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fitz
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« on: October 27, 2017, 05:26:21 PM »

 Hi and how is everyone in BTW land. The old girl is still on the road and going strong and is now tax exempt. We are both getting old but still get out.

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 10:03:30 AM »

everyone in BTW land.

Great to hear from you Fitz, it has been a bit lonely here,
(there are still a dozen or so that log in to the forum daily,
but other than CP and me, scant little in the way of postings).

So wow, the Vauxhall powered machine still going,
forty years how did that whiz by ?
Hell of a thing to how achieved for sure,
should be darned proud of yourself,
I keep being amazed that my Subaru trike has lasted so well,
then Andrew turned up last weekend with the Allegro III that Steve and I built seventeen years back,
admittedly that was off the road for a while with a blown torque converter seal,
turned out Somerford Mini's had the tool to pull the converter hub of the crank,
on the shelf twenty quid touch, magic.
but yeah how the time doth fly.

So other than the odd trip out of the trike,
keeping are you keeping busy ?
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 09:43:04 PM »

Hi there Thunderace so you are still on here then. I remember when this forum was buzzing. Its a shame it is not used moor. I still chat to old Hobbit on face ace now and again and will always pop on here from time to time. I still use the trike regularly and am still in the B.O.F. MCC. I have looked at getting a smaller trike because the wife has arthritis and we use her mobility car when its cold and wet  but none I have seen do anything for me. I don't build trikes now as I just don't get the time or I would build a smaller one. A mate of mine has a Can-am spider RT that he let me ride. It was ok but riding a trike that is the other way round is weird and the bloody price of them is mad. So it looks like I will be sticking with the old Carlton as it dose what it was built to do.

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 04:31:11 PM »

but none I have seen do anything for me.

Yeah, there is a bit of a lack of ideas or execution,
to a degree I can see bulking at the complexity of more resent possible donors,
(I have had a newer Subaru engine and trans sat on the bench for three years,
frame and body are done, but the wiring, oh good grief the wiring,
I keep meaning to watch the video on Youtube of how to prune the Forester's wiring).

I have had various machines here, no bike based 'conversion' has ever been anything other than awful/problematic,
The Lehman Goldwing was one of the worst.
Worf's late model (South American) Beetle based Boom was pretty good,
the Bosch injection gave the thing smoothness and grunt.
I have wanted to do a Peugeot Diesel on ZF trans,
bought a car as a donor, fell in love with car, still driving it.
Meanwhile there is a GSX1300 part done which I need to finish,
etc etc (usual stuff).

Meanwhile perhaps more usefully,
an ex of mine had terrible arthritis,
she cut out red meat, white bread, nightshades (potatoes, Peppers, tomatoes),
and various other things,
and though it took a little while, ultimately was free of all symptoms,
it was like some amazing miracle cure,
but yeah seemingly while a bit radical there is a fair bit of info on the net,
and of course naysayers a plenty,
However given the difficulty Sue had in actually nailing the stuff she had to not eat,
I suspect these claiming it don't work
were just not ready for how tricky the dietary restrictions are to make this work.
(and like I say it did take a while).

Out for last couple of rides on trike,
before it's packed away for the winter.
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