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I guess you guys have already read this. "Tuning the Excelsior Talisman 328cc and 492cc Engine"

http://www.pearsy.co.uk/Manual/BerkeleyTuningNotes.pdf
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Blue Star Garages
« Last post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on October 20, 2014, 12:47:39 AM »
I couldn't find any further connection with microcars either. Despite it's size, the company was pretty much a one-man empire run by a guy called Maurice Deen. He was described as being in his sixties in 1965, so I guess it probably disintegrated after he retired. The petrol stations were sold off to Stations Supreme Ltd which was a wholly owned part of Texaco, but part of the Blue Star name still lives on if you have come across the Allstar fuel card. This began as the All Star petrol card and was Texaco's direct replacement for the Blue Star fuel card.

http://www.allstarcard.co.uk/about-us/
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Blue Star Garages
« Last post by richard on October 19, 2014, 11:00:30 PM »
We do sometimes stray Bob , you as well , I was trying to find out further micro connections other than Powerdrive and Coronet . Unfortunately the court case had nothing juicy about those cars so that was a dead end . Don't blame me for trying , the forum has been VERY quiet and I was hoping for information ah remind me who was it now who first posted a pic of a Blue Star Garage on this topic whilst we were actually looking for microcar links - surely not you Bob ? ;)
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Blue Star Garages
« Last post by Bob Purton on October 19, 2014, 10:39:46 PM »
Whats it got to do with microcars?
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Blue Star Garages
« Last post by marcus on October 19, 2014, 08:22:43 PM »
Nice one! I have vague memories of petrol stations like that.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Blue Star Garages
« Last post by richard on October 19, 2014, 07:56:52 PM »
last one but a good 'un i think . 1958 apparently
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Prefocus LED headlight conversion
« Last post by AndyL on October 19, 2014, 07:46:45 PM »
Not the best gauge, as I'm hand holding the reflector, so the beam moves between shots. however you can see the beam pattern is directional like a filament lamp, and luminence is good.

Filament dipped beam



LED dipped beam



Filament main beam



LED main beam

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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Blue Star Garages
« Last post by marcus on October 19, 2014, 07:41:11 PM »
Lovely photo!
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Blue Star Garages
« Last post by richard on October 19, 2014, 07:36:04 PM »
another great pic from flikr but no logo - any comments
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Power tuning the Excelsior triple
« Last post by Big Al on October 19, 2014, 06:01:38 PM »
Used together with a bevel edged bottom of the piston favouring the cylinder it hold more Fuel/oil mixture close to the interface between piston and barrel. Thus both additional cooling by evaporating charge, and by the extra oil left in contact with the metals increasing lubrication with no need to increase oil to fuel ratio. So 'sport' in that those were for extra revs and a darned good thrashing over and above the standard pistons, at least.
I believe these pistons are no longer available, and would need to be converted from standard by machining. I do not know if the porting is different. They are what I was telling Steven about and, as I understand it, standard fitting for the triple mid cylinder.
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