so please support us with your subscriptions, I am sure you will find it is always a good read with something to interest most people.  Chris always welcomes contributions if your interest is not covered too.

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone for all  your good wishes.  I am pleased  to be back home again  making  a slow recovery under the watchful eye of a caring family.  We all wish you a very Merry Christmas and a successful New Year.
Keep Bubbling! 

Unusual Microcar Discussion / Japanese Inter greetings card
« Last Post by Bob Purton on December 17, 2017, 05:01:40 PM »
Looks like its based on my car!
Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on December 15, 2017, 05:54:22 PM »
Ha! Brilliant.

Yes, the engine noise was a bit odd. It sounded bellhousing end though, so I wonder if it's the usual thing of the clutch surface breaking up. I'm pinning my hopes on that anyway, and hoping it doesn't prevent me going for a drive when time allows.
Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by Model70 on December 15, 2017, 03:41:04 PM »
Looks like you Mark and I can go and watch a football match soon!

RUMCar News / Rumcar News issue 135
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on December 15, 2017, 11:58:07 AM »
Hi All

I am pleased to tell you that all of the printed copies went off in the post yesterday ( 14December 2017) along with the digital copies to subscribers, Clubs and other magazines should get their digital copies in the next few days.

I hope you enjoy the latest items, and hope that you all renew your subscription for 2018, see page 7.

Looking back to my first issue (107) I think the look and content of the magazine has improved a lot. As always there is so much that has never been written about and needs to be written, and I can only do it with your help.

Have a good Christmas and News Year and I look forward to hearing from you all in 2018.

Chris Thomas
Rumcar News editor 
Loved your video because it's heartening to see someone else going through all the unanticipated machinations required to get a long neglected micro car back in the running.  Especially to be seeing it performed in conditions so similar to what I might be dealing with if it were not for the temperate clime that I am lucky to enjoy at this time of year.
Very similar to what I just went through getting my Goggo TS 400 sunroofless saloon going after a 17 year slumber in the desert sun last summer.  Not to mention the even greater interval preceeding that since it had travelled under it's own power.
Also similar goings on when my Seab Flipper reluctantly allowed me to gradually stir it's electrics and engine back to life the year before.  When it was first hooked up to a good battery, only a left turn signal would come on, but not blink- nothing else electrical in the entire car worked until attended to.  So you have been a bit luckier than I in that department.
May I suggest a carb disassembly and clean out of it's jets after you have replaced the fuel lines, and washed out the tank?   Seeing as your rig actually has a fuel pump, might as well through in a low restriction fuel filter while your at it in case something shakes loose in the tank when you hit the road with it.

I'm looking forward to seeing your first drive video.

A bit worried about that metallic clunking I heard a few times before the engine got fully running on both cylinders.  Hope it's not a rod bearing or something similarly serious.  Some new oil and a good bit of luck may be in order here.
Barring the preceding worry, a couple of hours with a rotary wire brush followed by your proprietary black rust paint on the rusted ferrous bits, and some of the finest grade steel wool on the aluminum pieces in the engine compartment should make the under bonnet view much more inviting, and inspire you to get it all dialed in just that much better.
Happy motoring!
Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on December 15, 2017, 09:46:22 AM »
You're spot on I reckon Barry. I did pour a little fuel into the tank, and that now seems to be on my garage floor. Sadly, as the garage is part of the house, the whole house stank of petrol this morning! I may be in the bad books...

But, here's a video update.
Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by Barry on December 14, 2017, 05:03:02 PM »
One filled-up with modern two star, the rubber joining the fuel line to the tank (and either side of the fuel filter) will disintegrate.  I thought my tank had rusted through but it happened on three of my cars.  Exhaust system from Mark possibly.
Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on December 14, 2017, 03:59:06 PM »
It runs!

Powerspark ignition booster and fresh fuel and she's away. Fuel pump works, but isn't drawing from the tank, so I rigged up a fuel can. Exhaust blew apart almost immediately, which isn't exactly surprising.

So, I really need to get on and find some parts. Service items, drive belts for the Dynastart and an exhaust seem like the priorities, but I'll also need to go through the brakes before I try going for a drive.
Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on December 13, 2017, 09:21:23 PM »
I suspect it's actually more to do with something in the fusebox, as I lost electrics entirely again yesterday. Poking around under the dash got things working again but annoyingly, I'm not sure which wire/fuse that got jiggled made things work again. It was very odd - complete loss of electrics. Nothing worked at all, despite proven battery voltage.

I have so very nearly got this running. A few coughs, a few impressive backfires through the carb but she's not quite getting there. Will check through the fuel system tomorrow. I've fitted an ignition amplifier which has got me as far as some actual spark.

The Hagerty thing is a deal just to sponsor my videos, which will follow the rebuild of this car through to attending Hagerty's Festival of the Unexceptional event next summer. I have no plans to repaint the car.
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