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Paul Pless
01-31-2013, 07:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=THLG-kwAgK0&NR=1

The Bigfella
01-31-2013, 07:17 PM
That intake plumbing must take a weird path.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-01-2013, 08:38 AM
The gearbox - wholly carp.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
02-01-2013, 11:10 AM
The gearbox - wholly carp.

There are those who would differ - the founders of the VSCC for example:


http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/chaingang2_zps7227628a.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/chaingang3_zpsda1c15db.jpg

Paul Pless
02-01-2013, 11:13 AM
http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/chaingang2_zps7227628a.jpg

What a ginormous dead pedal!!!

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-01-2013, 11:20 AM
OK - we have:
A 24 oz ball pein hammer
A Fire Extinguisher
One Adjustable spanner
One Pliers (pre-war?)

The toolkit wants only a small wrecking bar and a four foot scaff-tube to be complete.

Tell me that the underside of the drivers seat is armoured.

David G
02-01-2013, 11:21 AM
Nice resto job.

Paul Pless
02-01-2013, 11:21 AM
no duct tape in that pic

Andrew Craig-Bennett
02-01-2013, 11:37 AM
OK - we have:
A 24 oz ball pein hammer
A Fire Extinguisher
One Adjustable spanner
One Pliers (pre-war?)

The toolkit wants only a small wrecking bar and a four foot scaff-tube to be complete.

Tell me that the underside of the drivers seat is armoured.

Not in my experience, which was confined to a friend's Anzani FN and Meadows FN - he really did have a Welsh dresser in his farmhouse kitchen groaning with VSCC silverware - and needless to say a little grey Fergie running on TVO.

The driver's seat was thin plywood backed with a bit of tin. This is a Light Car...

Andrew Craig-Bennett
02-01-2013, 11:46 AM
... and possibly the most exciting car to drive - ever.

The advantages of the chain gang transmission are that very little power is lost, the gear changes can be very much faster (clutch optional, in the hands of an expert - and only experts own these) it accelerates like - well -no other pre-War car - and of course since there is no differential the FN is always slid sideways round corners...

PeterSibley
02-01-2013, 04:25 PM
I like the Victoria and the FN is bleedin' delicious !!

The Bigfella
02-01-2013, 04:51 PM
My gokart axles are about the same diameter as that

Andrew Craig-Bennett
02-01-2013, 05:13 PM
FNs are in a class of their own; almost every FN ever made is not only still with us but more importantly is still being driven like a bat out of hell most weekends. They change hands very quickly at frankly rather high prices, and always within the FN club - which as noted earlier began the Vintage Sports Car Club.

The sailing dinghy equivanent is the International Canoe; the cruising yacht equivalent is the Albert Strange yawl.

The Bigfella
02-01-2013, 06:14 PM
and the motorcycle equivalent?

Velocette?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-01-2013, 06:17 PM
Pre-War KTT, KSS or Scott Squirrel or Norton Inter

Post War - HRD Vin

PeterSibley
02-01-2013, 07:20 PM
Rudge Ulster .

The Bigfella
02-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Nice... except its got a pillion seat....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Rudge_Ulster_500_ccRacer_1936.jpg

purri
02-01-2013, 08:24 PM
Excelsior Manxman.