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post #101 of 106 (permalink) Old 26-10-2018, 15:12
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Tit!

My Mehari is beautiful. Not fast, but beautiful.
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post #102 of 106 (permalink) Old 26-10-2018, 18:52
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My claim to fame was a Bond Minicar which had a 247cc Villiers engine mounted on the front wheel which went round with the steering to nearly 90 degrees each side..........

If you needed reverse it was a bit of a phaff as you had to stop the engine and then start it up again BACKWARDS - being a 2-stroke it seemed to be able to run like that although it sounded a bit odd......

One door (on the left hand side...... and enough legroom to virtually lay down in.... The battery was behind the seat and did not seem to have any mechanism for anchorage so it moved frequently....

Top speed? Around 45mph and it even had indicators as well as a push out window beside the driver's right arm where the bottom half could be pushed out to signal (remember hand signals). 5 gallon 2 stroke tank and that would take it about 150 miles. Sadly the brakes were questionable and the tyre wear atrocious as it only had 10" wheels (from memory)......

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Great fun and a real challenge when we had a heavy snow fall in NW Kent - the normal four wheel vehicles left 2 wide tracks through the deepish snow - not a lot of use for a three wheeler which tended to go along crab wise (badly).

Great for "courting" though as I used to hand my future wife a key (old con rod + big end bearing) and she would open the bonnet and manually "flood" the carburetor to allow the thing to start without having to use the kick start under the bonnet......

and still she said "Yes".....




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Alan, saw this today in Armacao de Pera.................................. Ray.
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An interesting one Ray. Thanks. It's always nice to see what's around. It's been painted, probably recently. Even so I expect it'd be Ä10,000 plus.

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It was being displayed at our loal ar show before the Carnival parade in Armacao.
There was probably lose to 100 old vehicles and some specials not so old.
I have never seen this Excalibur and the old Vauxhall Cresta they only made 400 and this one is the only one in Portugal. Ray.
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We have recently come back thru France and on any road we were not sure of the speed we stuck to the 80 as my inbuilt limiter came into play(the wife) . I find this a bit annoying but its cheaper than a fine and a divorce! Oh and the yellow jackets were very thin on the ground and fuel was plentiful, the opposite of our journey out last year.
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