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Off Topic Lounge / Re: Beaulieu Spring Autojumble 2015
« Last Post by richard on May 24, 2016, 05:54:37 PM »
Great idea Alan 😏 I know where Wetherby is but I idea on Chatteris , sounds a long way South 😀
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Sales & Auctions / Re: Another Tiger for sale
« Last Post by steven mandell on May 24, 2016, 04:38:16 PM »
And it certainly has since the less than perfect example sold at Bruce's auction for more than 160,000 gbp 4 years ago.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Berkeley paradox
« Last Post by steven mandell on May 24, 2016, 04:25:22 PM »
Thanks AL. but please further define "wind up".
Is it simply the effective length change to the car's front track imposed by the degree of road wheel deflection causing an increase of angle of the drive shafts away from being parallel with the road surface?
If so, I suppose that king pin axis inclination would also compound this length change by virtue of its effect of raising and lowering the front end of the car whilst turning the steering wheel from lock to opposing lock.
I am a bit confused by the implication of "winding up" here.  Does this refer to  a drive shaft wanting to flail increasingly out of parallel to the road surface when accelerating, or any other conditions?
Your reference to rubber driveline bits included for isolation of driveline vibration leaves me doubly confounded, as I am aware of the use of rubber doughnuts in the rear suspensions of Lotus Elans, and possibly Triumph Spitfires.   
These can tend to  to wind up and release sequentially in a pulsatile manner, giving a sort of bunny hop character to less precisely modulated balancing acts betwixt clutch and gas pedal during more aggressive attempts at acceleration.   So "winding up" may, or may not have an additional implication here.

in any case, does the Berkeley tend to loose its wheel more often on the shorter drive shaft side due to its greater functional length change o this  side of the car imposing greater strain on the front hub retaining nut?
Any other good fixes for all of this?   
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Off Topic Lounge / Re: Beaulieu Spring Autojumble 2015
« Last Post by plas man on May 24, 2016, 03:16:47 PM »
Richard , you should knock a warming 'oven' up - it fastens on the front pipe/silencer with Jubilee clips , hinge lid simple fastener  , ideal for pies and the like , we turned up at Chatteris  with fish & chips late one Saturday afternoon that we got whilst passing Wetherby !
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Off Topic Lounge / Re: Beaulieu Spring Autojumble 2015
« Last Post by richard on May 24, 2016, 08:57:58 AM »
Afraid not Malcolm , just the usual Frisky and Scootacar electrics . Talking to others we all just enjoy being part of it all , thoroughly enjoyed it . 😊 Nottingham Bonds next weekend two nights camping again 😊
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Off Topic Lounge / Re: Beaulieu Spring Autojumble 2015
« Last Post by Big Al on May 24, 2016, 08:16:19 AM »
Just the odd old banger!
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RUMCar Mart / Re: Rare 1950s Nutshell caravan For Sale
« Last Post by Colin Watts on May 23, 2016, 11:51:47 PM »
Does mine count.......
I know Bruce Henderson well, owner of the Ayrshire Nutshell and Oxford Traveller.  He will know about the Austin 7 owners who tow Nutshells in Scotland.
I know of a very nice original one in Coventry and the one in the bubblecar museum.  Alan Hillier used to tow one behind his MkG twin estate but long since sold and Bob Cotton sold his at a Hengrave Hall rally many years ago.

From the photograph yours looks like a Raleigh (I did have one of each at one point). If the chassis is okay then it probably could be restored although much of the original wood might not remain original.

Just looked at the pictures of the Bubblecar museum - that is a Nutshell.

I couldn't remember Bruce's name - I met him at a Morris rally a few years back (I have a rather tuned Traveller) and we exchanged details which i mislaid when I moved.

Bob Cotton I haven't seen since I sold him all my Bond Minicar spares probably some twenty years ago now...

Kind regards,

Colin
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Off Topic Lounge / Re: Beaulieu Spring Autojumble 2015
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on May 23, 2016, 11:18:18 PM »
I had hoped to get there, but didn't manage it in the end. Breakfast looks good. Any exciting microcar discoveries?
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Peel Trident
« Last Post by Peel replica, Steve Fisk on May 23, 2016, 11:14:21 PM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h_h7F6Zb7dk It is coming together quickly but abit chucked together to get it to Enfield, can't get the steering to work but engine runs fine
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RUMCar Mart / Re: Rare 1950s Nutshell caravan For Sale
« Last Post by richard on May 23, 2016, 10:27:58 PM »
Now i REALLY would like someone to copy the front leg Grant - if you know of anyone ??? No I was not counting yours pictured here 😀 Should I ??? Of course so thats maybe 12 ? Alan had a Nutshell and a Raleigh I think . I have counted them but dont know where they are now 
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