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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on December 01, 2017, 03:55:55 PM »
TWC is now on new tyres, at the rear. The front holds air, so that'll do for now. Some way from getting her on the road. Now need to free off one of the rear wheels so she'll roll. Maybe I can even get her indoors.

Quick question - will an AC rear window fit the Invacar shell?
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Microcar Events / Re: International Microcar Rally - Switzerland - 27-29 April 2018
« Last Post by piatti on November 30, 2017, 07:22:45 PM »
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Microcar Events / Re: International Microcar Rally - Switzerland - 27-29 April 2018
« Last Post by piatti on November 30, 2017, 07:11:44 PM »
On sundays, the who,e bunch of micros will climb up a hill at GP Mutschellen. This event has had more than 10000 spectators in the past!

Oliver
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on November 29, 2017, 09:17:07 AM »
Thanks. I'll give that a go. In the meantime, new tyres have arrived, but I had a bit of an accident trying to get the wheels off...


I've a lot to learn about weight distribution as even when trying to jack as far back as I could, it ended up tipping off my stands. Thankfully, only a very slight bit of damage to the bodywork on the offside, but I'll be more careful fitting the wheels...

Incidentally, turns out this one was also wearing a mix of 12" and 10" wheels, so I'll have to rob a 12" from the spares car.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by st185cs on November 28, 2017, 03:42:32 PM »
Try removing two of the four bolts connecting the back of the seat to the seat base cushion (the two corner ones, and loosen the other two). That should allow the back of the seat to tilt forward enough to remove the passenger compartment engine cover.

With the  seatbelt receiver, it should hinge down sufficiently to clear the seat's sideways travel but I found the seat base/its rear rollers removal from the car to be a pita.....  there must be an easier way - possibly by dismantling the seat base posts first.  I wouldn't do this again unless there was a need to take the floor up or do some other major repair/nut and bolt rebuild.....
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by HubNut on November 27, 2017, 01:10:15 PM »
Thanks.

I've sent off for a V5, but oddly, the chassis number on the chassis itself (starting H) does not match the chassis number on the plaque inside the car.

In other news, the Ebay key arrived, and has allowed me to get into the engine bay. I couldn't turn the crank pulley by hand, but I removed the plugs, squeezed some oil into the bores and gently turned it with a handle. I can't quite get a full turn, but it is free up to a point. I wonder if a valve is stuck? Might need to get the rocker covers off. The engine in the spares car turns very easily by hand, so that's good to know.

I have found the fire extinguisher and oil pouring jug inside the car, which is nice. I've now cleaned the broken glass out of it as well and I think it'll clean up nicely. Any tips on seat removal? I'd like to remove the rear cover so I can inspect the belt drive. The seat belt buckle is currently blocking the seat from sliding too far to the left.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Very early Model 70 restoration
« Last Post by st185cs on November 25, 2017, 02:38:04 PM »
Well done Ian!  Great video and no probs with the wheel. Let me have it back one day. Although 10", the rolling circumference should be the same. You have quite a following there and as for sponsorship - brilliant!  Can't get me any can you and we'll have a race!
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: Model 70 Keys - How many variants?
« Last Post by st185cs on November 25, 2017, 02:33:22 PM »
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