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Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: Luddite] #664831
29/09/20 03:33 PM
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I have a group of friends who have older gold wings (75-87). We get together every year. Almost all of the older wings that are there were brought on a trailer. Most of us actually ride our newer bikes there.... We still like working on old bikes, but I no longer like 500 mile days on one.


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Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: Luddite] #664925
30/09/20 09:08 AM
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With all the skills currently available, the E Type for instance is a far better, more reliable car than it ever was in the '60's and is totally useable with huge backup of parts and spares. It ( and many other "classics" of the '60's ) bring a lot of pleasure to a lot of people and that is before we talk about the employment and benefit to our knackered economy.
I think the biggest problem with EV is that the areas where they do the most good ( inner cities ) are the actual areas where due to high density occupation in apartment buildings they can never be charged up. Even my long extension lead will not go down 20 floors and terraced houses really can't all have leads running across the pavement.
I much prefer to drive my rebuilt Jaguar ( SS100 rep. ) at 45mph than any modern car with all it's bells and whistles and who ever thought that putting everything on a display screen where you have to look down from your driving position just to alter say the heater is a good idea?


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Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: lowebird] #664929
30/09/20 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by lowebird
and who ever thought that putting everything on a display screen where you have to look down from your driving position just to alter say the heater is a good idea?



Of course bending forward with head touching the steering wheel to turn a heater knob with outstretched arms in the dark (having pulled over to a lay-by of course!) is the pinnacle or ergonomic design in our lovely trads! laugh2


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Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: Luddite] #664932
30/09/20 09:42 AM
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People still enjoy riding penny farthings, horses, and using carriages, and so for some, the petrol engined hobby will prevail, even after all seems lost.

There may even be a few hoop and stick enthusiasts out there.


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Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: DaveW] #664935
30/09/20 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveW
People still enjoy riding penny farthings, horses, and using carriages, and so for some, the petrol engined hobby will prevail, even after all seems lost.

There may even be a few hoop and stick enthusiasts out there.


+1


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Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: Luddite] #664958
30/09/20 12:14 PM
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Off at a wee bit of a tangent, but this bodes well for the future.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: Luddite] #664960
30/09/20 12:31 PM
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"Its next phase is to move the hydrogen tanks, fuel cell and battery out of a carriage and stash them underneath the train."


Stash!! Stash!! ..... Who are they employing to write these things! ..... it's the BBC not the bloody Rolling Stone laddie!!


rofl

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Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: Luddite] #664961
30/09/20 12:34 PM
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Yes, Stash used to have a lot different meaning hippy back when the Strolling Bones were popular grin2


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: Luddite] #664964
30/09/20 12:57 PM
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Please god don't let the youngsters find out there are stashes under the train or we will never get the damn things moving for pot fiends on the tracks?


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Running old cars into the future..? [Re: Rob Thornton] #665103
01/10/20 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Rob Thornton
Originally Posted by lowebird
and who ever thought that putting everything on a display screen where you have to look down from your driving position just to alter say the heater is a good idea?



Of course bending forward with head touching the steering wheel to turn a heater knob with outstretched arms in the dark (having pulled over to a lay-by of course!) is the pinnacle or ergonomic design in our lovely trads! laugh2


You make a very good point Sir. I had forgotten how well placed the Morgan heater control is, somewhere nearer than the radio I think!!


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