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  • #46
    Re: When i was a child

    Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
    Ours still has and we always get a signal.

    Harold

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    • #47
      Re: When i was a child

      We grew our own fruit and vegetables and reared chickens. I still remember how to kill a chicken.

      Harold
      The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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      • #48
        Re: When i was a child

        I was thinking that but Henry said 'all 4 of us would get a ride in it' which made me think it was a Bubble Car. You are probably right about the sidecar; I am sure I have seen Vespas with them fitted.

        I can certainly remember Mods and Rockers, and the Teddy Boys before that!
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        • #49
          Re: When i was a child

          Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
          We grew our own fruit and vegetables and reared chickens. I still remember how to kill a chicken.

          Harold
          My parents kept chickens during the war, but they had to give up their egg ration!
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          • #50
            Re: When i was a child

            Yep, all of the above! The Panther 650 was reputed to do one stroke every telegraph pole in top gear! They only produced 24 BHP which seems very little nowadays, but my dad would overtake cars on the way up Duncton Hill over the South Downs (near Petworth) whilst changing UP gear. Duncton Hill was something of a graveyard for cars on a hot Saturday morning so being overtaken by a motorbike and sidecar was probably something of an insult to many.
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            • #51
              Re: When i was a child

              Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post

              Was that a 'Bubble Car'? I remember those.

              They were very popular in the UK because being three wheeled they could be driven on a motorcycle licence.

              When I was about four my father bought a Panther 650 motorbike and sidecar 'combination' as they were called in those days. My older brother or sister would ride in the sidecar with me whilst my mother rode pillion! That was around 1959 or 1960.

              We lived in a rather snotty private road in Surrey and I don't think the neighbours were too impressed. Some were so posh they even had cars! My mother was rather conscious of this but I think it just encouraged my father to give the bike a 'handfull'.
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              Harold
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              • #52
                Re: When i was a child

                Wasn't it the Isetta that was faster in reverse than going forward?

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                • #53
                  Re: When i was a child

                  Crafty Italian joke snuck in there!

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                  • #54
                    Re: When i was a child

                    Originally posted by TimP View Post
                    Crafty Italian joke snuck in there!


                    Oh yes, I had forgotten about that; but seriously, there was a Bubble Car made in Ireland I think that was faster in reverse than going forward.

                    They didn't have a reverse gear as such, but the two-stroke engine could be stopped and restarted backwards.
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                    • #55
                      Re: When i was a child

                      Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post


                      Oh yes, I had forgotten about that; but seriously, there was a Bubble Car made in Ireland I think that was faster in reverse than going forward.

                      They didn't have a reverse gear as such, but the two-stroke engine could be stopped and restarted backwards.
                      The Messerschmidt was like that - I had one. IIRC it had a Sachs engine and your turned the ignition key the other way for reverse. It had a motorcycle type gearbox. The heating system was referred to as a 'mega-puffer' in the handbook!

                      (BTW - I think the thread would be better titled 'When I were a lad'!)

                      Jim

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                      • #56
                        Re: When i was a child

                        Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                        And you still can't beat a pair of copper wires for call quality, plus there is no danger of microwaving your brain.
                        Still have that and it's call every for free now.

                        Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                        Was that a 'Bubble Car'? I remember those.

                        They were very popular in the UK because being three wheeled they could be driven on a motorcycle licence.

                        When I was about four my father bought a Panther 650 motorbike and sidecar 'combination' as they were called in those days. My older brother or sister would ride in the sidecar with me whilst my mother rode pillion! That was around 1959 or 1960.

                        We lived in a rather snotty private road in Surrey and I don't think the neighbours were too impressed. Some were so posh they even had cars! My mother was rather conscious of this but I think it just encouraged my father to give the bike a 'handfull'.
                        Unfortunately it wasn't a bubble car. I stood in the front, my sis would be sandwich in between.
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